Plumbing Inspector (CANDIDATE POOL)

  • City of Portland, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 31, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $36.91 - $42.69 Hourly

Job Description

The Position

This job posting is collecting interest forFUTUREPlumbing Inspector vacancies with the City of Portland.Please be aware that this is an ongoing call for interest and that we may not reach out to you right away. Once a vacancy is available, and a job is posted, you will be notified to be able to apply.

Plumbing Inspectors enhance the safety and livability of structures by performing field inspections of industrial, commercial, and multifamily residential construction projects for compliance with applicable plumbing codes and regulations. Independent field inspections of new and remodeled plumbing installations are performed to insure compliance with the State of Oregon Plumbing Codes and the City of Portland plumbing regulations.

About Our Job
As aPlumbing Inspector, you will provide excellent customer service, ensure equitable service delivery to both external and internal customers, and uphold the Bureau's customer service standards in a challenging and fast-paced environment. In this role, you work closely with customers to help them understand how codes and other regulations apply to their projects. Typical duties include performing inspections, writing inspection reports, entering inspection results via telephone and computer, maintaining detailed and accurate records, interpreting information from plans and maps, and explaining codes and policy to the public. The work requires knowledge of the relevant codes and regulations, and discretion and judgment in applying them. This position will write detailed inspection reports and take appropriate action. The Plumbing Inspector also assists in field training of other inspectors; and responds to calls to work during emergencies. Plumbing Inspectors are responsible for providing assistance in an equitable manner to diverse customers.

Please note : This classification is represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU). To view this labor agreement, please go to click on the appropriate link.

For information about the Oregon Inspector Certification process you may contact the State of Oregon's Building Codes Division at (503) 373-1268, or view their web site at:

Our Equity Commitment:
The Bureau of Development Services is committed to eliminating racism and all discriminatory practices in our services and in our workplace because we understand the positive value of equitable systems.

Equity:Conditions that allow everyone to flourish so that race, gender, ability and/or other held identities do not determine access or outcomes.

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To Qualify:
Ideal Candidate Profile
A competitive candidate for the position of Plumbing Inspector will possess the qualifications/ competencies identified in the Position Description above and the knowledge, skills and abilities in this Ideal Candidate Profile. Please be sure to provide sufficient information in your responses to the supplemental questions and your resumeto display to our subject matter experts the extent of your qualifications.

To Qualify

To qualify the candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
  1. Knowledge and experience in applying provisions of the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code and related amendments.
  2. Knowledge of and experience in the practices and materials used in plumbing installations, and in evaluating plumbing construction methods and materials.
  3. Ability to prepare reports, write correspondence and input and retrieve information using computer software.
  4. Knowledge and skill in interpreting and explaining technical plumbing information and plumbing code requirements to knowledgeable and lay people.
  5. Knowledge and skill in reading and interpreting plumbing blueprints and calculations, and skill in drafting detailed plumbing drawings and records.
Applicants must also possess:
  • A valid state driver's license and anacceptable driving record;and
  • An Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC);and
  • An Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code Inspector (PI) Certification.
Special Requirements
  • An Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) certification as a Cross-Connection Specialist may be required for certain assignments.
  • An Oregon Medical Gas Plumbing Inspector Certification (MGI) may be required for certain assignments.
Residential Inspections Section-Plumbing Inspectors assigned to the Residential Inspections Section are required to obtain an Oregon Residential Electrical Certification, and an Oregon Residential Structural Certification, and must meet the Oregon certification requirements to perform residential mechanical inspections within five years from date of assignment.

The Recruitment Process

We currently DO NOT have current vacancies, but are gathering interest for future Plumbing Inspector positions. When a vacancy becomes available, you will be notified via email. Once notified, you will berequired to submit an application online via our job board.

It is not a requirement to submit interest to the candidate pool to be considered for future Plumbing Inspector vacancies.

Additional Information

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a professional resume online. Candidates will be notified when a vacancy becomes available and will be required to submit a full application once the job is posted.
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named belowNo Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Shelonda Simpson
Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
503-823-3555Closing Date/Time: 7/16/2019 11:59 PM Pacific