Building Inspector

City of Coronado, CA - Coronado, CA (30+ days ago)


The City of Coronado is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Building Inspector.
Under general supervision, the Building Inspector will be responsible to perform technical duties in support of the City's building inspection programs and services; to conduct building inspections during all phases of construction, alteration and repair; to enforce compliance with national, state and city mandated building codes, regulations and ordinances; to ensure the provision of safe structures for building occupancy; to work with developers, architects and contractors to maintain code requirements; and to perform a variety of technical duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of the principles and practices of conducting building, fire, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural inspections. The ideal candidate will have high ethical and professional standards, strong organizational skills, the ability to effectively and efficiently prioritize, excellent communication and customer service skills and will have experience enforcing compliance with national, state and city mandated building codes, regulations and ordinances. Possession of a Residential Building Inspector Certification, or a Commercial Building Inspector Certification are highly desired along with current knowledge of Fire Codes and ADA regulations. The ideal candidate will also possess a professional history that demonstrates the following necessary competencies and attributes:
  • Organizational awareness and ability to anticipate sensitive issues that could impact the community
  • Examine and review construction plans and specifications for new construction, additions and alterations to determine compliance with applicable building and construction codes, ordinances and regulations
  • Methods and techniques of conducting commercial and residential site and field investigations and assessments
  • Anticipates problems, roadblocks, future consequences of action and trends accurately
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
This is the full journey level class within the Building Inspector series. Employees within this class perform the full range of duties as assigned. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Senior Building Inspector in that the latter possesses a specialized, technical or functional expertise within the area of assignment and may exercise lead supervision over lower level staff.

Key Responsibilities The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Perform a variety of technical duties in support of the City's building program operations and services to enforce compliance with national, state and city mandated building codes, regulations and ordinances.

2. Conduct onsite electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural and fire inspections during all phases of construction, alteration, remodel or repair; inspect foundation, concrete, framing, plastering, plumbing, electrical and mechanical installations and other building elements; conduct repeated inspections from inception of construction project to release for occupancy.

3. Interpret and enforce compliance with applicable codes and ordinances including, but not limited to, approved construction plans and documents, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural, fire, City zoning ordinances, and state and federal accessibility standards for the disabled.

4. Review on-site construction documentation including approving final inspections and releasing the Certificate of Occupancy.

5. Examine and review construction plans and specifications for new construction, additions and alterations to determine compliance with applicable building and construction codes, ordinances and regulations; review blueprints, drawings and specifications to ensure project complies with plans; calculate fees; verify contractor credentials; stamp plans; issue permits.

6. Confer with fire departments, engineers, designers, architects, developers, contractors, builders and the general public on building code enforcement issues; research, interpret and explain codes, ordinances, rules and regulations.

7. Receive and resolve issues and complaints from the general public on building code enforcement and zoning issues; investigate code violations; issue notices for correction, stopwork orders and citations; serve as liaison with all parties to ensure corrective measures are taken and that issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.

8. Maintain a variety of logs, records and files; generate reports and records as required.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Conduct and/or attend a variety of meetings including safety and code committee meetings.

2. As required, provide court testimony for building code enforcement litigation.

3. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Requirements Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: At least two years of increasingly responsible building inspection experience.

Education/Training: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in construction and building trades or a related field.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License with a safe driving record. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Residential Building Inspector certification through the International Code Council (ICC) within six months of appointment and a Fire Inspector I certification through the International Code Council (ICC) within one year of appointment.

Knowledge of:
Operations, services and activities of a municipal building inspection and code enforcement program.
Laws, ordinances and codes regulating building construction and zoning.
Methods and techniques of conducting building, fire, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural inspections.
Pertinent codes and ordinances related to building, fire, plumbing, mechanical and electrical system requirements.
Industry standards of building and construction materials and craftsmanship.
General building construction methods and materials.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and maintenance.
Mathematical principles.
Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

Ability to:
Perform journey level building inspection duties in commercial, industrial and residential buildings including electrical, mechanical, plumbing and sprinkler systems.
Read and interpret building plans, drawings, blueprints and specifications.
Detect deviations from approved construction plans and specifications.
Prepare clear and concise technical reports.
Maintain complex files and records.
Interpret, explain and enforce applicable building codes and zoning ordinances.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Supplemental Information

The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Productivity: Incumbents must perform work in an efficient, effective and timely manner with minimal direction.

Mobility: Incumbents are required to perform light lifting and carrying, stand, walk, stoop, reach, bend, climb or crawl to perform inspections; incumbents may also be required to work at heights on scaffolding or ladders, or work on uneven surfaces.

Vision: Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and printed documents, to distinguish colors and operate assigned equipment.

Environment: Incumbents may be required to work at both indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; construction site environment; individuals may be exposed to noise, dust and inclement weather conditions.

Other Factors: Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Incumbents may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.

EXAMINATION PROCESS
A completed City of Coronado online employment application, supplemental questionnaire and copies of any licenses and/or certificates must be received by Human Resources at www.coronado.ca.us, but 5:30 PM July 8, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on the basis of relevant education, training, and experience. Applicants considered most qualified will be contacted and invited to participate in an examination process consisting of a panel interview (100%). Candidates who successfully complete the examination process will be placed on an eligibility list for a period of at least six months. Applicants will be notified via email of their eligibility status.

The City of Coronado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities who will require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the application, interview, and/or testing process may voluntarily request the accommodation from the City at least five work days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need of the accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.