Combination Inspector I/II Job at Stockton, San Joaquin County, California

Combination Inspector I/II

City of Stockton , California


Job Information 

Full-Time

Community Development

Mid Level

Salary/Wage 

$4,656.36 - $5,977.43 Monthly

Application Deadline 

Continuous

01/22/2021 05:00 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive

Details 

OPEN/PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:
$4,656.36 - $4,894.02 - $5,145.65 - $5,408.93 - $5,686.18 - $5,977.43


FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt


TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE:  Week of February 8, 2021
(Candidates must appear in person for the examination.)

 

The City of Stockton, Human Resources, will be following COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of our attendees and staff. We will be enforcing social distancing throughout the examination process. If you are sick or having any symptoms, please do not attend the examination. 

 

The City of Stockton Community Development Department is seeking to fill one Combination Inspector position. The ideal candidate shall have worked in one or more of the following building construction trades: Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical, and shall have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, and able to work independently. The candidate must be able to work well with others in a team environment and possess great customer skills.

Combination Inspectors work a 9/80 work schedule Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm and Fridays 7:00 am to 3:30 pm with alternate Fridays off.

Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service system, in a "for-cause" employment status, and are represented by the Stockton City Employees' Association. (Classified/Represented)

This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list or a combination of both.

This list may be used to fill future vacancies.

Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting and a medical examination which includes a back evaluation. 

Veteran's Preference Points: Combination Inspector I is eligible to receive five (5) Veteran's Preference Points for entrance into the Civil Service. Veteran's Preference Points will not be granted on the promotional list. If you believe you may qualify for Veteran's Preference, a DD-214 Member 4 copy, indicating at least 181 consecutive days of service must be received in  Human Resources no later than the final filing date. (See Supplemental Question #16 for details in submitting DD-214 copy.)

Under general supervision, performs skilled building and related health and safety inspection work in the interpretation and enforcement of structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, zoning, and related codes and regulations, pertaining to new and existing building construction, remodeling, repair and use; performs related work as assigned.

 

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry-level class in the Building Inspection series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents perform inspections in specialty craft areas, such as building and related mechanical, electrical or plumbing. Inspections are of a more routine nature and incumbents learn City policies and procedures and specific techniques and methods for combination building inspection work and learn to perform combination inspections on single-family dwellings and duplexes. This class is alternately staffed with Combination Inspector II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after successfully completing a one-year probationary period and gaining one additional year of experience and demonstrating proficiency which meets the qualifications of the higher level class.
 

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)
  • Conducts periodic inspections of construction or remodeling work under permit to enforce building and foundations, zoning, mechanical, plumbing, electrical work for compliance with related codes and regulations.
  • Prepares detailed reports on building conditions and violations and issues notices to correct code violations as required.
  • Advises property owners and contractors on matters relevant to construction and repair methods and materials; investigates and resolves complaints and problems.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for buildings and related construction involving installation, repair, replacement and alteration for use in performance of inspections; approves final inspection of construction for structural specifications and requirements in accordance with approved plans. 
  • Inspects sites and buildings before construction or alteration to determine practicability of plans, compliance and regulations, and validity of permits. 
  • Inspects building sites in process of construction, alteration, or repair for compliance with building and related codes and regulations for safe application of construction and installation practices; makes final inspections to clear permits. 
  • Interprets codes and regulations, explains inspection programs, and gives advice relevant to construction and repair methods and materials and permit processes to owners, architects, engineers, contractors, lending institutions, realtors and utility companies in the field and office. 
  • Prepares warning letters to negligent owners or contractors, and carries negligent cases through prosecution channels in situations of noncompliance.
  • Maintains records and files of permits and inspections made; may perform field surveys; prepares correspondence as required. 
  • Maintains current knowledge of new construction methods, materials, techniques, and codes and regulations governing building inspection.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:
Possession of a high school diploma or GED and two years of experience as a journey-level craft worker in the building trades, or two years of experience in enforcing various building construction codes and ordinances. College level coursework in a pre-engineering or construction technology is desirable.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license.  
  • Must possess the physical mobility to inspect both industrial/commercial and residential establishments, including walking, climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, pushing/pulling, twisting, balancing and reaching. 
  • Must possess sufficient physical strength and stamina to lift and carry a ladder weighing up to 40 pounds at frequent intervals during the workday.
  • Must be willing to work out-of-doors in all weather conditions and on all types of terrain, including but not limited to roofs, scaffolding, stairs, ditches and various landscapes (uneven terrain) found at construction sites.
  • Must possess certification from the International Conference of Building Officials (I.C.B.O.) in one or more specialties such as building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical, or must obtain certification within two years of appointment as a condition of continued appointment.

Note: The level and scope of the knowledge and skills listed below are related to the job duties as defined under Class Characteristics.


Knowledge of: 

  • Techniques, materials and methods used in a specified building construction craft area of assignment, including plumbing, electrical, mechanical, building and foundations, and/or others;
  • Laws, ordinances and codes regulating plumbing, electrical, mechanical or building construction work in area of assignment. 
  • Specific codes and laws regulating plumbing, electrical, mechanical or building construction work in area of assignment; 
  • Basic zoning principles and ordinances;
  • Appropriate safety and fire prevention methods in building construction; and
  • Building inspection practices and methods, including techniques for dealing with the public in stressful or difficult situations.

Skill in:

  • Performing thorough and accurate inspections of the construction, alteration or repair of buildings; 
  • Enforcing a wide range of building, zoning and related codes and regulations; 
  • Interpreting and applying complex codes and regulations; 
  • Reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications and detecting deviations from approved plans; 
  • Dealing courteously and communicating effectively and tactfully with a variety of individuals both orally and in writing, including evaluating situations, identifying problems and resolving job-related issues diplomatically; 
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing clear and concise reports and documentation; 
  • Exercising and maintaining effective organizational and time management skills; 
  • Exercising sound independent judgment and initiative without close supervision within established guidelines; maintaining a controlled professional manner when making difficult or unpopular decisions; 
  • Establishing and maintaining effective, cooperative and collaborative working relationships with property owners, contractors, industrial, commercial and residential establishments, and City employees;  
  • Understanding and following oral and written instructions; and
  • Providing and maintaining effective customer service skills.

THE EXAMINATION:
Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include oral and/or written test(s) weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time and, if same, then arranged alphabetically. 

ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRES MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRES WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME".

The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

Note:

  • After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received.  Please print this notice as proof of filing.
  • Notices and correspondence will be sent via email only.  No paper notices will be mailed to applicants.  It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is received.
  • NeoGov.com: You will receive correspondence via the e-mail address you placed on your application. Some e-mail accounts have been known to place these e-mails in the spam/junk file. Please check your e-mail folders or accept e-mails ending with neogov.com.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath. 

This position is subject to Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) annual filing requirements. Please see the FPPC website, www.fppc.ca.gov, for more information.

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