Why Join our Department?
The City of San Mateo is a very progressive City that encourages staff and resident engagement to develop positive solutions that meet the demands of our community. You’ll be joining a talented team in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment dedicated to serving the San Mateo community. The Community Development Department’s core function is to ensure a quality-built environment, healthy neighborhoods, and a strong economic base in the City.
The Community Development Department is staffed by 50 employees. The Department, which is divided into four divisions: Building, Code Enforcement, Housing and Planning, provides a broad range of functions relating to the development of the community. The Planning Division provides long-range planning and review of applications for new developments. The Code Enforcement Division provides maintenance of the city’s neighborhoods. The Housing Division provides development and administration of affordable housing programs. The Building Division provides construction permit review, issuance, and inspection for residential and commercial structures.
Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, Creativity, Transparency and Informed Risk-taking are attributes that we are seeking in the candidates.
Look to some of the reasons why the City of San Mateo is a great place to work,
What You’ll Do
To conduct inspections of routine and intricate structural and building systems during different phases of construction, modification, and repair projects; to collaborate with other departments and conduct investigations to ensure adherence to housing, zoning, environmental, and overall land use regulations; to assist in the examination of building plans and specifications; to maintain accurate records utilizing software and computer systems; and to perform related tasks as necessary.
For a complete list of duties, reference our job specifications at www.cityofsanmateo.org.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES ‑ Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Who You Are
An individual who possesses thorough knowledge of:
An individual who possesses the ability to:
What You Bring
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:
Building Inspector I:
License and Certificates
Building Inspector II (in addition to the qualifications for Building Inspector I):
License and Certificates
ADA Special Requirement: Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment. Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, crawl, twist, climb, and lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and up to 75 pounds rarely; exposure to extreme noise, outdoors, confining work space, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, dust, toxic waste, mechanical hazards, and explosive materials.
What We Offer
Are You Ready? Apply.
Go to: https://www.calopps.org/san-mateo/job-20122755 to complete an on-line employment application packet. All applicants must submit a completed official City of San Mateo employment application, supplemental questionnaire, and attach a résumé. You may also mail a complete application package to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403.
Recruitment will close by Sunday, December 17, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications, supplemental questionnaires, and résumés, whichever occurs first.
All applications, résumés, and supplemental questionnaires received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. A resume does not take the place of a completed application, including work history. Applications with "see résumé" as a substitution for the work experience description, those with none or unclear current/past employment information, or those with insufficient information to evaluate possession of minimum qualifications will not be considered; missing information cannot be assumed. A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral panel interview, written exercise, or in the form of a practical demonstration of skill and ability, or any combination of these. A Zoom oral panel interview is tentatively scheduled for January 11, 2024
An employment list will be established with those who pass the examination process. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least 6 months with the possibility of an extension for an additional 6 months. Once placed on an eligible list, and at the time a vacancy occurs, eligible candidates may be contacted by the Community Development department and scheduled for additional departmental interviews
Date Posted – November 16, 2023