Building Inspector (Senior)

  • Solano County
  • 675 Texas Street, Fairfield CA, Fairfield, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Building and Safety Mid to Senior Level
  • Salary: $42.35 USD
  • Salary Top: $51.48
  • Apply By: Feb 03, 2022



Assists the Building Official in overseeing the work of staff in the Building & Safety Division, inspection and permit technician staff; and inspects complex or highly visible construction projects, reviewing plans for conformance with codes, interpreting and explaining code requirements, resolving problems. Provides technical assistance to Building Official in matters dealing with  construction codes, laws, ordinances, and procedures and may act on his/her behalf in his/her absence.


This class is characterized by the responsibility to lead or perform advance journey level work in the inspection of construction, alterations, and repairs to residential, commercial, industrial, public, and institutional buildings to ensure compliance with structural safety and zoning regulations,  construction codes, ordinances, and laws.  Incumbents are expected to be skilled in one of the trades (such as carpentry, plumbing, or electrical) and have some knowledge and skill in other trades since they regularly exercise technical judgment and discretion based on such familiarity with a wide variety of construction and repair problems requiring advanced knowledge of the above trade areas.  This class can be distinguished from that of Building Inspector II by its Lead or advanced journey level responsibility, which includes training and assigning/coordinating the work of building inspectors, permit technicians, engineers, and/or code compliance officers, and conducting the more complex or highly visible building inspections.

Job Description

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Provides direction, guidance, training, and assistance to employees; coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work, inspects completed work, and troubleshoots problem situations; responds to employee problems/concerns; assists in selecting new employees.

Interprets, explains, and applies the provisions of standard building codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, fire prevention codes, life/safety codes, energy codes,  disabled accessibility codes, and other applicable federal, state and local codes, ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures through field inspection, plan check, and in assisting Building Division Staff; researches code-related issues in code books as needed; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Coordinates and assists with building inspection activities; assigns and dispatches inspectors to perform inspections; analyzes complex or specialized inspection problems, and assists inspectors with more difficult cases; makes decisions and resolves problems.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Job Requirements


Four (4) years of full time work experience with a government agency involving building construction, construction trades, code interpretation/enforcement, and a variety of building inspection specialties, to include providing technical supervision to lower level staff.



High school diploma or equivalent with vocational or technical school training in one or more of the recognized trades and/or building inspection methods


Possession and maintenance of valid Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, and Mechanical Inspector certifications is required.

Will be required to pass a physical exam and pass a drug test as a condition of hire.

Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is required.

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Application Deadline:

February 3, 2022 by 5:00pm

Job Address

675 Texas Street, Fairfield CA, Fairfield, California United States View Map