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City of Torrance
Class Code: 3502

Class Designation: Civil Service

January 1988

Representation Unit: Engineers Association &
Torrance Fiscal Employees Assoc. 


Senior Electrical Inspector


Under general supervision, to inspect the larger and more complex electrical installations in all phases of construction, alterations and repair for adherence to original plans and specifications and safety regulations; to check complex plans and specifications for compliance with electrical ordinances, codes and regulations; to issue electrical permits; and to do related work as required.

Examples Of Duties

  • Inspects electrical installations to see that construction or alteration work being done complies with municipal legal requirements and the electrical provisions of the State Housing Act, and that construction is carried on in a safe manner and in accordance with approved plans;
  • checks electrical wiring, electrical fixtures, and other items;
  • checks methods of installation and quality of materials;
  • keeps records and submits reports;
  • checks plans and specifications for compliance with State law and electrical codes as adopted by the City;
  • consults with and advises the public, contractors and builders regarding electrical laws and requirements;
  • issues electrical permits;
  • assists in training electrical inspectors.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of
  • Electrical and related codes and ordinances enforceable by the City;
  • Principles and techniques of electrical inspection;
  • Electrical materials, accepted safety standards and modern methods of electrical installation.
  • Ability to
  • Analyze, interpret and accurately check complex electrical plans and specifications;
  • Prepare clear and comprehensive written reports;
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with engineers, architects, contractors and the general public.
  • License Required

    A valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License of the appropriate class or grade.


    Three years of experience as a journeyman electrician and one year of experience as an electrical inspector for a municipal or county building department; or six years of experience including electrical inspection as part of the regular job duties as a general building inspector for a municipal or county building department. An International Conference of Building Officials Electrical Inspector Certificate or certification of inspection technology may be substituted for one year of the required experience or additional electrical inspector experience for a municipal or county building department can be substituted on a year-for-year basis.


    Equivalent to graduation from high school.