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Electrical Code Specialist and Trainer

Our mission...

  • To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.
  • 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.
  • This is a management service position and is not represented by a union.

What’s in it for you:

  • Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service
  • Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package
  • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon
  • Live, work, and play in Salem, Oregon

Here’s what you will do:

  • As the Electrical Code Specialist and Trainer, you will serve as the one of the state's primary experts on the electrical code requirements found in the Oregon Residential Specialty Code and the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code.  Duties will include:
  • Participate in activities related to development and interpretation of statewide building codes
  • Provide technical assistance to division staff, other agencies, boards, local jurisdictions and the public relating to electrical installations in Oregon
  • Provide interpretation of the state’s licensing requirements for electrical contractors, licensed electricians and the general public
  • Research and develop the division's position on legislation affecting electrical codes, product standards and licensing requirements in Oregon
  • Develop and draft statewide code interpretations
  • Provide technical guidance on the adopted codes and product standards to builders, designers, homeowners and other stakeholders
  • Prepare and provide certification training and continuing education to license holders, inspectors and plans examiners
  • For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please review the position description by clicking here.

Here’s what you need to qualify:

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or related degree and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work;
  • OR

  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience in professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
  • Required Certifications:

  • Electrical Inspector – A-Level
  • Residential Electrical Inspector
  • Oregon Inspector Certification
  • Must obtain the certifications as soon as possible but no later than within six (6) months of hire
  • Requested Skills:

  • Performs duties of the position in a manner which promotes customer service including treating people with courtesy and respect
  • Follows through on promises/commitments; demonstrates promptness, approaches code application with consistency and flexibility
  • Demonstrates effective team participation by showing a willingness to assist and support others
  • Demonstrates knowledge of nationally recognized construction standards and codes
  • Actively participates in a constructive manner to identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to communicate well including communicating technical requirements to non-technical customers
  • Preference may be given to candidates possessing additional building code related certifications
  • Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.

How to apply:

  • To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out the online application and complete the questionnaire.
  • A resume and cover letter are required for this job posting.  Please attach them in the “Resume / CV” section of the application.
  • Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered. 

After you apply:

  • Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions, and make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
  • Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment. 

Additional information:

  • Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
  • You may be asked to submit a skills assessment, a writing sample, or a video interview as part of the application screening process.
  • The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Prior to an offer of employment, DCBS may request that you provide an official driving record.
  • This position is subject to a fingerprint background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.
  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources.  NOTE: If claiming veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.
  • The Department of Consumer and Business Services does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

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