Building Inspector/Senior Building Inspector

City of Ventura
Until Filled

The City of Ventura is hiring!   We are accepting applications for the position of Building Inspector/Senior Building Inspector. There are currently two (2) vacancies that the City is looking to fill immediately.  Positions are flexibly staffed and may be filled at either level depending on qualifications as stated in the job descriptions.
The Building Inspector is responsible for inspecting routine and complex structures, including repairs, alterations and building systems at various stages of construction for compliance with the building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes and California State energy and accessibility laws.  The Building Inspector also is responsible for investigating existing buildings for compliance with housing code and general land use standards.  The position also reads and interprets building plans and specifications and on occasion, will accepts applications and processes plans at the public counter, as necessary.
The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of commercial and residential building construction, including structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy systems, green building, and accessibility. They should possess skill in communicating to clients all corrections in a respectful and effective manner. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and coaching skills in code related subject matter and a thorough understanding of the construction process in the interpretation of codes and field conditions. Candidates possessing journeyman level experience in plumbing, mechanical, or electrical systems are highly desirable. 
Salary and Benefits

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary plus excellent benefit! Salary:  $58,614 - $78,312 Annually DOQ.


A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of high school and three years of experience in the building construction or inspection fields, providing knowledge of carpentry, electrical installations, plumbing, and other related building trades are required.

In addition, Senior Building Inspector requires 18 months of experience equivalent to that of a Building Inspector with the City of Ventura, or three years of journey-level building inspection experience.

License:  Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

Building Inspector: must obtain a Building Inspector Certificate, from the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) or International Code Council (ICC), within one year of appointment.
Senior Building Inspector:  must possess a Building Inspector Certificate at time of appointment AND obtain a Combination Residential Inspector Certificate, or separate building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical certificates, from the ICBO or ICC, within one year of appointment.
To Apply
This recruitment is open until filled. The first review of application is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020.  For initial consideration, please submit your application and supplemental questionnaire by the first review date. Go to and Apply!  EEO/ADA