A District Building and Safety Engineering Associate is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: assists in the administration and technical direction of the activities of Inspectors, Permit Technicians and clerical personnel; supervises the issuance of building permits and the collection of related fees; supervises inspectors engaged in the checking of construction plans and specifications and in the performance of field inspections of building construction and electrical, mechanical and plumbing installations; performs field inspections on unusual cases or those which pose public relations concerns; confers with owners, architects and engineers regarding structural features, designs and construction, and provides information relating to code or ordinance requirements; investigates complaints and resolves issues between builders and inspectors involving code or ordinance interpretation; supervises inspection personnel performing field inspections of buildings requiring rehabilitation or demolition, identifying property owners, preparing estimates for demolition and advising property owners regarding provisions of the Property Rehabilitation demolition program; files complaints against willful violators of the County's Building Laws and testifies in court if necessary; cooperates with other departments and agencies in the enforcement of building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes or zoning ordinances; coordinates inspection and related activities with officials of contract cities; and drives a motor vehicle to get to various inspection sites on a routine basis.
About Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
We provide public infrastructure and municipal services to protect and enrich the daily lives of over 10 million people in Los Angeles County.
LA County Public Works is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, traffic signals, bridges, airports, sewers, flood control, water supply, water quality, and water conservation facilities. Its diverse operations fal...l within six core service areas: Transportation, Water Resources, Waste Management, Public Buildings, Development Services, and Emergency Management.
The Department's responsibilities include monitoring and controlling traffic signals countywide from its Traffic Management Center in Alhambra. As a first responder agency, Public Works also maintains a 24-hour Dispatch Center and an on-call Department Emergency Operations Center. In addition, it provides project management services for the design and construction of the County Capital Projects Program and plays a leadership role in the countywide transportation system, traffic mitigation efforts, and solid and hazardous waste management. The Department also manages about 150 active capital projects with a total construction value of over $2 billion.
Its annual operating budget of $2.3 billion is funded by restricted revenues, such as gas excise and sales tax, benefit assessment, water and sewer sales, user fees, and Contract Cities revenues.
The Department's workforce is made up of 4,000 employees in more than 500 job classifications including professional, technical, clerical and skilled crafts.