Residential Inspector
City of Eugene, OR - Eugene, OR

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Performs journey-level field inspections to assure that residential (one- and two-family dwelling) construction complies with the Oregon One- and Two-Family Dwelling Specialty Code structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing requirements, Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Standards (MHI) requirements, and related codes and regulations. Provides technical and project assistance to the public, contractors, and design professionals regarding residential and MHI specialty codes and may provide lead direction to other Residential Inspector employees.

Application Deadline : Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:00 p.m. PDT

Online applications only

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Performs and may schedule field inspections for residential and MHI areas of construction; works in collaboration with builders and owners to actively avoid or address code violations by writing field correction memos and/or letters to customers.

May provide direction to other residential inspectors and the public with interpretation and application of codes and resolution of problems.

May plan and conduct training for co-workers and the public in residential and MHI code requirements in one or more areas of building construction.

Performs and may coordinate the record keeping and documentation, such as data entry, of inspections and plans reviews in residential and MHI areas of construction.

Researches plan reviews and residential and MHI code enforcement activities from automated records and division documents.

May plan, assign, lead and review the work of assigned staff.

Actively assists customers, contractors, homeowners, architects, engineers and designers on-site, by phone or at counter regarding the inspection process, construction standards and residential and MHI codes.

May attend meetings and function as liaison with other parts of the City organization and the public; assists with division's public relations out-reach work.

Assists code analysts, supervisors or the building official in preparation of staff notes for cases pertaining to field activity in assigned area; make recommendations on alternate materials and methods requests and may attend the Construction Code Board of Appeals meetings, relating to cases arising from inspections in assigned area.

May assist Building and Permit Services management in enforcement cases by appearing in court as a witness and assisting support staff in preparation of case documentation.

May perform “A” level inspections as certified.

Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.

Work Saturdays and weekday evenings as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

State and local building and land use codes and regulations.

Construction practices, materials and standards.
Project management with the ability to assist the public, contractors, and design professionals to successfully meet required building codes and completion of their project.

Ability to:

Plan, assign, lead and review the work of assigned staff.

Prepare and present detailed case information and documents.

Perform physical inspections in varying weather conditions.

Pass appropriate background check.

Skill in:

Interpreting building plans and specifications.

Identifying residential or MHI code deficiencies resulting from faulty design or construction.

Interpreting and explaining residential or MHI code and remedial work required.

Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.

Establishing effective and positive working relations with employees, City and local officials, building owners, engineers, architects, contractors and the public.

Experience and Training Guidelines

The level of education and experience as required by the State of Oregon to obtain the relevant certification.

License or Certificate

Valid Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC).
Valid appropriate Oregon Code Certification or International Code Council certification in residential structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing specialty areas, and certificate in Manufactured Dwelling Installation specialty area.

“A” level in one or more specialty areas desirable.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, and maintain an appropriate, valid Oregon State driver's license.

Supplemental Information:

Selection Process:
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.


The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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