Under general supervision, perform advanced electrical inspections and enforcement work in securing compliance with codes and ordinances related to electrical construction activity in the Building and Safety Division of the Community Development Department. Assist in the review of construction plans and specifications of building construction in the City for conformance with the California Electrical Code (CEC) and related code requirements; perform on-site inspection of construction for compliance with approved plans and specifications and existing structures for substandard electrical systems recommending methods to abate the condition; inform and explain technical interpretations of the CEC and other local and state codes/ordinances to a variety of individuals including owners, engineers, contractors and staff; maintain, prepare and issue inspection and enforcement related records and correspondence including, but not limited to inspection logs, activity reports and correction notices; coordinate inspection and permit processing activities with other City departments; provide training for the division within area of specialization; and perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge of: Electrical plan check and inspection techniques and practices; California Electrical Code; building construction materials and methods; State-mandated design requirements related to energy and accessibility.
Skill in: Performing advanced electrical plan check and inspections for compliance with the State Building Standards and other local ordinances.
Ability to: Read and interpret construction plans and documents and recognize deviations from code and ordinance requirements; recognize building code deficiencies related to electrical or structural systems; communicate effectively through verbal and written means; establish and maintain effective working relationships and an atmosphere of cooperation and problem solving with contractors, architects, property owners and coworkers; perform a variety of regular assignments following standard procedures without instructions; and learn to use a permit processing and tracking system.
Experience/Training: Three years of increasingly responsible building inspection and/or plan checking experience or a combination of experience in the field of electrical construction and plan reading. Must have specialized training in electrical construction regulations.
License Requirements: Applicant must possess a current driver’s license at time of appointment. Possession of the following certifications are desirable at time of interview and mandatory after one-year of employment with the City: Electrical Inspector, Building Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, and Mechanical Inspector. These certifications are issued by the International Code Council (ICC), International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
CITY APPLICATION AND RESPONSES TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018, AT 5:30 P.M. INITIAL INTERVIEWS FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEKS OF JULY 23 AND JULY 30, 2018.
For more information and to apply online, please visit www.santabarbaraca.gov.
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Santa Barbara is among the country’s most desirable places to live and work. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains, Santa Barbara provides a unique living environment that represents the essence of Southern California -- the art and culture of a metropolitan city with the heart and hospitality of a small, beautiful coastal town. The City’s 90,000 residents enjoy a year-round temperate climate with magnificent beaches, mountains, and parks within minutes of downtown.