Placer County

Building Inspector - Supervising (#13550)

$42.60-$53.19 Hourly / $7,384.00-$9,219.60 Monthly / $88,608.00-$110,635.20 Yearly


DEFINITION

To plan, organize, direct and supervise building inspection and plan review operations within the Building Division; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates and are responsible for a program area within a work unit or division.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general direction from assigned management staff.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned professional, technical and clerical personnel.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct complex plan review and field inspections and perform all related activities.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for plan review and building inspection; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in plan review and building inspection.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for personnel and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible advanced journey level experience performing duties similar to those of a Senior Building Inspector in Placer County.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college course work in building codes, construction technology or a related field.  Additional training in supervision is highly desirable.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as an Inspector issued by the International Code Council.
  • May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of building design, construction and inspection.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in building inspection and plan review.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles of budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures.
  • Intermittently, sit at desk for long periods of time; stand at the public counter to answer questions of the public; twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; walk, stand, kneel, climb, crawl and bend in the field; and occasionally lift moderate weight.
  • Organize, implement and direct building inspection and plan review operations/activities.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and Division policies and procedures.
  • Conduct complex plan reviews and field inspections.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Drive an automobile in all weather conditions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

CLASS: 13550; EST: 9/2/1995; REV: 4/15/2015;