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Senior Building Inspector

Company: City of Signal Hill
Location: Long Beach
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Position DescriptionUnder general supervision, inspect routine and complex structures and building systems at various stages of construction, alteration and repair for compliance with Uniform Codes; inspect oil field facilities; assist in the review of building plans and specifications; and investigate and secure compliance with oil code, building, and zoning standards.DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICSThe Senior Building Inspector is the journey class in the Building Inspector series. Incumbents perform the more complex inspections and in-house plan checking, technical fieldwork, and investigation in the enforcement of a broad range of building and related codes. The work requires independence and discretion in both field inspections and plan examinations. This classification differs from the next higher classification of Principal Building Inspector in that the latter is responsible for the performance of even more complex duties and responsibilities and assumes full responsibilities of the division.OPEN UNTIL FILLED WITH FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS ON OCTOBER 28, 2021.APPLY IMMEDIATELY.Example of DutiesBUILDING* Makes field inspections of industrial, commercial, andresidential buildings during various stages of construction andremodeling to assure compliance with applicable codes and regulations of the City, County, State and Federal agencies as well as Building Dept. Conditions of Approval for entitlements.* Performs complex inspection duties in several trade specialties such as plumbing, electrical and mechanical, structural and finish trade areas.* Ascertains conformance to Uniform Building Code, Plumbing and Electrical Codes, and pertinent provisions of State and County health and environmental ordinances.* Inspects foundation, concrete, steel, wood framing, plastering,plumbing, heating and electrical installations, and a large variety of other complex and routine building system elements.* Inspects existing dwellings for conformance with Uniform Housing Codes.* Participate in City's Code Enforcement Program.* Conducts solar and minor over-the-counter and in-house building plan check (Plan check certification).* Examines grade, quality, and treatment of lumber, concrete,lath, wire and composition; check stud, joist, rafter spacing and other structural member factors.* Conducts field review of plans and specifications; ensure proper installation of complex building systems.* Participates in Housing Rehabilitation Program activities; confer and provide technical assistance to homeowners; perform inspections, identify deficiencies, and prepare cost estimates.* Assists in the conduct of zoning, general land use, and codeenforcement inspection work as assigned.* Confers with architects, contractors, builders and the generalpublic in the field and office; explain and interpret requirements and restrictions.* Issues permits for work to be performed.* Provides technical assistance to other Department staff.* Keeps daily inspection records and prepare reports as needed.OIL FIELD SERVICES* Maintains oversight of completion of all items listed in Section 16.24 of Chapter 16, Pre-requisites to Site Plan and Design review for Development on Properties with Abandoned Oil Wells.* Performs regular/annual oil field facilities inspections, identifies conditions which are unsafe or contrary to City oil code, including beautification standards, state or federal regulations, obtain compliance with city Oil Code, safety, and notifies appropriate parties and suggest potential remedies; and follows up to see that corrective measures have been taken.* Coordinates oil field related activities with other City departments, oil companies, utilities and other outside agencies.Minimum QualificationsAny combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess:EDUCATION:High school diplomaor GED equivalent.EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years experience as a building plans examiner with increasingly responsible building inspector professional experience.LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Possession of the following International Code Council (ICC) certifications : B1 Residential Building Inspector, B2 Commercial Building Inspector, and B3 Building Plans Examiner.Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are also required.Skills, Knowledge and AbilitiesKnowledge of:* Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction. Building, electrical and plumbing codes and ordinances enforceable by the City, specifically the Uniform Building Code.* Principles and techniques of building inspection work.* Principles, practices and procedures in the construction trades, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and heating/air-condition trades.* Energy regulations and access regulations.* City oil code.* Operational characteristics of oil field tools and equipment, including heavy construction equipment.* Plan check experience and ICBO certifications.Physical Requirements:* Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing slightly skilled movements, such as cutting, pressing or grinding.* Ability to exert mildly heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.* Ability to maneuver and steer equipment and machinery requiring simple, but continuous adjustments, such as the operation of an automobile.* Ability to lift, push and pull 25 pounds.Mathematical Ability:* Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.* Ability to calculate decimals, ratios, percentages, fractions, volumes and spatial relationships.Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability:* Ability to utilize functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities.* Ability to exercise independent judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable criteria.* Ability to research and evaluate products and materials for suitability of applications.* Ability to analyze and categorize data and information in order to determine the relationship of the data with reference to established criteria/standards; ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data, as well as assemble, copy, record and transcribe data; ability to classify, compute and tabulate data.Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication:* Ability to persuade, convince, and/or train others.* Ability to advise and interpret how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.* Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as technical operating manuals, procedures, guidelines, plans, specifications, codes and other laws.* Ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, architects, engineers, builders, contractors, property owners, and the general public, both verbally and in writing.Environmental Adaptability:* Ability to work under mildly safe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors may cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury, requiring moderate recovery time.

Keywords: City of Signal Hill, Long Beach , Senior Building Inspector, Professions , Long Beach, California

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