Supervising Building Inspector (Plan Review) Job at City of Sacramento, CA, Sacramento, CA

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  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento, CA

Job Description

Salary : $82,440.52 - $116,002.10 Annually

Location : Sacramento, CA

Job Type: Full-Time Career

Job Number: 015096-24-CDD-2

Department: Community Development

Division: Building

Opening Date: 06/17/2024

Closing Date: 7/8/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

THE POSITION

With supervisor approval, incumbents may be eligible for intermittent remote work; however, they must physically reside within the Sacramento region or have the ability to regularly report to a City of Sacramento physical worksite with little notice.

IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT
The Community Development Department is seeking a Supervising Building Inspector for the Building Division, Plan Review Section. The ideal candidate should have experience in providing oversight to other building inspectors in a lead or supervisory role. The candidate should have extensive experience in interpreting and applying the California Building Standards Codes, as well as experience in reading and reviewing building plans for code compliance. The ideal candidate should have excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to research and make determinations on technical code requirements. Make an impact on your community by joining the City of Sacramento's vibrant and dynamic building team.

To supervise, lead, assign, and review the work of subordinate building inspectors performing rule specific inspections, plan review, project management, or case management activities for conformance with building plans, specifications, codes, ordinances and standards; perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXCERCISED
A higher-level administrator or management personnel will provide general administrative or technical supervision. This position provides general supervision of personnel in all disciplines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Depending on assignment and certifications, duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide supervision to Building Inspectors 1, 2, 3, and 4, and lower level staff.
  • Assign work, review completed work, and provide training to inspectors and technicians.
  • Perform inspections of residential and commercial construction (new, remodels, repairs and replacements) within one or more disciplines for conformance with applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Perform inspections on building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and roofing installations on one and two, family residences for conformance with applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Perform inspections on building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, installations on specific types of building permits for multi-family and commercial buildings qualifying for inspection by Light Commercial Inspectors.
  • Assist in the development and administration of contracts for the construction, or plan review of facilities.
  • Conduct rule specific inspections on construction of facilities to ensure compliance with plans and specifications provided in construction contracts.
  • Meet and communicate with architects, engineers and contractors on the development and administration of contracts.
  • Coordinate activities of a number of departments and sections in resolving issues on private construction projects.
  • Facilitate plan review, permitting, and inspections on large and complex private construction projects.
  • Initiate and manage cases on buildings with identified code deficiencies, generate notices, prepare case notes, and provide testimony to the various boards, hearing officers and in court proceedings.
  • Manage contracts to demolish or repair structures with identified deficiencies.
  • Coordinate with neighborhood organizations and the City Attorney's Office in managing cases.
  • Enter information into the Automated Permit System on housing permits and case management information into the CityCode System.
  • Review the more complex submitted building plans and supporting material relevant to the incumbent's discipline to ensure compliance with various codes, ordinances and policies
  • Prepare correction notices defining plan deficiencies.
  • Accept and review applications for building permits, calculates the more complex fees and issues permits to ensure compliance with various codes, ordinances, and policies prior to issuing a building permit.
  • Inspect the most complex installations to support fast track construction, and assist with other inspections, including combination inspections.
  • Work to resolve applicant problems in relation to design and code issues.
  • Confer with, and assist architects, engineers, contractors, builders, homeowners, tenants and the general public in the field and office; explains and interprets requirements and restrictions, keeps records and prepare reports as necessary.
  • Perform basic plan review, routing and project management activities, issue permits, and fee calculations.
  • Identify illegal construction activity and issue violation notices.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.

QUALIFICATIONS


Knowledge of:

- Principles and techniques of supervision and training.
- Principles and techniques of project management for building inspectors.
- Principles of interpersonal communication and customer service.
- Methods, practices, and materials used in commercial and residential construction work.
- Methods and techniques used in field inspection.
- Software systems utilized by the inspectors for building maintenance and construction projects.
- Safety rules, regulations, and practices applied to construction and inspection work.

Ability to:

- Provide effective supervision, training, and evaluation of subordinate staff.
- Conduct the more complex inspections.
- Manage projects for building inspectors.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writting.
- Understand and work with diagrams, specifications, plans, and similar documents at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, engineers, architects, contractors, tenants, owners, and the general public.
- Operate a motor vehicle.
- Use computer and various software to collect, analyze, and summarize data; and, maintain and prepare reports.
- Anticipate issues and seek resolutions through various resources.
- Access inspection areas within contruction sites.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education

Completion of the 12th grade or GED certificate.

