Position Title:Building Inspector I

Company:City Of Escondido

Location:Escondido, CA, US

Job Description:

Under regular supervision (Building Inspector I) or general supervision (Building Inspector II), inspects building construction or alteration work for compliance with the provisions of building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and zoning codes; assists the public at the permit counter and over the telephone regarding the interpretation of Building Codes and Ordinances; and provides plan check services for minor projects.


  • Inspects buildings and similar structures that are being constructed, altered, moved or demolished to verify that work being done complies with provisions of building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and related codes, ordinances and State and Federal construction regulations, and are in accordance with the approved plans and specifications.
  • Provides plan check services for compliance with the above codes for minor projects, including but not limited to, residential additions and accessory structures and commercial/industrial tenant improvements.
  • Maintains log books and issues permits when assigned to counter duties.
  • Computes fees and issues Building Permits and other related permits.
  • Assists builders, contractors, architects, artisans and the public in the clarification and interpretation of codes and ordinances.
  • Verifies that tests of structural materials have been conducted and recorded.


  • Principles, practices and techniques of building inspection.
  • Requirements of the building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and related codes and ordinances.
  • California vehicular laws.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing,
  • spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Algebraic and arithmetic computations.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.