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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 391Q
Category: Protective Services


In the Department of Labor and Industries, supervises and coordinates the activities of regional inspectors and Industrial Relations Agent(s).

Typical Work

Facilitates regional and cross regional teaming within technical disciplines; 

Coordinates training of inspectors and agents in the technical aspects and in licensing, certification and legal compliance requirements; 

Maintains lines of communication between regional and technical resources, and across regional boundaries, to ensure consistency and minimize duplication of service; 

Interacts with unions, local government, area industry, and public interest representatives; 

Performs sensitive and technically complex inspections and/or investigations within one of the following disciplines:  pressure vessel, elevator, construction compliance, or industrial relations; 

Provides guidance/assistance in areas of non-technical training, time management, human resource issues, customer service, and other related subjects; 

Resolves problems for all programs, cross regional lines and works with technical support; 

Performs other duties as required.

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

Two years of experience performing one of the following options: 

Inspecting in-service and repairs of boiler and unfired pressure vessels to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations. 


Verifying competency and licensing requirements of journey-level electricians, plumbers and contractors for compliance with state laws, regulations and national codes; and checking plans and inspecting the construction of factory assembled structures involving plumbing, and electrical for compliance with state laws, regulations and national codes. 


Inspecting elevators and other lifting apparatus to determine and enforce compliance with state laws and with American Standard Safety Codes for elevators. 


Enforcing the Industrial Welfare Law, Public Work Law, Farm Labor Law and the Minimum Wage and Overtime Act and investigation of wage disputes. 

Class Specification History

New class: 12-10-93
Revised minimum qualifications: 1-15-99
New class code: (formerly 43450) effective July 1, 2007