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Electrical Inspector- Department of Building Inspection (6248 TPV)

Recruitment: RTF0148463-00412992

Published: June 10, 2024


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Department: Building Inspection
Job class: 6248-Electrical Inspector
Salary range: $128,076.00 - $155,714.00
Role type: Temporary Provisional Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

  • Application Opening: June 7, 2024.
  • Application Deadline: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than June 24, 2024.
  • Annual Salary for this position: $128,076 - $155,714.

Appointment Type: This is a Temporary Provisional (TPV) position excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process. It is considered "at will" and shall serve at the discretion of the Department Head. This position will be subject to the Permanent Civil Service examination process at a later date. Successful participation in the Permanent Civil Service examination and selection through an open competitive process is needed in order to be considered for the permanent appointment.

What We Do:
The Department of Building Inspection (DBI) oversees the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of City building, housing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and disability access codes for San Francisco’s more than 200,000 buildings.  This position is located in the Electrical Inspection Division (EID), which provides for personnel and structure safety by inspecting electrical, life safety, and communication systems to ensure compliance with the adopted codes and regulations.

Role description

Under general supervision, performs physical inspections of electrical installations in buildings and other structures to assure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.


  1. Examines plans and permit applications for compliance with existing requirements pertaining to the installation of electrical appliances, electrical systems, electrical wiring; interprets and applies electrical codes, ordinances, and laws to specific electrical construction and conversion projects.
  2. Checks and assists in mathematical calculations and job lay-outs of electrical installations; assists in the selection of approved electrical materials and supplies.
  3. Reviews permit applications; inspects workmanship and materials to assure conformity with electrical codes and standards; inspects and approves completed installations prior to issuance of the certificate of completion.
  4. Makes investigations of complaints of violations to electrical ordinances; condemns or assures correction of faulty and hazardous wiring or electrical installations.
  5. Makes periodic inspections of various buildings and institutions for conditions which might cause electrical hazards; prepares and submits periodic reports of inspection and investigative activities.
  6. Makes progress inspections and reports on permit work; and issues certificates of final completion.
  7. Prepares reports based on field inspection records and conducts follow-up inspections leading to the correction of violations or abatement proceedings.
  8. Performs field surveys and provides information and assistance to ensure compliance.
  9. Drives a City car to inspection sites, meetings, hearings and emergency activities.
  10. Utilizes a computer for routine inspection tracking, research and data entry.
  11. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Nature of work requires utilizing a computer, PDA, and other electronic devices for routine inspection tracking, research, and report development.


  • Knowledge of: Electrical code and field installation standards; safety methods and procedures.
  • Ability to: Establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, industry professionals and the general public; orally communicate clearly and effectively with co-workers, industry professionals and the general public; prepare and maintain reports, records and correspondence accurately and clearly; use a computer and learn assigned software for routine inspection tracking, research and data entry.

How to qualify



  • One year of verifiable experience as an electrical inspector in a public jurisdiction, AND three years of experience as a journey level electrician; OR
  • A combination of apprenticeship in the trade and journey level experience as an electrician totaling six years; OR
  • Three years of verifiable experience as an electrical contractor with a C-10 license issued by the California State Contractors Licensing Board, AND three years of verifiable experience as a journey-level electrician totaling six years.

License and Certification:

  • Possession of a valid driver license.
  • Possession of the Electrical Inspection Certificate issued by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) or International Code Council (ICC) is required within one (1) year of appointment. Inspectors must maintain the certification as a condition of continued employment.

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work under hazardous conditions such as: small enclosed areas, dangerous heights and general construction conditions.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with installations and testing fire alarm and life safety systems including ERRCS and smoke control.

Verification of Education and Experience:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at:

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

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Selection Procedures: The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the oral/performance interview.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Human Resources Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Analyst, Jason Hammack at

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.