Building Inspector

City of Concord , California

Job Information 


Community & Economic Development

Mid Level


$36.95 - $47.16 Hourly

Application Deadline 


08/17/2020 05:00 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive



Building Inspector

The City of Concord’s Community Development Department is looking for their next Building Inspector.  Are you someone who has at least two years of experience in the building or construction trades, and enjoys interacting with the public?  If so, you should consider joining a great group of public agency professionals in the City’s Building Division!


The ideal Building Inspector candidate is:

1.  Someone who has at least one year of experience working in a City or County building department as a building inspector.

2.  Someone who is ICC certified in one or more of the following (residential or commercial) areas: Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, Electrical Inspector, and/or Mechanical Inspector.

3.  Someone who has excellent customer service skills.



1.  Submit a completed City of Concord application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2020.  Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. 

2.  All qualified applications and supplemental responses will be competitively evaluated, and those candidates demonstrating the strongest qualifications for the position will be invited to participate in a panel interview, which has been scheduled for the week of August 24, 2020 or August 31, 2020. If you are selected to participate in a panel interview and are unavailable, we regret that we will not be able to reschedule you. 

3.  Candidates that pass the panel interview will be placed on the hiring list, based on rank, for further consideration to fill the current regular vacancy, as well as others occurring over the next 12 months.


IMPORTANT: Contact with candidates will primarily be via email.  Make sure you list a current email that you check regularly on your application.

If you have any specific questions regarding the recruitment and selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (925) 671-3308.



Performs generalist inspections and enforcement activities pertaining to the construction, alteration, repair and maintenance of commercial and residential structures. Performs related work as required all within the context of the City's Mission, Vision, Values Statement and a strong and progressive customer service orientation.

Equipment, Methods & Guidelines
Typically uses ordinances, regulations and state building codes applicable to building construction and zoning; City policies and procedures; standards, practices, equipment, and materials associated with building construction and inspection. Uses telephone, calculator, and computer terminal.

Working Conditions
Work is conducted at construction sites and in office settings.

Physical Demands
Work emphasizes speech, hearing, vision, and ability to move around construction sites.

Supervisory Guidance Received/Given
Supervision received consists of oral and written instructions intended to define objectives and problems, and may include detailed work direction.

Allocation Factors/Distinctions
This is the journey level in the Building Inspection classification series.
 Examples of duties include, but are not limited to:
  1. Makes work site inspections of grading, buildings, and structures while construction, repair, or alteration work is in process to assure conformity with approved plans, and enforces appropriate building codes, ordinance regulations and other applicable laws, rules, and standards.
  2. Conducts final inspections of completed work and approves acceptable structures and installations.
  3. Investigates violations of building codes, the housing code and zoning laws.
  4. As assigned, makes special surveys of such items as fire escapes, signs, and places of assembly to determine compliance with governing laws and ordinances.
  5. Issues verbal and written orders for correction of non code-complying work or materials.
  6. Prepares reports regarding conditions or violations.
  7. Prepares reports of inspections of use and occupancy of existing housing to determine conformance with housing codes.
  8. Inspects property use, signs, landscaping, and similar items for conformance with zoning ordinances, and enforces conditions of special land use permits.
  9. Provides information to the public regarding zoning regulations, building and installation requirements, and gives advice regarding construction, installation, and repair methods.
  10. Performs plan checking and reviewing of residential and commercial structures including preparation of written plan check compliance lists when assigned this work.
  11. May occasionally represent the City before boards, commissions or in court relative to plan checking or conditions and activities at construction sites.
  12. Promotes the City's Mission to make Concord a city of the highest quality by providing responsive, cost-effective, and innovative government services; understands and subscribes to the vision and values statement adopted by the City.
Knowledge and Abilities
Working knowledge of materials, methods, and current building codes and standards used in building construction. Ability to read building construction plans and specifications and to recognize deviations from such plans in the field construction process; to recognize faulty construction or hazardous conditions created by deterioration; to learn and apply specific provisions of applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations enforceable by the City, especially those pertaining to structural construction, fire and life safety, access to buildings for persons with physical disabilities, plumbing, gas, and electrical installation, and grading; to make accurate arithmetical computations; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to enforce regulations firmly and impartially; and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work, all within the context of the City's Mission, Vision and Values Statement and a strong progressive customer service orientation.

Education: Completion of the twelfth grade or equivalent, preferably supplemented by additional training in building inspection technology, structural engineering, public administration or a related field.

Experience: Two years in one of the related building or construction trades, or application of Municipal Code enforcement relating to zoning, building construction, permit, or licensing administration.
  1. International Code Council (ICC) certification or certification from an equivalent nationally recognized certification agency at time of appointment as a building inspector is highly desirable.
  2. ICC Certification as a building inspector must be obtained within the probationary period and will be a condition of continued employment.
  3. A California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.


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