Senior Electrical Inspector

Company: Department of Consumer and Business Services

Open: 2020-04-01T00:00:00

Close: 2020-04-30T00:00:00

Status: ft

Wage / Salary: 59940 / yr


Our mission...
To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is with the Building Codes Division (BCD). BCD adopts and enforces the statewide building code relating to the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of buildings and other structures and the installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical devices and equipment.

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME).

What’s in it for you:
As part of a motivated team of building officials, plans examiners and inspectors, you will have the opportunity to help enforce Oregon's building codes which help fulfill the mission of DCBS. We work together to ensure our customers trust us to do the right work and deliver value through a client focused culture.

Oregon Building Codes Division employees become leaders in their respective fields and are in the driver seat of their own careers with an organization that is dedicated to supporting your success. DCBS has positions throughout the state of Oregon, with positions located in Salem, Coos Bay, Pendleton, and Bend.

Benefits to working for DCBS include:

  • Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service
  • Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package
  • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon
  • Live, work, and play in Salem, Oregon


Here’s what you will do:

  • As the Senior Electrical Inspector, you will be a resource as one of the experts on the State Electrical Specialty Code and will assist the electrical chief wit h comprehensive research, evaluation, and analysis to determine impacts of code adoption and interpretation on local jurisdictional application, rules processing, licensing, and training. The work involves analyzing and interpreting statewide electrical program policy and evaluating the effectiveness of programs for delivering desired outcomes for division staff, other agencies, boards, local jurisdictions, and the public.


What we’re looking for:

  • We are looking for strong individuals who have experience performing electrical inspections and plan review for a variety of different structures regulated by the state building code. You are very knowledgeable with nationally recognized electrical construction standards and codes. You also know the plans examinations, structural, mechanical, energy, and/or residential codes and possess a willingness to assist and support others in identifying and resolving problems. You approach code application with consistency and flexibility.
  • You take pride in your reputation for providing excellent customer service, including treating people with courtesy and respect. You follow through on promises and commitments in a timely and consistent manner.
  • You have an uncanny ability to communicate well and can discuss technical requirements to non-technical customers. In fact, you demonstrate effective team participation by showing a willingness to assist and support others; and understand the importance of and can build great working relationships with constituents and stakeholders.

Here’s what you need to qualify:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Engineering or any degree related to the construction of buildings; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work; OR
  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience related to the development, application, or enforcement of technical building construction standards.

Required Certifications:

  • Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)*
  • Oregon Electrical Specialty Code Inspector Certification**


  • *Candidates must either have the Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) or obtain one within one month of hire. The OIC covers state laws and rules related to inspectors in the state of Oregon . Those who do not possess it, if hired, will be provided the materials and on-the-job training and preparation for this test.
  • **Candidates must either have the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code Certification or qualify to sit for the examination.

Requested Skills:

  • Performs duties of the position in a manner which promotes customer service including treating people with courtesy and respect
  • Follows through on promises/commitments; demonstrates promptness, approaches code application with consistency and flexibility
  • Demonstrates effective team participation by showing a willingness to assist and support others
  • Demonstrates knowledge of nationally recognized construction standards and codes
  • Actively participates in a constructive manner to identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to communicate well including communicating technical requirements to non-technical customers
  • Preference may be given to candidates possessing additional building code related certifications

Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.



For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 503-378-3200.

EEO & Affirmative Action Statements

DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.