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Career in the Building and Safety Profession

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Job Bulletin Summary

Please go to the "Job Bulletin" webpage for more information.


Position: Building Maintainer
Employer: City of Torrance

Date Posted: 8-01-2017

Date Expiring: 8-15-2017

Position: Building Inspector I or II
Employer: City of Norwalk

Date Posted: 7-10-2017

Date Expiring: 7-27-2017

Position: Public Works Inspector
Employer: City of Torrance

Date Posted: 7-11-2017

Date Expiring: 8-01-2017

Position: Building Official
Employer: City of Yorba Linda

Date Posted: 7-05-2017

Date Expiring: Open until filled

Position: Combination Building Inspector
Employer: City of Santa Ana

Date Posted: 7-03-2017

Date Expiring: Open until filled

Position: Senior Plan Check Engineer
Employer: City of West Hollywood

Date Posted: 6-19-2017

Date Expiring: 7-07-2017

Position: Senior Civil Engineer
Employer: City of Long Beach

Date Posted: 6-09-2017
Date Expiring: 6-23-2017

Position: Building Engineering Inspector
Employer: County of Los Angeles Public Works

Date Posted: 5-30-2017
Date Expiring: Continuous

Position: Senior Building Engineering Inspector
Employer: County of Los Angeles
Public Works
Date Posted: 5-30-2017
Date Expiring: Continuous

Enforcement of codes and laws under the jurisdiction of the building official is the basis of building and safety duties. Building and safety departments are involved in almost every aspect of construction, and our employees come from a variety of backgrounds. If you are interested in a building and safety career, please consider the information below and on other pages within our Los Angeles Basin Chapter website.

Job Classifications

Typical employment designations includes, but not limited to, the following:

  • Plans Examiner
  • Permit Technician
  • Building Inspector
  • Electrical Inspector
  • Plumbing Inspector
  • Mechanical Inspector
  • Code Enforcement Officer
  • Building Official


ICC offers certification for building and safety professionals. In California, state law requires that new employees obtain the appropriate certification examination for their job within a set period of time. These examinations test the applicant's code knowledge.

For code enforcement professionals, P.C. 832 P.O.S.T. certification and California Association of Code Enforcement (C.A.C.E.) Basic Code Level Code Enforcement Officer certifications are requirements for some jurisdictions.

Many jurisdictions require State licensure as an engineer or architect for plans examiners and management positions. 

The International Code Conference offers Certified Building Official testing.  Several U.S. states use the credential as a licensure requirement.


Backgrounds in engineering, architecture, construction technology, construction management, criminal justice, inspection technology, industrial technology, industrial science, environmental studies, fire protection, urban planning, business, and information technology will prove useful for many of the employment opportunities in this field. Seminars are offered on a regular basis.


Many building and safety professionals have previous private industry experience before joining the department. Others join directly from college. Some may transfer from related government departments and organizations. 

Employment Opportunities

Visit the "Job Bulletin" webpage for current building and safety jobs within the Los Angeles region and elsewhere.