-AND-

Experience

Two years of experience performing duties as a Building Inspector with the City of Sacramento in which one year of work included lead or supervision of technical employees.

OR

Education

Completion of 21 units of college level courses in building inspection, construction, eletrical, plumbing, carpentry or mechanical architecture, design, plan permitting, code enforcement or other related areas.

-AND-

Experience

Three years of experience performing duties comparable to a Building Inspector with the City of Sacramento in another municipality or county government agency in which one year of work included lead or supervision of technical employees.

PROOF OF EDUCATION

Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case by case basis.

Work Disciplines:

Note: Incumbents must possess certification from an approved certifying organization in their specific work disciplines within one year of appointment. Maintenance of these certifications is a condition for continued employment in this classification.

In addition, incumbents must have the following knowledge, abilities, experience and/or certification in three (3) disciplines as applicable. Once appointed, incumbents may qualify and perform work in additional disciplines.

BUILDING SPECIALTY INSPECTION

Knowledge of:

- Methods, practices, codes, ordinances, policies, and materials used in construction work as it relates to the Building Inspection Discipline, and applies to both residential and commercial construction.

Ability to:

- Inspect all work, including the more complex or difficult installations within the specialty.

Experience and Certification:

- Three years of experience as a journey-level craft person in Building (structural), or a closely related discipline, and a working knowledge of building construction.
- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other approved certifying organization in the Building Inspector categories.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform both residential and commercial building inspections.

PLUMBING/MECHANICAL SPECIALTY INSPECTION

Knowledge of:

- Methods, practices, codes, ordinances, policies, and materials used in construction work as they relate to the Plumbing/Mechanical inspection discipline and to both residential and commercial construction.

Ability to:

- Inspect all work, including the more complex or difficult installations within the specialty.

Experience and Certification:

- Three years of experience as a journey-level crafts person in the Plumbing or Mechanical trade, or a closely related discipline, and working knowledge of plumbing or mechanical construction.
- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other approved certifying organization in both Plumbing and Mechanical inspection categories.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform both residential and commercial inspections within both plumbing and mechanical specialties.

ELECTRICAL SPECIALTY INSPECTION

Knowledge of:

- Methods, practices, codes, ordinances, policies, and materials used in construction work as it relates to the Electrical Inspection Discipline, and applies to both residential and commercial construction.

Ability to:

- Inspect all work, including the more complex or difficult installations within the specialty.

Experience and Certification:

- Three years of experience as a journey-level crafts person in the Electrical Discipline, or a closely related specialty, and working knowledge of electrical construction.
- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other approved certifying organization in the Electrical Inspector categories.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform both residential and commercial electrical inspections.

ROOFING COMBINATION INSPECTION

Knowledge of:

- Methods, practices, and materials used in roofing as applied to both residential and commercial construction.
- Codes, ordinances and policies that are applied to roofing and all other disciplines that are incidental to roofing work.

Ability to:

- Recognize correct installation of roofing systems.
- Inspect all work, including the more complex and difficult roofing systems.

Experience and Certification:

- Three years of experience as a journey-level crafts person in the roofing discipline, or a closely related discipline, and working knowledge of roofing construction, including all incidental disciplines associated with roofs.
- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other approved certifying organization as a Building Inspector.
- Completion of an approved testing or training program in combination roofing inspection.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform both residential and commercial inspections within the specialty.

RESIDENTIAL COMBINATION INSPECTION

Knowledge of:

- Methods, practices, codes, ordinances, policies, and materials used in construction work applied to one, two, and three family residential construction.

Ability to:

- Recognize correct installation of building, plumbing and mechanical, electrical and roofing systems.

Experience and Certification:

- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other certifying organization in Combination Dwelling Inspector and completion of an approved testing Program.
- One year as a Building Inspector for another municipal or county government agency performing residential combination inspections.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform residential combination inspections.

OR

- Completion of a formalized City training Program in residential combination inspections. Renewal of city certification required every three years.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform residential combination inspections.

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL COMBINATION INSPECTION

Knowledge of:

- Methods, practices, codes, ordinances, policies, and materials used in construction work applied to multi-family and commercial buildings qualifying for inspection by Light Commercial Inspectors.

Ability to:

- Recognize correct installation of building, plumbing and mechanical, electrical and roofing systems as applied to multi-family and commercial buildings qualifying for inspection by Light Commercial Inspectors.

