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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 391T
Category: Protective Services


Leads Construction Compliance Inspector l's and reviews and verifies competency and licensing requirements of journey‑level electricians, plumbers and contractors for compliance with State laws, regulations and national codes. Checks plans and inspects the construction of factory assembled structures involving plumbing, electrical and heating installations for compliance with State laws, regulations and national codes.

Typical Work

Makes on‑site and plant inspections in an area assigned by the Assistant Chief; conveys RCW and WAC interpretations to the assigned field personnel; attends to problem areas; and acts as an information liaison between field inspectors and the Assistant Chief; 

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

Functions as liaison between contractors, manufacturers, engineers, other interested parties and the Department; 

Acts as intermediary when conflicting opinions exist and/or the need for an on‑site interpretation arising in the daily enforcement of codes, rules and regulations; 

Conveys and explains changes and interpretations in laws and regulations to field inspectors; 

Writes letters, prepares reports, and keeps accurate work records; 

Checks individuals engaged in electrical contracting and plumbing installations for licensing, registration, and certifications in conformance with State Law RCW. 19.28, 18.106, and 18.27; 

Performs other work 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. 

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 and 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.

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 experience at journey‑level in the building construction trades, in residential, office, commercial or industrial structures, e.g., journey‑level plumber, electrician, carpenter, heating or ventilation craftsman; or as a building inspector for a public jurisdiction or supervisor of building construction in the manufacture or inspection of homes, commercial buildings, factory built housing, mobile homes, trailer coaches, travel trailers or camp cars.

College training in structural, electrical or mechanical engineering or architecture may be substituted, year for year, for a maximum of two years' experience.

Class Specification History

New class Effective July 12, 1985
New class code: (formerly 43880) effective July 1, 2007