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Construction Inspector

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Custodial/Facilities, Full Time
Position Description

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Deputy Building Official and Senior Inspector, the Construction Inspector is responsible for the inspection of construction, alteration or repair of multiple complex projects, including both in-house and contracted public works projects. The Inspector ensures compliance with contract documents and all applicable building codes and regulations and provides quality control duties as directed. The Inspector retains delegated authority to make independent decisions related to all essential functions listed below. 

Department Summary

Facilities Management and Development (FMD), a unit within the Administration and Finance Division (AFD), is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and repair of university facilities and grounds. FMD consists of five critical and interdependent support departments, including Facilities Customer & Business Services; Energy, Utilities, & Sustainability; Environmental Health & Safety; Facilities Planning & Capital Projects; and Facility Operations. In support of the Cal Poly mission, the Facilities and Management and Development department is committed to promoting a culture that values individual and organizational integrity, civility, and diversity.

Key Qualifications

  • Maintains policies, procedures, workflow process, and documents necessary to the function of this position.
  • Independently identifies, checks and measures items placed in the construction for compliance with the contract documents and applicable building codes.
  • Represents the university in inspections dealings with outside review agencies (i.e., State Fire Marshal, City Fire Inspector, Division of the State Architect Access Compliance, Structural peer reviewer)

Education and Experience

A minimum of seven years of professional experience as a Construction Inspector.

Licenses, Certificates

Possession of a valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Must possess one of the following:

  • ICBO Certificate, Commercial Building Preferred (International Conference of Building Officials)
  • OSHPD Certification (Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development)
  • DSA (Division of State Architect)
  • Other (City or County of California, trained and certified)
  • Licensed Architect or Registered Engineer (California)


Salary commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and is known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, the humanities, and the built environment.

Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes, and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California, and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to Additionally, prior to, or on your first day of employment, you must submit your completed vaccination documentation via the Employee Self-Service Module in Peoplesoft, the university’s secure online portal. As soon as you are onboarded, you will have access to Peoplesoft and you can find instructions for submitting your vaccination information at: COVID-19 Vaccination Submission Instructions.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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 may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

This position classification has been defined as "Exempt" and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Full-time management (MPP) employees are required to disclose outside employment at the time of hire or within thirty (30) days of taking additional outside employment subsequent to the time of hire.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H1-B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

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