Goverment Jobs
Published
December 2, 2019
Location
Eureka, California
Category
Job Type

Description

DEFINITION

PLEASE NOTE: Limited duration appointments are regular full-time allocated positions originally allocated in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Benefits include CalPERS retirement, health, dental, vision, and paid time off. Limited duration appointments cannot exceed 1-5 years, determination will be based on assignment.

Under general supervision, performs skilled building and related safety inspection work in the interpretation and enforcement of structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and related codes and regulations, regulating new building construction, remodeling, repair and use; performs related work as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Building Inspector I is the entry level class in this building inspection series.Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform inspections in specialty craft areas, such as building and related mechanical, electrical or plumbing.As experience is gained, inspections expand to include varied craft areas and types of inspection.This class is alternatively staffed with Building Inspector II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating proficiency which meet the qualifications of the higher level class.

Building Inspector II is the journey level class of the series, fully competent and expected to perform specified inspections on residential, commercial and industrial structures. Incumbents exercise independent judgment and make sound recommendations based on inspection findings. This class is distinguished from Senior Building Inspector in that the latter is a lead and/or a specialist class, providing direction and training to inspection staff or independently staffing a satellite office in an outlying geographic area. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Conducts periodic inspections of construction or remodeling work under permit to enforce building and foundations, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, energy, and related codes and regulations.
  • Conducts inspections of residential dwellings to ensure compliance to applicable codes and regulations.
  • Inspects soil condition, foundations, forms and reinforcement, roof covers, stairways and exits of property for safety requirements.
  • May make on-site inspections for the issuance of business licenses; inspects health related hazards such as unsafe buildings, fire hazards, garbage and debris on property.
  • Prepares detailed reports on building conditions and violations and issues citations as required; prepares warning letters to negligent owners or contractors, and carries negligent cases through prosecution channels in situations of non-compliance.
  • Advises property owners and contractors on matters relevant to construction and repair methods and materials; investigates and resolves complaints and problems.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for buildings and related construction for use in performance of inspections; issues standard construction and occupancy permits and approves final inspection certifications.
  • Inspects sites and buildings before construction or alteration to determine practicality of plans, compliance with regulations, and validity of permits.
  • Inspects set-backs from property lines and boundary determinations to assure compliance with appraisal plans, uniform codes and zoning ordinances.
  • Works closely with other departments to resolve a broad range of problems.
  • Maintains records and files of permits and inspections made; may perform field surveys.
  • May collect fees and issue permits in the field or at a satellite office.
QUALIFICATIONS

NOTE: The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to the job duties as defined under Distinguishing Characteristics.

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques, materials and methods used in a specified building construction craft area, including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, building and foundations, and/or others.
  • Laws and ordinances regulating building construction and
    zoning.
  • Specific codes regulating plumbing, electrical, mechanical, housing or building construction work in area of assignment.
  • Building inspection practices and methods, including techniques for dealing with the public in stressful situations.
  • Appropriate safety and fire prevention methods used in construction work.

Skill in:

  • Performing thorough and accurate inspections of the construction, alteration or repair of buildings.
  • Enforcing a wide range of building, and related codes and regulations.
  • Interpreting and applying complex codes and regulations.
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications and detecting deviations from approved plans.
  • Exercising sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Dealing courteously and communicating effectively with a variety of individuals, including resolving job-related problems.
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing clear and concise reports and documentation.

Other Requirements:

Must possess a valid California driver's license. Must complete 15 hours of department approved continuing education credits each calendar year. For all hires after 1/1/94, must be certified in the building code within two years of hire. Some assignments may require current certification as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp). Additional certifications are desirable.

Desirable Education and Experience:

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills outlined above is:

Building Inspector I: Two years of experience in EITHER journey level craft work in the building trades, OR processing permit applications and enforcing various building and/or planning codes, OR reviewing plans for compliance with regulations and codes.

Building Inspector II: In addition to the above, two years of building inspection experience at a level equivalent to the County's class of Building Inspector I. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CalPERS Retirement

  • Tier I: Prior to 7/5/2012: 2.7 @ 55
  • Tier II: Post 7/6/2012: 2.0 @ 55
  • Tier III: Post 1/1/2013: 2.0 @ 62

Selection Procedure
The County's Human Resources system operates by a set of rules and procedures which ensure that employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit and fitness for the job. Jobs are filled through competitive examinations.
A complete online application is required for this position. All application materials will be reviewed by a panel of subject matter experts. Those candidates considered to be the most qualified, based on the application materials submitted, will be invited to a written and/or oral examination, or an evaluation of education and experience.

Policy of Nondiscrimination
The County of Humboldt does not discriminate on the basis of mental or physical disability in the admission or access to, treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Human Resources is wheelchair-accessible by entering the Courthouse from the ramp located on the east side of the building next to the marked handicapped parking. Special testing arrangements may be made to accommodate disabilities or religious convictions. Contact Human Resources at (707) 476-2349 well in advance of the examination for assistance.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

How to Apply
A complete, original application must be filed for each position you are interested in applying for. Applications may only be submitted online through the County's automated application system at http://www.humboldtgov.org/hr no later than the final filing date listed on the job flyer. All applications are screened by subject matter experts. The most qualified candidates may then be invited for further testing.

It is important that your application show all the relevant experience and education you possess.

Please read the job requirements section of the announcement. Be sure you meet these requirements since they will be carefully evaluated during the selection process. Your performance in this examination will be compared with the performance of others who take the test. All candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores. The examination results will be emailed to you as quickly as possible. Scores will be provided in writing only.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION: A pre-employment medical examination provided by the County may be required upon offer of employment.

OTHER EXAMINATIONS: Some positions also require psychological evaluation and/or extensive background investigation.

LICENSES: Some classifications require possession of valid professional and/or technical licenses. Some classifications may require the possession of a valid California driver's license.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Persons appointed to regular County positions serve a probationary period. This is normally six months, but may be up to one year. All designated safety employees serve a one year probationary period.

EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY: It is the County's intention to hire only those workers who are authorized to work in the United States, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990. If you are offered employment you will be required to verify your eligibility to work in the United States. For law enforcement positions you will be required to verify your U.S. citizenship or legalized status.

The County is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religion or religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military service, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Reasonable accommodation may be made in the testing procedure as well as the work site. If you need accommodation for an exam due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources office as soon as possible.

All County of Humboldt employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

THE PROVISIONS OF THIS BULLETIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONTRACT. THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXAMINATION PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HUMBOLDT COUNTY MERIT SYSTEM RULES.

RETIREMENT: The County participates in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), local miscellaneous; 1st tier 2.7% @ 55, 2nd tier 2% @ 55, 3rd tier 2% @62. The County also participates in Social Security.

MEDICAL /DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: The County participates in the CalPERS health insurance program, providing several options for employees; the County pays nearly all of the employee premium and a portion of dependent coverage. The County also provides a dental and vision plan with premium for the employee and family paid in full by the County.

VACATION: Full-time employees earn 12 days per year (one day after one month of employment); three weeks after three years; four weeks after ten years; five weeks after fifteen years; and six weeks after twenty years. Part-time employees earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.

HOLIDAYS: 14 paid days per year (includes 2 personal holidays).

SICK LEAVE: Employees earn 12 days per year (unlimited accumulation).

SPECIAL LEAVES: Leaves of absence with pay for illness or death in the employees' immediate family may be approved.

LIFE INSURANCE: $10,000 in life insurance paid by County with employee option to purchase up to $500,000.

LONGEVITY: 5% salary increase upon completion of 10 consecutive years of County service. Additional 5% salary increase upon completion of 20 consecutive years of County service.

EDUCATION EXPENSES: The County offers an educational reimbursement program for tuition fees and the cost of books (up to a maximum per year) for job related courses.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: A voluntary employee paid deferred compensation plan is available.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid counseling services provided for employee and dependents.

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        As noted above, this recruitment is for a Limited Duration appointment. Limited duration appointments are regular, full-time allocated positions originally allocated in the 2018-2019 budget. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. Benefits include CalPERS retirement, health, dental, vision, and paid time off. Limited duration appointments are expected to last 1-5 years; determination of length will be based on assignment. Limited duration positions may extend longer based on a reassessment of needs of the department and funding. By clicking yes, you indicate you understand these provisions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact that Human Resources office at 707-476-2349.

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