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Job Bulletin Summary


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


NEW OPENINGS

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: District Building and Safety Engineering Associate
Employer: County of Los Angeles Public Works

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

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

Position: Building Inspector I/II
Employer: County of Ventura

Date Posted: 5-18-2017
Date Expiring: 6-09-2017


Position: Building Inspector I/II
Employer: City of El Segundo

Date Posted: 1-13-2017
Date Expiring: 2-10-2017



Archives of past communications are listed herein as follows:

2012-12-19 Additional Information on SB 1186
At this past chapter meeting, CALBO Representative George Chavez discussed some questions regarding SB 1186. The attached letter from the Senate Pro Tem's Office to CALBO President and a powerpoint on the subject are available for download. Go to the "Library" webpage or click on the following document:

20121108 SB1186 Author's Letter.pdf
Powerpoint - SB1186 Webinar.pdf

2012-12-13 New Bylaws
The vote results received from the membership on the proposed bylaws passed unanimouosly. Pursuant to the bylaws, the new bylaws will go into effect 10 days after the results have been certified by the President. The new bylaws will go into effect on December 20th. Go to the "Chapter Bylaws" webpage for the new update bylaws or click on the following document for the bylaws:

ICC-LABC Bylaws final 20121108.doc

2012-11-10 Updated Proposed Bylaw Changes
Please review the latest bylaws draft. Dues paying members will be receiving a ballot to vote for or against the proposed changes. Vote should be submitted to the Board of Directors by Dec. 10th. Click on the following document:  ICC-LABC Bylaw draft 20121108.doc

2012-11-08 Powerpoint Presentations for Automated Parking Garage
At the the Nov. 8th chapter meeting, Ron Takiguchi discussed the first automated parking garage approved for construction in Santa Monica. Topic covered various code related issues involved with the permitting of this type of use. Please go to the "library" webpage to download the presentations.

2012-11-08 Powerpoint Presentations for CALBO's Legislative Report
At the the Nov. 8th chapter meeting, Raj Patel and Ron Takiguchi discussed various chaptered legislative bills of interest that will go into effect in 2013. These bills will affect the operation of building departments. Please go to the "library" webpage to download the presentations.

2012-11-01 Powerpoint Presentations from CA Solar Training
The Nov. 1st training received positive reviews from participants at the training. Several requests was made by attendees if they can obtain a copy of the presentations. Our speakers were generous in allowing us to post their presentations. Please go to the "library" webpage to download the presentations.

2012-10-24 Updated Proposed Bylaw Changes
Please review the latest bylaws draft and send the Board of Directors your comments, if any.  Full discussion on the matter will occur during the November chapter meeting. Click on the following document:  ICC-LABC Bylaw draft 20121024.doc

2012-09-18 Upcomin Fire-Life Safety Committee Meeting
This will be a pivotal meeting as we will be discussing the upcoming final action hearings in Portland scheduled from Oct 21 thru Oct 28 as well as important Building Code provisions. The agenda will be posted on September 10,2012. Please join us, even if you just want to listen and broaden your knowledge. The meting isopen for all the members to attend.

2012-07-31  Announcement of Solar PV Training
The Chapter is sponsoring an all day solar PV training on September 25th and 26th. The instructor is Mr. John Wiles. Those who will benefit from this training are electrical inspectors, electrical plans examiners, and electrical contractors. Please see attached flyer for additional information. The cost of the training includes lunch.  To reserve, please go to the "Online Payment" webpage.

2012-07-12 Proposed Bylaw Changes
The Board of Directors are working to improve the chapters bylaws.  In the next few months, the Board of Directors will discuss with the membership some of the proposed changes.  Please review the draft document and send the Board of Directors your comments.  Full discussion on the matter will occur during the month of August and after.  An introduction to the changes will occur at the July chapter meeting.  Click on the following document:  ICC-LABC Bylaw draft 20120801.doc

2012-06-25 California Solar Permitting Guidebook
Through the hard work and collaboration of the Green Building Committee, the Governor's Office of Planning and Research released the "California Solar Permitting Guidebook". This guidebook is designed to help local governments and their permitting agencies improve permitting of small solar PV systems. It is also designed to help building owners and solar installers navigate permitting as efficiently as possible. Practices recommended in this guidebook apply to permitting agencies of all sizes. The guidebook is also written for permit applicants with all levels of expertise. Click here to download a pdf copy of this guideline. Or go to www.opr.ca.gov or the "Library" webpage.

