IntroductionLiving in Placer County
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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, 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.placer.ca.gov
The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency
is accepting applications to fill one Senior Building Inspector vacancy in Tahoe. The ideal candidate will have previous experience performing inspector and/or plans examiner work within a municipality, including reviewing plans and performing building inspections of complex single-family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, and non-residential structures. In addition to plan checking and inspecting complex structures, this candidate will also have the ability to mentor and train staff in the areas of building inspection and plans examination.
*This position is eligible for salary plus up to an additional $1,000 per month Tahoe Branch Assignment Premium for employees who are permanently assigned to a position located in the North Lake Tahoe Area.
*This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4% in July 2024.
The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill additional vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:
- Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year, 2 of which are floating holidays*
- Vacation leave: 10 days/year with ability to accrue 25 days/year
- Sick leave: 12 days/year*
- Cafeteria plan: 6% of employee’s salary will be contributed towards employee to use towards 401(k), dependent care, medical co-insurance, or cash
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance available for employees and dependents
- $50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to employee
- CalPERS retirement plans
- Retiree medical insurance
- Deferred compensation
- Education allowance: up to $1,200 per year
- Bilingual incentive: incumbents may be eligible for bilingual incentive pay depending upon operational needs and certification of proficiency.
*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.
The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view General benefits
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
To review building plans and conduct inspections of residential or commercial buildings under construction or being remodeled; to determine compliance of plans and of buildings under construction with applicable State and County codes and standards; and to exercise functional and technical supervision over technical and clerical staff.
This is the advanced journey level class in the Building Inspection series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing lead or specialized responsibilities, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including technical and functional supervision of technical and clerical staff, review of highly technical construction plans and specifications and performance of difficult and complex field inspections. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from assigned management or supervisory staff.
Exercises technical and functional supervision over technical and clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Perform as a team member in carrying out program tasks of the Building Division.
- Train and lead subordinate staff in the building inspection and plan review process.
- Review, assess and approve building plans and calculations regarding structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing design and construction aspects for compliance with all applicable local and State codes.
- Conduct field inspections of buildings during construction or remodeling for compliance with all applicable local and State codes and approved plans and specifications; set up inspection schedules and routes and travel to field sites; approve completed work or note corrections to be made; prepare correction letters and inspection reports.
- Interpret and explain applicable building codes, Division policies and procedures to the public; assist the public at the public counter and/or by telephone in the processing of permits and applications; confer with engineers, architects, contractors, manufacturers and owners regarding complex and difficult technical issues.
- When assigned, administer programs or functional areas such as mobile home park inspections, abatement procedures, business license inspections or manage inspection of major County construction projects.
- 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 QUALIFICATIONSIt is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Experience:
Two years of responsible journey level experience performing duties similar to those of a Building Inspector II
in Placer County. Training:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional specialized training in building codes, construction technology or a related field is desirable. Required 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 ABILITIESKnowledge of:
- Principles and practices of building design, construction and inspection.
- State and local building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy codes.
- State mandated inspection programs.
- County codes and standards applicable to building design and construction.
- Operation, policies and procedures of a City or County Building Division.
- Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
- English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations.
- 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 building inspection activities; sit at desk for long periods of time; and stand at the counter to answer questions of the public.
- Intermittently, walk, stand, kneel, climb, crawl and bend in the field; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; intermittently write or use a keyboard to communicate and occasionally lift moderate weight.
- Train subordinate staff.
- Perform plan reviews and field inspections of a complex and difficult nature; solve problems and recommend solutions; explain complex requirements to others; analyze and prepare technical reports for both technical and non-technical readers.
- Interpret relevant codes and standards and apply County policies and procedures.
- Conduct and document multiple inspections; maintain accurate and separate records for each inspection.
- Oversee and coordinate program areas, manage projects and administer contracts.
- Obtain information through interview; work fairly and courteously with the public; and work effectively with interruption.
- Analyze situations quickly and objectively in order to determine proper course of action.
- Be sensitive to various cultural and ethnic groups present in the community.
- Use a computer, calculator, telephone, and photocopy machine.
- Drive an automobile in all weather conditions.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
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.
The eligible list 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 level) 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 (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, 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.
Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled