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Class Code: 391U
Category: Protective Services


Functions as a technical specialist reporting to the Chief of the Contractor Compliance/Plumber Certification Program by providing interpretations of RCW's, policies and codes directly related to contractor compliance and Plumber Certification.

Typical Work

Provides technical interpretation, guidance and direction to Contractor Compliance Inspectors in an assigned region of the state and assists the Chief in training new inspectors to maintain uniformity of enforcement and interpretation of national codes and state laws and regulations;

Provides guidance to leadership in implementation of management and fiscal practices relating to workload factors, revenue audit trail, and inspection activity expenditures;

Explains and interprets the applicable laws and regulations to contractors and the public;

Assists Contractor Compliance Section in developing procedures and standards for public, contractors and other parties in the construction industry;

Represents the department at meetings of inspectors, contractors, and other groups to develop cooperative relations;
Performs duties of Contractor Compliance Inspector;

Initiates correspondence and prepares reports;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Washington State laws and regulations covering contractor registration and plumber certification; related Attorney General opinions, standard practices; safety precautions and techniques; principles of management.

Ability to: supervise and coordinate work of others; secure and develop cooperation of individuals and groups in promoting safe practices; interpret applicable codes; prepare clear and concise reports; provide guidance to subordinates in maintaining workload reporting system and revenue reporting system.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent and two years of experience as a Contractor Compliance Inspector 2.

Certified Washington Journey level or specialty plumbing certificate (PL01).

Class Specification History

New class: 7-12-85.
Revised class title (formerly Construction Compliance Assistant Chief), definition, and minimum qualifications: 1-15-99.
New class code: (formerly 43890) effective July 1, 2007.
Revised definition, typical work, knowledge and abilities and desirable qualifications; adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023.