Applicants who have applied in the past for Building Inspector Combination must apply to this current recruitment, if still interested, to be considered.
About the Department
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 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, Collaboration, 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 present use of land and location of structures; conducting background investigations and research; and, preparing reports to use as evidence.
-Provides technical assistance for 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 inputting data into 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 Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests disclosure of outside interests and investments.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
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
styles 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 audience.
Customer Service – Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers'
needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional
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
Inspector Combination Non-certified - $83,116.80 - $101,067.20
Inspector Combination Certified I - $85,550.40 - $103,937.60
Inspector Combination Certified II - $87,838.40 - $107,057.60
Inspector Combination Certified III - $91,353.60 - $111,321.60
Building Inspector Combination Certified Senior - $95,908.80 - $116,896.00
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 select Open-Competitive Recruitments.
The application deadline is on July 16, 2018 at