Examples of Knowledge and Abilities
Either: Journey level standing or equivalent in one of the building construction trades.
Or: One year full-time experience performing the duties comparable to the Sacramento County class of Building Inspector I in another jurisdiction, which have included reviewing construction plans, performing routine inspections of residential buildings, mobile homes and other structures to determine compliance with applicable local, state and national codes.
Or: Certificate of completion of a Building Inspection Program from an accredited college or university.
Possession of a valid Combination Dwelling Inspector or Plans Examiner Certificate as issued by the International Conference of Building Officials (I.C.B.O.) or equivalent.
License Required: Some positions may require a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, is required prior to appointment to the positions in this class series.
Physical Requirements: Ability to climb ladders, rafters and scaffolding; crawl into attics and under buildings; climb into and out of ditches and swimming pools under construction; visually trace colored electrical wiring.
Certification Requirements: All positions in this class series will be required to complete one year of verifiable experience in the appropriate field and, within one year thereafter, to obtain certification from a recognized state, national, or international association, as determined by the County.
Any person currently and continuously employed by the County as an inspector, plans examiner or building official, for not less than two years prior to January 1, 1996, is exempt from the certification requirements as outlined above.
In addition, persons appointed to this class must complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education every three years. The County may determine appropriate providers of continuing education such as community colleges or organizations affiliated with code enforcement.
Note: Failure to maintain a valid California Driver's License Class C or higher and failure to meet the required certification requirements may constitute cause for termination from this class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4 or the applicable bargaining unit agreement.
The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.
Application and Testing Information
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.
County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.
Note: Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.
All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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For information regarding County jobs:
AgencyCounty of SacramentoAddress700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, California, 95814Phone(916) 874-5593