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Construction Inspector

Apply now Job no: 527360
Work type: Management (MPP), Staff
Location: Monterey Bay
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Trades, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Classification:   Administrator I
Hours:  Full-time / 40 hours per week 
FLSA:  Exempt

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:  $7,145 - $8,266 per month
CSU Salary Schedule
*CSUMB provides pay scales representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for this position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, and CSU systemwide pay for comparable jobs.

Priority Screening Date:  May 14, 2023
Recruitment Status:  Open Until Filled


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision StatementCalifornia State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives with a focus on student success and engagement through experiential learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus. With a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,400 students. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

The university’s Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB’s sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030. The university’s faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working so close to the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below-market-rate campus housing and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. 


Under the general supervision of the Deputy Building Official and under the daily oversight of the Senior Inspector of Record, the Construction Inspector conducts inspections of construction work performed by contractors and campus crews on utility, new construction and alteration projects on both major and minor capital projects. The campus inspector may be the Inspector of Record (I.O.R.) for projects, or work under the Senior I.O.R. All work must be inspected for compliance with California Building Codes (CBC, DSA, CSFM) and the State University Administrative Manual (SUAM) governing design and construction practices. The Construction Inspector serves as a critical team member within Campus Planning and Development in the Facilities Management Department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. May work independently or with the Senior IOR to conduct on-site inspections to evaluate construction work in progress, ensures that projects are in compliance with plans, specifications and codes. Reviews construction work and provides input pertaining to substandard workmanship and/or materials.
  2. Documents all construction activity in a daily diary kept for each project used to substantiate the work performed, any problems, rejections initiated and any unusual events. 
  3. Analyzes and tracks the construction progress schedule to ensure work completed based on the approved contract schedule.  Compares progress schedule to the contractor's monthly pay application to substantiate payment request.
  4. Supervises and/or performs on-site testing to ensure all required tests are performed.  Recommends corrective action on failed tests.
  5. Inspects all delivered materials to ensure compliance with specifications and undamaged condition, reporting all materials that do not meet requirements.
  6. Certifies in writing at the completion of construction that the project was constructed according to contract documents, and confirms that the contractor has provided all documentation before the Notice of Completion is filed by the University with the County Recorder.
  7. Works with the Deputy Building Official to manage building permit process, file plans with the Office of Fire Safety and the Office of the State Fire Marshal, as required.
  8. Works closely with construction project managers to ensure projects are inspected on schedule and follow up items are completed in a timely manner in order for projects to remain on schedule and in compliance with applicable codes.

Other Functions:

Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of: regulatory practices, rules and ordinances governing builders’ proper construction, use, occupancy, safety and sanitation; construction engineering methods, practices and procedures, and contract management.  Comprehensive knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, fire, electrical, Title 24, and other applicable codes.  Skilled in data collection, statistical analysis techniques and basic budgeting principles.  Knowledge of construction, engineering methods, contract management and California Building and Safety codes, State and Federal codes and local ordinances.  Experience working in a University, a large institutional setting or public works environment.  Experience and/or training on PC computers and software.

Skills:  Display a high degree of initiative, maturity, integrity, and good judgment.

Ability to: read and interpret construction plans, specifications, surveys and technical reports as necessary; work independently to identify difficult construction issues and develop solutions that represent the best interests of and minimize risk to the University; perform climbing, bending, squatting and kneeling activities that will include, but not be limited to, using ladders to access roofs and manholes; maintain accurate records; and establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse, academic environment.  Demonstrated ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above


Five years of experience in commercial and/or institutional construction working as a trades person, general contractor, foreman, etc. or at least one year of experience as a construction inspector  on major residential, industrial, or institutional construction projects. Ability to effectively execute the applicable provisions of the SUAM Guidelines (9792.05 to 9792.08) within one year of employment.


AutoCad (version 2010) and project management software is desirable.  Experience with complex building types (e.g. laboratories, high-tech communications systems), cost estimating and schedule analysis. Experience as an inspector on a university campus. Technical fluency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite, Oracle-PeopleSoft/CMS baseline system; and Google mail and calendar. 

The credentials of the campus inspector must be appropriate for major and minor construction projects and have one or more of the following credentials upon hire or within one year of employment:

  • ICC (International Code Council) certificate; general building preferred;
  • Certification in a nationally recognized organization;
  • HCAI (Health Care Access and Information);
  • DSA (Division of the State Architect); and/or
  • California Licensed Architect or Engineer.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; responsibility or access/possession of building master or sub-master keys for building access; and access to controlled or hazardous substances
  • This position will have responsibilities that require the employee to possess a license, credential or other certification in order to meet minimum job qualifications and/or to qualify for continued employment, and must be obtained within the first year of employment. These include one or more of the following credentials:
    • ICC (International Code Council) certificate; general building preferred;
    • Certification in a nationally recognized organization;
    • HCAI (Health Care Access and Information);
    • DSA (Division of the State Architect); and/or
    • California Licensed Architect or Engineer.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.  Construction site environment often with heavy equipment, overhead and underfoot hazards, active workers, requiring Personal Protective Equipment. Requires ability to walk from one jobsite to another across campus and may require occasional use of personal vehicle. 


For Management positions:  This is a management-level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit Employee Benefits Summary. As a perk, the University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay provides access to affordable campus housing based on availability; visit Schoonover Employee Housing for more information.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Careers at CSUMB. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Human Resources at (831) 582-3389 or emailing All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, you can view the notice of availability and access the Cal State University, Monterey Bay annual security and fire safety reports at

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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