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Building Inspector I/II
Description Under general supervision, learns to perform and performs skilled inspection work in the enforcement of building, zoning, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, housing and other related codes and regulations governing the construction, alteration, repair and use of buildings and structures; conducts nuisance inspections and posts notices as appropriate; assists in the review of building plans and zoning codes and laws; performs other related duties as required.
Duties Reviews plans and specifications for commercial, industrial and residential projects; ensures compliance with applicable laws, ordinances and codes (including, but not limited to, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and energy codes) and municipal codes to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public; keeps informed of changes and new legislation pertaining to building codes and related regulations; Conducts periodic field inspections before and during construction, remodeling or repair; ensures compliance with building and related codes and regulations; checks the safety of construction and installation practices; inspects the compliance of materials and methods of construction for footings and foundations, excavations, wood framing, concrete work, steel erection, lathing, plastering, tile work, masonry, electrical, plumbing and other construction work; makes final inspections to complete permits;Interprets codes and regulations; explains required inspections and construction requirements to owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the public; advises owners on matters related to building permits; investigates and resolves building and related complaints; maintains records and files of inspections made and actions taken; Conducts inspections of existing buildings to determine hazardous conditions; prepares warning letters to negligent owners or contractors, and carries negligent cases through prosecution in situations of non-compliance; coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies; writes citations as necessary; Drafts recommendations for changes in inspection related policies; prepares building inspection and code compliance reports; prepares legal forms and correspondence; makes presentations to staff, committees and the public.
Experience Building Inspector I: This is the entry level class in the building inspection series that allows the incumbent to develop journey level knowledge and abilities. Initially, under immediate supervision, incumbents perform inspections of a more routine nature and learn City policies and specific methods and techniques of inspection and code compliance work. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license; Incumbents must possess an ICC Building Inspector certificate within one year of appointment. Building Inspector II: This the journey level class responsible for performing the full scope of assigned duties.  Incumbents are considered full range inspectors, skilled in making inspections, performing plan checks and enforcing codes and regulations in a broad range of building and related codes.  The work requires independence and discretion in both field inspections and plan checks.  Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license; possession of an ICC Building Inspector certificate.
Compensation $61,239 - $80,160 Annually
Other To join our dynamic team, please submit an application through the CalOpps website at: www.calopps.org/city-of-lathrop
Department Public Works
Final Filing Date 01/31/2019
Closing Date 01/31/2019
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