Electrical Inspector - The Dalles, OR

Description :

Job Title:       

Electrical   Inspector


Building   Codes

Reports To:

Building   Official

Salary Grade:





$4,732.75 - $5,625.75

FLSA Classification:


Revision Date:


Under general supervision, performs electrical inspections and plans examining work to enforce compliance under electrical codes, regulations and ordinances; assists supervisory staff with the code adoption process; and answers public questions regarding all electrical codes and regulations.

Essential Functions:

JOB DUTIES NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty. 

  • Inspect      commercial and residential buildings during various stages of construction      and remodeling to ensure compliance with applicable electrical codes,      ordinances and regulations.
  • Examine      plans and specifications of new construction, additions and alterations to      residential and commercial buildings to determine compliance with the      provisions of applicable electrical codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Inspect      existing buildings and premises for change of use, occupancy, or      compliance with applicable electrical codes and ordinances.
  • Inspect      electrical installations and a large variety of other complex and routine      building electrical system elements.
  • Issue      notices to comply on violations; maintain records of history of facts for      possible legal actions.
  • Assist      supervisor with code adoption process as to the recent changes in the national      electrical code, state energy code, or local condition adjustments.
  • Investigate      complaints and make inspections of existing buildings to determine if      hazardous or illegal conditions exist.
  • Assist      the public at the front counter; issue permits and accept plans.
  • Inspect      temporary electrical systems at special events.
  • Confer      with architects, contractors, builders and the general public in the field      and office; explain and interpret electrical code requirements and      restrictions.
  • Provide      training to Building Inspectors regarding new electrical codes, products      or procedures as necessary.
  • Maintain      files and reports regarding inspection and plan check activities and      findings.
  • Attend      and participate in meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in      the electrical trades.
  • Perform      related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of building related codes and ordinances      enforced by the County including the uniform building, electrical, plumbing      and mechanical codes.
  • Knowledge of codes and ordinances related to      disabled and public access.
  • Knowledge of complex principles and techniques of      electrical inspection and plans examining work.
  • Knowledge of principles of electronics and      electrical theory.
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment used in the      inspection of electrical and electronic systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical testing equipment      procedures.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard      safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local      laws, codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of major types of building construction,      materials and methods.
  • Knowledge of accepted safety standards and methods      of building construction for commercial and residential buildings.
  • Ability to interpret and apply pertinent federal,      state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex building      plans, specifications and building codes.
  • Ability to determine if construction systems conform      to City code requirements.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and follow      proper inspection techniques to examine workmanship and materials and      detect deviations from electrical plans, regulations and standard      construction practices.
  • Ability to make mathematical computations rapidly      and accurately.
  • Ability to enforce necessary regulations with      firmness and tact.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written      instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both      orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain      effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of      work.

Education and Experience:


  • High School Diploma or GED AND
  • Valid Oregon/Washington driver’s license AND
  • Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) AND
  • State of Oregon A-Level Electrical Inspector Certification.


Associates Degree in Building Inspection or Electrical Technology OR

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Regularly works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office. Incumbent may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 20 pounds regularly and 30 pounds occasionally.

Contact : Human Resources Department
511 Washington St., Ste 206
The Dalles, OR 97058

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled