Chief Building Inspector
DEFINITION: Under general direction, assists the Building and
Development Official in administering County building ordinances;
assists in the division's management and program planning; performs
related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Plans and directs the work of area supervising
inspectors; assists in building inspection program planning for the
division; provides technical assistance in at least one specialty
field such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical, state handicap,
energy or structural plan review; may perform inspections and plan
checks which include complex technical building problems; confers
with county officials, owners, architects, engineers, contractors,
and others as building code interpretations and applications;
reviews operations of branch offices; acts as Building and Safety
Division training office; participates in selecting, assigning, and
training staff and other personnel actions; assists the Building and
Development Official and Senior Development Engineer as necessary.
1. Four years of experience performing duties in the field of
building code inspection and enforcement, including at least one
year supervising other building inspectors; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Building Engineering Inspector, Supervising with Santa Barbara
3. 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.
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License is required.
Knowledge of: State and local laws and regulations pertaining to
building inspection and safety; current principles and practices of
building inspection, plan check, and permit issuance in all phases
of general inspection and at least one specialty field; building
methods and materials; general personnel practices.
Ability to: plan and administer building division programs; direct
building inspection personnel; plan and oversee division training;
study building code changes and inspection requirements and
recommend necessary changes to meet them; perform difficult building
inspections and plan checks; work cooperatively with the public,
county officials, building contractors, property owners, civic and
professional groups and others; prepare correspondence and reports.