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Job no: 494871 Work type: Management (MPP) Location: San Luis Obispo Categories: Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Deputy Building Official and Senior Inspector, the Construction Inspector is responsible for the inspection of construction, alteration or repair of multiple complex projects, including both in-house and contracted public works projects. The Inspector ensures compliance with contract documents and all applicable building codes and regulations and provides quality control duties as directed. The Inspector retains delegated authority to make independent decisions related to all essential functions listed below.

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities and grounds. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Facilities Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facility Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities and Management and Development department is committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

Maintains policies, procedures, workflow process, and documents necessary to the function of this position.Independently identifies, checks and measures items placed in the construction for compliance with the contract documents and applicable building codes.Represents the university in inspections dealings with outside review agencies (i.e., State Fire Marshal, City Fire Inspector, Division of the State Architect Access Compliance, Structural peer reviewer)

Education and Experience

A minimum of seven years of professional experience as a Construction Inspector.

Licenses, Certificates

Possession of a valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Must possess one of the following:

ICBO Certificate, Commercial Building Preferred (International Conference of Building Officials)OSHPD Certification (Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development)DSA (Division of State Architect)Other (City or County of California, trained and certified)Licensed Architect or Registered Engineer (California)


  1. Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

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