Combination Inspector Ii

County of San Diego
$78,062 - $94,348 Per year CA City of San Diego Development Services Department, 1222 First Ave., San Diego, CA 92101, United States
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Overview

JOB INFORMATION

See NOTES below for future wage increases and/or additional compensation opportunities.

APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING RELATED RECRUITMENTS: 
  • Combination Inspector I

Combination Inspector II positions perform skilled inspection work as generalists in all fields of building inspection to include electrical, mechanical, plumbing, residential fire sprinkler systems, structural, and storm water inspection; inspect one and two-family residential structures, including mobile homes for compliance with applicable City and State Model Building Codes and regulations; investigate complaints of building code violations; maintain records; prepare reports and correction notices; meet with property owners, tenants, and contractors to discuss corrections; check field conformance and enforce compliance with zoning laws applicable to residential and accessory structures; review construction, repair, replacement, installation, and repair plans; inspect sites for practicability of plans; utilize computer software on desk top and mobile computers; may assist in training; and perform other duties as assigned.

NOTES:
  • Employees in job classifications represented by Municipal Employees Association (MEA) are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:
                4% effective 7/1/24
                2% effective 1/1/25
                5% effective 7/1/25 
  • Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS). 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
 
EXPERIENCE:  Two years of full-time experience performing combination inspections as an Inspector or Licensee of a governmental jurisdiction at a level equivalent to a Combination Inspector I with the City of San Diego (a position that performs skilled inspection work as generalists in all fields of building inspection to include electrical, mechanical, and structural inspection) AND one of the following options:
 
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  In addition to the experience requirement above, you must meet ONE of the following options:

  1. One year of full-time experience performing general carpentry, electrical, or plumbing/mechanical work AND a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
  2. Two years of full-time experience as an International Code Council (ICC), International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), or International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Certified Inspector with a governmental jurisdiction or a private company contracting with a governmental jurisdiction performing combination inspections of residential and/or commercial structures to require compliance with the Uniform Model Codes.
  3. One year of full-time experience as an ICC, IAEI, or IAPMO Certified Inspector with a governmental jurisdiction or a private company contracting with a governmental jurisdiction performing combination inspections of residential and/or commercial structures to require compliance with the Uniform Model Codes AND an Associate's Degree or Community College Certificate in Construction Inspection or Building Construction Technology.
  4. Three years of full-time experience reviewing/designing building plans for conformance with Building Codes and Zoning Regulations with a governmental jurisdiction, which must include having the legal authority to enforce and require compliance with the Uniform Model Codes.
  5. One year of full-time experience reviewing/designing building plans for conformance with Building Codes and Zoning Regulations with a governmental jurisdiction, which must include having the legal authority to enforce and require compliance with the Uniform Model Codes AND a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
  6. Four years of full-time experience performing all phases of journey-level carpentry, electrical, or plumbing/mechanical work.
  7. One year of full-time experience performing all phases of journey-level carpentry, electrical, or plumbing/mechanical work AND completion of a state-accredited four or five-year Carpentry, Electrical or Plumbing/Mechanical Apprenticeship Program.   
      NOTES:
  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for education lacked on a year-for-year basis.  One year of full-time experience = 30 semester/45 quarter college-level units.
  • Possession of a contractor's license is NOT qualifying as a substitute for a college degree or certificate.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours. OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.
LICENSE:  A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.  
 
      NOTE:
  • You must provide your own vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed.
CERTIFICATE: A valid International Code Council (ICC) Residential Combination Inspector Certificate will be required within two years from date of hire.

HIGHLY DESIRABLE
  • Experience in enforcement and the methods of investigation utilized in enforcement of a variety of laws, ordinances, and codes.
  • Experience enforcing state and local codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to building, substandard housing, zoning, nuisance abatement, health and safety, and related areas.
  • Experience using appropriate techniques to adhere to safety, hazardous materials, and fire prevention requirements.
  • Experience with zoning, researching property ownership, adopted codes and standards, landlord/tenant law, and inspection warrants.
  • Experience in record keeping, report writing, and court evidence documentation.
  • Experience operating computers and a variety of software and database applications (e.g., word processing).
  • Experience in office procedures, methods, and equipment, occupational hazards, and standard safety practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using proper English, grammar, and punctuation.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):
  • Proof of degree/transcripts, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • Proof of certificate, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • Proof of apprenticeship completion, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements. 
Required documents should be attached electronically to your application.  If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center:  City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101.  Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.

SCREENING PROCESS

Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next one year. For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview. 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes applicable to this position, which may include the following: confirmation of citizenship or legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review and exam (which may include drug and alcohol testing); reference checks; and fingerprinting. Fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report. Certain positions may require additional screening processes, which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation. All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins. A positive test for alcohol, cannabis/marijuana, illegal drugs, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, or misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening or selection process, may be cause for disqualification or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an express or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Candidates must notify the Personnel Department of any change in their name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, otherwise they may miss employment opportunities. 

Rev. 15 - April 12, 2024 (New Recruitment Date)

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