Electrical Inspector (OPEN CONTINUOUS)

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 31, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $36.91 - $42.69 Hourly

Job Description

The Position

This recruitment will remain open for six (6) months.
  • The fourth review period is now CLOSED.
  • The fifth application review period will consist of all applications receivedfrom 8:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 until Monday, June 24, 2019.
  • If you are notified that you have been placed on the eligible list,you do NOT need to reapply and you will remain on the eligible list.
Bring your talent and expertise to the City of Portland!Variety is the spice of life! Are you seeking to work on a variety of different, interesting smaller and larger projects, including leading-edge building designs? Do you find value in career opportunities that provide work-life balance? As an employer of choice, the City of Portland understands what draws people from other regions to join the "City That Works"!

Portland's metropolitan population is over two million, yet we maintain strong local neighborhoods and a close connection to nature. One of the few cities nationally that has parks designed forinclusivity, and streets designed for alternative methods of transportation - walking, cycling, and mass transit. With easy access to mountains and beaches, as well as cultural diversity - festivals, food, brews - Portland has a unique footprint. And nationally Portland consistently ranks high as a 'livable' city.

The City of Portland is actively recruiting for Electrical Inspectors to create a list of eligible candidates. The Electrical Inspectors 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 Inspectorswork tomeet 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 commercial, industrial and multi-family 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 Electrical Inspectors in both the Residential and Commercial Inspection Sections. The current vacancy is in the Commercial Inspections Section; however, this recruitment may be used to fill future needs for the Bureau. Fluency in a second language is desired, but not required.

Please note : This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please go tohttps://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840and click on the appropriate link.
Join us for anOptional Information Sessionto learn more about this position and the qualifications (see below for details).

Our Equity Commitment:
The Bureau of Development Services is committed to eliminating racism and all discriminatory practices in our services and in our workplace because we understand the positive value of equitable systems.

Equity:Conditions that allow everyone to flourish so that race, gender, ability and/or other held identities do not determine access or outcomes.

To learn more at The Bureau of Development Services equity commitment - please review our equity commitment:https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/article/670171

To Qualify

Ideal Candidate Profile
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 resumeto 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 in Commercial, Industrial and/or Multi-Family Residential projects.
  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 Inspector Certification
  • A valid state driver's license and anacceptable 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.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested . Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information.Additional evaluation may be required prior to the establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection/.Recruitment Timeline:
Posting: 12/17/18 through 6/24/19
Applications Reviewed: 5/28/19, and 6/25/19
Eligible List: 6/4/19, and 7/2/19
(within one week of the application review dates)
Selection Phase Begins: within two to four weeks of eligible list establishment
Job Offer: within two weeks of interview dates

Additional Information

Applicant Instructions
Applicants must submit a professionalrésuméonline and answer all required supplemental questions, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section ofthis announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
  • Yourrésuméand answers to thesupplemental question will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
  • Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
  • Yourrésuméshould support the details described in the answers to the supplemental questions.
  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers to the supplemental questions any transferable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Your resumeshould be no more than (2) pages. Do not attach materials not requested.

Application Deadline
All completed applications for this position must be submitted online,no later than11:59 pm on the closing/application review date listed on this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Candidate Notifications
If you are notified that you have been placed on the eligible list,you do NOT need to reapply and will remain on the list.The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) may fill future vacancies from this recruitment.

Veteran's Preference
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference , attach a copy of yourDD214/DD215and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for. Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on the application review date listed on this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named belowno later than the closing date of this announcement.

Shelonda Simpson, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3555
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessions that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for thisoptional session:
Wednesday,May 8, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Bureau of Development Services/Jacobs Center(formerlyCH2MCenter)
2020 SW 4th Ave, Portland 97201,Lincoln Conference Room

Monday, May 20, 2019
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Bureau of Development Services/Jacobs Center(formerlyCH2MCenter)
2020 SW 4th Ave, Portland 97201,Lincoln Conference Room

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Bureau of Development Services/Jacobs Center(formerly CH2MCenter)
2020 SW 4th Ave, Portland 97201,Lincoln Conference Room

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Bureau of Development Services/Jacobs Center(formerlyCH2MCenter)
2020 SW 4th Ave, Portland 97201,Lincoln Conference Room

For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Sara Floresat(503) 823-3519 orSara.Flores@Portlandoregon.govnolater than 2:00 pm (PST) two business days prior to theinformational session date.

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) promotes safety, livability, and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.
Check out the BDS Career Opportunities webpage for valuable resources to assist you during the application process and interviewing stages of the recruitment and hiring process.
What We Offer You
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 inthe Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please clickhere.


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 600,000 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 have 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 6500 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.Closing Date/Time: 6/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific