Inspector III Electrical

$69,620 - $88,902 yearly
  • City of Lake Oswego
  • Lake Oswego, OR, USA
  • Apr 29, 2022
Full time Utilities Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Come join our Building Division in beautiful Lake Oswego!

This position is open until filled, first review Monday, May 16, 2022

The Position: The City of Lake Oswego announces an excellent and unique opportunity in the Building Division. Under the direction of the Building Official, the Electrical Inspector III will inspect, evaluate and approve electrical installations in commercial, industrial, multi-family and single-family residential structures and premises for compliance with current State of Oregon Electrical Specialty Code. This position must also administer and enforce various municipal codes and ordinances. This position performs most of the minor label inspections for electrical (and mechanical) inspections under the State of Oregon Minor Label program as well as daily inspections. This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

The pay scale for Electrical Inspector classification is under review.

Key responsibilities and functions can include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct on-site inspections and detect defects of electrical and solar installations for compliance with state electrical codes and the minor label program.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills when coordinating inspections with homeowners, field staff; issue stop work orders and expired permits in accordance with state codes, rules, and statutes.
  • Comprehend reasons and intent of codes and can communicate this to our customers.
  • Excellent communication skills to explain technical information and expectations to resolve violations, write clearly with the proper use of grammar, spelling, punctuation.
  • Support and respect diversity in the workplace and community.
  • Gather and weigh facts against applicable laws, rules and regulations, and make sound conclusions and decisions for best practices and creative problem resolution.
  • Electrical plan review as required by administrative rules and statutes.
  • Understand provisions for alternates in the code and researches new products and methods.
  • Experience with the permitting process and software to maintain and manage records of inspections and prepare reports via mobile laptop/device.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.

Education and Experience: Successful candidates must have strong knowledge of building construction plans, diagram, documents, calculations and technical specifications related to residential construction. Ideal candidates will have the ability to engage and develop strong working relationships with employees, contractors and designers.  A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation with a High School diploma or G.E.D and extensive experience in construction, installation or inspection; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Licensing and Other Requirements:

Positions in this classification require the ability to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and ability to meet the City’s driving standards.

The following certifications and licenses are required:

  • Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)
  • State of Oregon Supervisory Electrician license (S)
  • State of Oregon Electrical Inspector certification (EI)

Additional certifications are preferred:

  • State of Oregon Residential Mechanical Inspector (CAM obtained through CAS certification)
  • State of Oregon Residential Building Inspector or Plans Examiner (CAS/CAX)
  • State of Oregon Residential Plumbing Inspector (CAP)

Within one year of appointment it is desirable that the employee in this position would obtain at least one additional state certifications as a residential plumbing inspector or residential structural inspector.

Duties will occasionally involve working in adverse or inclement weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels; dealing with distraught or difficult individuals; attending meetings or activities outside normal working hours; occasional response to emergency conditions during off-hours; operation of a motor vehicle on public roads. Expectation to comply with safety requirements and promote safe work practices.