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The Planning and Development Department is accepting applications to fill one vacancy in either Santa Barbara or Santa Maria.
THE POSITION: Under direction, the incumbent serves as a technical specialist in a particular field of plan review and building inspection activities, such as electrical, plumbing, or mechanical such as for large-scale energy or industrial projects; trains personnel in these specialized fields; and performs related work as required.
The IDEAL CANDIDATE will possess:
Experience with inspection and/or plan check of complex electrical systems in building and facilities
Strong understanding and demonstrated experience with electrical systems, wiring, power distribution system and application of codes and standards to ensure a safe built environment
Working knowledge and demonstrated experience in ADA regulations, building, plumbing, mechanical codes and the ability to conduct related inspections independently
Ability to work within a team-setting focused on helping customers to achieve compliance with the governing codes and regulations
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage workload appropriately
Solution-oriented approaches toward the regulatory aspect of the work
Effective written and verbal communication skills to convey information to various clients and audiences (property owners, builders, expert design professionals, engineers, etc.)
Strong time management and organizational skills
Professional demeanor that fosters a positive and constructive working relationships with internal and external customers.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Prepares correspondence and reports; performs the more difficult inspections in a specialized field of building inspection, such as electrical, plumbing, or mechanical;
Handles controversial cases involving disputes over interpretation and application of particular building codes;
Reviews complex building plans for code compliance in a particular field; coordinates processing of complex projects that require special interagency approval.;
Confers with other County officials and builders, contractors, property owners, engineers, architects, and others on plan review and approval of inspection procedures and problems;
Performs routine building inspections of all occupancies for compliance with all current building codes;
Represents the County at meetings and conferences related to the specialty area;
Develops and conducts training for inspection staff in areas of special expertise as needed.
Meets with contractors and industry to implement new code requirements;
Investigates substandard conditions of building and works with owner and County to abate violations.
International Code Council (ICC) orDivision of the State Architect (DSA) certification in specialty field in Commercial Electrical or Commercial Mechanical Certification; AND,
Four years of experience in inspection and/or in a specialized field of building construction; OR,
Two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Building Engineering Inspector III with Santa Barbara County assigned to a specialized field of inspection; OR,
Possession of an ICC or equivalent certificate in a specialized field of inspection for commercial buildings, and two years of experience in the inspection specialty; OR,
California registration as a professional engineer in a related field; OR,
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.
NOTE: A bachelor’s degree in a related field or journeyman experience in the electrical trade may substitute for two years of required experience.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of appointment and a valid license must be maintained throughout employment.
ICC or DSA certification in Commercial Buildings must be obtained within one year of appointment.
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