Job Vacancy Supervising Building Inspector/Plans Examiner Nevada County

Job title: Supervising Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

Company: Nevada County

Job description: Definition and Class Characteristics

Interviews will be held on August 2, 2022


As a current Nevada County employee, this is a great opportunity to apply your leadership skills and your attention to detail in this promotional position. This is the full supervisory level in the Building Inspector and Plans Examiner series, with delegated authority for all Building Inspector and Plans Examiner staff. We can utilize your excellent customer service and problem resolution skills!

Some skills vital to this position are, but not limited to:

  • California Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and Title-24 Energy Codes
  • Principals and practices of building inspection and plan review and electrical, mechanical, and plumbing installation
  • Traditional and contemporary methods, plans, materials, tools and equipment used in all aspects of building construction including, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and mechanical

Ideal candidate will need to meet the educational and experience requirements. This position requires two years of experience at a level comparable to Nevada County’s classification of Senior Building Inspector/ Plans Examiner; OR, four years of experience as a Building Inspector II or Building Plans Examiner, where one of the four years of experience is as a leader worker or supervisor.

If you are shy on experience, an Associate of Arts or Sciences degree from an accredited college or university in Building Inspection Technology, Construction Management or equivalent may be substituted for one year of required experience.

In addition, you must possess one ICC (International Code Council) Residential Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and/or Plumbing Inspector Certificate or equivalent. Plus, you must possess one ICC (International Code Council) Commercial Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and/or Plumbing Inspector Certificate or equivalent. If you are a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), that’s a plus!

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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This summary of benefits is not a binding document and is provided as a courtesy. Refer to specific summaries and agreements (MOUs) for specific benefit information.


11 paid holidays per year.

Sick Leave:

8 hours per month.

Vacation Accrual:

1-4 years:80 hrs./year;5-12 years:120 hrs./yr.;13+ years:160 hrs./yr. Maximum accrual is 284 hours.

Floating Holiday:

16 hours max;24 hours max after 14 years of service

Medical, Dental and Vision Plans:

County of Nevada offers CalPERS’ suite of medical plan offerings. We offer Delta Dental Coverage and Vision Service Plan (VSP) vision coverage. You may elect medical insurance for yourself only or you and your eligible dependents. You may elect dental and vision insurance for yourself only or for you and your eligible dependents. Your choice regarding medical insurance enrollment is separate from your election for dental and vision insurance. Dental and vision insurance are bundled, however (this means if you elect dental insurance, you must also elect vision insurance.)

Depending upon the plan selected by the employee, the County contributes a substantial amount of the total cost of the complete health package (including medical, dental and vision coverage). In 2020, the amount the County contributes for employee only coverage is $568 per month;for employee + one coverage, $1,113 per month;and for family coverage, $1,484 per month. For those employees who have health coverage from other sources, and who elect to not participate in Nevada County’s plans, the County offers a $300 monthly taxable Cash-Back allowance. For part-time employees working 50% or more, the County contribution will be pro-rated. As an example, a 50% employee will only receive the benefit of 50% of the county contribution rates listed above, increase out-of-pocket costs significantly.

Life Insurance:

The County pays the premium for employee life insurance coverage in the amount of $20,000, and $1,000 coverage for each eligible dependent. Optional life insurance is also available for purchase by the employee.

Employee Assistance Program

The County-sponsored Employee Assistance provides confidential counseling, coaching, and wellness services to employees and their eligible dependents.

Deferred Compensation

The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation program and FSA (Flexible Spending Arrangement). Deposits into these plans are strictly voluntary and are made through a payroll deduction on a tax-deferred basis. The County does not make contributions to the employees’ Deferred Compensation account.


Jail Training Officer pay differential of 5% is payable to Correctional Officers II assigned to work as a Jail Training Officer.

Freon and Pesticide pay differential of 2.5% is payable to employees certified in its administration who regularly use it in the course of their duties.

Wastewater Certificate pay differential of 2.5% is available to employees in specific wastewater classifications who meet various criteria.

Group Supervisors I/II are eligible to receive a 5% pay differential when assigned in writing to perform lead worker duties.

Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) pay of $75 per month is available to Correctional Officers I/II and Correctional Sergeants who are assigned in writing to participate on the CERT team.


The County is in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) coordinated with Social Security. The various Retirement Plans are listed below:

“Legacy Members”- 2.7% @ 55

Final Retirement Compensation based on Single Highest Year. Effective July 5, 2015, employees contribute a total of 10.585% towards the employer share of the PERS contribution which includes the employee’s normal employee contribution of 8%.

“Classic Members” to PERS- 2% @ 60

Final Retirement Compensation based on Highest Three-Year Average. Employee contributes the normal 7% employee contribution.

“New Members” to PERS- 2.0% @ 62

Final Retirement Compensation based on Highest Three-Year Average. Employee contributes 7.75%.

CalPERS defines “new members” as:

(1) A new hire who is brought into CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any other California public retirement system.

(2) A new hire who is brought into CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who is not eligible for reciprocity with another California public retirement system. (3) A member who established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is hired by a different CalPERS employer after January 1, 2013, after a break in service of greater than six months.


Any information on this page or links is subject to change without notice. Nevada County Human Resources Department

950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7010

Comments, please email:[email protected]

Expected salary: $86533.56 – 105639.72 per year

Location: Nevada City, CA

Job date: Fri, 15 Jul 2022 22:28:40 GMT

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