• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • May 11, 2024
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades Planning and Development
  • Salary: $3,406.88 - $4,632.72 Biweekly USD

Job Description


Applications are available online beginning Friday, May, 10, 2024 through 4:30 pm, Friday, June 28, 2024. Extended!

VACANCY INFORMATION: Currently there are two (2) vacancies in the Building & Safety Bureau.


Under direction, plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Construction Regulations, Deputy Inspection, housing and conservation, code enforcement, Pro Active Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP), property maintenance, public permit processing center, and zoning enforcement programs; assigns, supervises, and coordinates the work of field inspectors and/or office personnel in the inspection of existing and new building construction, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical installations on single and multi-family dwellings and minor commercial and industrial buildings to ensure compliance with and/or enforcement of State and Municipal code requirements pertaining to building construction, zoning, fire prevention, housing-related health codes, housing rehabilitation, property maintenance, weed abatement, abandoned vehicle, billboard regulations, issuance of administrative citations, business license, oil well production, etc.; supervises and participates in major and complex inspections, including the checking and issuing of permits, plans, and specifications; prepares recommendations for revising and amending codes; interprets code requirements and regulations and establishes policies and procedures for their enforcement; investigates, evaluates, and prepares complaints for prosecutions of violations of building and related codes, and may testify in court; trains and evaluates the work of assigned subordinates, and coordinates assigned section's activities with the Community Development Department, other City departments, and other public agencies; confers with contractors, architects, builders and mechanical engineers regarding building problems; makes presentations to the Administrative Hearing Officer, Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation, City Council, and other regulatory bodies; assists in the preparation of the division budget, ensures proper maintenance of records; supervises and coordinates computerized reporting systems and performs other related duties as required.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Two years of full-time experience equivalent to the City of Long Beach classifications: Senior Combination Building Inspector, Senior Electrical Inspector, Senior Mechanical Inspector, and/or Senior Plumbing Inspector or similiar.


Current Residential or Commercial Building Inspector, or Residential or Commercial Plumbing, Mechanical, or Electrical Inspector certification issued by International Code Council (ICC)* (proof required)*

*Proof of required documents, such as degree or transcripts, must be uploaded to the online application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristics on the form. Degrees must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate a field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalence at the time of filing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidates must possess all of the following:
  • Knowledge of Building and Code Enforcement procedures, effective supervisory methods, and disciplinary procedures.
  • Ability to perform, plan, and supervise the work associated with more complex inspections;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with employees, the public, and members of various organizations and outside agencies;
  • Ability to attend and make presentations to community in support of community outreach and education of divisions programs;
  • Ability to work effectively with persons of diverse ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds;
  • Ability to perform routine arithmetic calculations and prepare detail analysis using metrics measurements;
  • Ability to use personal computers and other electronic devices while performing job duties;
  • Ability to review plans, permits, and assessor documents for construction projects; and

Willingness to work evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime, and irregular work hours as required.

A valid driver's license must be submitted to the hiring department at the time of the selection.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: California Accessibility Specialist (CASp) certification. Bilingual/Biliterate skills (Spanish, Khmer, or Tagalog) is desired for some positions.


Application and Supplemental Application...............................Qualifying
Appraisal Interview...........................................................................100%

A minimum rating of 70 must be attained to pass the examination. Certification by score bands will be considered based on an analysis of exam results. This is a continuous eligible list, which means eligible lists may be established periodically and may expire six months from their effective date. Applicants may apply only once during a four-month period. Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications with applications received by May 17, 2024, will be invited with Test #01 candidates to the appraisal interview.

Screening of applicants will be conducted based on application and required supplemental application submitted. Only those candidates showing the strongest backgrounds based on comparative analysis will be invited to the examination process. Based on the number of applications accepted, the selection procedure may be changed. In the event a revision is necessary, the affected persons will be notified.

In accordance with Civil Service Procedure 3.38, all eligible veterans that successfully qualify on any or all open-competitive examinations shall receive an additional credit of ten (10) points that will be added to their original passing score. Disabled veterans passing the examination shall receive a credit of fifteen (15) points that will be added to their original passing score. (A copy of the veterans DD-214, Member 4 form indicating honorable discharge must be attached to the application at the time of filing.)

If you have not received notification of the status of your application within two weeks of the close of filing, please contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

The City of Long Beach is committed to creating a workplace where every employee is valued for who they are. Having our workforce reflect the diversity of our community at various levels of the organization is a continuous goal embraced by our departments, management staff, and policymakers. To support efforts of fairness and diversity, City Leadership is committed to incorporating equity and inclusion into our work by supporting staff and community partners. We are committed to promoting transparency by publishing updated demographic information for employees, including workforce diversity data and pay by race and gender.

The City of Long Beach will consider qualified applicants with a criminal history pursuant to the California Fair Chance Act. You are not required to disclose your criminal history or participate in a background check until you receive a conditional job offer. If the City of Long Beach has concerns about a conviction that is directly related to the job after making a conditional job offer and conducting a background check, you will have the opportunity to explain the circumstances surrounding the conviction, provide evidence to mitigate concerns, or challenge the accuracy of the background report. Find out more about the Fair Chance Act by visiting

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer, and/or Tagalog) are desirable for positions interacting with the public.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Employee Benefits

The City of Long Beach offers its employees opportunities to grow personally and professionally.As a permanent employee, you are eligible to receive fringe benefits that include:

Medical and Dental Insurance

Life Insurance

Retirement Plan (P.E.R.S.)

Paid Vacation, Personal Holidays and Sick Leave

Deferred Compensation

Credit Union Membership

Free Bus Transportation (Long Beach Transit)

Flexible Spending Accounts

Free Employee Parking
Paid Parental Leave*
*Paid Parental Leave - after six (6) months of City employment; up to 30 calendar days (160 hours/192 hours for sworn platoon) of PPL, taken in full-day increments, in connection with the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a child, up to the age of seventeen (17).

Closing Date/Time: 6/28/2024 4:30 PM Pacific

Job Address

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