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$115,500.00 - $160,000.00/Year
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#118477 OSHPD (HCAI) Construction Inspector (Principal)

Extended Deadline: Wed 2/8/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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

This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 09/19/22.


In coordination with the Director of Construction Inspection Services, performs in the capacity of an OSHPD (HCAI) Hospital Inspector as defined in Title 24, part 1, 7-145 and other responsibilities as required. Use advanced inspection skills and concepts with a full understanding of industry practices and policies and procedures to perform highly complex inspection of construction work by contractors, as well as other personnel for new construction, alterations and repair. Reviews design development and construction documents, specifications, and bid documents for construction features prior to release for bid, and participates in final inspection and final acceptance procedures. Exercises good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions and ensuring compliance with all applicable building codes, rules, regulations, laws, etc.


  • Office of Statewide Health and Planning (OSHPD/HCAI) Class A or B Certificate required. Class A Certificate preferred.

  • Certification in a specialty skilled trade, required; ICC, preferred.


  • Progressive technical field-related working experience in building or utility construction work, including ten (10) years as an inspector or superintendent of major construction work.

  • Proven ability to perform inspections and journeyman level certified in such trades requiring certification by a municipality within the State of California. Specifically, California Building Code [CBC]; Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (HCAI) requirements; Office of State Architect (OSA) laws and regulations; and American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • Advanced knowledge of construction practices, technology, and materials in all types of construction (i.e. institutional, medical, commercial, residential, and scientific/technical).

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

  • Advanced knowledge of electrical systems and electrical distribution..

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

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

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

  • Advanced knowledge of construction costs and estimating.

  • Advanced skill in writing construction progress and contract compliance reports.

  • Advanced ability to read and interpret construction contract documents specifications, drawings, and related technical data to use while inspecting contractor’s work. Requires up-to-date working knowledge of building construction methods.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to use personal computers and various software applications including, but not limited to Microsoft Office, Outlook and Capital Project or Construction Management Software.

  • Advanced organizational and analytical skills, including skill in problem recognition, avoidance and resolution.

  • Advanced skill in prioritizing workloads and providing work direction as is necessary due to changes in availability and deadlines, for self as well as for the consulting inspectors.

  • Advanced verbal and interpersonal communications skills including skill to work effectively with a variety of constituents at all organizational levels. Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with a variety of individuals (e.g. architects, engineers, project managers and contractors).

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with campus colleagues. Demonstrated ability to promote, develop and work with a diverse workforce.


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

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver License and proof of insurance. Must have access to reliable transportation.

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 (18 vacation days & 14 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance

For more information about UCSD Benefits please click here and visit UCSD Work/Life.

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Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $71,000 - $160,000 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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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