Building Inspector II/Senior

$75,912 - $103,032 yearly
  • City of West Sacramento
  • West Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Aug 05, 2022
Full time Building & Zoning Community Development

Job Description

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience as a building inspector performing work within one or more inspection disciplines in a municipal agency as a consultant or municipal employee. 

An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety. It is the applicant's responsibility to explain his/her qualifications fully and clearly. In addition, applicants must submit a resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications. Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire.  

DEFINITION:  The Building Inspector II/Senior Building Inspector reviews plans, inspects commercial and residential building projects, and enforces a variety of state laws, codes, City ordinances, and established standards to achieve compliance with applicable fire, life safety, disabled access, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, structural, and dangerous housing/building codes.
 
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:  Receives general direction from the Building Official or his/her designee.  
 
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: The Building Inspector II is the experienced, journey level class in the series, full competent to independently perform assigned duties.  This class is distinguished from the Building Inspector I by the relative independence with which they perform their duties of reviewing plans and inspecting commercial and residential building projects and enforcing a variety of codes, ordinances, and established standards to achieve compliance with applicable electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural codes.  This class is distinguished from the Senior Building Inspector in that the latter serves as either the senior or advanced level specialist in the series. 

The Senior Building Inspector is the lead or specialist level in the Building Inspector series.  In the lead assignment, incumbents provide direction to lower level staff including assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of staff.  In the specialist assignment, incumbents work on specialized projects containing a high number of complex and difficult tasks and assignments.  Positions at this level are distinguished from those in the lower level classification of Building Inspector I/II by the independence with which they perform their duties of handling the more difficult and complex work and performing lead work.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Building Inspector II: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/westsacramento/classspecs/1223665?keywords=building&pagetype=classSpecifications

Senior Building Inspector: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/westsacramento/classspecs/1339578?keywords=building&pagetype=classSpecifications

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
 
Education:  High school diploma or equivalent.  AA/AS degree in Construction Technology, Architecture, or related field is highly desirable.
 
Experience: Building Inspector II: Two (2) years as a Building Inspector I with the City of West Sacramento; OR three (3) years of experience as a building inspector performing work within one or more inspection disciplines in a municipal agency as a consultant or municipal employee. 

Senior Building Inspector: Two (2) years of full-time experience as a Building Inspector II with the City of West Sacramento; OR four (4) years of full-time experience as a journey-level building inspector performing work with one or more inspection disciplines in another municipal, county, or city government agency.
 
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES:  Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a California driver license by the time of appointment.  Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed in a case-by-case basis.
 
At the option of the City, persons hired into this class may be required to either possess at entry or obtain within specified time limits, designated licenses, certificates or specialized education and training relevant to the area of assignment.  Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to the following:
 

  • Possession of, and ability to obtain and maintain both Residential and Commercial Combination Inspector Certificate as issued by the I.C.C. within one (1) year of employment.
  • Certified Building Inspector
  • Certified Electrical Inspector
  • Certified Plumbing Inspector
  • Certified Mechanical Inspector
  • Accessibility Specialist Certification (CASp)