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Senior Construction Inspector-23351112

COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO invites applicants for opening positions in : Department of General Services

The County encompasses an area of over 4,000 square miles and owns approximately 8.5 million square feet of buildings throughout.  The current Capital (new) and Major Maintenance (existing facilities) construction programs total about 300 projects with a value of approximately $1 billion. 


Senior Construction Inspectors perform plan checks, issue permits and certificates of occupancy, and inspect the work of general contractors and sub-contractors for compliance with approved plans, specifications, and all applicable codes for new construction and projects in existing County facilities.  They also provide quality assurance checks on construction projects and help ensure contractors adhere to acceptable standards.  This class provides first-line supervision to Construction Inspectors (currently three personnel) who determine if county building construction work complies with all applicable codes, approved plans, and specifications.  The position reports to a Chief or Deputy Director in the Project Management Division (Capital) of DGS.  Senior Construction Inspectors will have a working knowledge of:


  • The California Building Standards Code (Cal. Code Regs., Title 24).

  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards.

  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) programs.

  • County of San Diego Consolidated Fire Code.

  • Local building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical codes with demonstrated experience in researching and interpreting codes.

  • Reading and interpreting plans, specifications, submittals, and shop drawings.

  • Methodology, analysis, and interpretation of construction scheduling.

  • All International Building Code (IBC) types of construction and occupancy groups, including energy, seismic, and security requirements.

  • The fundamentals of architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural systems.

  • Building maintenance techniques and requirements including warranty and guarantee administration.

  • Structural principles, building materials technology, and construction practices and techniques.


Minimum Qualifications

Required education and experience: a valid Building Inspector certificate issued by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and/or the International Code Council (ICC), AND,

1.        One (1) year of experience as a Construction Inspector with the County of San Diego; OR,

2.        Four (4) years of building inspection work enforcing municipal, county, or state building codes for new or remodeled construction projects; OR,

3.        Four (4) years of experience in inspection work requiring the application of construction standards/technology and building codes and interpretation of approved plans and specifications.

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