Structural/Mechanical Inspector - Pendleton, Oregon

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services – Pendleton, Oregon


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. 


The successful candidate will enforce the Statewide Building Code and adopted specialty codes and standards through inspection of all types of buildings; communicate code requirements to the public, contractors, and local officials; and investigate cases of non-compliance and report appropriately.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)*
  • and one of the following:
    • Oregon A-Level Structural Inspector Certification, and Oregon One and Two Family Inspector Certification, and Oregon A-Level Mechanical Inspector Certification, and Oregon One and Two Family Mechanical Inspector Certification issued prior to October 1, 2005;
    • International Code Council (ICC) Commercial and Residential Structural Inspector Certification, and ICC Commercial and Residential Mechanical Inspector Certification;
    • Five years experience in commercial or residential construction, including related building system installation, alteration or repair; AND must obtain the following certifications within 6 months of being hired: International Code Council (ICC) Commercial and Residential Structural Inspector Certification and ICC Commercial and Residential Mechanical Inspector Certification.

NOTE: Candidates must either have the Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) or obtain one within three (3) weeks 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.

Requested Skills:

  • Experience performing structural and mechanical inspections in a manner which promotes customer service while ensuring minimum construction standards are met
  • Thorough understanding of the technical requirements of the structural, mechanical, energy and residential codes and familiarity with fire sprinkler and alarm standards
  • Demonstrated experience approaching construction inspections with flexibility and working with customers through cooperative efforts in solving problems that arise
  • Experience explaining procedures/technical requirements in a tactful, clear and concise manner to non-technical people
  • Demonstrates effective team participation by showing a willingness to assist and support others
  • Preference may be given to candidates that:
    • Have additional inspector certifications in plumbing and/or electrical
    • Have plans examiner certifications in commercial structural, mechanical and /or Fire plans examiner


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