Structural/Mechanical Inspector - The Dalles, OR

Description :

Job Title:       

Structural/Mechanical   Inspector



Reports To:

Planning   Director/Community Development Director

Salary Grade:





$4,732.75 - $5,625.75

FLSA Classification:


Revision Date:



Under general supervision, the individual in this position should possess a thorough understanding of the technical requirements of the structural, mechanical and residential specialty codes and regulations for compliance with the State of Oregon building code provisions.

The Structural/Mechanical Inspector inspects building projects and mechanical systems of unlimited size, type and complexity; inspections are performed on new projects as well as additions and alterations to existing buildings. Duties also include the investigation of code violations and special inspection assignments when required.

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.


  • Inspects commercial, industrial, assembly, institutional, residential and other types of buildings for compliance with building, mechanical and other related codes and approved permit drawings and documents.
  • Writes inspection reports, noting approvals or disapprovals and corrections needed; places “stop work” orders when necessary; enters inspection results, sorts inspections and writes reports using computer software.
  • Participates and assists in solving code related problems with construction and design professionals during construction stages; explains code requirements, plan reviews, inspection and permits procedures.
  • Cooperates with fire service personnel in their respective jurisdictions in code aspects concerning fire safety by joint inspections or other actions.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to approach construction inspections with flexibility and work with customers cooperatively to solve problems that arise.
  • Ability      to treat customers with respect and have an uncanny ability to explain      procedures/technical requirements in a tactful, clear, and concise manner      to non- technical people.
  • Ability      to approach your team in the same manner, demonstrating a willingness to      assist and support others.

Education and Experience:

Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC);

AND possess the following:

Oregon A-Level Structural Inspector Certification AND

Oregon One and TwoFamily Inspector Certification AND

Oregon One and Two Family Mechanical Inspector Certification AND

Oregon A-Level Mechanical Inspector Certification.


International Code Council (ICC) Commercial and Residential Structural Inspector Certification AND

ICC Commercial and Residential Mechanical Inspector Certification.

Wasco County may give preference to candidates that:

  • Have additional inspector certifications in plumbing      and/or electrical.
  • Have plans examiner certifications in commercial      structural, mechanical and /or Fire plans examiner.
  • Are registered as an architect, certified as a      professional engineer, or have a Bachelor's or Master's.
  • Have experience related to applying the structural      and mechanical provisions of a nationally recognized construction standard      or requirements related to the construction and inspection of commercial      buildings.

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