Definition Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis with the first review date of Tuesday, July 13, 2018.
This recruitment may close at any time without advance notice.
You are encouraged to apply immediately.
You will not be able to submit an application for this position once the recruitment closes.
Currently thereis one(1) part-time vacancy in the Community Development Department.
The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
Candidates are required to submit a resume detailing their related experience along with a completed on-line application in order for the application package to be considered complete.
The selection process begins with a complete evaluation of the application.
Those candidates deemed most qualified as reflected in their application will be invited to an oral interview, tentatively scheduled for August 1, 2018 . DEFINITION: To perform a variety of residential building inspection duties at various stages of construction, alteration and repair; to maintain a variety of inspection related records; and to provide information and assistance to the public.
Building Inspector I: This is the entry level classification in the Building Inspector series.
Positions assigned to this class perform the more routine and standardized tasks.
The Building Inspector I position is considered to be in a training status and assignments are performed within the procedural framework established by higher level employees.
However, as experience is acquired, the employee performs with increasing responsibility and is expected to be performing at the II or journey level within the prescribed time frame.
Building Inspector II:
This is the journey level class in the Building Inspector series.
Position in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Building Inspector I, or when filled from the outside, require prior building inspection work experience.
Appointment to the higher class requires that the employee be performing substantially the full range of duties for the class requiring a complete knowledge of department policies and procedures and meet the qualification standards for the class.
A Building Inspector II is expected to perform the entire range of combination inspections (building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical) of a variety of single and multi-family residences.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Building Inspector I:
Receives immediate supervision from the Principal Building Inspector.
May receive technical supervision from higher-level inspection staff.
Building Inspector II:
Receives general supervision from the Principal Building Inspector.
May exercise functional and technical supervision over less experienced staff.
Essential Duties The following essential functions are typical for this classification.
Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those below, to address business needs and changing business practices: Make field inspections of residential buildings during various stages of construction and remodeling to assure compliance with applicable codes and regulations of City, State and Federal agencies; Perform inspection duties in trade specialties such as plumbing, electrical and mechanical, structural and finish trade areas; Issue permits for work to be performed; Inspect foundation, cement, framing, plastering, plumbing, heating, and electrical installations, and a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements; Check stud, joist, rafter spacing and other structural member factors; Examine grade, quality, and treatment of lumber, cement, lath, wire and composition; Ensure proper and safe installation of routine and complex building systems; Coordinate inspection activities with other City departments and divisions; Make field review of plans and specifications; Ascertain conformance to California Building Code, Residential, Green, Energy, Plumbing,Mechanical,and Electrical Codes, and pertinent provisions of State and County health and environmental ordinances; Confer with architects, contractors, builders and the general public in the field and office; Explain and interpret requirements and restrictions; Maintain detailed records and prepare reports; Regularly and predictably attend work; and Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Knowledge of: Building Inspector I:
Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction; and Building related codes and ordinances enforceable by the City, including the
California Building Code, Residential, Green, Energy, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes.
Building Inspector II: In addition to the qualifications for Building Inspector I:
Principles and techniques of building inspection work; Determine that construction systems conform to City Code requirements; Apply City codes and policies regarding zoning, environmental matters, and other regulations to field situations; and Work independently without supervision.
Ability to: Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials, and detect deviations from plans, regulations, and standard construction practices; Learn to perform journey level inspection skills in a variety of specialty trade areas and to perform competent and efficient work as a combination Building Inspector; Learn to enforce a variety of City codes; Read and interpret building plans, specifications, and building codes; Advise on standard construction methods and requirements; Make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately; Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Appear for work on time; Follow directions from a supervisor; Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures; Accept constructive criticism; and Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with those contacted in the course of work.
This position may be required to work overtime hours as needed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Physical demands require climbing up and down moderate to steep slopes as well as ladders to roofs of buildings under construction, bending, stooping and occasionally crawling into attics and under-floor spaces.
Work is performed in a variety of environmental conditions; with exposure to temperature variations, noise, vibrations, fumes, odors and dust.
Physical demands also require bending, stooping, standing, kneeling and walking over sometimes uneven terrain.
Must be able to sit, reach, twist, lean, stand at counter, operate inspection related equipment, lift files and reports from counter tops or file drawers.
Employee must be able to see and hear in normal range with or without correction, and communicate verbally and in writing.
Experience & Training and License/Certificate A combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying.
A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Building Inspector I:
One year of responsible combination building inspection experience or one year of experience in the building construction field as a journey level plumber, electrician, carpenter or related craftsperson.
Building Inspector II:
Two years of responsible combination residential building inspection experience in the building construction field as a journey level plumber, electrician, carpenter or related craftsperson is highly desirable.
Education: Building Inspector I & II: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
License/Certificate : Building Inspector I:
Possession of an ICC Building Certification within one year of hire is required.
Building Inspector II:
Possession of ICC Building Certification is required; certification as Combination Building Inspector is highly desirable.
Building Inspector I & II: Due to the performance of some field duties which require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid and appropriate California driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.
Candidates deemed most qualified, as reflected in their application materials, will be invited to continue in the recruitment process.
The prospective candidate must successfully complete a thorough background review, including being fingerprinted by the Newport Beach Police Department.
The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application.
Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position.
The nature, date, surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Newport Beach Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
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