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Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming building inspector interview?

Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

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Sarah Branson in Dallas, Oregon

113 months ago

I have an interview coming up and I realy want this job. Any help on the interview process would be of great help.

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JOSE A GUILLEN in Riverside, California

69 months ago

To get a job as an inspector is not as easy as it seams youroral interview is sometimes very complicated for you because thy will ask you something like this. How would i separate a garage from a dwelling unit??? first of all whats a dwelling its a home and the way you lay it out is the way you will get judged they will know if you know what they are talking about. EXAMPLE ANSWER a IS: A dwelling unit is separated from a garage by a firewall covered on garage side by 1/2 inch thickness minimum gypsum board. Whats gypsum board its drywall, another is what is the clearance in front of a watercloset.? whats a watercloset its a toilet and the distance infront varies from code book per irc 21 inches per upc 24 inches i been a modular home/building inspector over 12 years also inspector icc certified and master board certified and have not yet hold a job for a municipality/ city or agency,

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KMLTUP in Dayton, Ohio

50 months ago

JOSE A GUILLEN in Riverside, California said: To get a job as an inspector is not as easy as it seams youroral interview is sometimes very complicated for you because thy will ask you something like this. How would i separate a garage from a dwelling unit??? first of all whats a dwelling its a home and the way you lay it out is the way you will get judged they will know if you know what they are talking about. EXAMPLE ANSWER a IS: A dwelling unit is separated from a garage by a firewall covered on garage side by 1/2 inch thickness minimum gypsum board. Whats gypsum board its drywall, another is what is the clearance in front of a watercloset.? whats a watercloset its a toilet and the distance infront varies from code book per irc 21 inches per upc 24 inches i been a modular home/building inspector over 12 years also inspector icc certified and master board certified and have not yet hold a job for a municipality/ city or agency,

--i cann relate, me have gramur and speling good, still cannot get me a betur job, i du not umberstand...help me uot...

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dan in Oakley, California

49 months ago

KMLTUP in Dayton, Ohio said: --i cann relate, me have gramur and speling good, still cannot get me a betur job, i du not umberstand...help me uot...

Now that's funny!

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O. K. Fine in Portland, Oregon

1 month ago

JOSE A GUILLEN in Riverside, California said: To get a job as an inspector is not as easy as it seams youroral interview is sometimes very complicated for you because thy will ask you something like this. How would i separate a garage from a dwelling unit??? first of all whats a dwelling its a home and the way you lay it out is the way you will get judged they will know if you know what they are talking about. EXAMPLE ANSWER a IS: A dwelling unit is separated from a garage by a firewall covered on garage side by 1/2 inch thickness minimum gypsum board. Whats gypsum board its drywall, another is what is the clearance in front of a watercloset.? whats a watercloset its a toilet and the distance infront varies from code book per irc 21 inches per upc 24 inches i been a modular home/building inspector over 12 years also inspector icc certified and master board certified and have not yet hold a job for a municipality/ city or agency,

Not as easy as it "seams"? Seems. "Whats a dwelling unit its a home"? Well, duh! And your punctuation, spelling, and grammar are not good. Really, people don't already know this? "whats a watercloset its a toilet" -- Great insight there. If you want to be an inspector, you should already know this, so why are you trying to explain this, Jose? This is such basic stuff, and there was nothing really helpful here. Are you really an inspector, and you get by with these communication skills?

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