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6333 Senior Building Inspector

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San Francisco Unified School District Published: 06/28/2017
San Francisco
Job Type
Years of Experience
5-7 Years


As the 6333 Senior Building Inspector, you will report to the Director, Facilities Design & Construction, be a part of the Facilities Design & Construction team and be responsible for enforcing existing ordinances and code regulations applicable to construction projects and overseeing consultants engaged in special inspections. You will supervise and manage technical engineering staff and other related staff engaged in projects related to school construction; resolve disputes and claims; perform inspections of school construction projects; communicate with project managers, construction managers, and approval agencies. You will help to lead SFUSD’s transformational work to deliver on the promises outlined in both Transform Learning. Transform Lives. as well as our long-term, city-wide North Star, Vision 2025.


  • Inspects materials and methods employed in the construction and repair of school buildings or other structures for conformity to the construction plans and specifications; assures adherence to laws, codes and ordinances regulating public building construction; reviews and resolves routine field construction problems, adjusting the less difficult problems and referring others to superiors for settlement.
  • Prepares periodic progress and related reports on assigned projects; reports on work performed and time utilized by the various crafts assigned to projects; coordinates work sequences of various contractors participating in assigned projects; investigates complaints on completed projects and initiates necessary remedial action.
  • Inspects all phases of construction of buildings or structures for compliance with building codes; observes violations of other codes and notifies proper agency; provides information on building codes, laws and ordinances; investigates complaints and provides information on the application of building codes.
  • Makes special investigation of buildings and structures for possible condemnation or removal; advises the School District of such buildings. Recommend necessary actions to bring buildings and structures up to code requirements.
  • Makes periodic inspections of existing buildings and structures for compliance with building codes; checks conditions noted in previous inspections as hazardous or violations to determine if compliance has been made; investigates complaints and follows up to assure correction of code violation.
  • As assigned, participates in inspection activities specifically related to federally adapted accessibility guidelines.



The strongest candidates will have:

  • Considerable knowledge of: building construction methods and techniques as well as the properties and uses of a wide variety of construction materials and equipment; building design; the laws, ordinances, and building codes
  • Ability to: read and interpret blueprints, plans, and specifications; inspect and analyze building construction methods and materials; deal effectively with contractors and others with respect to code or contract enforcement; prepare clear and concise reports on inspection activities; collect, analyze and interpret complex data; assess information in a variety of forms and from various sources and make judgments and recommendations; prepare written exposes and make oral presentations of findings and recommendations in public hearings; and work effectively in a team environment; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with government agencies, community groups, special interest advocates, permit applicants, and the general public; carry out complex inspections or projects; work collaboratively with staff and others; present technical information to a general audience; and operate a motor vehicle in order to visit inspection sites and to respond
  • Skill in: the use of surveying instruments and all applicable for IOR software


Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires possession of Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, construction management OR
  • 5 years of verifiable construction and inspection experience, including one year of experience in charge of major building construction project; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  
  • Must possess DSA Class 1 certificate
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle.

Note: must meet and maintain insurability under San Francisco Unified School District Automotive Liability Insurance Policy during employment.

  • K-12 school construction experience is highly desirable.


What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $100,889 - $122,631 annually, commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.


How to Apply

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  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses. 
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process.