Title: ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR II Salary: $4,503.00 - $5,473.00 Posted: 12/26/2012
NOTE: The Department of General Services employees are impacted by the 2012 Personal Leave Program (PLP 2012) which provides for one day a month of unpaid leave through June 2013. The salary reduction from the base salary rates above is 4.62%.br>
PLEASE INDICATE RPA NUMBER 005832 ON YOUR APPLICATION
SELECTION CRITERIA - -
• SROA/Surplus employees are encouraged to apply.
• Transfers, reinstatements, or recruitment from the employment list may be considered. Consideration may be given to applicants on another Department’s employment list, provided the criteria are met to transfer the eligibility from the employment list to DGS’ employment list.
• Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and desirable qualifications and interviews may be scheduled.
This position is designated under the Conflict of Interest Code. The position is responsible for making, or participating in the marketing of, governmental decisions that may potentially have a material effect on personal financial interests. Failure to comply with the Conflict of Interest Code requirements may void the appointment.
The Construction Services Section performs inspection services throughout California. Due to changing workload, the incumbent may be assigned to various project sites throughout the State, requiring long-term travel.
Performs detailed visual inspections of the electrical construction or alteration of all major and minor building projects in order to assure contract and code compliance through interpretation of and in accordance with project plans and specifications; the California Code Of Regulations, Title 24; and the California Building Standards Code with the emphasis on the California Electrical and Fire Codes. Reports on construction work in progress in order to inform the Construction Supervisor of the project status through verbal and written techniques and in accordance with RESD policies and procedures
Determines and approves quality of electrical construction in order to meet the contract requirements, state and local building requirements, and laws through the review and analysis of the contract documents and the current building standards in accordance with Title 24, the California Building Standards Code, other building industry standards and sound judgment.
Drives a vehicle on large sites, from one site to another, and from one area to another area within the state which may require overnight stays of one or more nights as dictated by the work/project assigned in order to inspect the work through the use of a personal or state own vehicle as directed by the Construction Services Section management.
Writes a ‘Visitor’s Inspection Report” for each site visit concerning the electrical construction project in order to document the progress and the activities through the use of a computer and based on the Construction Services Section Policy And Procedures Manual.
Make decisions related to electrical construction plans and specifications and the adequacy of construction methods and progress in order to ensure compliance with the contract documents through observation of the work during all phases of the work and in accordance with construction documents and industry standards.
Coordinates with the contractor, design team, client, other regulatory agencies and other State staff in order to keep all parties current on the status of the work and to quickly resolve problems that arise by conducting site meetings and initiating agendas and meeting minutes through industry standards and the Construction Services Section Policy and Procedure Manual.
Consults with design professionals regarding electrical design intent and changes to the contract documents in order to clarify the issues and minimize disputes as well as construction claim issues through verbal and written communication in accordance with generally accepted inspection and construction management techniques.
Observes, performs and/or coordinates the taking of tests or sampling of materials in order to determine compliance of the installed materials with the contract through the use of various testing equipment in accordance with industry testing standards. Regularly requires the lifting of materials and/or equipment over 50 pounds (i.e. ground resistance tester, power analyzers, and electrical testing equipment) in order to accomplish the various inspection tasks utilizing proper safety methods in accordance with safety guidelines and office procedures.
• Initiates change orders for the project in order to make revisions to the original contract by submitting a Change Order Request in accordance with the Construction Services Section Policy and Procedure Manual.
• Prepares monthly progress reports, progress payment estimates, close out packages and other written documentation relating to construction projects in order to communicate the status of the project(s) ongoing activities, progress schedule, the quality of the work and issues affecting the critical path through the use of specialized software (i.e. Microsoft Office XP) and internet use, as directed by Construction Services Section Policy and Procedures Manual.
• Approves and monitors the contractors schedule in order to keep current on the progress through CPM analysis, other network analysis techniques, and in accordance with industry standards as needed.
• Assumes responsibility for checks of measurements, lines, and level in order to assure contract compliance through the use of levels and measuring tapes at times that are appropriate to the construction schedule as needed.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Materials, methods, and processes entering into the installation of electrical systems in major building construction; Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and rules for Overhead Line Construction of the Public Utilities Commission; methods and procedures for testing the performance of electrical systems in buildings; service connection requirements of the public utilities servicing the area; principles of effective supervision.
Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; calculate material quantities; detect deviations from plans and specifications by inspection; coordinate the electrical work with that of other building trades; lay out work and direct others; prepare correspondence and reports.
SPECIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Tact; keenness of observation; and physical stamina
• Possession of a valid California Drivers License (Class C)
• Possession of a certificate in electrical construction, inspection, or code enforcement from the: International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), or other similar association or regulatory governmental organization.
• Practicing electrical engineer, current registration optional.
• Proficiency with MS Office (Word and Excel)
• Apply your knowledge of Title 24, the California Building Standards Code, NFPA standard specifications, plans and test methods
• Work well with a team and independently
• Build good working relationships with contractors and clients
WORK ENVIRONMENT, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABILITIES
• Walk on uneven ground and around objects/materials scattered on the ground.
• Climb ladders or ships ladders.
• Reaching by extending hand(s), arms(s) and foot/feet in any direction.
• Ability to move the neck in an unrestricted manner from the front to back and from side to side in order to thoroughly inspect all aspects of the job site.
• Manipulate small components and controls using fine motor skills/manual dexterity.
• Visually inspect construction sites and workmanship.
• Hear within normal range for safety purposes in a construction area.
• Work in a noisy, vibration, dusty, machinery filled environment typical of a construction site.
• Walk or stand for extended periods of time.
• Work in inclement weather conditions.
• Work in prison facilities and around inmates.
• Travel and work overtime as needed which may require overnight stays of one or more nights.
• Bend, stoop, kneel and lift 50 lbs.
• Use a digital camera.
• Carry a cell phone.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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