Job Description

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$80,000.00 - $99,000.00/Year
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8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#109277 Construction Inspector 3

Extended Deadline: Mon 2/7/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/19/2021 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/28/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Construction Inspector 3 will provide full range of inspection surveillance, planning, and estimating for all construction projects including participating in the design, planning, specifications, construction schedules, contract documents, inspections, estimates, and project closeout for complex renovations and new construction for projects over $100,000. Manage all general and specialty inspectors (i.e. testing laboratories, electrical testing, etc.), as well as providing direction to Facilities Management Project Managers as appropriate. Verify the percentage of completed work and that the work complies with the contract documents. Monitor pay applications and verify as built conditions. Initiate and help coordinate utility outages. Maintain reports and records accurately reflecting projects' history. Serve as liaison between Design Professionals, Project Managers and Contractors. Generate inspection documentation. Coordinate construction activities with campus user groups.

The Construction Inspector 3 will use skills as a seasoned, experienced inspection professional to perform standard inspections of construction work by contractors, as well as other personnel for new construction, alterations and repair. Review design development and construction documents, specifications, and bid documents for construction features prior to release for bid, and participate in final inspection and final acceptance procedures. Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and ensuring compliance with all applicable building codes, rules, regulations, laws, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. Progressive years of field-related working experience in building or utility construction work, including three (3) years as an inspector or superintendent of major construction work.

  • Demonstrated journey-level work experience and certification in one or more construction disciplines (i.e. electrical, mechanical, plumbing, civil, etc.).

  • Proven knowledge of construction practices, technology, and materials in all types of construction (i.e. institutional, medical, commercial, residential, and scientific/technical). Thorough knowledge of California Title Code 24.

  • Thorough working knowledge of California Building Codes, Cal OSHA, and campus, medical center or University Construction Design Standards.

  • Working knowledge of California Administrative Code, specifically building codes (e.g. Uniform Building Code [UBC], Title 24, etc.), OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development) requirements, and OSA (Office of State Architect) laws and regulations (Handicap access regulations).

  • Working knowledge of operational applications and implementation of acceptance testing of telemetry, pilot wire, SCADA, fiber optic controls, telecommunications data systems. Working knowledge of cogeneration plants, complex electrical system relays, as well as electrical substations and distribution stations.

  • Working knowledge of digital HVAC control systems, digital card and palm reader security systems, closed circuit television monitors/systems.

  • Thorough knowledge and skill in providing plan review services on simple and moderately complex improvement projects as well as code applications for replacement, repairs and upgrades of facilities.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret construction contract documents specifications, drawings, and related technical data to use while inspecting contractor’s work.

  • Working knowledge of construction costs and estimating. Demonstrated skill in writing construction progress and contract compliance reports.

  • Experience in effectively managing and directing the work of a diverse group of individuals. Includes strong supervisory skills, the ability to develop effective training methods, skill at evaluating position responsibilities and performance levels based on work performance standards, and recommending reclassifications, promotions, demotions, etc.

  • Strong skills in reviewing, evaluating and advising project management on project completeness as applied to application for progress payments submitted by contractors.

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills including skill to work effectively with a variety of constituents. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with campus colleagues and to manage and supervise other employee inspectors as well as specialty and/or testing lab inspectors.


  • Certification in a specialty skilled trade required.

  • ICC certification required in at least one area.


  • DOJ/FBI and DMV background checks and clearances required prior to hire.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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