Building Inspector
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Building Inspector
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
DEFINITION:
Under general supervision, to conduct on-site inspection of building construction and modification activities, and to do related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS, FEATURES, REQUIREMENTS:
This is a full-time, non exempt classification requiring journey-level technical expertise and excellent customer service skills. Involves significant interaction and coordination with clients, contractors and other city employees.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
Receives general supervision from the Chief Building Official who reports to the Community Development Director on the division's activities.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Performs field inspections of industrial, commercial and residential buildings during various stages of construction and remodeling to assure compliance with applicable codes and regulations; interprets codes and ordinances; investigates and makes reports on apparent violations of the applicable codes and regulations; reviews building plans and specifications; provides information to developers, city departments and the public; issues permits and collects fees as required; makes recommendations for corrections and confers with contractors and builders to resolve apparent violations of building and related codes; prepares, records, reports and enters building inspection activity information in files and computer applications.
OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES:
Ability to physically perform site inspections in varying construction conditions, requiring physical agility and stamina, stooping, walking, sitting and reaching for considerable periods of time.
JOB-RELATED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  State and local building codes; standard installation procedures for electrical, plumbing and mechanical fixtures; terminology and techniques used in building construction; and principles of structural design and basic mathematics used in construction.
Ability to:  Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials; read and interpret building plans, specifications and building codes; detect deviations from plans or specifications and standard construction practices; make arithmetical computations rapidly and accurately; maintain basic record keeping practices on paper or with a computer; maintain cooperative working relations with builders, contractors, city employees and the general public.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  A high school diploma or equivalent with courses in office automation or specialized job training. An associate degree or completion of technical courses in building codes or inspection principles and techniques, or technical certifications are desirable.
Experience:  Three years of full-time paid experience in building construction with at least one year of building inspection experience. Municipal experience and familiarity with computerized applications for building inspection are highly desirable.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses:  Possession of a Class C California Drivers License and a good driving record.
Certificates:  Certifications by the International Conference of Building Officials such as the ICBO Combo, Accessibility/ADA, Plans Examiner, Mechanical/Energy, Reinforced Concrete or others as identified by the City as applicable to city business are desirable.
SALARY:  $6,604 - $8,027 per month

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