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Construction Inspector (0484U), Facilities Services - 64746
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2024
Title Construction Inspector (0484U), Facilities Services - 64746
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Construction Inspector (0484U), Facilities Services - 64746

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services works to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the University community to ensure that classrooms, laboratories, and offices support teaching, learning and research. Through the efforts of over 400 dedicated staff members and serving over 10M building square feet and 1100 acres, Facilities Services includes the asset management program, custodial services, maintenance operations, engineering and technical services, environmental services, grounds operations, the Cal Zero Waste program.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: February 21, 2024


  • Provides comprehensive inspection(s) on wide variety of campus construction projects ranging from very small Tenant Improvements through complex new construction and infrastructure replacement projects and provides expert level inspections within technical areas of expertise such as such as Electrical, Plumbing/Mechanical and Infrastructure.
  • Inspections will be conducted at regular intervals throughout the project lifecycle to confirm that all work is compliant with applicable codes, industry standards, campus design standards, and meets the university's expected level of quality.
  • Provides expert inspection of buildings and their related components, reviews and inspects all campus infrastructure connections to those building, all utilities, including but not limited to, high pressure steam lines, domestic and fire water mains, medium and high-pressure gas lines, sanitary sewer lines, storm drains, and duct banks for various electrical installations, high voltage campus wide distribution systems, and voice and data, including fiber optics.
  • Coordinates with campus utility engineering group to review any deviations from the approved construction documents in the construction and installation of campus utility infrastructure and systems.
  • Verifies that systems have been accepted prior to covering by the installing contractors.
  • May review and inspect all building exterior access projects for compliance with all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, state and local requirements, and act in coordination with the campus Access Compliance Officer to confirm alignment with the expectations of that office as applicable.
  • May help to identify barriers to access in existing facilities.
  • Inspects construction projects for disabled access compliance to verify that all accessible elements, routes, rooms, and spaces and provided in the correct quantity and meet all applicable requirements in accordance with the approved construction documents and the applicable federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Provides Inspector of Record (IOR) services on small and complex general construction projects, coordinating the activities of other campus inspectors within area of technical expertise, and "special inspectors" as required by California code of Regulations Title 24.
  • Reviews special inspection reports for conformance with the project specifications and refers discrepancies to the project team and Campus Building Official for resolution.
  • Observes and witnesses acceptance testing procedures performed by others where required by the applicable codes and standards.
  • Inspects and confirms compliance with all applicable codes, plans and specifications, campus standards, and acts in the capacity of deputy to the Director of Inspection Services and the Campus Building Official.
  • Provides guidance to both internal and external partners regarding different code compliance paths and their implications for consideration during project design and delivery.
  • Provides input and recommendations to the Campus Building Official on proposed variances and alternate means and methods of construction requests.
  • Coordinates and supports inspections with State/Campus Fire Marshall.
  • When possible, coordinates inspection timeframes with DCFM office to limit disruption to occupied spaces.
  • When inspection duties between offices overlap, partners with DCFM personnel for any mutual assistance opportunities so that inspections are conducted in the most efficient manner.
  • Provides written documentation of all inspections performed, including daily reports, weekly updates and other reports as required to keep various project participants informed as necessary.
  • Enters inspection results into the appropriate university computer systems for proper project tracking.
  • Provides plan review for civil plans and specs for all campus projects as well as meet and discuss findings with appropriate designers as required.
  • Collaborates with university engineering partners on civil reviews where strict compliance with campus design standards is technically infeasible to ensure that proposed design will meet the university's current and future needs and is in accordance with accepted engineering practice.

Required Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of California Building Codes, Cal OSHA, and the Campus Construction Design Standards.
  • Expert knowledge/skills in providing comprehensive plan review services including the most complex improvement projects as well as code applications for replacement, repairs and upgrades of campus facilities, with particular emphasis on area of technical expertise.
  • Expert ability to review, evaluate, and advise project management on level of project completeness as it applies to application for progress payments submitted by contractors.
  • Expert verbal and interpersonal communications skills including skill to work effectively with a variety of constituents.
  • Expert organizational and analytical skills, including skill in problem recognition, avoidance and resolution.
  • Expert skills in effectively meeting budget and time constraints.
  • Skills to use computers and other electronic media to complete project documentation of all inspections, project progress, contractor manpower and equipment accounting and digital photography of the work in progress.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent level of industry experience/training.
  • Certification in specialty inspection discipline or skilled trade.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ICC Commercial Combination Inspector (C5) or California Commercial Combination Inspector (I5).

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. 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, analysis of internal equity, 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 budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $110,000.00 - $140,000.00.

  • This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, please see the University of California Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace policy.

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