Title: MECHANICAL INSPECTOR II Salary: $4,503.00 - $5,473.00 Posted: 05/16/2013
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Performs detailed visual inspections of the mechanical 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 emphasis on the California Mechanical, Plumbing 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 mechanical 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 vehicle as directed by Construction Services Branch management.
Writes a visitor’s report for each site visit concerning the mechanical portion of the construction project in order to document the progress and the activities through the use of a computer and based on the Construction Services Branch Policy And Procedures Manual.
Make decisions related to mechanical 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 Branch Policy and Procedure Manual.
Consults with design professionals regarding mechanical 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. air flow hoods and 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 Branch 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.
• Provide field advisory services for Construction Supervisor on mechanical systems.
• 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 the various mechanical systems in major building construction; Plumbing Codes, Uniform Building Code, and Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety pertaining to mechanical work; methods and procedures used in testing mechanical systems of buildings to insure their proper operation; 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 mechanical 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.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS / ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• Possession of a valid California Drivers License (Class C)
• Possession of a certificate in mechanical construction, inspection, or code enforcement from the: International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) or similar association or regulatory governmental organization;
• Apply your knowledge of Title 24, the California Building Standards Code, NFPA standard specifications, plans and test methods
• Current registration as an engineer (mechanical)
• Proficiency with a personal computer and/or laptop and related software applications (Word and Excel)
• 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.
• Ability to move the neck in an unrestricted manner from the front to back and from side to side in order to perform duties.
• Reaching by extending hand(s), arms(s) and foot/feet in any direction.
• 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 in-mates.
• Travel and work overtime as needed which may require overnight stays of one or more nights as dictated by the work/project assigned.
• Bend, stoop, kneel and lift 50 lbs.
• Use a digital camera.
• Carry a cell phone.
rsonal 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
The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Core Values are key to the success of the Department’s Mission to “Deliver results by providing timely, cost-effective services and products that support our customers.” The Department of General Services (DGS) expects its employees to adhere to the DGS Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Excellence, Innovation and Teamwork. Our employees are expected to perform their duties with these values in mind.
SELECTION CRITERIA - -
• SROA/Surplus employees are encouraged to apply.
• Training and Development assignments may be considered for this position.
• Temporary Authorization (TAU) – For applicants who have no State transfer or reinstatement eligibility, applications will be accepted for a TAU appointment. The maximum duration of a TAU appointment is 9 months or, will be terminated 60 days after the establishment of a list. This position may become permanent at a later date, however, the candidate selected for the TAU appointment must compete in the administered exam, be successful, and place within the top 3 ranks before a permanent appointment can be received. Applicants for TAU appointments must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification as noted in the class specification. A State application (STD. 678) with an original signature is required for all TAU hires. A resume may be included but is not required.
• 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.
All work is to be accomplished in accordance with guidelines of the Department of General Services (DGS), Construction Services Section Policy and Procedures Manual, California Code of Regulations, Title 24, the California Building Standards Codes, and the building industry standards.
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