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Supervising Building Inspector

  2023-11-27     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz     $8,424 – 10,658 month     Hybrid Remote  

The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and CalPERS retirement benefits!    

Salary: $8,424 – 10,658 / Month

THE JOB: Under general direction, plan, organize, assign, train and evaluate the work of Building Inspectors; solve complex inspection problems; conduct difficult inspections on major and technically complex building projects; and do other work as required.

THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

One year of experience performing duties comparable to a Senior Building Inspector in Santa Cruz County.


Two years of experience performing duties comparable to a Building Inspector II and some experience as a supervisor.


One year of experience performing duties comparable to a Building Plans Checker in Santa Cruz County.


One year of experience comparable to a Building Inspector II in Santa Cruz County and some experience as a supervisor.

Special Requirements: Possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver's License.

Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of Federal, State and County building codes, ordinances, and administrative orders applicable to the building and construction trades; safety standards and construction methods; and construction materials, methods and tools. Working knowledge of the techniques of building inspection including electrical, plumbing, mechanical and structural work. Some knowledge of the principles and techniques of supervision and training.

Ability to: Plan, organize, schedule, and evaluate the work of Building Inspectors; supervise and train professional and technical employees; interpret, explain and advise on specific building codes, ordinances and administrative order requirements; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with property owners, developers, building contractors and the general public; understand complex mathematical formulas and complete structural load and stress analysis using standardized tables; conduct difficult inspections, enforce regulations and detect deviations from approved plans and specifications; analyze, interpret and check complex building plans and specifications; maintain construction inspection standards; walk rugged terrain and climb through partially built structures; write clear and concise instructions and reports; speak effectively; enforce regulations with tact and firmness; and learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer terminal.

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