Company Name:

City of San Jose - City Gov't

Location:

San Jose , California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Operations

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Posted

October 2, 2018

Building Inspector Combination (Non-Certified & Certified) - City of San Jose

About the Department

The Planning, Building and Code Enforcement (PBCE) Department's mission is to facilitate the preservation and building of a safe, attractive, vibrant and sustainable San José through a partnership with and exceptional service to our diverse communities and customers.

The department is committed to high-quality service, partnering with the community, and providing an excellent environment in which to work. We strive to constantly demonstrate the City values of Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, laboration, Respect, and Celebration, and seek employees who do the same.

Position and Duties

The Department is currently recruiting to fill multiple Building Inspector Combination (BIC) positions in the Building Inspection Division. A Building Inspector Combination reviews plans, issues permits, and performs field inspections for a variety of buildings and structures being constructed, altered or repaired to ensure compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes, and related Federal, State and local regulations. Specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the Department.

The ideal candidates will possess a high level of professionalism, excellent customer service skills, and a supreme work ethic. These positions require excellent judgment, initiative, perseverance, integrity, organizational skills, flexibility, and written and verbal communications skills.

All new BIC employees will go through our Combination Building Inspection Academy. All inspectors are assigned as specialty inspectors in Building, Electrical, or Plumbing/Mechanical in addition to combination responsibilities. Combination Building Inspection Academy is provided to new employees at all levels of experience. Candidates with approved certifications and experience may be appointed at the higher classifications. We strongly encourage candidates with construction trade experience to apply.

Typical duties for this position include but are not limited to:

-Conducts inspections of residential, industrial, commercial and manufacturing facilities as assigned by Chief Building Official or designee to ensure compliance with codes, regulations, ordinances, standards, and contract agreements which includes: setting up inspection schedules; gathering information and evidence; and, ensuring conformance to plans, specifications, and safety regulations

-Investigates building, construction, and land use changes in the field by gathering factual data to ascertain the present use of land and location of structures; conducting background investigations and research; and, preparing reports to use as evidence.

-Provides technical assistance for the development of codes and policies.

-Generates written reports and enforcement orders which include noting deficiencies in standards and submitting final documentation.

-Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with codes which includes assisting in projects in complying with regulations, prioritizing deficiencies, and preparing timetables. -Provides technical support for agencies and the public which includes ting data into the system for general public access.

-Meets with architects, engineers, City officials, and building contractors to discuss construction projects.

-Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

This classification requires a yearly filing of a 700 Statement of Economic Interests disclosure of outside interests and investments.


COMPETENCIES

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

• Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations

• Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.

• Conflict Management - uses appropriate interpersonal s and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people, by presenting the facts, analysis, and conclusions or solutions that show command of content and perspectives and interests of the audience.

• Customer Service - Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.

• Decision Making/Problem Solving - identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions.

• Flexibility - makes effective decisions and achieves desired results in the midst of major changes in responsibilities, work processes, timeframes, performance expectations, organizational culture, or work environment.

• Reliability - completes quality work assignments in a timely and efficient manner; fulfills responsibilities and maintains confidentiality as appropriate.

• Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

Building Inspector Combination (Non-Certified): Graduation from high school or equivalent and four (4) years of construction experience equivalent to either a journey level carpenter, electrician, plumber, air conditioning mechanic, or related contractor, including one (1) year of lead experience, or two (2) years of combination inspection experience for a public agency and two (2) years of construction related experience equivalent to the above.

Building Inspector Combination Certified I: Graduation from high school or equivalent and four (4) years of construction experience equivalent to either a journey level carpenter, electrician, plumber, air conditioning mechanic, or related contractor, including one (1) year of lead experience, or two (2) years of inspection experience for a public agency and two (2) years of construction related experience equivalent to the above.

Building Inspector Combination Certified II: Graduation from high school or equivalent and four (4) years of construction experience equivalent to either a journey level carpenter, electrician, plumber, air conditioning mechanic, or related contractor, including one (1) year of lead experience AND one (1) year of inspection experience for a public agency. Two (2) additional years of inspection experience for a public agency may be substituted for two (2) years of construction experience.

Building Inspector Combination Certified III: Graduation from high school or equivalent and four (4) years of construction experience equivalent to either a journey level carpenter, electrician, plumber, air conditioning mechanic, or related contractor, including one (1) year of lead experience AND two (2) years of inspection experience for a public agency. Two (2) additional years of inspection experience for a public agency may be substituted for two (2) years of construction experience.

Building Inspector Combination Certified Senior: Graduation from high school or equivalent and four (4) years of construction experience equivalent to either a journey level carpenter, electrician, plumber, air conditioning mechanic, or related contractor, including one (1) year of lead experience AND three (3) years of inspection experience for a public agency. Two (2) additional years of inspection experience for a public agency may be substituted for two (2) years of construction experience.

Acceptable Substitution Closely related lege level courses such as classes in construction, architecture, fire protection and engineering or equivalent from an accredited lege or university may be substituted for the required contractor or journey level construction experience on a year-for- year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.

Licensing Requirements:

Valid California Driver’s License.

Building Inspector Combination: Obtain and maintain valid commercial certification issued by an agency acceptable to the City in the employee’s specialty area as soon as possible but no later than twelve (12) months from the employee’s start date in the classification.

Building Inspector Combination Certified I: Possess and maintain valid commercial certification issued by an agency acceptable to the City in the employee’s specialty area.

Building Inspector Combination Certified II: Possess and maintain valid commercial certifications issued by an agency acceptable to the City in the employee’s specialty trade and in one (1) additional commercial specialty trade.

Building Inspector Combination Certified III: Possess and maintain valid commercial certifications issued by an agency acceptable to the City in the employee’s specialty trade and in two (2) additional commercial specialty trades.

Building Inspector Combination Certified Senior: Possess and maintain valid commercial certifications issued by an agency acceptable to the City in the employee’s specialty trade and in three (3) additional commercial specialty trades OR in two (2) additional commercial speciality trades and one other certification such as Plan Review or CASp (Certified Access Specialist program).

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

SALARY

Building Inspector Combination - $83,116.80 - $101,067.20

Building Inspector Combination Certified I - $85,550.40 - $103,937.60

Building Inspector Combination Certified II - $87,838.40 - $107,057.60

Building Inspector Combination Certified III - $91,353.60 - $111,321.60 Building Inspector Combination Certified Senior - $95,908.80 - $116,896.00

These classifications also receive an approximate 5% ongoing non-pensionable pay in addition to the salaries listed


Applicants who have applied in the past for Building Inspector Combination must apply to this current recruitment, if still interested, to be considered.


Recruitment Timeline:

Application Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Tentative Interviews: Week of November 12, 2018

Tentative Start Date: January 2019


Applicants who have applied in the past for Building Inspector Combination must apply to this current recruitment, if still interested, to be considered.


To apply, please complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. The application deadline is on October 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM. 


To Learn More and Apply

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity with the City of San José and apply, please visit the City of San Jose’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers and Open-Competitive Recruitments.



Company Name:

City of San Jose - City Gov't

Location:

San Jose , California

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Operations

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

2 - 5 years

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Posted

October 2, 2018

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