A Building Engineering Inspector performs a combination of the following essential job functions: inspects site grading, building, plumbing, and electrical and mechanical construction and installations on single-family dwellings and minor commercial and industrial buildings to ensure conformity with code requirements and zoning ordinances; reviews plans for building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical details to determine code and ordinance compliance prior to performing inspections; assists in performing inspections of the more complex structures such as multi-storied buildings; initiates changes to private construction site work in structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and related features to meet code requirements; initiates soil tests where evidence indicates soil instability; inspects rehabilitation projects to ensure compliance with current code requirements and zoning ordinances; performs business license inspections to ensure code and ordinance compliance; processes permit requests at public counters; prepares reports and maintains records related to code inspection or plan checking; files complaints against willful violators of the County Building Laws and testifies in court, if necessary; and drives a motor vehicle to get to various inspection sites on a routine basis.
About Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
We provide public infrastructure and municipal services to protect and enrich the daily lives of over 10 million people in Los Angeles County.
LA County Public Works is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, traffic signals, bridges, airports, sewers, flood control, water supply, water quality, and water conservation facilities. Its diverse operations fal...l within six core service areas: Transportation, Water Resources, Waste Management, Public Buildings, Development Services, and Emergency Management.
The Department's responsibilities include monitoring and controlling traffic signals countywide from its Traffic Management Center in Alhambra. As a first responder agency, Public Works also maintains a 24-hour Dispatch Center and an on-call Department Emergency Operations Center. In addition, it provides project management services for the design and construction of the County Capital Projects Program and plays a leadership role in the countywide transportation system, traffic mitigation efforts, and solid and hazardous waste management. The Department also manages about 150 active capital projects with a total construction value of over $2 billion.
Its annual operating budget of $2.3 billion is funded by restricted revenues, such as gas excise and sales tax, benefit assessment, water and sewer sales, user fees, and Contract Cities revenues.
The Department's workforce is made up of 4,000 employees in more than 500 job classifications including professional, technical, clerical and skilled crafts.