Salary: $76,993.20 - $98,275.68 Annually USD
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
09/10/2013 - until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
This announcement is a rebulletin to update the salary and certification requirements. Persons who have already applied within the last 12 months need not reapply, but may submit additional information by the last day of filing. The information must include your name, the correct examination title and number.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
This announcement is being reposted to add COVID-19 vaccine information in the Additional Information Section.
Essential Job Functions
A Building Engineering Inspector performs a combination of the following essential job functions: inspects site grading, building, plumbing, and electrical and mechanical construction and installations on single-family dwellings and minor commercial and industrial buildings to ensure conformity with code requirements and zoning ordinances; reviews plans for building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical details to determine code and ordinance compliance prior to performing inspections; assists in performing inspections of the more complex structures such as multi-storied buildings; initiates changes to private construction site work in structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and related features to meet code requirements; initiates soil tests where evidence indicates soil instability; inspects rehabilitation projects to ensure compliance with current code requirements and zoning ordinances; performs business license inspections to ensure code and ordinance compliance; processes permit requests at public counters; prepares reports and maintains records related to code inspection or plan checking; files complaints against willful violators of the County Building Laws and testifies in court, if necessary; and drives a motor vehicle to get to various inspection sites on a routine basis.
OPTION I: One year of experience as a General Contractor, Building Construction project lead/working supervisor or Superintendent, or inspector of building construction for compliance with building codes -OR-
OPTION II: Completion of two years in an accredited college or university with specialization in engineering, architecture or inspection technology* -OR-
OPTION III: One year of building inspection experience as a Building Engineering Inspector Aid** in the service of the County of Los Angeles.
A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions.
Certificate: A valid certification in building inspection -AND- a valid certification in one of the following: electrical, plumbing or mechanical inspection from a recognized code certification organization in a code used by the County of Los Angeles.***
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Applicants qualifying under OPTION II must submit a copy of their transcript with their application at the time of filing. The transcript must indicate completion of 60 semester or 90 quarter units (equivalent to two years of coursework) and the area of specialization. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application filing; however, official transcripts will be verified at the time of appointment. Applications submitted without the required transcripts will be rejected as incomplete.
**Applicants qualifying under OPTION III must have County status as a Building Engineering Inspector Aid as evidenced by holding such payroll title for the required period of time. No out-of-class experience will be accepted.
***Applicants MUST attach copies of their valid certification in building inspection and a valid certification in one of the following: electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspection to their application at the time of filing. Applications submitted without the required certificates will be rejected as incomplete.
In accordance with the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code Section 18949, which requires the valid certification of building inspectors and certain other titles, persons appointed to such titles prior to January 1, 1994, who have remained in continuous County employment on such titles, shall be exempt from the certification provisions of the California Health and Safety Code Section 18949.
License Information: All successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR (4) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
Appointees may be required to provide automobiles and drive them in the County service at the rate of compensation allowed by the Board of Supervisors. Appointees who are required to drive their vehicles in the County service MUST SHOW PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE THAT MEETS THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS.
This examination will consist of an interview weighted 100% covering education, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the interview in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Works, Building and Safety Division.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process.
FILE USING ONE OF THE METHODS BELOW:
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.
We must receive your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
We may close this exam anytime without prior notice.
Note: if you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (626) 979-5440 within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on the faxed documents.
FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON
We must receive your completed application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) at the address below by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
Department of Public Works
Human Resources Division
900 South Fremont Avenue, Lobby Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803-1331
Phone No.: (626) 458-2141
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, ONLY, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please note this office is closed on Fridays.
FINGERPRINTING AND SECURITY CLEARANCE
Before a final appointment is made to this position, candidates are subject to security clearance which includes fingerprinting. An individual may be withheld from appointment, if he/she has a conviction record incompatible with the essential duties of the position for which he/she has applied. Any false statement or omission of material fact may cause forfeiture of employment rights. Information presented on employment applications, resumes and during the examination process is subject to verification. Disqualifying factors may include but are not limited to: felony convictions, certain job-related misdemeanor convictions, certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (e.g., 4 or more moving violations within the past 2 years, failure to appear, at-fault accidents, and driving under the influence), illegal use of certain controlled substances and/or poor employment history.
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
Department Contact Name: Kenny Lu
Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141
Department Contact Email: KLu@dpw.lacounty.gov
ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141
Teletype Phone: (626) 282-7829
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922
Los Angeles, California