2012-04-23 Recommended Code Amendment Position
The ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to all the participating members of the Fire-Life Safety Committee and Structural Committee and correspondents that spent countless hours over the past several weeks assisting in the review, discussion and evaluation of the proposed code amendments and recommended position to the 2015 Edition of the International Codes. The recommended positions for selective proposed code amendments to the 2015 codes are contained in the attached documents. It is with hope that this document will be used in conjunction with all other California ICC chapters to represent a unified front and coordination among the California delegates taht will be attending the code development hearing in Dallas, TX. Click on the attached document "ICCLABC Position for 2015 I-Codes Amendments" to download the document or go to the "Library" webpage.

2012-04-02 Upcoming Fire-Life Safety Committee Meeting
The Fire Life-Safety committee held its first meeting on March 22, 2012. This was the committee's kick-off meeting for the year. Mr. Roy Itani, committee chairman, conducted this meeting. Mr. Clint Lee, was named nominated committee vice-chair by attendees. The committee discussed the agenda, the 2012 goals, and the important subjects to be tackled by the committee. Upon concluding the meeting, the committee chair scheduled the next meeting on 4-2-2012, from 12 TO 3 PM; at 900 S. Fremont, Alhambra (3rd floor). In the upcoming meeting, the committee plans to discuss the highlights and the pivotal new code ammendments that will be forthcoming in the code hearings scheduled in Dallas starting April 29, 2012.
It is not too late to join the committee if you missed the first meeting. The upcoming meeting will indeed be the one to watch, come and join in on the discussions. The entire committee is looking forward for a very productive year to benefit the building industry and the membership. The link below will give you access to the proposed changes in the upcoming hearings.

http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/codes/Pages/12-13-ProposedChanges-A.aspx

2012-03-08 Highlight of July 1, 2012 Supplements
During the chapter meeting of 3-8-12, highlights for the CALGreen and CBC Fire-Life Safety supplements, which becomes effective 7-1-12, was presented. To obtain copies of the presentations, please navigate to the "Library" webpage to download the documents.

2012-02-21 Chapter 7 Training Presentation
Stuart Tom presented the 2010 CBC Chapter 7 topic at the February 2nd training. With his permission, the training presentation is being made available to the membership for download and use. Please navigate to the "Library" webpage to download the document.

2012-01-26 New Job Posting
New job posting by the City of Santa Monica for a Senior Plan Check Engineer position. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" webpage for additional information.

2012-01-26 New Job Posting
New job posting by the City of Santa Monica for a HVAC Crew Leader position. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" webpage for additional information.

2011-11-22 New Job Posting
New job posting by the City of Long Beach's Building and Safety Bureau for a Plumbing Plan Checker position. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" webpage for additional information.

2011-08-30 Supplemental Accessibility Plan Review Checklists
The Disabled Access Committee is pleased to announce the completion and update of the supplemental accessibility plan review checklist for the 2010 Edition of the California Building Code. Please navigate to the "Library" webpage to download the pdf version of the plan review checklist. For dues paying member, please navigate to the "Member Library" webpage to download the doc version of the plan review checklist that can be customized for your specific jurisdiction. If you have any comments or find editorial errors, please direct your comment to the chairperson for the Disabled Access Committee, Ewa O'Neal.

2011-08-24 CRC Wood Frame Prescriptive Provisions
The Structural Committee is pleased to announce the completion of the information bulletin 2011 LARUCP Wood Frame Prescriptive Provisions (formerly known as the "Type V Sheet"). This bulletin can be used by local jurisdictions as a tool to assist owners, builders and others to meet the general requirements and specifications prescribed in the new 2010 Edition of the California Residential Code. Please navigate to the "Library" webpage to download the pdf version of this bulletin. For dues paying member, please navigate to the "Member Library" webpage to download the doc and dwg version of this bulletin that can be customized for your specific jurisdiction. If you have any comments or find editorial errors, please direct your comment to the chairperson for the Structural Committee, Philip Yin or Jonathan Lam.

2011-08-15 Commercial and Residential Accessibility Checklist
The Disabled Access Committee is pleased to announce the completion and update of the commercial and residential accessibility plan review checklist for the 2010 Edition of the California Building Code. Please navigate to the "Library" webpage to download the pdf version of the plan review checklist. For dues paying member, please navigate to the "Member Library" webpage to download the doc version of the plan review checklist that can be customized for your specific jurisdiction. If you have any comments or find editorial errors, please direct your comment to the chairperson for the Disabled Access Committee, Ewa O'Neal.

