Building Inspector II

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Aug 06, 2023
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $63,148.80 - $86,798.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Apply by Friday, August 18th, 2023 to be considered for first round of interviews!

We offer a competitive salary with bi-annual step increases of approximately 2.5% up to top salary step of $ 85,508 annually.

Help build a better, safer future for business and residents in one of the largest, most diverse counties in the U.S. San Bernardino County's Land Use Services Department is looking for Building Inspectors II to join a dynamic team dedicated to outstanding service, innovation, and teamwork.

Building Inspectors II are responsible for the enforcement of building standards to protect the public's health, safety, and property. Building Inspectors enforce compliance with codes, ordinances, and regulations concerning building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, energy, and disabled access. Inspections include a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial projects under construction, including new, altered, repaired, and completed structures.

For more detailed information, review the Building Inspector II job description.

Applications are also being accepted for Building Inspector I and Building Inspector III . A separate application is required for each level.


Background: Applicant must successfully pass a background check prior to appointment.

Certification: Incumbents must maintain certification in the appropriate field from a recognized state, national, or international association as determined by the County Building Official within. Incumbents shall complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education for every 3 year period.

License: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid California Class C driver license is required at time of appointment. Employees in this class may be required to use personal vehicles and show proof of automobile liability insurance. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Physical: May require frequent climbing, kneeling, crawling, lifting and carrying of items weighing up to 25 pounds; working on rough, uneven, rocky, or slippery surfaces; and regularly working at heights over ten (10) feet.

Minimum Requirements

Possession of ICC certification (or equivalent) in the California Building Code in one of the following Inspector certificates: Residential Building, Residential Plumbing, Residential Electrical, or Residential Mechanical.
Possession of ICC certification (or equivalent) as a California Commercial Building Inspector.
One (1) year experience in a public Building and Safety agency as a combination building inspector where the primary duty is inspecting building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical projects for compliance with nationally recognized model codes and applicable state and federal regulations, and with the authority to issue notices of correction and violation.


Two (2) years of experience complying with public agencies on approved plans in a construction trade or closely related.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in CA Building codes, ordinances and regulations.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience and skills, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department.

Application Process: To receive priority consideration, apply by 5:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2023. Applications received after this date will be processed as needed; recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

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To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note: if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.
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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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