The City of Santa Ana is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess
great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record
of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees
provides the best service to the community.
Under direction, performs specialized duties involving plan examination and inspection to
determine compliance with plumbing and mechanical regulations and state laws.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Examines the plumbing, mechanical and building plans for residential, commercial, industrial,
and public buildings to determine compliance with applicable building standards as related to
existing and proposed plumbing and mechanical systems. Reviews compliance with mandatory
Title 24 energy regulations. Works closely with agency structural engineering and electrical plan
check staff for consensual reviews. Makes judgments as to the acceptability of the plans.
Provides professional advice and technical assistance to architects, engineers, contractors,
builders, homeowners, City staff and the general public as to the application and interpretation
of various plumbing, mechanical and building standards adopted by the State of California and
amended by the City of Santa Ana. May perform mechanical and plumbing field inspections in a
reserve capacity. Prepares reports, public handouts, and necessary correspondence on projects
as required. Performs other related functions as required.
CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL PERFORMERS:
The successful performer is self-motivated, thor ough, and conscientious in performance of
duties. This individual is a good communicator, professionally competent, decisive and
accessible. In addition, this problem-solver works well with the public, co-workers, and other
Five years of experience in checking plumbing and mechanical plans or any equivalent
combination of training and experience, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities listed
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: plumbing and mechanical met hods, practices, techniques and materials;
principles of plumbing and mechanical engineering; Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, National
Fire Protection Association Codes, life safety regulations, Fire Code, Building Code, and all
related codes as amended by the State of California and the City of Santa Ana; current practices
for plumbing and mechanical systems; principles and techniques of inspection work; modern
office practices and procedures.
Ability to: analyze and interpret complex construction plans and specifications; analyze
plumbing and mechanical computations; establish and maintain effective working relationships
with architects, contractors, builders and owners, the general public, and other City employees;
organize and present ideas effectively in written or oral form.
SPECIAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Possession and retention of a valid C alifornia Class C Driver's License.
Possession and retention of ICC certification as a Plumbing Inspector or Mechanical Inspector is
required prior to employment. ICC certification in both disciplines is required within two years of
initial hire date.
Willingness and ability to work irregular hours, evenings, weekends and holidays, as needed.
ICC certification as a Plumbing and Mechanical Plans Examiner is highly desirable, but not
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Requires the ability to perform office work and construction inspection involving exertion of a
moderate amount of physical effort to stand, sit, walk on even/uneven surfaces, ascend and
descend ladders/scaffolding, bend, reach, kneel and lift ladders or other objects weighing up to
All applicants are required to complete and submit a City application form and a Supplemental
Application Form (SAF) online. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of the City
online application and SAF. To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this
page. New users must create an account first. Click on this link for instructions on how to set up
your account and apply for the first time: Online Employment Application Guide.
Applications and SAFs will be reviewed by the Human Resources Department. Those applicants
possessing the most pertinent qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process,
which will include:
Oral Interview Examination: (Weight of 100%) which will evaluate the candidates' experience,
training, education, and abilities in relation to those factors which are essential for successful
performance on the job. Candidates need a minimum passing score of 70% in order to be
placed on the eligible list.