2011-08-07 Opening of FY12 Board Member Position
The ICCLABC Board is announcing the annual opening of the Board of Director position for FY12. Members interested in becoming a Board of Director for next year should submit a letter of interest and qualification to the Nominating Committee or any of the current Board Members. The Nominating Committee will review the qualifications of all interested individual and make a recommendation to the membership for nomination and selection to the Board during the December chapter meeting. Introduction of the new Board member will occur during the Chapter's ABM in January.

2011-06-11 Standardize Solar PV Plan
The Green Building Committee is currently developing a standardized solar PV plan that can be utilized by participating jurisdictions. The goal is to standardize the electrical information required of the contractor and/or design professional for the installation of solar PV. The intended result is to ensure uniformity among all participating jurisdictions and to streamline the requirement and facilitating timely compliance by the installers. Members interested in participating in the ongoing activity of the Green Building Commmittee should contact the committee chairperson, Mr. Younan. His contact information is on the "Green Building" webpage.

2011-06-11 New CALGreen Documents Available on Website
The Green Building Committee has been hard at work to produce standardized forms and documents for the membership to use. To download these documents, please go to the "Green Building" webpage.

2011-04-29 New Job Posting
New job posting by City of Glendale for an HVAC Inspector position. Deadline to apply may close at any time. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" webpage for additional information.

2011-02-24 Survey on 2010 LARUCP Adoption
By now, many jurisdictions have adopted and/or amended the 2010 Edition of the California Building Standards Code. As part of the effort by the various committees for the Chapter in developing uniform technical amendment for the region, the 2010 LARUCP Recommended Technical Amendments was created. The Chapter would like to survey the membership to determine what portion of the 2010 LARUCP Recommended Technical Amendments that your jurisdiction may have adopted, if any. After the surveys have been completed, a summary result will be posted. Please go to the "Surveys" webpage to begin the process.

2011-02-22 Green Building Standards Committee
The Green Committee recently met to discuss ongoing progress with developing uniform plan review checklists and forms in the enforcement and interpretation of the CALGreen Code. Members interested in participating in this committee should contact the chairperson, Mr. Younan. Please navigate to the "Green Building" committee webpage for additional information. The next committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 10, 2011 at the LA County DWP Building from 2 pm to 4 pm.

2011-02-09 Fire-Life Safety Committee
During the February chapter meeting, Lawrence Brugger, retired Building Official from the City of Long Beach, was announced as the new chairperson to the Fire-Life Safety Committee. Members interested in participating on this committee should contact Mr. Brugger. Dates for future meeting will be announced once the committee membership roster has been established. Please navigate to the "Fire-Life Safety" webpage for additional information.

2011-01-31 Disabled Access Hardship Determination Form
The ICC-LABC Disabled Access Committee recently updated the Chapter's Information Bulletin and Harship Determination form for 2011. To obtain a pdf copy of this updated document, please go to the "Library" webpage for more information. For dues paying member, the editable word file of this is on the "Member Library" webpage.

08-18-2010 CBSC Reinstate Use of PEX
The California Building Standards Commission (commission) on August 16, 2010, has taken action to remove the state’s amendment that excluded the use PEX for water piping systems from the 2007 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5), and to amend the 2010 California Plumbing Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 5). The regulations include mitigation measures identified in the Commission’s Second Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (SRDEIR) and additional conditions and restrictions on the use of PEX. The Commission's action allows the statewide use of PEX in hospitals, clinics, schools, residences and commercial structures. The effective date of this action is August 18, 2010 for the 2007 CPC and January 1, 2011 for the 2010 CPC. You can view the SRDEIR on the Commission’s website:
http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/bsc/pex/2010/Final-EIR/SR-FINAL-EIR-PEX-08-09-10.pdf

08-16-2010 Updated Draft LARUCP Amendments dv1.10
The Structural Code, CRC Code, and the Green Building Standards Code Committees has posted an updated draft of the proposed LARUCP amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recomendations should be submitted to the Chairpersons of the respective committees. The final version of this document should be available on the Chapter's website by early next week and for dues paying members it will be in WORD format for ease of copying when preparing for code adoption. Please go to the "Structural Code", "CRC Code", or "Green Building" webpages of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version. If you haven't already done so, please refer to the communication post of 8-12-2010 regarding survey on the 2010 LARUCP amendments.

08-13-2010 Program Presentation from Chapter Meeting
During the August 12, 2010 monthly chapter meeting, Bill Kelley gave a presentation regarding the business model of building and safety agencies in the 21st century. To get a copy of this presentation, including his fee analysis excel spreadsheet, please go the "Library" section of the Chapter's website or click on this link.

