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ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR LEAD

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ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR LEAD
391J
Category: Protective Services

Definition

Inspects electrical wiring installations to ensure compliance with the National Electrical Code and State Rules and Regulations and has lead responsibility over Electrical Construction Inspectors.  Directly assists the Electrical Inspection Field Supervisor.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Lead responsibilities include conducting the more complex and unusual inspections, coordinating workload distribution, reviewing procedures for compliance, acts as liaison resolving issues between parties, assists in training new inspectors, and assists with code interpretations, changes in policies and procedures for inspectors.  Responds to questions from inspectors, ensuring consistency in code applications.

Typical Work

Reviews field and office procedures of electrical inspectors at least quarterly to assure uniformity and compliance with department policies and procedures; 

Assists in making difficult or complex electrical inspections, attends to inspection problem areas and acts as an informative liaison between field inspectors and the Electrical Inspection Field Supervisor; performs other electrical inspections as needed;  

Coordinates electrical inspections daily work load and assists in assuring timely inspections and work load distribution;  

Functions as liaison resolving problems arising between electrical users, contractors, utility companies, workers 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 inspection codes, rules and regulations;  

Assists in training new inspectors; assisting in ongoing training for staff;  

Provides input to Field Supervisor for personal evaluations;  

Conveys and explains code changes, policies, procedures and interpretations to field inspectors;  

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

Checks individuals engaged in the electrical installations for licensing and bonding in conformance with State Law RCW 19.28, investigates and writes citations where violations are evident; 

Performs other work 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

Possession of the Journeyman Electrician certificate (EL01) issued by the Department of Labor and Industries and four years of experience as a journeyman electrician, after obtaining an EL01, in the building construction trades, installing and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment in residential, commercial and industrial structures or buildings in compliance with the National Electrical Code or equivalent experience and two years of full-time experience as an electrical inspector inspecting residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations.

OR 

Two years of college-level training in electrical engineering and six years of continuous practical electrical installation experience and two years of experience as an electrical inspector inspecting residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations. 

OR

Four years of college-level training in electrical engineering and four years of continuous practical electrical installation experience and two years of experience as an electrical inspector inspecting residential, commercial and industrial electrical installations. 

A valid Washington State driver’s license is required for these positions. 

Note:  Equivalent experience pertaining to the National Electrical Code to be determined by the Department of Labor and Industries.

Class Specification History

New class: 9-18-96
Revised minimum qualifications: 7-11-97
Revised Minimum qualifications: 11/9/01
New class code: (formerly 43352) effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 61E to 65E.

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