Building Inspector - Supervising

  • PLACER COUNTY, CA
  • Placer County, California
  • Dec 15, 2018
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $42.06 - $51.13/hour; $7,290.89 - $8,862.03/month; $87,490.62 - $106,344.37/year

Job Description

Introduction
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, westward through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn. For more information about Placer County, please visit www.visitplacer.com.
Placer County truly is an amazing place to live and work! Are you interested in a position that is extremely independent and offers the freedom to guide and motivate your own staff in an employee engagement setting? How about an exciting job that has daily opportunities to serve and help the citizens of Placer County build their dreams?  Would you like a career where you can apply your building and or engineering experiences to guide our customers through the building permit and inspection processes?  Do you want to work in a fun, friendly, rewarding and relaxed environment where you are part of a participatory team on the cutting edge of providing the best possible building services to our community?   If so, this job may be for you.  Don't pass this great career opportunity...apply today!
To learn more about the Building Services Division of Placer County's Community Development Resource Agency, please click here.

POSITION INFORMATION
The Building Inspector - Supervising is assigned to the County's Building Services Division of the Community Development Resource Agency.  One of the unique aspects of the position is, as a working supervisor, to perform plan check and field inspections on a regular basis, particularly for the more complex residential and commercial projects.  Assignments will include responding to the most complex project inquiries, interpreting applicable code, and serving as a liaison between department management staff and the public. 
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. To learn more click here.

DEFINITION
To plan, organize, direct and supervise building inspection and plan review operations within the Building Division; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates and are responsible for a program area within a work unit or division.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from assigned management staff.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned professional, technical and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct complex plan review and field inspections and perform all related activities.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for plan review and building inspection; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in plan review and building inspection.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for personnel and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible advanced journey level experience performing duties similar to those of a Senior Building Inspector in Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college course work in building codes, construction technology or a related field.  Additional training in supervision is highly desirable.
License or Certificate:
  • Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as an Inspector issued by the International Code Council.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of building design, construction and inspection.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in building inspection and plan review.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles of budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
Ability to:
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • Intermittently, sit at desk for long periods of time; stand at the public counter to answer questions of the public; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; walk, stand, kneel, climb, crawl and bend in the field; and occasionally lift moderate weight.
  • Organize, implement and direct building inspection and plan review operations/activities.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and Division policies and procedures.
  • Conduct complex plan reviews and field inspections.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Drive an automobile in all weather conditions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.  Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph) and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications, and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
SUBSTITUTE LISTS
The eligible list(s) resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (Including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

BENEFITS
The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change.  It is advisable that applicants inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.
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Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled