FINAL FILING DATE: 01/29/18. Applications must be submitted online at: http://www.sccjobs.org/
THE POSITION: Under general supervision, to supervise a phase of the inspection program -structural, electrical, plumbing, to supervise permit counter, to administer the violation program, render interpretation of the building codes, and to perform the more difficult or more specialized inspections.
The Santa Clara County Building Inspection Office currently has a vacancy for a Senior Building Inspector with a Plumbing trade background. Extensive experience in the application of the requirements of the California Energy Code is also highly desired. This class is the first line supervisor level in the Building Inspector series and includes performing plumbing inspections and/or plan reviews and related energy code reviews that are more difficult or specialized than those assigned to the journey level inspector. A successful candidate should have experience and familiarity with local, state and federal laws related to California Buildings Standard Code, enforcement, plumbing, and energy code plan review, permitting and inspection processes and building inspection office processes.
• Assigns, evaluates and reviews the work or journeyman inspectors;
• Reviews and approves plans for buildings, structures, equipment installations, repairs, replacements and alterations for conformance to the applicable codes and ordinances in regard to his/her specific trade specialty;
• Issues permits and collects fees;
• Provides information to builders and the general public regarding requirements of codes and ordinances;
• Advises or assists inspectors regarding unusual construction and inspection problems;
• Attempts to resolve complaints or disagreements which may develop between the inspectors and others;
• Assist in the development, revision and interpretation of the provisions of the codes and ordinances, and in the planning and evaluation of the inspection program;
• Makes inspection of alleged violations and determines nature and extent of any violations;
• Provides general assistance to homeowners, builders, etc., regarding required action to correct a violation;
• Prepares and processes forms and records on the enforcement activities related to code violations, including issuing citations which may require court appearances and co- ordination with the Court, District Attorneys Office, County Council, Sheriffs Office and/or other county agencies;
• Inspect complex buildings and structures to see that the construction, alteration or maintenance work being performed complies with the approved plans or specification and applicable and ordinances;
• Checks to see that the building or structures are being constructed in safe manner;
• Issues certificates of final inspection;
• Prepares work summaries, reports and correspondence
• Perform related work as required.
• May supervise and/or operate satellite offices and/or inspection program for specific geographical areas of the county.
• Develops and implements training programs for inspectors.
• Assists Building Official in interviewing and/or evaluating prospective employees. Supervises Building Inspection Office and staff in the absence of the Building Official and Senior Plan Check Engineer.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Certification from a recognized state, national or international association in the trade area. Training and experience equivalent to completion of high school and four years of journey level experience in the trade option announced in the examination.
Two years of experience as a building inspector in a public agency.
• State, local and county building codes and ordinances with emphasis within the option listed in the examination;
• Building materials, means of construction and equipment installation;
• Inspection methods and legal procedures involved in the enforcement of building codes and ordinances;
• Principle of supervision and training.
• Understand and interpret codes and ordinances and explain them to others;
• Read and interpret complex plans and specifications;
• Supervise, train and direct the work of others;
• Develop and revise technical codes and ordinances;
• Deal tactfully and effectively with building contracts, tradesmen and the general public.