A District Building and Safety Engineering Associate is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: assists in the administration and technical direction of the activities of Inspectors, Permit Technicians and clerical personnel; supervises the issuance of building permits and the collection of related fees; supervises inspectors engaged in the checking of construction plans and specifications and in the performance of field inspections of building construction and electrical, mechanical and plumbing installations; performs field inspections on unusual cases or those which pose public relations concerns; confers with owners, architects and engineers regarding structural features, designs and construction, and provides information relating to code or ordinance requirements; investigates complaints and resolves issues between builders and inspectors involving code or ordinance interpretation; supervises inspection personnel performing field inspections of buildings requiring rehabilitation or demolition, identifying property owners, preparing estimates for demolition and advising property owners regarding provisions of the Property Rehabilitation demolition program; files complaints against willful violators of the County's Building Laws and testifies in court if necessary; cooperates with other departments and agencies in the enforcement of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes or zoning ordinances; coordinates inspection and related activities with officials of contract cities; and drives a motor vehicle to get to various inspection sites on a routine basis.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Two years of experience performing building code inspections at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Senior Building Engineering Inspector.*
LICENSE A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions.
A 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 II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION *Experience at the level of the County of Los Angeles class of Senior Building Engineering Inspector is defined as: performs field inspections to ensure compliance with codes and ordinances related to a full range of the more complex building construction and property rehabilitation projects.
**Applicants MUST attach copies of their valid combination inspector certificate (Commercial Building, Commercial Electrical, Commercial Mechanical, and Commercial Plumbing) to their application within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Applications submitted without the required certificate 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 inspector and certain other titles, persons appointed to such tittle prior to January 1, 1994, who have remained in continuous County employment on such titles, shall be exempt from the certification provision of the California Health and Safety Code 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 your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
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