$33.88 - $42.76 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jan 07, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

  • Are you knowledgeable and experienced in conducting building & mechanical system inspections?
  • Do you thrive working in a team environment and are invested in team success?
  • Do you enjoy taking on challenges and turning them into opportunities?
  • Are you ready to join the Building Codes team that operates in a fast-paced environment by effectively managing and leading change and innovation?
  • Do you have exceptional skills in building partnerships through a commitment to providing excellent customer service?
  • Do you have a personal commitment to putting ethics into action by holding yourself to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and objectivity?

If you answered YES to the questions above, please read on!

We are searching for a Structural/Mechanical Inspector to join our team at the Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development. If selected for this position, you will be joining the Building Codes Division, a team responsible for administering the State of Oregon building, mechanical, fire alarm, sprinklers, plumbing, electrical, and Clackamas County ordinances and regulations.

As a Structural/Mechanical Inspector in the Building Codes Division, your main focus will be inspecting building, mechanical, fire alarm and sprinkler systems for new projects and additions and alterations to existing buildings. You will have an opportunity to work on structures of unlimited size, type and complexity. In this role, you will also be responsible for the investigation of code violations and special inspection assignments, when required.

We are committed to being an exemplary team with best practices in Building Codes Administration, working together towards the common goal of achieving overall success of our organization. It is critical that every member of our team recognizes the vital role we play in our community, as well as understands the value a community places on safe buildings and structures, and how our Building Codes team satisfies this demand. To that end, we are searching for an experienced individual, who is motivated to be a positive and collaborative contributor, demonstrating strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills that will allow us to improve, develop and enhance our operations.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Certification Requirements:

OR Inspector Certification (OIC) -AND- At least one of the following three certification sets:

SET #1: State of Oregon Certifications:

  • A-level Structural Inspector (SIA)
  • A-level Mechanical Inspector (MIA)
  • Residential Structural Inspector (CAS)
    SET #2: International Code Council Certifications:
  • ICC Commercial Building Inspector (B2)
  • ICC Residential Building Inspector (B1)
  • ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector (M2) SET #3: State of Oregon Legacy Certifications:
  • A-level Structural Inspector
  • A-level Mechanical Inspector
  • 1 and 2 Family Plans Examiner
  • 1 and 2 Family Structural Inspector
  • 1 and 2 Family Mechanical Inspector
  • Experience providing excellent customer service to the public as well as to other external and internal stakeholders within various levels of an organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills that translate into the following:
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to manage conflict and diffuse elevated emotions; and, explain and present complex, technical information to individuals with various level of technical knowledge and skill
  • Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively and professionally
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including ability to multitask and prioritize projects within time constraints and competing deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong active/reflective listening skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including a variety of County employees, staff, other governmental officials, contractors, community groups, and the general public
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a continuously changing environment & shift priorities accordingly
  • Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
  • Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. See job posting for additional information about the driving requirement.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Experience as a structural and mechanical inspector within a jurisdictional setting
  • Experience conducting building and mechanical inspections, and writing clear and accurate inspection reports
  • Completion of a recognized building inspection program, where building and mechanical code classes, inspection classes and training, and plan review were an integral part of the program
  • Experience using Accela Automation or similar permitting software
  • At least two (2) years of experience working in the construction industry
  • State of Oregon Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner certification (PEF) or International Code Council (ICC) Fire Plans Examiner certification (F3)
  • State of Oregon A-level Structural Plans Examiner certification (PEA) or International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner certification (B3)
  • State of Oregon Residential Plans Examiner certification (CAXS) or International Code Council (ICC) Residential Building Inspector certification (B1)

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: Please complete the “Transferrable Skills” open-ended question.


Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees) & a robust sick & vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.

Competitive compensation:

Annual Salary Range: $70,474 - $88,939

Hourly Pay Rate: $33.88 - $42.76

In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions.

Generous paid time off package, including:

  • 12 hours of vacation accrued per month
  • 8 hours of sick accrued per month
  • 10 paid holidays and 1 personal day per year

Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid 6% PERS retirement contribution
  • OPSRP members get vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65
  • Other Retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Other Benefits:

  • A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision and prescription drug coverage
  • A Choice of Dental Plans
  • Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
  • Longevity pay
  • A variety of additional optional benefits

This is a full-time (40 hours per week) County position represented by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

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