A Senior Building Engineering Inspector is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: inspects all types of residential, commercial and industrial buildings to ensure compliance with the County's Building Laws and related federal, State, and local codes and zoning ordinances; reviews plans for building construction, plumbing, electrical and mechanical details prior to performing inspections; approves changes to private construction site work in structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and related work; initiates soil tests where evidence indicates soil instability; performs relocation, occupancy, business license and major grading inspections; assists subordinate inspection personnel in performing the more complex inspections related to unusual occupancy buildings and rehabilitation projects; assists in the training and orientation of subordinate inspection personnel; prepares reports and maintains records related to issuing permits; files complaints against willful violators of the County's Building Laws and testifies in court, as needed; provides assistance and support to the Office Manager on any critical issues and any other investigative or special assignment, including after working hours emergency response, as needed; and drives a motor vehicle to get to various inspection sites on a routine basis.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Two years of experience performing field inspections to ensure compliance with codes and ordinances related to building construction at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Building Engineering Inspector.*
LICENSE A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions.
Valid certification as a combination inspector from a recognized code certification organization in a code used by the County of Los Angeles.**
PHYSICAL CLASS Physical Class III – Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION *Experience at the level of the County of Los Angeles class of Building Engineering Inspector is defined as: performs field inspections to ensure compliance with codes and ordinances related to basic building construction and property rehabilitation. Inspects site grading, building, plumbing, and electrical and mechanical construction and installations on single-family dwellings and minor commercial and industrial buildings to ensure conformity with code requirements and zoning ordinances.
**Applicants MUST attach copies of their valid combination inspector certificates (Commercial Building, Commercial Electrical, Commercial Mechanical and Commercial Plumbing) to their application within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing. Applications submitted without the required certificates will be rejected as incomplete.
In accordance with the provisions of the California Health and Safety Code Section 18949, which requires the valid certification of building inspectors and certain other titles, persons appointed to such titles prior to January 1, 1994, who have remained in continuous County employment on such titles, shall be exempt from the certification provisions of the California Health and Safety Code Section 18949.
License Information: All successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR (4) OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
Appointees may be required to provide automobiles and drive them in the County service at the rate of compensation allowed by the Board of Supervisors. Appointees who are required to drive their vehicles in the County service MUST SHOW PROOF OF AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE THAT MEETS THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA REQUIREMENTS.
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