Construction Inspector I/ii

County of Riverside
$68,640 - $110,739 Per year CA 3450 14th St, Riverside, CA 92501, United States Apply before 5/21/2024 11:59
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Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

The County of Riverside’s Facilities Management Department has an opportunity for a Construction Inspector I/II located in Riverside.


The selected candidate will provide continuous on-site technical inspections of various County administered structures and remodeling projects during the construction, alterations, and repair phase. This includes coordinating with project managers, contractors, architects and engineers to ensure the construction, equipment installation, and repair complies with and adheres to quality control specifications, engineering designs, structural plans and all applicable State and local building codes and regulations. In addition, the candidate will sample construction materials for testing, write daily field reports summarizing construction activity, review and analyze cost estimates for proposed County projects, and make recommendations regarding scheduling of construction projects.

The Construction Inspector I is the entry level class in the Construction Inspector series within the Facilities Management Department. This class is a natural progression underfill for the class of Construction Inspector II. Incumbents are eligible to promote to Construction Inspector II after receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation and meeting the education and experience requirements. Failure to meet the requirements to promote will result in incumbents either being returned to their former county job classification or new hires being released prior to the end of their initial probationary period.

The Construction Inspector II is the full journey level class in the Construction Inspector series within the Design and Construction Division of the Facilities Management Department. This class reports to the Supervising Construction Inspector and receives technical and lead direction from a Senior Construction Inspector in assigned responsibility for ensuring that contracted construction, repairs, or alterations of County buildings and facilities adhere and comply to specifications, laws, and contract.

The level at which the position will be filled is at the Department's discretion and is based on candidate qualifications. 

Meet the Team!

Riverside County Department of Facilities Management provides property management and operations services for county owned and leased facilities throughout the 7,200 square miles of Riverside County and over 14 million square feet of space. The department is responsible for keeping county buildings safe and productive for both county staff and the public.  



EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Construction Inspector I


• Reads and studies project specifications, plans, and drawings to become familiar with projects prior to inspection.

• Performs continuous and/or periodic on-site technical inspections of County building and/or remodeling projects during construction and provides liaison with project managers, architects, and/or engineers to insure that construction complies with and adheres to: plans, quality control specifications in which professional judgment is rendered for acceptability or rejection of installed materials and finishes, contract documents, and all applicable state and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations.

• Insures appropriate civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical changes, and that written approvals are secured; explains and clarifies project plans and quality control specifications to contractors and others.

• Assists in arranging, coordinating, and overseeing special technical inspections, such as soil testing, concrete and asphalt mixes, etc and checks test results for conformance to specification requirements; inspects all contract installations with view to prevention of possible hazards.

• Analyzes and makes recommendations concerning adherence to contract and mandated quality control specifications and informs commissioned architects, engineers, and Facilities Project Managers of quality of workmanship and materials used and of any material or workmanship which does not meet specifications.

• Coordinates timely review and liaison by and between contractors, architects, and engineers for the detecting and adjusting of discrepancies in the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and other drawings and plans that affect the proper installation of equipment and facilities.

• May be assigned to perform off-site inspections at manufacturer's plants.

• Prepares and maintains job records, including quantities records, daily logs, change orders, and all records necessitated by law and prepares required reports.

• Computes monthly estimates of work completed.

• Recommends approval for payments. Establishes and maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with contractors and others.

Construction Inspector II

• Reviews and studies project specifications, plans, and drawings to become familiar with projects prior to inspection.



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Provides plans examination and practices for less complex commercial, industrial buildings and grading plans to determine conformance to minimum codes, regulations, and ordinances.



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Determines the classification and occupancy groups of structures; determines the type of construction allowable floor areas and height.



• Performs both continuous and/or periodic on-site technical and quality control inspections of County building and/or remodeling projects during construction, including but not limited to reinforced concrete, masonry and structural steel construction, land grading, plumbing, electrical, painting, heating, and air-conditioning to insure that construction complies with plans, quality control specifications, contract documents, and all applicable state and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations.



• Provides liaison with project managers architects, and/or engineers to insure that construction complies with and adheres to plans, quality control specifications in which professional judgment is rendered for acceptability or rejection of installed materials and finishes, contract documents, and all applicable state and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations.



• Insures appropriate civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical changes, and that written approvals are secured; explains and clarifies project plans and specifications to contractors and others.



• Arranges, coordinates, oversees, and may prepare samples for, special technical inspections, such as soil testing, concrete and asphalt mixes, etc.



• Checks test results for conformance to specification requirements.



• Inspects all contract installations with view to prevention of possible hazards.



