Building Engineering Inspector
Salary: $22.19-$27.10 hourly / $3,860-$4,713 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under direct supervision, learns and assists in
building and grading inspection, reviewing plans, and processing
permits; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Building Engineering Inspector I is
the entry-level class in which incumbents learn and assist in
building and grading inspection, reviewing of plans, and other
related permit processing work. Incumbents receive close supervision
and are expected to obtain sufficient knowledge and proficiency to
progress to the journey level.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Assists applicants in completing building and grading permit
applications; answers questions regarding building code construction
requirements at the public counter and on the phone.
2. Reviews plans of residential accessory buildings for code
3. Calculates fees for residential buildings; studies technical
materials related to codes and their interpretation; keeps necessary
records of permits and fees.
4. Assists building engineering inspectors with inspection of
buildings being constructed and grading projects; assists in
inspecting substandard structures for violations of housing,
building, health, and zoning codes/ordinances; may assist in
preparing documentation and supplying evidence for prosecution of
cases related to such violations.
5. Learns to read plans and specifications to assure code
6. Participates in training courses and conferences.
1. Certification by a recognized agency in building inspection; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to Building
Permit Technician with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. two years of building construction experience that demonstrates
knowledge of construction plans and the Uniform Building Codes; or,
4. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Certification by a recognized agency in building inspection is
required within one year of appointment as a condition of continued
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License is required.
Knowledge of: general building construction methods and materials;
the significance and purpose of design requirements; construction
plans; Uniform Building Codes; and basic arithmetic.
Ability to: read and interpret building and grading plans and
specifications; learn, apply, and interpret building codes and
grading regulations; learn and apply methods and system of legal
enforcement and prosecution; learn to use personal computers; deal
effectively with the public to secure cooperation and maintain good
relationships; maintain objectivity and impartiality; and make