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Building Inspector II

About the Role

The Presidio Trust is seeking a Building Inspector II 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.

This is a full-time position with benefits and a starting at $42.13 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 October 13, 2023, will receive first consideration.

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.

Submit Your Application

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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
  • Other duties as assigned

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.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school
  • A minimum of five years construction experience and knowledge including materials and application plus two years of Level 1 inspector experience
  • 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
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of building inspections
  • Knowledge of Microsoft, Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, 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)
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI)
  • ICC Residential Building Inspector, B1
  • Ability to get Level 1 drone certification within 12 months

Desired Qualifications

  • National Agency experience
  • Knowledge of Bay Area media, local community and business influencers, as well as Bay Area counties and politics
  • Bi-lingual or working skills in Cantonese, Mandarin or Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Yardi, iAuditor, Quick Capture, or other inspection software

Desired Certifications

  • ICC Commercial Building Inspector, B2
  • 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

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.

Driver’s License Investigation & Review

This position requires a current, valid Driver’s License prior to starting work, and maintenance of a driver’s license throughout occupancy of the position. You will be subject to a driver’s license investigation as a New Entrant, and annual driver’s license reviews thereafter. An individual’s granting of an investigation and resulting reports thereafter is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a driver’s license investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete the driver’s license investigation.


The Presidio Trust is an equal opportunity employer, offering a competitive benefits package. Complete the employment application on our website and email the completed application to

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