Certification:

- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other approved certifying organization in Commercial Combination Inspections, or Building Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, and Electrical Inspector.
- Completion of an approved testing or formalized training program in commercial Combination Inspections.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform multi-family residential and light commercial inspections.

RESIDENTIAL COMBINATION & STRUCTURAL PLAN REVIEW

Knowledge of:

- Standard construction drawings, plans, specifications, methods and materials applied to one, two, and three family residential structures.
- Codes, ordinances, and policies that apply to Plumbing/Mechanical, electrical, and structural.
- Methods and formulas for calculating various development fees.
- Automated systems for tracking permits, calculating fees, and recording corrections, issuing permits, accepting plans, and performing technical plan review tasks.
- State and City requirements to obtaining building permits.

Ability to:

- Read and interpret all levels of building construction and engineering plans, and specifications to determine code compliance related to one, two, and three family residential construction.
- Calculate processing and impact fees.
- Advise and assist customers on building permit requirements, and issue building permits using the City's automated permit system.
- Use various computer software programs to research properties and buildings, enter permit and plan check information, calculate fees, and perform calculations.

Certification:

- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other recognized certifying organization in combination dwelling inspector and building inspector categories.
- Completion of an approved testing or formalized training program in residential combination and structural plan review.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform all required duties.

NON-STRUCTURAL BUILDING PLAN REVIEW

Knowledge of:

- Standard commercial drawings, plans, specifications, methods and materials as applied to multi-family and commercial structures.
- Codes, ordinances, and policies that apply to non-structural, egress, and life safety.
- Methods and formulas for calculating various development fees.
- Automated systems for tracking permits, calculating fees, recording corrections, issuing permits, accepting plans, and performing technical plan review tasks.
- State and City requirements relating to obtaining permits.

Ability to:

- Read and interpret all levels of building construction plans and specifications to determine code compliance related to multi-family and commercial structures.
- Calculate processing and impact fees.
- Advise customers of building permit requirements and issue building permits using the City's automated permit system.
- Use various computer software programs to research properties and buildings, enter permit and plan check information, calculate fees, and perform calculations.

Certification:

- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other recognized certifying organization in Plans Examiner and building inspector categories.
- Completion of an approved testing or formalized training program in non-structural building plan review.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform all required duties.

PLUMBING/MECHANICAL PLAN REVIEW

Knowledge of:

- Standard commercial drawings, plans, specifications, methods and materials as applied to multi-family and commercial structures.
- Codes, ordinances, and policies that apply to Plumbing/Mechanical installations.
- Methods and formulas for calculating various development fees.
- Automated systems for tracking permits, calculating fees, recording corrections, issuing permits, accepting plans, and performing technical plan review tasks.
- State and City requirements relating to obtaining permits.

Ability to:

- Read and interpret all levels of building construction plans and engineering plans and specifications to determine code compliance related to multi-family and commercial structures.
- Calculate processing and impact fees.
- Advise customers of building permit requirements and issue building permits using the City's automated permit system.
- Use various computer software programs to research properties and buildings, enter permit and plan check information, calculate fees, and perform calculations.

Certification:

- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other recognized certifying organization in plumbing inspector and mechanical inspector categories.
- Completion of an approved testing or formalized training program in plumbing/mechanical review.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform all required duties.

ELECTRICAL PLAN REVIEW

Knowledge of:

- Standard commercial drawings, plans, specifications, methods and materials as applied to multi-family and commercial structures.
- Codes, ordinances, and policies that apply to electrical installations.
- Methods and formulas for calculating various development fees.
- Automated systems for tracking permits, calculating fees, recording corrections, issuing permits, accepting plans, and performing technical plan review tasks.
- State and City requirements relating to obtaining permits.

Ability to:

- Read and interpret all levels of building construction plans and engineering plans and specifications to determine code compliance related to multi-family and commercial structures.
- Calculate processing and impact fees.
- Advise customers of building permit requirements and issue building permits using the City's automated permit system.
- Use various computer software programs to research properties and buildings, enter permit and plan check information, calculate fees, and perform calculations.

Certification:

- Certification by I.C.B.O. or other recognized certifying organization in the electrical inspector category.
- Completion of an approved testing or formalized training program in electrical plan review.
- Recognition by the Chief Building Official of the competency to perform all required duties.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Public or Private Buildings)

Knowledge of:

- Contract management as it relates to construction and plan review contracts.
- Software used for contract management purposes.
- Non-code related materials and methods used in construction projects.
- Permitting processes and systems utilized on complex construction projects.