• Observes work in progress to insure procedures followed and material used conforms to specification; analyzes and makes recommendations concerning adherence to contract and mandated specifications and informs commissioned architects, engineers, and Facilities Project Managers of the quality of workmanship and materials used, and of any material or workmanship which does not meet specifications.



• Coordinates field activities between contractors, architects, and engineers for the detecting and adjusting of discrepancies in the architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, and other drawings and plans that affect the proper installation of equipment and facilities.



• Performs off-site inspections of manufacturer's plants, when needed.



• Prepares and maintains job records, including quantities records, daily logs, payments, change orders, and all records necessitated by law and prepares progress and other required reports.



• Computes monthly estimates of work completed.



• Attends job site construction meetings.



• Recommends approval for payments.



• Establishes and maintains effective and cooperative working relationships with contractors and others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Construction Inspector I 

$33.00 - $49.16 Hourly

$5,720.19 - $8,520.23 Monthly

$68,642.29 - $102,242.82 Annually


OPTION I

Three years of responsible technical or professional building construction experience on a variety of large structures or multi-story and/or multi-building complexes, such as medical facilities, detention centers, high-rise office buildings; two years of the required experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity over journey-level trades or professional staff working on large structures or multi-story and/or multi-building complexes described above.


Substitutions: Certification from the International Code Conference/ICC in building inspection or in a related specialization may be substituted for one year of the required professional or technical building construction experience.


Educational substitution: Completion of course work from an accredited college in structural engineering, architectural engineering, architecture, inspection and/or construction technology, or a related field, may be substituted for up to one year of the required major building construction experience on the basis of 30 semester/45 quarter units equaling one year of full-time experience.


OPTION II

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Architect issued by the California State Board of Architectural Examiners.


OPTION III

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil or Structural Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. (Persons licensed, certified, or registered as an Architect or Civil/Structure Engineer in another state must obtain California registration within one year of hire.)


CERTIFICATES
A certificate from the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) or International Code Council (ICC) in building inspection must be obtained within one year of the date of employment OR approval by the Department of the State Architect as a General Construction Inspector.

Construction Inspector II

$35.74 - $53.24 Hourly

$6,195.25 - $9,227.89 Monthly

$74,342.94 - $110,734.62 Annually


OPTION I

Four years of responsible technical or professional building construction experience on a variety of large structures or multi-store and/or multi-building complexes,

such as medical facilities, detention centers,

high-rise office buildings; two years of the required experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity over journey-level trades or professional staff working on large structures or multi-store and/or multi-building complexes, as described above.


Educational Substitution: Completion of course work from an accredited college in structural engineering, architectural engineering, architecture, inspection/construction technology, or a related field, may be substituted for up to two years of the required major building construction experience, on the basis of 30 semester/45 quarter units equaling one year of full-time experience.


OPTION II

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as an Architect issued by the California State Board of Architectural Examiners.


OPTION III

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a Civil or Structural Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. (Persons licensed, certified, or registered as an Architect or Civil/Structural Engineer in another state must obtain California registration within one year of hire.)


CERTIFICATES
Certification from the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) or International Code Council (ICC) in Building Inspection (1); and two or more of the following: Reinforced Concrete, Structural Masonry, or Structural Steel and Welding.

(An American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector certification may be substituted for ICBO Structural Steel and Welding.)

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Approval by The Department of the State Architect as a General Construction Inspector, with verifiable work experience. 

All LEVELS:***Please Note: If qualifying using educational units or a certificate, proof is required by the closing deadline. Applications without proof of degree/educational units completed or a copy of their certificate uploaded with their application will not be considered. Please see "Supplemental Information" below for guidelines.***

Most Competitive Candidates will possess:

Three years of experience as an Inspector working on various projects from commercial real estate to residential housing, which includes knowledge of building construction regulations and experience checking/verifying materials. Experience serving in a lead capacity and possession of Building Inspector Certification as well as two International Code Counsel (ICC) Structural Certifications, which includes an ICC Commercial Building Certification is preferable.  


Knowledge of: The principles of inspection procedures and methods; principles of major building construction; State, local, and Riverside County codes, ordinances, and regulations applicable to the building construction trades; construction practices and safety hazard requirements; contracts and the legal relationships between owner, architects, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors; complex building regulatory functions.


Ability to: Read and interpret complex building plans, codes, and specifications; detect and evaluate, by ongoing inspection, deviations from plans and specifications and inferior materials and workmanship and initiate measures to enforce corrections; maintain cooperative working relationships with architects, contractors, and workmen; prepare correspondence and present written and oral reports.

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

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