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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 391U
Category: Protective Services


Supervises the plan review section within the Factory Assembled Structures Program or functions as a technical specialist reporting to the Chiefs of the Contractor Compliance/Plumber Certification Program or Factory Assembled Structures Program by providing interpretations of RCW’s, policies and codes directly related to contractor compliance or manufacturing or alteration of factory assembled structures.

Typical Work

Supervises and coordinates activities of Construction Compliance Inspectors in an assigned region of the State and assists the Construction Compliance Inspector Chief in training new inspectors to maintain uniformity of enforcement and interpretation of national codes and State laws and regulations;

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

Determines compliance with applicable codes in order that all types of building construction, housing, mobile homes, and recreational vehicles meet minimum standards of safety to life and property;

Explains and interprets the applicable codes, laws and regulations to contractors, architects, engineers, housing manufacturers and the public;

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

Represents the Department at meetings of inspectors, contractors, manufacturers, engineers, and other groups to develop cooperative relations;

Performs duties of Construction Compliance Inspector;

Initiates correspondence and prepares reports;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Washington laws and regulations and national codes covering mobile homes, factory built housing, recreational vehicles, electrical installation, contractor registration and plumber certification; related Attorney General opinions, standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation installations; safety precautions and techniques; principles of management.

Ability to: supervise and coordinate work of others; analyze construction problems in electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation installations in mobile homes, factory built housing, recreational vehicles and building construction installations of all types; 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

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in architecture, mechanical, civil or structural engineering or allied field and two years of experience involved in building construction, factory built housing, mobile home or recreational vehicle industry.

Additional qualifying experience in the building construction industry, architecture, mechanical, electrical or structural engineering may be substituted, year for year, for the required education.

Possession of Washington State IPIA Certification (Production Inspection Primary Inspection Agency) may be required for Factory Assembled Structures Program positions.

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