08-12-2010 Survey on 2010 LARUCP Adoption
Please take a moment to complete three new surveys and provide us with your response as to what portion of the 2010 LARUCP recommended technical amendments that your jurisdiction will likely adopt. This survey is intended to assist Chapter members in assessing what portion of the LARCUP amendments are being adopted by other jurisdictions and the number of jurisdictions participating in the uniform regional code adoption program. Please go to the Chapter's surveys webpage to begin the process.

08-09-2010 New Job Posting
New job posting by the City of Pasadena for a Plans Examiner, Senior Plans Examiner, and Building Inspector/Senior Building Inspector positions. Deadline to apply is August 19, 2010. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" section of the Chapter's website for additional information.

08-04-2010 CBSC Repeal Use of PEX
The California Building Standards Commission has been ordered by the Alameda County Superior Court to repeal provisions of the 2007 California Plumbing Code (CPC) allowing PEX plastic piping. The adoption of the PEX provisions in January 2009 was challenged, and the Court ruled that the Commission did not adequately address all requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. Accordingly the Commission voted to repeal the PEX provisions in section 604.11 and Table 6-4 of the CPC to comply with the court decision. For more information, please visit www.bsc.ca.gov.

07-27-2010 New Job Posting
New job posting by City of Santa Monica for an Assistant Building Official position. Deadline to apply is August 20, 2010. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" section of the Chapter's website for additional information.

07-20-2010 Updated Draft LARUCP Amendments dv1.9
The Structural Code, CRC Code, and the Green Building Standards Code Committees has posted an updated draft of the proposed LARUCP amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recomendations should be submitted to the Chairpersons of the respective committees. Please go to the "Structural Code", "CRC Code", or "Green Building" webpages of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version.

07-06-2010 New Residential Energy Inspection Checklist and Guide
A new checklist and guide for residential energy inspection developed by the CEC is now posted to the Chapter's website for downloading. Click on 2008 Residential Energy Inspection Guide v20100617.pdf to download or go to the CEC website at www.energy.ca.gov for more information.

06-28-2010 Updated Draft LARUCP Amendments dv1.8
The Structural Code and CRC Committees has posted an updated draft LARUCP amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recomendations should be submitted to the Chairperson of either committees. Please go to the "Structural Code" or "CRC Code" webpage of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version.

06-14-2010 Updated Draft LARUCP Amendments dv1.6
The Structural Code and CRC Committees has posted an updated draft LARUCP amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recomendations should be submitted to the Chairperson of either committees. Please go to the "Structural Code" or "CRC Code" webpage of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version.

06-06-2010 Updated Draft LARUCP Amendments dv1.5
The Structural Code and CRC Committees has posted an updated draft LARUCP amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recomendations should be submitted to the Chairperson of either committees. Please go to the "Structural Code" or "CRC Code" webpage of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version.

05-27-2010 New Job Posting
New job posting by JAS Pacific for a Bilingual Code Compliance Officer position. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" section of the Chapter's website for additional information.

05-17-2010 Updated Draft LARUCP Amendments dv1.4
The Structural Code and CRC Committees has posted an updated draft LARUCP amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recomendations should be submitted to the Chairperson of either committees. Please go to the "Structural Code" or "CRC Code" webpage of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version.

05-03-2010 Updated Draft LARUCP Amendments dv1.3
The Structural Code and CRC Committees has posted an updated draft LARUCP amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recomendations should be submitted to the Chairperson of either committees. Please go to the "Structural Code" or "CRC Code" webpage of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version.

04-20-2010 Structural Code Committee Updated Draft Amendments
The Structural Code Committee is now posting a new and an updated draft amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recomendations should be submitted to the Chairperson. Please go to the "Structural Code" webpage of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version.

03-26-2010 Green Building Committee Presentation
During the March monthly chapter meeting, Osama Younan, member of LADBS, gave a brief overview of the non-residential provisions in the 2010 CalGreen Code. To view the presentation, please click here or visit the "Green Building" webpage of the Chapter's website.

03-13-2010 Structural Code Committee Draft Amendments Posted
The Structural Code Committee is now posting draft amendments for the membership or other interested parties to review. Any comments or recommendations should be submitted to the Chairperson. Please go to the "Structural Code" webpage of the Chapter's website for additional information. Please note that draft documents may change significantly in subsequent version.

