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Building Inspector I

County of Lake Lakeport, CA
  • Expired: September 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list. 
The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements.
The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference.

To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered - resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.
Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position.
Salary Information
$19.34 - $23.51
Training and Experience
Two (2) years of journey level experience in construction work and the building trades, performing a wide variety of building alteration and construction work.
Possession of International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Combination Residential Inspector is strongly preferred.
Possession of any or all of the following International Code Council (ICC) certifications is highly desirable: Residential Plans Examiner, Building Official, Code Enforcement and Certified Access Specialist. 

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, ICC Certification as a Building Inspector within two (2) years from date of hire. 
Under general supervision, to conduct inspections of residential, commercial, or industrial building structures and installations in various states of alteration, construction, and repair; to determine that construction, alterations, and repairs are in compliance with County and adopted building codes and ordinances; to enforce building and zoning codes and ordinances; to answer questions regarding building code and structural requirements for the public, architects, contractors, and engineers; and to do related work as required.
This is the entry and first working level in the Building Inspector class series. Incumbents perform the more routine and less complex building inspection duties in residential, commercial, and mobile home areas. As an incumbent gains experience and proficiency, they are expected to acquire more substantial knowledge of the adopted Building Code, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, the National Electrical Code, and Title 25 requirements for mobile home construction. Incumbents are required to obtain certification per Health and Safety Code 18949.28. Travel outside of normal work hours, including overnight travel, may be required. When ICC certification is complete and sustained work proficiency has been demonstrated, incumbents are generally qualified for promotion to the Building Inspector II level.
Plans Examiner, Senior; Chief Building Official; Principal Planner; Community Development Director; and other supervisory or management staff, as assigned.
This is not a supervisory classification.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Conducts field inspections of residential, commercial, or industrial structures in varying states of construction, alteration, or repair; interprets applicable codes and ordinances for builders and homeowners, ensuring compliance; checks the quality of materials and methods of construction for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, framework, concrete, masonry work, lathing, plastering, tile work, roofing, etc.; inspects completed work, giving final approval; writes correction notices and follows-up to ensure required changes; may make building inspections to ensure compliance with zoning laws and health and safety standards; may inspect mobile home installations; provides advice on construction procedures and practices; may inspect County buildings and structures; may review grading applications, plans, and specifications for code compliance; initiates enforcement actions; may evaluate grading construction and erosion control methods and practices, quality of materials, applicable building codes, ordinances, regulations to approve plans. may investigate complaints, including those related to existing buildings, new construction, and zoning ordinance standards, to determine if code violations or problem conditions exist; may review damaged buildings for safe occupancy after fires, floods, or other occurrences; may prepare and post notices of violation, notices of nuisance and orders to abate for zoning code violations; may prepare staff reports for abatement hearings and present reports to the Board of Supervisors.
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; ability to walk in uneven terrain and on slippery surfaces; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to climb, stoop, crouch, and kneel; lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX; operate an automobile.
Work is performed in office, outdoor, and driving environments; some assignments performed alone in remote locations; work is performed in varying temperatures; exposure to dust, chemicals, and gases; exposure to electrical currents; continuous contact with staff and the public.
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County of Lake


Lakeport, CA
95453 USA