Building Inspector

City of Palm Springs Palm Springs, CA
Position Summary

Salary note: Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are made at the range minimum.

This position works in the Building & Safety department and performs building inspections during all phases of construction, alteration and repair; enforces compliance with building codes, regulations and ordinances and works with developers, architects and contractors to maintain code requirements.

Examples of Essential and General Responsibilities

* Inspect buildings during various stages of construction, alterations and repair to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations.

* Examine and interpret plans and specifications of new construction, additions and alterations to buildings to determine compliance with the provisions of applicable construction codes, ordinances and regulations.

* Inspect setbacks, foundation, concrete, framing, plastering, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy requirements, ADA compliance, and a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements.

* Confer with architects, contractors, builders and the general public in the field and office; perform counter service; explain and interpret building requirements and restrictions.

* Enforce compliance with building ordinances, codes and regulations; locate and resolve cases of illegal construction.

* Maintain files and reports regarding inspection and plan check activities and findings.

* Function as a member of a disaster response team.

* Research building methods, materials and practices as necessary.

* Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum and Preferred Requirements

Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered, however, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the selection process. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the "Work Experience" section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. (One year of work experience is the equivalent of 12 months of full-time work. "Full-time work" means at least 36 hours of work over a period of one week or 1,872 hours of work over a period of at least 12 months.) Qualifications noted as "desirable" or "preferred" are not included as part of the minimum requirements.

Experience

* Two (2) years of increasingly responsible building inspection or building construction experience is required.

* Previous building inspection experience in a government agency such as a city, county, state or special district is preferred.

Training

High School Diploma or equivalent education is required.

License or Certificates

* Possession of, or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment, a valid ICC Commercial Inspector certification in building, mechanical, electrical, or plumbing is required. One or all of the certifications are preferred upon appointment.

* Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver license with a satisfactory driving record is required.

Working Conditions

This position works in a construction site environment; travels from site to site; exposed to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, inclement weather conditions; may work at heights on scaffolding and ladders or on slippery or uneven surfaces and may require maintaining physical condition necessary for heavy or moderate or light lifting; climbing, walking, or standing for prolonged periods of time.

Must successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation, physical and drug screen.

Application and Exam Information

A completed application and supplemental questionnaire are required by the closing date and time. As a candidate for the position, you will want to be sure your application accurately reflects your skills and abilities as they relate to the position to achieve maximum opportunity. Applications will be reviewed carefully and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered as this information will be used to determine minimum qualifications. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the "Work Experience" section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications.

Resumes and other documents may be submitted, however, they will not be used to determine minimum qualifications, please do not use phrases such as "see attached" or "see resume" as they will not be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. Minimum requirements must be met at the time of application submission unless stated otherwise.

The selection process for this position may include one or more of the following: application review, qualification review, written exam, practical exam, oral panel exam, and department interview.

Candidates must successfully pass each stage of the selection process above in order to continue to the next step. This process may be modified or changed depending on the number of qualified candidates.

Please remember to submit all your application materials by the closing date and time. Incomplete or applications received after the closing date and time cannot be considered. All information on the application is subject to investigation and verification.

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If you are ready to join the exciting Team Palm Springs and you meet the requirements detailed above, please click the apply button. For more information contact Human Resources at:

The City of Palm Springs

3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way

Palm Springs, CA 92262

www.palmspringsca.gov

760-323-8215

Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in order to be considered for this opportunity. The City of Palm Springs reserves the right to accelerate or extend the "Closing Date" of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received.

The City of Palm Springs is an equal employment opportunity employer and we encourage all persons to file applications. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, family or marital status, disability, medical condition or pregnancy, genetic information, religious or political affiliation, or veteran status.

Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Palm Springs Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.