Overview

JOB
Bargaining Unit: Local 856 – General Services & Maintenance Unit Contra Costa County is recruiting for a Building Inspector I. The Building Inspector position is a division within the Department of Conservation and Development and is the first working level class in the field of the Building Inspector series.Positions in this class may be assigned to either New Construction Inspection Services responsible for inspecting building/structures being constructed, altered, or repaired to determine conformance with building codes, approved plans, specifications, zoning laws and ordinances or the Code Enforcement Unit, where building and zoning code enforcement is the primary duty. This classification reports to a Principal Building inspector or the Supervisor, Inspection Services We are looking for someone who is: A Problem SolverTeam Oriented and able to work with internal and external stakeholders on meeting mutual goals and interests.Able to communicate effectively orally and in writingKnowledgeable in the understanding of accepted building construction safety standards and methodsWhat you will typically be responsible for: Inspecting Residential StructuresDetermining conformance with building codes, zoning laws, and ordinances Determining conformance of approved plans and engineer reportsAssisting the Public and Staff on code compliant issuesA few reasons you might love this job: You will be working with an outstanding team of that value public serviceYou will be working OutdoorsYou will have a consistent scheduleA few challenges you might face in this job: You will be expected to have the physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and field environmentYou will be working in a fast paced environmentYou will be dealing with the public, and that could sometimes be challengingCompetencies Required: Delivering Results: Meeting organizational goals and customer expectations and making decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risksGeneral Physical Ability: Using strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and coordinationLegal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulationsProfessional & Technical Expertise: Applying technical subject matter to the jobSafety Focus: Showing vigilance and care in identifying and addressing health risks and safety hazardsAction & Results Focused (Taking Initiative): Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishmentAdaptability: Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requiresAttention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work productsProfessional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountabilityInforming: Proactively obtaining and sharing informationWriting: Communicating effectively in writingCustomer Focus: Attending to the needs and expectations of customersDelegating: Sharing responsibility, authority, and accountabilityTeamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goalsValuing Diversity: Appreciating the benefits of varied backgrounds and cultures in the workplaceTo read the complete job description, please visit the website, www.cccounty.us/hr. The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for 6 months. All employment offers are contingent upon passing a physical examination and functional capacity test.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.Education: Possession of a high school diploma, G.E.D. equivalency or a high school proficiency certificate.Experience: Either 1) Three (3) years of full-time (or the equivalent of full-time) experience as a journey level carpenter, electrician, plumber, HVAC/mechanical worker; licensed contractor; or performing duties equivalent to a Building Plan Checker II in Contra Costa County or 2) One (1) year as a building/grading inspector.Certification: Obtain a certification from a recognized state, national or international association in residential building inspection, code enforcement, or a related field within two (2) years of employment, pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 18949.28(a). Certification must be maintained in good standing for the duration of employment at all levels of Building Inspector.Desirable Qualifications: 3 years of full-time experience as a Journey level carpenterLicensed contractorICC certifications (Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing)

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Application Filing: All applicants must apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/contracosta and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.Online Video Interview Assessment: Candidates who possess the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an online video interview assessment. The assessment (interview) will be conducted to measure candidates’ competencies as they relate to the job. In the Oral Assessment, candidates must achieve an average passing score of 70% or higher on each of the competencies, as well as an overall passing score of 70% of higher. These may include, but are not limited to: Legal & Regulatory Navigation, Professional & Technical Expertise, Professional Integrity & Ethics, Customer Focus, Valuing Diversity (Weighted 100%) The oral assessment is tentatively scheduled to take place on September 21, 2022 through September 25, 2022.The video assessment will be administered remotely using a computer or mobile device such as a tablet. You will need access to a reliable internet connection to take the assessment, as well as computer or mobile device with a camera. The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices. All employment offers are contingent upon passing a physical examination and functional capacity test. COVID-19 Vaccine RequirementsContra Costa County enacted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for employees. Proof of full vaccination will be required of all employees, including new hires. The policy requirements can be found here: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/72164/2021824-Mandatory-Vaccination-Policy-PDF?bidId=CONVICTION HISTORYAfter you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERAll Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.