• Full Time
  • Gilroy, CA
  • LEVEL I $7,614.17 - $9,255.08 Monthly Plus Excellent Benefits / LEVEL II $8,002.58 - $9,727.17 Monthly Plus Excellent Benefits USD / Year

City of Gilroy

Discover an exciting career opportunity with the City of Gilroy! We are actively seeking a full-time Building Inspector at either level I or level II, based on qualifications and experience. Joining us means working under the direct guidance of the Building Official, inspecting buildings in construction, alteration, or repair stages to ensure strict compliance with building and zoning laws. Dive into a dynamic role that involves inspecting structures, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing installations in commercial/industrial buildings and residences, ensuring they meet the highest standards and codes. Join our team!

The Building Division, within the Community Development Department, operates as a cohesive and professional unit. Tasked with overseeing the intricate building permit process, ensuring stringent compliance with codes, and addressing inquiries with precision, we maintain a steadfast commitment to excellence.  In close collaboration with various city departments, we are dedicated to upholding public safety standards and safeguarding property values. Our emphasis lies in delivering highly efficient services, ensuring equitability in the permit process, and executing strategic program initiatives with a focus on professionalism and efficacy.
Our team embodies a culture of continuous improvement, fostering an environment conducive to strategic problem-solving and the implementation of innovative programs. Join us in our commitment to excellence, where professionalism, efficiency, and strategic foresight converge to refine industry standards.

The Building Inspector I/II takes on a spectrum of inspections, including building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, energy, grading, CALGreen, flood hazard, and accessibility. Beyond the technical realm, this role transforms into a beacon of assistance for residents, business owners, and the community at large. With a positive attitude and meticulous attention to detail, our inspector creates records in both traditional written form and electronic formats, ensuring a comprehensive documentation trail. The position offers opportunities for professional career development by attending training and attaining certifications.


Minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent and one of the following:
One year of experience as an inspector enforcing building construction codes in the public or private sector, OR
Two years or more of verifiable half time experience is acceptable, OR
Three years of journey-level experience in a related trade.
Possess and maintain a current International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) or International Code Council (ICC) certification within one year from the date of hire.
Possess and maintain a California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
Pass an employment background check, including a Department of Justice criminal record check.
Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
Prefer non-tobacco user.

Possess Residential and Commercial Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Inspector Certificates from the International Code Council (ICC) OR Certificate of Registration as a Building Inspector and a Certificate as a Combination Dwelling Inspector from the International Conference of Building Officials (I.C.B.O.).
Three years of full-time work experience as Building Inspector I or equivalent (equivalency shall be made at the sole discretion of the city of Gilroy).
Certified Access Specialist (CASP) Certification highly desired.
Certified Building Plans Examiner or other certificates from the International Code Council (ICC) is desirable.
Graduation from high school or possession of a GED AND two years of college course work in building or construction technology or related field from an accredited college or university; OR graduation from high school or possession of a GED AND completion of a three year journeyperson training program or equivalent (equivalency shall be made at the sole discretion of the city of Gilroy).
Possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
Pass an employment background check including a Department of Justice criminal record check.
Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
Prefer non-tobacco user.

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity please attach and submit the following required items with your NEOGOV application:
A completed City of Gilroy online application including supplemental responses.
Copies of certificates as described in job requirements section (if in possession of)
A cover letter expressing your specific interest in this position with the City of Gilroy is preferred.
Detailed resume focusing on relevant work experience and education is preferred.
City Application Form – Candidates must complete the NEOGOV City of Gilroy application form for this position and submit online. Please prepare attachments prior to completion of the NEOGOV application as incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Apply Online: Go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofgilroy. You can apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the “Apply” link. After viewing the Job Description, click the ‘Apply’ tab. If this is the first time you are applying using our online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can import your resume from LinkedIn, upload it from a saved document on your computer, or manually enter your personal information. This application will be saved and used to apply for future job openings.

Recruitment Schedule – Key Dates*
Application Closing Date:  March 1, 2024
Interview: 3/14/2024
Finalist Interview: TBD
(*Note: The examination process/schedule may be changed as needed by the City.)

Only complete application packets will be reviewed. Only the most qualified applicants with the most relevant experience and education will be invited to continue in the selection process. In addition, final candidates for the position are required to pass an employment background check, State of California Department of Justice criminal records check, medical evaluation, and drug screen, given at the City’s expense, prior to appointment. If special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department right away 408-846-0228.

Attention: Communication regarding your status in this recruitment process will be conducted via e-mail. Be sure to include an e-mail address on the employment application. Applicants are responsible for notifying Human Resources of any changes to an e-mail address and/or other contact information.


To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.