Salary: $21.01-$25.65 hourly / $3,654-$4,461 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under immediate supervision, learns and assists in
grading inspection, reviewing grading and drainage plans, and
processing permits; and performs related duties as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Grading Inspector I is the entry
level class in which incumbents receive training and close
supervision and are expected to obtain sufficient knowledge and
skills to progress to the journey level within a reasonable period
The Grading Inspector series is distinguished from the Building
Engineering Inspector series in that the Grading Inspectors enforce
grading codes and ordinances and do not have any specific
certification requirements. Building Engineering Inspectors enforce
building codes and regulations and must, within a year at the
journey level, obtain a certification in one of the specialty areas
of building inspection such as mechanical, electrical, or plumbing.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Reads plans and specifications to assure code compliance during
plan check and inspections;
2. Assists applicants in completing grading permit applications;
answers questions regarding grading code requirements and conditions
at the public counter and on the phone;
3. Calculates fees for grading permits; keeps and maintains records
of permits and fees;
4. Conducts inspections of simple lot residential grading and
drainage projects; learns to review and respond to complaints
regarding unpermitted grading violations; and prepares documentation
and evidence for cases related to violations; and,
5. Learns to conduct more complex grading projects.
1. One year of experience in grading and/or excavation that would
provide knowledge of the basic principles of soil mechanics and
geology as applied to grading; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides
the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C
Driver's License is required.
Knowledge of: basic grading and drainage methods and equipment;
basic principles of soil mechanics and geology as applied to
grading; standard English usage and grammar; standard record-keeping
methods and practices; accepted customer service practices;
Ability to: read and interpret grading and drainage plans and
specifications; learn grading ordinances and applicable codes and
interpret their application; communicate with the public to secure
cooperation and maintain effective working relationships;
communicate technical information in an understandable way;
represent the department with tact and diplomacy; learn to make
appropriate decisions within established guidelines; keep accurate
records; use a computer and related software; calculate volume and
area; and learn to calculate slopes.