Electrical Inspector I/II

$82,498 - $117,420 yearly
  • City of Hillsboro
  • 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • Nov 06, 2023
Full time Community Development

Job Description

This recruitment is open until we have received enough applications to fill the position. The first review of applications will be on November 27, 2023.

About this opportunity
We're looking for a collaborative, relationship-driven electrical professional with a track record of delivering world class customer service to join our team as an Electrical Inspector. If you're looking to make a difference in a thriving community, be part of an innovative and dynamic team of professionals, and be valued for your creative problem-solving skills, we'd love to meet you!
While inspections will be the focus of the position, you will also have the opportunity to complete electrical plan review on exciting and interesting projects.
The Inspector II position is distinguished from Inspector I by performing inspections of commercial, industrial, and multi-family buildings which requires additional certifications and years of experience to perform the work.

What you will be doing 

  • Maintains records, reports, inspection tracking and progress documents, drawings, plans, and other required documents in accordance with applicable regulations and retention procedures.
  • Manages records and information in any format, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations and City policy, guidance and records retention schedule.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned. Performs field inspections of residential, commercial, industrial, and public new construction to ensure compliance with the State Building Code and other related laws, standards, and regulations; reviews plans and construction documents prior to and during inspections, and tracks and monitors plan compliance throughout construction in collaboration with plan review staff.
  • Plans route for daily assigned inspections to ensure that they are completed in a timely and efficient manner; communicates inspection results promptly according to City policy.
  • Provides required corrective measures, regulatory action reports, and related written correspondence; prepares and maintains inspection files and records utilizing computer and related devices.
  • Communicates with citizens and stakeholders to align generally accepted construction practices with State Building Code, and if necessary educate to find the best path to correction of deficiencies.
  • Provides technical assistance, in person, over the phone, and through electronic media, with inquiries related to new construction inspection; communicates code interpretations, explains policies and procedures, recommends solutions, and/or directs concerns to appropriate resource for additional information or resolution; provides ongoing technical support to Permit Technician staff.

Acceptable Experience and Training

Associate’s degree in Construction or Industrial Technology or a closely related field, and 2 - 4 years of building construction related experience; or, any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record
  • All State of Oregon approved certifications in one of the following two categories:

Electrical Inspector I/II description imageKnowledge of

  • Applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and/or ordinances
  • Building/construction processes, materials, and equipment
  • Basic engineering principles
  • Materials, equipment, and systems in area of assignment
  • Inspection principles, practices, and procedures
  • Plan review principles and practices
  • Positive and effective customer service principles
  • Mathematical principles
  • Modern office equipment and technology

 Skill in

  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards
  • Reading and interpreting construction plans, specifications and technical documents of assigned area
  • Conducting field inspections
  • Providing positive and effective customer service
  • Performing mathematical calculations
  • Preparing business correspondence, inspection documents and reports
  • Researching and presenting data and information
  • Critical thinking and problem identification
  • Resolving problems and managing conflict
  • Prioritizing and managing time
  • Maintaining accurate records with attention to detail
  • Utilizing a computer, related devices, and relevant software applications
  • Promoting a culture of teamwork and communication by working in collaboration and treating coworkers with respect and dignity and maintaining an open mind to diverse voices and ideas

For more details, view the full job classification description: Building Inspector I/II - Electrical

Additional Information

Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.