• City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $2,836.72 - $3,856.48 Biweekly USD

Job Description


Applications are available online beginning Friday, November 10, 2023, through 4:30 pm, Friday, March 15, 2024. Extended

Vacancy Information:
Current vacancies are with the Building & Safety Bureau and Code Enforcement Bureau with Community Development Department.
Building & Safety Bureau position: The Bureau of Building and Safety is committed to providing excellence in service to its customers. Senior Combination Building Inspectors will direct and coordinate the inspection staff for compliance with state and local building codes. Inspectors in this classification conduct commercial and multi-family building inspections and may work on special programs including the Oil Well and Methane, Deputy Inspector, Nuisance Abatement, and/or Building Code Enforcement.

Code Enforcement Bureau position: The Code Enforcement Bureau maintains and improves the quality of life for all neighborhoods, commercial corridors, and industrial areas. Senior Combination Building Inspectors work with the community to educate and enforce the Long Beach Municipal Codes as well as supervise and direct inspection staff to investigate reports on code enforcement complaints and code violations.


Under general supervision, supervises and coordinates the inspection staff for compliance with applicable laws and ordinances relating to construction regulation, the Permit Center, code enforcement, business licenses, oil codes deputy program, zoning enforcement, Medical Marijuana Inspection Program, Multi-unit Inspection Program, and Property Maintenance Program; a ssigns, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinates; performs and/or supervises the more difficult or complex combination type inspections; investigates and reports on filed problems and complaints; confers with contractors, builders, engineers, architects, and others concerning construction plans; directs the activities of the public counter including issuance of permits, acceptance of fees and maintenance of records; keeps records and prepares routine and special reports; may act for the Area Supervisor in his/her absence or at his/her direction; investigates reports on code enforcement complaints and business license applications; effectively utilizes personal computers and applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; operates a city vehicle; and performs related duties as required.


Applicants must have a current ICC Certification as a Residential or Commercial Building Inspector (proof required)*

A current valid ICC Certification as a Special Inspector in Concrete, Masonry or Structural Steel (proof required)*
Applicants must meet the requirements of Options A, B, C, D, or E
Option A: Three (3) years of paid, full-time equivalent experience as the duties performed by a Combination Building Inspector.


Option B: Five (5) years of paid, full-time equivalent experience performing the duties of a Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, or Electrical Inspector within a public agency.


Option C: Five (5) years of paid, full-time equivalent experience performing journey-level duties of a tradesperson with supervisory experience or a Concrete Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Plumbing Contractor, Building Contractor or General Contractor.

Option D: Five (5) years of paid, full-time equivalent experience as a Certified and Licensed Deputy Inspector in concrete, masonry, and/or structural steel and welding (proof required)*;


Option E: Any combination of paid, full-time equivalent experience of the above options (A-D) totaling 5 years.

*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:
  • Knowledge of Building and Code Enforcement procedures;
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory methods and disciplinary procedures;
  • Ability to perform, plan and supervise the work associated with the more complex inspections;
  • Ability to effectively operate computers and applications, including the use of Microsoft Office Applications, and other electronic devices to enter, retrieve, and update inspection data and permit information.
A valid motor vehicle operator's license and a current DMV driving record must be submitted to the hiring department at time of selection.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in commercial/industrial/ high rise construction inspection; experience in performing special inspections in category(ies) of structural steel and welding, concrete or masonry for some positions. Bilingual language ability (English/Spanish, English/Khmer and/or English/Tagalog) for some positions interacting with the public.


Application Packet.............................................................................................................. 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. Qualified candidates meeting the minimum qualifications with applications received by November 17, 2023, 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 within two weeks 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.

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 examination at (562) 570-6202.
For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

J.O.B. K90NN-24 DRJ:SCBI 11/8/2023Closing Date/Time: 3/15/2024 4:30 PM Pacific

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