|Date Opened||10/8/2021 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||10/22/2021 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$ 6,042 – 7,644/ Month|
|Job Type||Open & Promotional|
THE JOB: Under direction of the Building Official, inspects buildings and structures during construction, alternation or repair for compliance to building codes, ordinances and administrative orders and for conformance to approved plans and specifications; enforces State, building, residential, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy and green building standards codes, ordinances, and administrative orders; and does other work as required. Building Inspector I is the entry-level class. Incumbents are assigned to geographic areas or to specialized inspections and are required to perform inspections in all stages and areas of construction including foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling and gas.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Three years of experience in the building construction trades. OR One year of experience as a Building Inspector in a public agency.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Conditions: License/Certificate/Registration/Professional Membership Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License. Within 2 years of the date of hire, must obtain certification by the International Code Council (ICC) as a Building Inspector AND one of the following specialty certifications: Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Electrical Inspector or Building Code Accessibility Usability Specialist.
Special Working Conditions: Exposure to variable temperatures; slippery surfaces; loud noises; sunburn; dust and pollen; silica dust such as asbestos in old homes; bee stings; infections, such as tick-borne Lyme disease or mosquito-borne encephalitis; angry or hostile persons; corrosive chemicals; wetness, such as while walking in the rain or through a stream on a site inspection.
Knowledge: Working knowledge of uniform building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes; safety standards and modern construction methods; building materials and tools.
Ability to: Interpret, explain and apply building codes, ordinances and administrative orders; read and interpret building plans and specifications; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with property owners, building contractors and the general public; make inspections, enforce regulations and detect deviations from approved plans and specifications; write clear and concise reports; speak effectively; enforce regulations with tact and firmness; inspect crawl spaces, attics, cellars, roofs, climb ladders and work in confined/cramped body positions; inspect buildings from ladders and scaffolding; inspect surfaces that may be slippery; work in high concentration of dust and sawdust in remodeling sites and newly insulated buildings; walk moderate distances over rough terrain.
THE EXAMINATION: Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewed to determine if you have met the education, experience, training and/or licensing requirements as stated on the job announcement. If you meet these criteria and are one of the best qualified, you may be required to compete in any combination of written, oral and/or performance examinations or a competitive evaluation of training and experience as described on your application and supplemental questionnaire. You must pass all components of the examination to be placed on the eligible list. The examination may be eliminated if there are ten or fewer qualified applicants. If the eligible list is established without the administration of the announced examination, the life of the eligible list will be six months and your overall score will be based upon an evaluation of your application and supplemental questionnaire. If during those six months it is necessary to administer another examination for this job class, you will be invited to take the examination to remain on the eligible list.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply Online Now! Click on the link below; or print out an application and supplemental questionnaire and mail/bring them to: Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. For information, call (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD/TTY: 711. Applications will meet the final filing date if received in one of the following ways: 1) in the Personnel Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date, 2) submitted online before midnight of the final filing date.
Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability that requires test accommodation, please call (831) 454-2600.
To comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, Santa Cruz County verifies that all new employees are either U.S. citizens or persons authorized to work in the U.S.
Note: Provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract.
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|Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.|
|View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire.||
This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
|View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file.||
A Santa Cruz County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
|Fill out our application-request form.||
We encourage you to submit your application online as this is the preferred application method. If, for any reason, you are unable do this, we can send you an application packet by conventional mail.
|Contact us via conventional means.||You may contact us by phone at (831) 454-2600, FAX at (831) 454-2240, or e-mail at Personnel@santacruzcounty.us, or apply for a job in person at the Santa Cruz County Personnel Department, Personnel Department, 701 Ocean Street, Room 510, Santa Cruz, California 95060.|