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Building Inspector I

About the Role

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Building Inspector I who will support the Emergency Management and Safety department.  Once an Army Base, the Presidio of San Francisco is now a new kind of national park. The 1,500-acre Presidio is richly layered in history, is a natural oasis for wildlife, plants, and people, and offers iconic views known around the world. In its third decade as a park, public awareness and enjoyment of this exceptional place continues to grow.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, scheduling and carrying out non-residential and residential inspections to ensure compliance with intended use, accurately recording inspection findings and corrections needed, maintain the upkeep of inspection files, and interacting with residents, tenants, and leasing offices.

This is a full-time position with benefits and a starting at $37.30 per hour. This position is included in a bargaining unit, specifically The Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 792, United Public Employees of California. Applications received by February 22, 2024, will receive first consideration.

Submit Your Application

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A. Non-Residential Inspection

  • Inspects Presidio Trust assets such as but not limited to buildings, playgrounds, thoroughfares, public walkways, education facilities, etc.
  • Documents the overall condition of assets and reports any hazards or concerning conditions.
  • Conducts maintenance inspections and condition assessments on building systems such as roofing, electrical, plumbing, historical fabric, and so forth.
  • Document and report damage or safety concerns as a result of neglect and/or abuse.
  • Manages inspection data and maintains an accurate log of completed inspections.
  • Assesses charges for damages beyond normal wear and tear and reports any deficiencies to the Presidio Trust Property Management Office.
  • Park assessments on a regular basis and the wherewithal
  • Other duties as assigned

B. Residential Inspection

  • Residential inspections include annual interior and exterior inspections.
  • Annual interior and exterior inspections on Historic buildings.
  • Inspector provides residents with information regarding condition assessments during all phases of tenant occupancy.
  • Coordinates scheduling between tenant and inspector and ensures timely accomplishment of all inspections.
  • While conducting residential inspections, the inspector will evaluate any damage (e.g., painting, floors, major leaks, etc.) and report deficiencies to other departments for further evaluation.
  • Assess charges for damages beyond normal wear and tear and prepare documentation and statements of charges.
  • Report any deficiencies, safety concerns, and/or major lease violations to the proper departments for corrective action. Refer complaints and controversial problems to Building Stewardship Supervisor or higher authority Trust personnel for resolution.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; OR
  • One year of related experience and/or training; OR Equivalent combination of education and experience that has provided the incumbent with journey-level skills and experience in one of the building or mechanical trades
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, and blueprints
  • Ability to work independently or in a team-based, highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to interact with Presidio staff, tenants, and occasionally with other organizations
  • Ability to analyze events, data, or other information and make sound judgments
  • Ability to interpret and enforce regulations objectively and fairly
  • Ability to estimate and calculate amounts and costs of materials used in construction
  • Ability to use mobile device in the field
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of building inspections
  • Knowledge of Microsoft, Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, maintain detailed records, perform with a high degree of accuracy, and multi-task
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License
  • Home Inspector Master Course (AHIT) within 12 months.
  • Level 1 drone certification within 12 months.

Desired Certifications

  • ICC Residential Building Inspector, B1
  • ICC Commercial Building Inspector, B2
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
  • ICC Residential Electrical Inspector, E1
  • ICC Residential Mechanical Inspector, M1
  • ICC Residential Plumbing Inspector, P1
  • Experience working with the California Historic Building Code
  • FAA Drone Pilot License
  • Familiarity with Yardi, iAuditor, Quick Capture, or other inspection software
  • Three to five years’ experience of construction knowledge and materials

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Yardi, iAuditor, Quick Capture, or other inspection software
  • Three to five years’ experience of construction knowledge and materials

Physical Demands

  • Ability to use a large variety of hand tools including screwdrivers, measuring equipment such as laser and bubble levels, and testing equipment such as current testers and gas monitors.
  • Perform all the common physical activities associated with building inspections, including but not limited to walking the exterior and interior of residential and commercial buildings, opening and closing doors, windows, and various access panels.
  • Inspect confined spaces such as attics, crawl spaces, utility structures, etc.
  • Climb up and down multiple flights of stairs or ladders, and examine appliances, kitchen, and bathroom fixtures.
  • Be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Some work is sedentary and performed in an office setting at a computer.

Work Environment

  • Occasionally exposed to confined spaces, moving or mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level ranges from very quiet (in empty buildings) to loud (when maintenance activities are in progress).
  • Buildings may be occupied, vacant, or in various states of repair or rehabilitation, and trades work may be in progress at time of inspection.
  • Office duties are performed in an adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated office setting.

About the Department

Our mission is to deliver municipal and public safety services that are vital in supporting the safety, health, and public activities of the Presidio community. We are proud of our role in making the Presidio successful and look forward to welcoming you to help us continue to excel.

Background & Driver’s License Investigation and Review

The Presidio Trust has identified this position as subject to an employment background investigation which shall consist of a review of applicable county, state and Federal criminal and civil records, state bankruptcy indexes, driver’s license. An individual’s granting of a background investigation and resulting report is voluntary. However, employment in this sensitive position is contingent upon the successful completion of an employment background investigation. The Presidio Trust may refuse to hire an individual, may rescind an offer of employment to an individual, or may review and terminate the employment of a current employee not successfully completing the background investigation.

The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package. To apply, download the employment application from our website at and submit your application to our email address listed on our website.

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