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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 391T
Category: Protective Services


Leads Contractor Compliance Inspector 1s and reviews and verifies competency and licensing requirements of journey level electricians, plumbers and contractors for compliance with State laws, and regulations.

Typical Work

Makes on site and non-onsite inspections to ensure compliance with the contractor registration, plumber and electrical licensing, prevailing wage and industrial insurance laws;

Contacts non-complaint contractors and educates on licensing and registration requirements;

Trains new inspectors in enforcement and interpretation of applicable national codes and State laws and regulations;

Investigates complaints from homeowners, union, contractors or public agencies; secures written statements and other material required for documentation and determination of action.

Compiles evidence and prepare necessary documents for legal process and action;

Writes letters, prepares reports, and keeps accurate work records; testifies in court when required, and prepares cases for criminal prosecution;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Washington laws and regulations of contractor, plumbing and electrical laws.

Ability to: explain technical requirements to lay persons; meet and deal effectively with others; prepare clear and concise reports; explain laws and regulations of plumbing and electrical journeyman procedure requirements or laws and regulations on contractor registration requirements; lead and coordinate the work of others.

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

Five years of paid experience in the building construction trades/crafts;


Two years of experience within a government jurisdiction verifying competency and licensing requirements of journey-level plumbers, electricians and contractors for compliance within state laws, regulations and national codes;


Two years of experience enforcing the Industrial Insurance laws, including auditing and investigation.

Class Specification History

New class: effective July 12,1985
New class code: (formerly 43880) effective July 1, 2007
Revised title, definition, typical work, knowledge and abilities, and desirable qualifications; adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023.