Building Inspector III Job at 4LEAF, Inc, Vacaville, CA

  • 4LEAF, Inc
  • Vacaville, CA

Job Description

Job Description


4LEAF, Inc. (4LEAF) is a professional services firm specializing in providing Construction Management, Inspection, Plan Review, Planning, and Environmental Services to municipal Building and Public Works Departments throughout the United States.

4LEAF is seeking highly qualified full-time senior commercial building inspectors in the Solano County Area. Candidates must be qualified to perform technical building inspection and plans examining work to enforce compliance with building codes, regulations, and ordinances. Five years of industry experienced is preferred. Must be certified through ICC.

The Building Inspector III is the advanced journey level class responsible for performing the full scope of assigned duties. Incumbents are considered skilled in making inspections as outlined in the Inspector I and II classifications, performing architectural plan checks and enforcing codes and regulations in a broad range of building and related codes.

The work requires independence and discretion in administrative support, field inspections and plans examination. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Supervising Building Inspector, in that the latter is responsible for supervision and performance of more complex assignments and an advanced level of supervising personnel.


The Building Inspector III receives general supervision from the Chief Building Inspector/Building Official and/or other assigned staff. May exercise functional and technical supervision over assigned staff as required.


Include but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs the full array of duties assigned to classes in the Building Inspector series, including office and field work involving inspection; code enforcement and permit issuance.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable laws, ordinances and codes (including, but not limited to, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and energy codes) and municipal codes to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public; keeps informed of changes and new legislation pertaining to building codes and related regulations; issues standard construction and occupancy permits and approves final inspection certificates.
  • Conducts periodic residential and commercial field inspections before and during construction, remodeling or repair; ensures compliance with building and related codes and regulations; checks the safety of construction and installation practices; inspects the quality of materials and methods of construction for footings and foundations, excavations, wood framing, concrete work, steel erection, lathing, plastering, tile work, pools and spas, masonry, electrical plumbing and other construction work; makes final inspections to clear permits.
  • Interprets codes and regulations; explains required inspections and construction requirements to owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the public; advises owners on matters related to building permits; investigates and resolves building and related complaints; maintains records and files of inspections made and actions taken.
  • Abates homes and businesses and issues stop work orders and correction notices.
  • Conducts inspections of existing buildings to determine hazardous conditions; looks for construction or alterations being performed without proper building permits.
  • Prepares warning letters to negligent owners or contractors and carries negligent cases through prosecution in situations of non-compliance, drafts recommendations for changes in inspection related policies.
  • Examines building plans and calculations for compliance with various adopted codes, architectural code compliance and structural integrity; checks plans for load-path and reviews size and spacing dimensions from roof to foundation for framing members, foundation support systems and building components; interprets and enforces a variety of codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Reviews building plans to ensure that specifications are correct, complete and adhere to established Federal, State, and Local regulations and guidelines.
  • Consults with architects, engineers, designers, contractors, and homeowners concerning deficiencies with structural and non-structural requirements; responds to questions and concerns; resolves problems that arise due to jurisdictional requirements.
  • Compiles files and maintains records and reports of plan reviews; computes project cost and permit fees.
  • Coordinates plan check activities with outside county agencies, other city departments, and state and federal agencies and departments.
  • Provides assistance to technical staff by preparing, reviewing and coordinating plan checks forwarded from outside consultants
  • Provides guidance and assistance to other staff involving plan checking and other related subjects; assists with newly hired inspectors with regard to plan review protocols and field inspection as needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff and the public.

Candidates must:

  • Must possess at least five of the ICC Certifications. All licenses must be maintained as a condition of employment.
  • Should have 5 years' experience as a building inspector.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Physical demands/Work Environment:

  • The work is typically performed while intermittently standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, and uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
  • The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and occasional cold or inclement weather.

4LEAF anticipates the hourly range for this position will be between $52 - $70, commensurate with professional certifications, experience, and the location of public works projects the staff will be assigned.


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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4LEAF, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, For contractors, Local area, Outdoor, Flexible hours,

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