Building Inspector I/II/III, Placerville, California

Employer County of El Dorado
Created 05/14/2022
Reference 520293
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State California
City Placerville
Salary $63,772.80 - $94,681.60 Annually

The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.

The mission of the Planning and Building Department is to guide land use and development consistent with the General Plan, Building Codes, and related regulations, by providing accurate, timely, and courteous professional and technical services to our customers, to maintain the County's unique quality of life, protect public safety and the environment and to promote economic vitality for current and future generations.

Under immediate or general supervision, perform skilled building and related health and safety inspection work in the interpretation and enforcement of structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and related codes and regulations related to new building construction, remodeling, repair, and use; performs professional work in checking plans, calculations, specifications, technical reports, and other submittal documents for compliance with federal, state, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations; ensures conformance with approved plans, specifications, standards, permits, licensing, and safety standards; assists contractors, design professionals, and the public regarding construction code requirements; and performs related duties as assigned.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Conduct field inspections for non-residential and industrial permits, such as shell buildings, and tenant improvements for compliance to building, electrical, mechanical plumbing, and other related codes and regulations; inspect construction framing, foundations, grading, and for erosion control on new construction and alterations to verify code compliance.
  • Inspect setbacks from property lines and boundary determinations to ensure compliance with approved plans, construction codes, and zoning ordinances.
  • Conduct disaster inspections (fire, flood, accident, etc.) to ensure public safety.
  • Conduct site inspections for compliance to accessibility requirements.
  • Conduct site inspections and assessments for compliance to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) land coverage requirements.
  • Review and approve plans for basic residential and non-residential permit applications.
  • Review and approve residential building plans for compliance with requirements of national, state, and local codes and ordinances relative to building structure, electrical systems, plumbing, mechanical, fire safety, and energy.
In addition to these great opportunities, Building Inspectors are eligible for the following:
  • Effective July 2022 and July 2023, base wages will increase for classifications in the Trades and Crafts bargaining unit by 2%
  • $350/year boot allowance
  • Up to $250 per month for possession of Building Inspector Certificates
  • Full-time employees in classifications in the Trades and Crafts bargaining unit can select an individual or family Health Plan with $0.00 in insurance premium cost to the employee.
For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here .
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations. Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Education & Experience Requirements:
Any combination of the required experience, education, and training that would provide the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

Building Inspector I:

Equivalent to graduation from high school;
Two (2) years of journey-level experience in craft work in the building trades, or processing permit applications and enforcing various building and/or planning codes, or reviewing plans for compliance with regulations and codes. Accredited technical school or College-level coursework in building inspection, engineering, architecture, construction technology, or a closely related field is preferred.

Building Inspector II:

Equivalent to graduation from high school. Completion of an accredited technical school or college-level program for building inspection, plan review, or a closely related field is desirable;
Two (2) years of building inspection experience at a level equivalent to the County's class of Building Inspector I.

Building Inspector III:

Equivalent to graduation from high school. Completion of an accredited technical school or college-level program for building inspection, plan review, or a closely related field is desirable;
Two (2) years of journey-level building inspection experience at a level equivalent to the County's class of Building Inspector II.

Other Requirements:
Licenses and Certifications:**

B uilding Inspector I/II/III:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession of a valid International Code Council (I.C.C.) California Residential Building Inspector (J1) or Residential Building Inspector (B1) certificate at the time of appointment.
Building Inspector II/III:
  • Possession of the I.C.C. Permit Technician (14) and Residential Plans Examiner (R3) certificates.
Building Inspector III:
  • Possession of the I.C.C. California Commercial Building Inspector (I1) or Commercial Building Inspector (B2) certificate.
** Certificates must be attached to employment application

Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Building Inspector I/II/III, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.
Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jenny Thomas in Human Resources at

The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening , qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

Training and Experience Review: A training and experience review consists of candidates responding to supplemental questions on the job application. A subject matter expert will evaluate each candidate's responses based on predetermined criteria. The subject matter experts are not granted access to the candidate's application; therefore, responses to the supplemental questions should be thorough, detailed, and complete.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here.

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

T he County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Building Inspector I/II/III. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months .

  • There are currently (2) two extra help vacancies for Building Inspector I/II/III in the Planning and Building Department located in Placerville, CA.

  • There is currently (1) one full time vacancy for Building Inspector II/III in the Planning and Building Department located in Placerville, CA.

Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration. Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

This classification may include positions that are subject to current California Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Public Health Officer Orders requiring all workers who provide services or work in facilities covered by the order to (a) have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen of an approved vaccine against COVID-19, or (b) provide valid exemption as permitted by the order. An approved exemption would result in the exempted employee being required to wear a face covering and be regularly tested for COVID-19.
Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history. Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
  • 40 miles from Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles from Sacramento Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco
Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Local Shopping Gems

Closing Date/Time: 5/26/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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