Building Inspection Supervisor
City of Coronado, CA - Coronado, CA

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Under direction, to supervise, plan, and coordinate the activities and operations of the Building Division within the Community Development Department including plan checking, issuance of building permits, building construction inspection services and activities, and inspection of fire sprinkler and suppression systems; to coordinate the activities of the code enforcement program; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; to assign work activities and review work products, methods and procedures; to work with developers, architects and contractors to maintain code requirements; to conduct complex building inspections during all phases of construction, alteration and repair; to ensure the provision of safe structures for Building Occupancy; to enforce compliance with national, state and city mandated building codes, regulations and ordinances; to perform a variety of highly technical duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Community Development.

This is the advanced journey level class within the Building Inspector series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Positions at this level possess a specialized, technical or functional expertise within the area of assignment and exercise direct supervision over lower level staff. Employees at this level are typically assigned significant responsibilities above the journey level and often exercise independent judgment in the performance of all duties.

Key Responsibilities:

The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:

1. Assume management responsibility for the services and activities of the Building Division within the Community Development Department; participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of the Building Division.

2. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.

3. S upervise, oversee, and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for providing building and fire safety inspections and code enforcement services to the City; assign work activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

4. Perform a variety of complex technical duties in support of the City’s building program operations and services to enforce compliance with national, state and city mandated building codes, regulations and ordinances including fire prevention and fire safety.

5. Train employees in their areas of work including building inspection, fire prevention, and code compliance methods, procedures and techniques; ensure adherence to safe working practices and procedures.

6. Conduct inspections of complex and sensitive projects during all phases of construction, alteration, remodel or repair; inspect foundation, concrete, framing, plastering, plumbing, electrical and mechanical installations and other building elements; conduct repeated inspections from inception of construction project to release for occupancy.

7. Interpret and enforce compliance with applicable codes and ordinances including, but not limited to, approved construction plans, uniform electrical, mechanical, plumbing and building codes, fire sprinkler and fire suppression safety laws, City zoning ordinances, and state and federal accessibility standards for the disabled.

8. Receive and resolve issues and complaints from the general public on building code enforcement and zoning issues; investigate code violations; issue notices for correction, stop-work orders and citations; serve as liaison with all parties to ensure corrective measures are taken, and that issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.

9. Examine and review construction plans and specifications for new construction, additions and alterations to determine compliance with applicable building, fire, and construction codes, ordinances and regulations; review blueprints, drawings and specifications to ensure project complies with plans; calculate fees; verify contractor credentials; stamp plans; issue permits.

10. Confer with architects, developers, contractors, builders and the general public on building code enforcement issues; research, interpret, and explain codes, ordinances, rules and regulations.

11. Review and approve building inspection documentation including final inspection certificates and related documents.

12. Maintain a variety of logs, records and files; generate reports and records as required.

13. Administer the City’s floodplain regulations; respond to related public inquiries; maintain floodplain maps, interpret data, prepare related reports, and update City Ordinance as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

14. Participate in fee study and fee adoption processes.

15. Conduct and/or attend a variety of meetings including safety meetings, code committee meetings.

16. As required, provide court testimony for building code enforcement litigation.

17. Represent the City as the Building Official at International Code Council (ICC), California Building Officials (CALBO), and local code making group functions.

18. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: At least four years of increasingly responsible building inspection experience required. Experience in a supervisory capacity is highly desirable.

Education/Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in planning, structural engineering, civil engineering, architecture, construction technology, public administration, or a related field.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record. Possession of Building Inspector certification issued through the International Code Council (ICC). Possession of additional certifications issued through the ICC, including Building Official certification, is highly desirable. Possession of, or the ability to obtain within one year of appointment, fire inspection certification.

K nowledge of:
Operations, services and activities of a municipal building inspection and code enforcement program.
Laws, ordinances and codes regulating building construction, fire prevention, and zoning.
Principles of lead supervision and training.
Advanced methods and techniques of conducting building electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural fire safety inspections.
Industry standards of building and construction materials and craftsmanship.
Pertinent codes and ordinances related to building, plumbing, fire prevention, mechanical and electrical system requirements.
General building construction methods and materials.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and maintenance.
Mathematical principles.
Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

Ability to:
Supervise, lead, and review the work of building inspection staff.
Independently perform complex building inspection duties in residential and industrial buildings including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire prevention, and building systems.
Read and interpret complex building plans, drawings, blueprints and specifications.
Detect deviations from approved construction plans and specifications.
Interpret, explain and enforce program policies and procedures.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Prepare clear and concise technical reports.
Maintain complex files and records.
Interpret, explain and enforce applicable building codes and zoning ordinances.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Supplemental Information:

The physical demands herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions. Productivity: Incumbents must perform work in an efficient, effective and timely manner with minimal direction. Mobility: Incumbents are required to perform moderate lifting and carrying, stand, walk, stoop, reach, bend, climb or crawl to perform inspections; incumbents may also be required to work at heights on scaffolding or ladders, work on slippery or uneven surfaces. Vision: Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and printed documents, to distinguish colors, and to operate assigned equipment. Environment: Incumbents may be required to work at both indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; construction site environment; individuals may be exposed to noise, dust and inclement weather conditions. Other Factors: Incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends. Incumbents may be required to travel outside City boundaries to attend meetings.

A City of Coronado employment application and copies of any licenses and/or certificates are required to be submitted on-line at (under the Quick Link to Employment) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of relevant training, education, and experience. Applicants may be asked to submit additional information and those applicants considered most qualified will be invited to participate in an examination process which includes an oral panel interview (100%) tentatively scheduled for the week of May 20, 2013 . Applicants must obtain a passing score in all portions of the examination process in order to be placed on the eligibility list. The eligibility list established will be in effect for a period of at least six months. Applicants will be notified via e-mail and/or mail regarding their eligibility status. All appointments are subject to successful completion of a pre-employment background check and medical examination, including a drug screening. All new employees are required to provide verification of legal right to work in the United States.

The City of Coronado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities who will require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any portion of the application, interview, and/or testing process may voluntarily request the accommodation from the City five working days prior to the requested accommodation. Documentation of the need for the accommodation may be required upon receipt of the request.

Note : The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions of this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.