Bring your talent and expertise to the City of Portland! The City of Portland is actively recruiting for an Electrical Inspector position to create a list of eligible candidates. The Electrical Inspector with the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) enhance the safety and livability of structures by performing field inspections of industrial, commercial, and multifamily residential construction projects for compliance with applicable electrical codes and regulations. Electrical Inspectors work to meet the Bureau's expectations of providing excellent customer service in an equitable manner to meet the needs of the City of Portland's community. This position requires knowledge of the relevant codes and regulations, and the ability to use significant discretion and judgment when applying them. Electrical Inspectors work on a team that shares information, trains together, and works together. About Our Job The duties for this position include: Performing electrical inspections, writing inspection reports, maintaining detailed and accurate records, and related duties. Interpreting information from plans and explaining codes and policy to customers who have varying levels of electrical code knowledge. Performing record and permit searches using a variety of technologies and ensuring accuracy of fees. Maintaining the Bureau's customer service standards by working closely with customers to help them understand how codes and other regulations apply to their projects, and problem-solving in a positive and professional manner. Providing assistance in an equitable manner to diverse customers. The Bureau employs both Residential and Commercial Electrical Inspectors.
The current vacancy is in the Residential Inspections Section; however, this recruitment may be used to fill future needs for the Commercial Inspections Section. Fluency in a second language is desired, but not required.
Electrical Inspectors assigned to the Residential Inspections Section are required to complete an in-house training program (classroom and field) leading to Residential Inspector certifications in building, mechanical, and plumbing within five years from date of hire. Training occurs during regular work hours, and support is provided by the Bureau. Please note: This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
A competitive candidate for the position of Electrical Inspector will possess the qualifications/ competencies identified in the Position Description above and the knowledge, skills and abilities in this Ideal Candidate Profile. Please be sure to provide sufficient information in your responses to the supplemental questions and your resume to display to our subject matter experts the extent of your qualifications.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: 1. Knowledge and experience in applying provisions of the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code and related amendments. 2. Knowledge of and experience in the practices and materials used in electrical installations, and in evaluating electrical construction methods and materials. 3. Ability to write detailed reports and use various technologies. 4. Knowledge and skill in interpreting and explaining technical electrical information and electrical code requirements. 5. Knowledge and skill in reading and interpreting electrical blueprints and calculations.
Applicants must also possess: An Oregon A-Level Electrical Inspector Certification An Oregon Residential Structural Certification An Oregon Inspector Certification A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record For information about the Oregon Inspector Certification process, you may contact the State of Oregon's Building Codes Division at (503) 373-1268, or view their web site at: http://licenseinfo.oregon.gov/?fuseaction=license_icon&link_item_id=14832.
About City of Portland
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 560,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty.
Portland has a reputation for being unique, and our particular structure for governance is no exception. Portland voters adopted the commission form of government in 1913, and over 100 years later, Portland is the only large city in the country continuing to operate under this structure. The five members of the City Council are each elected at large and hav...e legislative, administrative, and quasi-judicial responsibilities. The Mayor assigns bureaus to each Council member.
The City of Portland is a full-service city with approximately 6000 represented and non-represented permanent employees and a budget of over $3.46 billion. The City has maintained its Triple-A bond rating for over 40 years, with strong financial management policies and practices in place.
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