Building Inspector II (Extra Help)

Recruitment #18-523010-E1


Enforcement for a Safe and Healthy Solano County

The Department of Resource Management is a comprehensive agency comprised of the Public Works, Building and Safety, Planning Services, Environmental Health Services, Parks, and Administrative Services Divisions. The department provides for the well-being of Solano County's present and future residents and the public at-large through administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to transportation, building construction, land use planning, environmental health, and recreation.

The Building and Safety Services Division performs building plan reviews, issues building, and other construction related permits, performs inspections of permitted construction and building improvements for compliance with all applicable codes and regulations, and enforces mandated State and Federal Codes, as well as County adopted California Building Standards Codes.

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The Position

The Building Inspector II inspects buildings and construction properties and reviews plans to ensure compliance with the County's adopted construction, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, zoning codes, and other applicable laws and codes; reads specifications, blue prints and construction drawings; interprets building codes, laws, rules, ordinances; prepares inspection reports and records. 

This recruitment is intended to fill Building Inspector II (Extra-Help) position.  Extra-help employees do not have rights to a regular position or continued employment and are excluded from civil service. The hours worked may be part-time or full-time, but hours cannot exceed more than 999 hours in a fiscal year.


Experience: Two (2) years of recent and continuous building inspection experience that includes scrutiny of carpentry, plumbing, mechanical and electrical work.

Education/Training: High school diploma or equivalent with vocational or technical school training in one or more of the recognized trades and/or building inspection methods. See Document Submittal Requirements for more information.


Requires ICC Plumbing, Building Inspector, and Mechanical Inspector certifications.  See Document Submittal Requirements for more information.  An ICC/IAEI Electrical Inspector certification must be obtained within two years of appointment to the position.

Requires possession of a current, valid Class C California Drivers License as a condition of initial and continued employment. 
Requires passing a physical examination and a drug test as a condition of job hire.

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Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

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Selection Process

01/17/18 – Deadline to submit application and required documents.  

02/08/18 – Tentative date for oral board exam for most qualified applicants.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted.  These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

How to Apply

Please visit the County of Solano website,, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: or at the Department of Human Resources’ office,  and are due by the final filing date.

Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA.

Document Submittal Requirements

ICC Plumbing, Building Inspector, and Mechanical Inspector certifications and proof of vocational or technical school training in one ore more of the recognized trades and/or building inspection methods are required for this position. All candidates must submit a copy of the required certifications and a proof of the vocational or technical school training  by the final filing deadline. Candidates who fail to submit copies of the required documents by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:  Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service.  The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment.  Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA  94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to  When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Building Inspector II - Extra Help) and the recruitment number (18-523010-E1).  If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

Supplemental Questionnaire

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely.  Omitted information will not be considered or assumed.  Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.


How many years of experience do you have of performing building inspections that include scrutiny of carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical work? 

*Please note: the experience you choose below must be detailed in your application.*

no experience
less than six months
more than six months, but less than one year
more than one year, but less than two years
more than two years, but less than three years
more than three years, but less than four years
four years or more

Have you taken vocational or technical school training in one or more of the recognized trades and/or building inspection methods?

*Please note: if you answer yes, then you must submit documentation to support that you have taken that specific training.*

Yes No

Do you have the following ICC certifications:  Plumbing Inspector, Building Inspector, and Mechanical Inspector?

* Please note, if you answer yes, you must submit copies of your certificates.*

Yes No

Do you have a valid California Class C Driver's License?

Yes No

Americans With Disabilities Act

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form:

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment.  Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

Solano County

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The County of Solano offers a blend of agriculture, corporate business, cultural venues, festivals and events, and provides residents with many recreation and entertainment choices. The County is also home to Travis Air Force Base.

Solano County is centrally located and serves as a gateway to all that Northern California has to offer. The Napa Valley is less than 20 miles away, two world-class public universities (UC Berkeley and UC Davis) are 20 miles away, and both San Francisco and Sacramento are less than 40 minutes away. Day trips can also be made to South Lake Tahoe and Monterey.

With its strategic location, affordable housing, natural resources, responsible land use planning, and attractive quality of life, Solano County is a great place to live, learn, work and play.

County Population (January 2016): 431,498

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