Building Inspector Supervisor Job at Fairfield, Solano County, California

Building Inspector Supervisor

City of Fairfield , California

Job Information 


Community Development

Mid Level


$98,733.44 - $120,011.84 Annually

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


To provide supervision, direction and training for assigned personnel in the Community Development Department Building Safety Division; to assist the Chief Building Official in planning and directing division activities; assist in the review of building plans and specifications for permit issuance; to enforce building (residential and commercial) and zoning codes and laws; perform related functions as required.

The Building Inspector Supervisor is the first line supervisory class in the Building Inspector class series. This position differs from the Senior Building Inspector in that it has full supervisory responsibilities including evaluating the work of assigned staff; participating in the selection of staff; working with employees to correct deficiencies; and implementing discipline when necessary.

This is an open and continuous recruitment until the vacancy is filled.  First applications received will be reviewed approximately on October 19, 2020.

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This classification is represented by Fairfield General Management Association (FGMA) and offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • CalPERS pension (Classic 2.5% @55 or 2% @ 62 for new PERS member)
  • Generous contributions to medical, dental, and vision plans
  • 144.86 hours of personal leave (cashable) annually, plus vacation and sick leave
  • City paid retirement health savings contributions and life insurance
  • 8.24% City paid deferred comp contribution (mandatory employee contribution is 4.10%)
  • A 9/80 work schedule with the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month off


Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Seven (7) years of full-time building inspection experience with a public agency or equivalent, with three (3) years of lead experience at a level equivalent to the City of Fairfield’s Senior Building Inspector classification.
  • Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade is required. Related college course work is highly desirable.

License and/or Certificate:
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's license is required.
  • Certifications from the International Code Council (ICC) as a Residential Building Inspector (non-combination) and as a Commercial Inspector (i.e. combination of Commercial Building, Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing) or equivalent certifications under the ICBO legacy program are required.
  • Certification from the CA Division of the State Architect as a Certified Accessibility Specialist is required within the first year in the position.
  • All licenses and certifications must be maintained as a condition of employment.


Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan, prioritize, assign, schedule, supervise, and review work of assigned personnel.
  • Monitor and evaluate work in progress; evaluate work methods; recommend and implement improvements.
  • Establish, implement, and evaluate programs that provide for productivity measurement and efficient operation.
  • Provide or coordinate staff training; ensure safe working conditions.
  • Perform the most complex building inspection work.
  • Interpret City policies and procedures for assigned personnel; ensure appropriate policies and procedures are followed by subordinates.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives.
  • Consult with the Building Official in planning workload, reviewing productivity, and determining unit needs.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration.
  • Review the more complex building construction plans to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations, issue permits accordingly.
  • Respond to technical questions from building inspection staff in the field; as necessary, meet with developers and contractors to resolve issues and concerns.
  • Identify controversial and troublesome projects; keep the Chief Building Official apprised of  projects and potentially problematic concerns and issues.
  • Coordinate with other departments and outside agencies to facilitate code compliance for typical inspections and investigations.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; receive, investigate and resolve complaints.
  • Conduct research and prepare memos, letters, reports and studies on operations and activities.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best-qualified applicants will be invited for further examination. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview, or any combination. This position requires a local records check, and response to a medical questionnaire prior to appointment. A pre-employment medical exam may also be required.



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