Electrical Construction Inspector Ii

County of Sacramento
Full Time 40 per week $62,557 - $88,024 Per year CA Sacramento County Public Works, Fleet Services Division, 4001 Branch Center Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827, United States Apply before 5/28/2024 11:59



The ideal candidate for this position would have prior experience inspecting public infrastructure projects, be familiar with industry standard transportation, and underground utility construction practices and materials used. Experience inspecting traffic signals and lighting is desired. It is highly desirable they be familiar with the requirements of Caltrans Local Assistance as they relate to construction management and administration. The ideal candidate should be solutions-oriented, comfortable working collaboratively in a team environment, and communicate effectively.


To inspect work product and materials used in the offsite electrical construction work of a variety of public and private projects to insure conformance with applicable laws, ordinances, standards, plans, specifications and departmental regulations.


Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the lower class of Electrical Construction Inspector I, or, when filled from the outside, require prior construction inspection experience. Appointment to the higher class requires that the employee be performing substantially the full range of duties for the class and meet the qualification standards for the class. An Electrical Construction Inspector II works under general supervision and is expected to perform the entire range of field electrical inspection work requiring a complete knowledge of electrical construction inspection principles and practices. Work in this class is distinguished from that of Electrical Construction Inspector I by the greater complexity of the assignments received and by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate.


General supervision is provided by a higher level position. Assignments of the Electrical Construction Inspector II/III may require the indirect or direct supervision of lower level Electrical Construction Inspector positions.



Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Inspect materials and construction work product for City capital improvement and private projects to insure compliance with the contract documents. Observe work during progress and upon completion. Inspection shall include checking lines, grade, size and location of facilities for conformance with city standards and regulations.
- Be familiar with City Standard Specifications, project plans and specifications, and Operation and Maintenance requirements to insure project is properly constructed in accordance with all City requirements.
- Prepare documentation and reports in accordance with city standard construction management and inspection procedures.
- Oversee the performance and be knowledgeable of field tests.
- Inspect adjacent properties for damage from construction activity.
- Confer with property owners regarding project schedule, hazards, and inconvenience.
- Coordinate work with other city departments and utilities.
- Prepare necessary correspondence to the contractor regarding contract requirements.
- Prepare as-built plans for completed projects.
- Review and monitor construction schedule to insure construction is progressing in accordance with contract requirements.
- Perform estimates and documentation of work complete for progress payments.
- Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

- Materials, methods, regulations and requirements relative to the construction of electrical and related facilities associated with city street, park, utility and related projects.
- Defects and faults in electrical construction installations.
- Tools, surveying instruments and equipment used in construction of city projects.
- Basic mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
- Applicable laws, regulations, codes and departmental policies governing the construction of assigned projects.

Ability to:

- Understand and interpret electrical engineering and related plans and specifications and to prepare accurate engineering records.
- Deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, engineers, and property owners.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
- Ability to use computer programs applicable to the work.
- Detect and locate faulty materials and work product and to determine the stage of construction during which defects are most easily found and remedied.
- Perform the entire range of electrical construction inspection activities with a minimum of supervision.

Experience and Education:

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be two years experience comparable to that of an Electrical Construction Inspector I in the City of Sacramento.


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.


Driver License:

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


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


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   

  • 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 Electrical Construction Inspector II 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. 

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