Building Inspector I, II & SeniorCounty of Sonoma
Building Inspector I, II & Senior
$4,285 - $7,277/Monthly
Permit Sonoma seeks applicants with multiple years of experience in the building/construction trades. For more information & to apply online, visit www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org
Apply by 12/18/17!
Become a Building Inspector with the County of Sonoma!
If you are interested in applying at the II and/or Senior levels of this opportunity, you must apply to the separate recruitments being conducted for each level.
What makes Sonoma County a great choice
In addition to generous starting pay, and expansive opportunities for growth and development through continuous training and education, the County of Sonoma offers the opportunity to be part of a challenging and rewarding environment, and the satisfaction of knowing that you're working to better the community. You can also look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:
· A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month
· An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $500
· Competitive vacation and accommodating sick leave accruals, and 11 holidays per year
· Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase every year thereafter for good work performance, until reaching the top of the salary range
· Significant County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
· County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
*Salary is negotiable commensurate with experience, salary history, and requirements. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.
When you join the County of Sonoma, you have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county. For additional information regarding our picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities, please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org and www.santarosachamber.com.
Working in Permit Sonoma
Permit Sonoma is Sonoma County's consolidated land use planning and development permitting agency. Land development or construction that takes place in the unincorporated area of Sonoma County (outside the 9 incorporated cities) is reviewed, permitted, and inspected by Permit Sonoma. They support the community by balancing resource stewardship, with the development and maintenance of standards that protect public health and safety. It is Permit Sonoma's mission to serve the people of Sonoma County by providing a customer-focused process for the orderly development of real property.
As a Permit Sonoma Building Inspector I, you will learn to perform a variety of visual inspections, including building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, floodplain, and fire and life safety. Inspectors at the I level build upon their journey-level construction experience by learning how to check building plans and layouts for conformance to building codes, County ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures. Ideal candidates for Building Inspector I positions will possess 4 years of experience in building/construction trades:
· Applying provisions of the California Building, Housing, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical codes, Fire Safe Standards, and related State and County codes and ordinances
· Reviewing plans and specifications and recognizing construction which deviates from plans
· Exercising excellent judgment and a common sense approach to addressing customer service challenges
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
Note: To help ensure you effectively submit your application materials, please review the Minimum Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; and Selection Procedure sections of this job announcement.
· Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
· You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
· You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
· Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.
Please visit Getting-a-Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.
Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.
The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:
An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
· Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.
Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.
A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.
Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.
The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people. Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.