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Engineering Specialist (Assigned to Construction Inspection) JO#4394

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Judicial Council of California Published: 02/22/2017
San Francisco
Job Type
Years of Experience
2-5 Years


The Judicial Council of California is currently recruiting for an Engineering Specialist in its Judicial Branch Capital Programs Office. The Judicial Branch Capital Program Office has responsibility for business and planning, design and construction, risk management, and quality compliance of the state’s courthouses.

The Engineering Specialist will perform technical construction inspections of architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing elements during construction or modification of judicial branch building and facilities. In addition, this position will monitor other inspectors and material testing laboratories performing work on Judicial Council facilities primarily in the Bay Area region of California. Furthermore, this position will assist the Quality Manager to establish processes to ensure the permitting, commissioning, plan review, and inspection of construction projects as required by the Judicial Branch Capital Program Management Manual as well as contribute to the implementation of plan review software Bluebeam and project permitting software.

This position will work in the San Francisco office. Approximately 70 percent (70%) of this position’s time will be spent in the field. Projects to be inspected will consist mostly of statewide facility modifications performed by the Facilities Management Unit (FMU). The annual budget for facility modification projects is $65 million for up to 6,000 projects per year in over 500 court facilities.


  • Performs inspections of building construction to determine the quality of workmanship and materials used conform to the Contract Documents and California Building Standards Codes requirements and manufacturer’s written installation instructions;
  • All required inspections to include: 1) Earthwork, 2) Concrete Placement, 3) Steel Fabrication & Welding, 4) Masonry, 5) Wood & Light Gage Steel Framing, 6) Electrical Systems, and 7) Wet and Dry Mechanical Systems.;
  • Communicates to Judicial Council Capital Program and Facility Management project managers and/or facility management administrator processes to permit, commission, plan review, and inspect construction projects as required by the Judicial Branch Capital Program Management Manual and the California Building Standards Code.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of the CA Building Standards Code and its referenced related codes and requirements;
  • Communicate to project managers and facility management administrators the processes necessary to ensure construction quality and building safety;
  • Studies project specifications and drawings to become familiar with projects prior to a notice to proceed is issued and ensures that supplement design direction is approved by the appropriate authorities, e.g. State fire Marshal, prior to construction;
  • Request proposals from firms under master contract with the Judicial Council to provide project inspection, materials testing and special inspections required by code and/or the approved construction documents on assigned projects;
  • Work with project manager and/or facility management administrator to develop the need for and scope of services;
  • Work within the plan review software Bluebeam as well as permitting software (similar to that used in municipal and county jurisdictions) to effectively manage documents and assure process are being followed.
  • Perform accident investigation of damage and destruction events in court facilities;
  • Upon assignment by the Facilities Analyst provide a field inspection and investigation of the cause and origin of a damage and destruction event;
  • Provide the Facilities Analyst with a written report of the cause and origin, and an initial scope of work for necessary restoration;

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Required to travel (driving and flying) to assigned projects on a daily to weekly basis.
  • Respond to assist Judicial Council staff with questions about current status or situation in a courthouse, where physical observation is required
  • Requires 70% field work


Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of experience providing support for technical facility and construction engineering; with ability to travel to job site. Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.


  • 5 or more years of experience as a building inspector and plans examination
  • Community college degree in Building Inspection Technology or equivalent education from a recognized institution
  • Past experience in project management and using project permitting software
  • ICC certifications in building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical codes, or an ICC combination certificate
  • ICC certification in energy and accessibility
  • Certified by the CA Division of the State Architect as a Certified Access Specialist

Required Licenses and Certifications:

A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform the job-essential functions of the position, and you must possess at least one of the following:

  • By ICC as a Commercial Combination Inspector
  • Valid Class ‘A’ Hospital Inspector certification from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
  • Valid certification as a Class 1, General Inspector by the Division of the State Architect
  • Possession of a Registered Construction Inspector (RCI) Certification from the American Construction Inspector’s Association.

Please Note: If you are selected for hire, the Judicial Council of California will require verification of employment eligibility or authorization to legally work in the United States

To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 p.m. Monday March 6, 2017. The Judicial Council of California requires the submission of our official application and resume’ to be considered for this job.

To complete an online application, please visit our website at


To obtain a paper application, please download a copy from the Careers page of our website at under the Special Access section and click on the Employment Application link. OR mail it to:

Judicial Council of California
Human Resources
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-3660
415-865-4272 Telecommunications Device for the Deaf

Please refer to “Engineering Specialist, Job Opening # 4394” on your application materials and all correspondence.

The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation. Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260.

Monthly Salary Range: $5,406 - $7,568 per month
(* Starting salary $5,406 / $64,872 per year)

Some highlights of our benefits package include:

  • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
  • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
  • 1 personal holiday per year
  • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • FlexElect Program
  • Long Term Disability Program (employee paid/optional)
  • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

The Judicial Council of California Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.