Ability to:

- Read and understand construction contract provisions to effectively monitor contractor compliance.
- Recognize correct installation of building, plumbing and mechanical, electrical and roofing systems as applied to City construction projects for both code and non-code related installations.
- Manage and coordinate the more complex or difficult construction projects from conception to completion.
- Work with applicants and staff from various areas to manage projects and resolve issues in relation to large and complex building projects.
- Assist customers, identify problems and seek resolution.
- Obtain recognition by the Public Works Department, or the Chief Building Official in project management competency.

Certification:

- Recognition by the Public Works Department, or the Chief Building Official in project management competency.

ENFORCEMENT CASE MANAGEMENT

Knowledge of:

- Search, seizure and other citation practices authorized under state and federal law.
- Contract management principles as applied to demolition and repair contractors.
- Provisions of the City and state codes relating to Housing and Dangerous Building activities.

Ability to:

- Obtain and maintain citation authority.
- Enforce regulations with firmness and tact.
- Perform data entry into the CityCode System and use the computer to enter case notes, notices and other documents and reports.
- Investigate complaints and inspect structures to determine if a Housing or Dangerous Building case needs to be initiated.
- Work effectively with owners and contractors to identify deficiencies, issue building permits for corrective work or demolitions, and inspect work in progress.
- Testify before City boards, and in a court of law in relation to cases, as required.
- Work effectively with Police Officers and Code Enforcement Officers in enforcement of POP.
- Manage the more difficult or complex investigations or enforcement actions cases.

Certification:

- Recognition by the Neighborhoods Department, or the Chief Building Official in Case Management.
- PC 832 Certification, AACA Housing Enforcement Officer Certification.
- Instruction in one or more of the following training programs: Regulatory Investigation
- Techniques, Community Oriented Policing or Pepper Spray.

WORKING CONDITIONS - Serve on-call, work after hours, weekends, holidays, during emergency situations, and as required.
- Work in all weather conditions including wet, hot, cold and windy.
- Work on uneven work surfaces, trenches, slopes, roof structures, framing and other condition found in a construction environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS - Ability to lift, carry, push, tools, equipment, supplies and plans weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Work in confined spaces requiring reaching, twisting, turning, climbing ladders, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching and, working around power and noise producing equipment.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.

THE SELECTION PROCEDURE

Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.


1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:

  • If applicants do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
  • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.

  • Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted online with your application. Proof of education will be required at time of appointment.

  • Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position.
  • If you're requesting Veteran's credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your application or emailed to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran's credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule 4.9C.
  • Applicants are responsible for attaching a copy of their DD214 to each position for which they apply.

2. Training and Experience Exam: (Weighted 100%) - The questions located at the end of the application are the Training and Experience (T&E) Exam. Responses to the T&E questions will be rated and scored. This exam will evaluate the relevance, level, and progression of a candidate's education, training and experience. The exam score will determine your ranking on the eligible list for this job. When completing the T&E questions, please note:

  • Responses to the T&E questions must be submitted online; paper questionnaires will not be accepted.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the T&E questions.

3. Eligibility: Candidates who pass the Training and Experience Test will be placed on the eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list. Candidate's eligibility expires one year from the date of notification of a passing score for the Supervising Building Inspector examination.

4. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)- All candidates that pass the examination and are in one of the top three ranks will have their application forwarded to the hiring department for review. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass Live Scan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

QUESTIONS:
For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

  • Please visit for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
  • For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.
  • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at
  • Send an email to employment@cityofsacramento.org; or
  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726

Bilingual Pay
Did you know that the City offers bilingual pay? That's right, most labor agreements offer the option of providing employees with bilingual pay if the department deems it to be operationally necessary.

Pension Reform Act
The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

Additional Information
Civil Service Rules:

Union Contracts:

Salary Schedule:

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APPLICATION : I understand my application must meet the minimum qualifications for consideration of employment with the City of Sacramento. The experience I list in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section of the employment application will be used to determine if I meet the minimum qualifications as stated on the job announcement. A resume, responses to the supplemental questions requiring a narrative response, employment history listed elsewhere in the application or attachments will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section of the employment application. Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). Please refer to the City of Sacramento's Applicant Resources Page for Screening Instructions:
  • Yes

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PROOF OF EDUCATION: To qualify for this classification you may use education or experience as listed in the substitution option to provide required knowledge, skills, and abilities.I understand proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted with my application and will be required at the time of appointment if I am using education to qualify for this position.Please refer to the City of Sacramento's Proof of Education Requirements ( for information on accepted docume

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