Building Inspector III (Code Enforcement...
Shasta County - Redding, CA

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Under general supervision, to inspect buildings under construction or being remodeled and to determine that structures, plumbing and electrical wiring are in accordance with the codes and ordinances regulating the construction of buildings; checking plans for code compliance and structural stability; and to perform related work as required. This position will work primarily in code enforcement for the Resource Management Department.


This is a full working level Combination Building Inspector class. Incumbents perform a full range of routine and complex inspection duties in the construction areas of foundation, framing, electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling and gas. This class is distinguished from the class of Building Inspector II in that incumbents routinely are assigned the more complex inspections such as the inspection of major projects, particularly those involved in special problems or circumstances relating to code enforcement. The Building Inspector III may also do plan checking and work the permit counter as workload requires.


Inspects buildings during construction to insure compliance with Building Code, other applicable regulations, and approved plans and specifications; assists and advises the general public in matters relating to building construction and code requirements and Code Enforcement; assists in processing building permit applications; reviews plans for code compliance; investigates complaints and inspects buildings to determine if hazardous or illegal conditions exist relating to structures and their use; prepares written reports, issues notices to correct code violations, issues "stop work" notices, and testifies in court regarding violations; performs various office work; performs building inspections of single and multi-family housing, to insure compliance with the building codes, zoning codes and health and safety codes.


Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of code enforcement; investigation techniques and evidence collection and preservation; property owner rights; property descriptions; assessor’s mapping systems; complaint resolution and mediation techniques used in code enforcement situations; building tools and materials; safety standards and modern methods of building construction; building and related codes and ordinances enforceable by the County, specifically, California Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Codes; State and Federal regulations; County Zoning Ordinance; County Health Code; business computer user applications related to work management, data collection, permit tracking and basic word processing software.

Ability to: Apply knowledge of and follow proper inspection and code enforcement techniques; examine workmanship and materials and detect deviations from plans, codes and standard construction practices; read and interpret complex building plans and specifications; advise on standard construction methods and requirements; maintain cooperative working relations with builders, contractors, co-workers and the general public; enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact; resolve routine and complex enforcement issues and difficult public contacts with individuals from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds; apply sound independent judgment within established guidelines; maintain records and prepare written reports; respond in person, by phone, or by letter to inquires regarding complaints and investigations; prepare educational materials related to code enforcement procedures; meet with community representatives and the public to explain procedures, policies and regulations and to resolve conflicts; coordinate enforcement with other County and outside agencies; must be physically capable of safely moving about on construction worksites.

These standards are typically attained with at least four years of experience comparable to that of a Building Inspector II in Shasta County and at least one year full-time equivalent in code enforcement; completion of the 12th grade or equivalent with post-secondary education in construction management and/or administration of justice highly desirable. Must possess an ICC certificate as a Building Inspector or Combination Building Inspector or Plans Examiner. A CACEO code enforcement certification with PC 832 is highly desirable.


• Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license.
• Must possess an ICC certificate as a Combination Building Inspector.
• Certification as a Plans Examiner shall be obtained within one year of hire unless exempt under the California Health and Safety Code.
• CACEO certification and PC 832 is preferred.


The physical demands described here 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 the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Some additional physical demands are; to be able to walk on 1 1/2" joist an narrow beams, extensive driving (100-200 miles per day), walk on roofs, climb scaffolds and ladders, crawl in confined areas 12' high, crawl in attics in the summer.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee will often interact with public who are under extreme stress and law enforcement officers.


Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

1. Do you possess a current ICC certificate as a Combination Building Inspector and/or CACEO code enforcement certification? ___ Yes ___ No
2. If yes, which certificate(s) do you possess and what is the expiration date(s)? If no, enter N/A.
3. Briefly describe your education and experience in the following areas, include the number of years of experience in each area: a) construction work/building trades; b) implementing building, zoning and health standards and policies; c) code enforcement.
4. Have you ever testified in a court room? ___Yes ___No


• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing. In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
• Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC).
• Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program, except as may otherwise be required by the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013 and other applicable laws. Please visit for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information.


Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on APRIL 17, 2013. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “See/Refer to Resume,” or “See Attached.” Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Room 348
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-5515

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