03-11-2010 CRC Presentation at March Monthly Chapter Meeting
During the March Chapter meeting, Jonathan Lam, Chair of the CRC Committee, gave a brief presentation on the status of the committee's activities and the issues being discussed on the 2010 CRC. For a summary of his presentation, click here.

03-06-2010 Posting of Survey Results
The results of 3 surveys located on the "Surveys" webpage of the Chapter's website are now available for viewing. Those interested in submitting a new survey should submit a request to the Board Secretary.

03-04-2010 Summary of CRC Code Committee Activity
The CRC Code Committee concluded it's 3rd meeting. Several issues were discussed and actions taken, including the decision to pursue an amendment to require a registered design professional for wood frame structures greater than 1-story in height (based upon a majority vote of the committee members and survey received from jurisdictional members. Chapter assignements was distributed for review to committee members present at the meeting. The next scheduled meeting is March 25, 2010. Please contact the Chairperson or the Board Liason if you are interested in participating in the committee. Committee working documents, when they are available, will be posted to the "CRC Code" webpage of the Chapter's website.

03-02-2010 Summary of Structural Code Committee Activity
The Structural Code Committee began the review of the 2009 IBC. A brief summary on the changes and recommended action on the structural chapters (i.e., 16 thru 24) is located on the "Structural Code" webpage of the Chapter's website. The committee was well attended by several jurisdictional members, SEAOSC members, and members of the design and construction industries. The next scheduled meeting is March 16, 2010. Please contact the Chairperson or the Board Liason if you are interested in participating in the committee.

02-25-2010 Highlight of CALBO ABM Event
The Chapter hosted a hospitality suite at the CALBO ABM on February 25, 2010 at the Disneyland Hotel. Fun and entertainment was provided to many of the visiting CALBO participants. The Chapter's Board of Directors and some of it's membership had the opportunity to network with other colleagues from up north and down south. Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible. We look forward to seeing you there again at next year's CALBO ABM in Napa.

02-23-2010 New CRC Code Committee Webpage Added
The Chapter recently added a new webpage to it's website. The "CRC Code" section of the Chapter's website will provide up-to-date information on the activities of the CRC Code Committee. The committee is currently chaired by Jonathan Lam. If you would like to obtain more information on the committee and learn how you can participate, please visit this webpage.

02-11-2010 Highlight of February Monthly Chapter Meeting
Our February 11th Monthly Chapter meeting hopefully sets the tone for the rest of the year. It was attended by over 90 members, over a dozen of which were attending for their first time. Welcome to all of our new attendees and members.

Those of you looking for the materials from Stuart Tom's presentation on 2010 Code Adoption can download the PDF version here (Editable Powerpoint is available in the Members Library, under Other Documents and Handouts, in the Administration Documents section):

Color Powerpoint Slides
B & W Powerpoint Handout
Timeline
Public Counter Handout

02-10-2010 New Job Posting
Job posting by the City of Santa Monica for a Building Officer position. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" section of the Chapter's website for additional information.

01-25-2010 Survey on Photovoltaic System
A new photovoltaic (PV) system survey has been posted on the website. In addition, two other training related surveys are available for members to express the type of training needed for the 2010 calendar year. View the surveys webpage and voice your opinion.

01-17-2010 New URL Link for Jurisdiction's Municipal Code
The Chapter Website has now added a webpage listing URL links to local jurisdiction's municipal codes. Please go to the "Municipal Code" section of the Chapter's website.

01-16-2010 New Code Forum Added to Website
The Los Angeles Basin Chapter Code Forum is now up and running. Chapter members can now view or post comments and questions about the codes. For more information on how to register and access the code forum webpage, please go to the "Code Forum" section of the Chapter's website.

01-08-2010 Code Development Hearing Summary Report
A summary of the code development hearing actions taken at the Baltimore Convention, including commentary of the proposed codes, is now available for viewing and can be downloaded from the "Library" section of the Chapter's website under the "Other Documents or Handouts" heading. Or you can click on 2009-2010 ICC Code Development Hearing Summary Action.pdf to view.

12-30-2009 New Update Contact Information Feature Added
To update your contact information or to be included in the Chapter's email distribution list, please go to the "Update Contact Info" section of the Chapter's website.

12-23-2009 New Job Posting
Job posting to the Chapter's website is now available to current dues paying members. Please refer to the "Job Bulletin" section of the Chapter's website for additional information.

12-10-2009 Membership Renewal Information
Application to register or renew membership with the ICC Los Angeles Basin Chapter is now available. Please refer to the "Members" section of the Chapter's website for additional information.