State of Washington Classified Job Specification
ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR
Inspects electrical wiring installations of all types in assigned area to ensure compliance with National Electrical Code and State Rules and Regulations.
Independently inspects a wide range of electrical installations or alternations in residential, educational, institutional, industrial and commercial structures for compliance with Washington State regulations and the National Electrical Code (NEC);
Writes correction notices where unsafe or hazardous wiring conditions are found; re-inspects installations to ensure that corrections were made and denies connection or cuts off service if compliance is not obtained;
Checks plans and blueprints at electrical projects to determine compliance with the National Electrical Code or State Rules and Regulations;
Contacts, works with and maintains good relations with the contractors, architects, engineers, public utilities and private parties engaged in use and installation of electrical equipment; answers questions, is resource for customers, and interprets National Electrical Code and Washington State Electrical Rules and Regulations;
Checks individuals engaged in electrical installations for licensing and bonding in conformance with state law RCW 19.28. Performs investigations and writes citations where violations are evident, appears at hearings to testify as requested;
Maintains technical knowledge of new technologies in the electrical field, and changes and updates to the National Electrical Code (NEC) for industrial, commercial and residential installations;
Participates in special projects such as (but not limited to): process improvement studies, and productivity measures;
Attends continuing education training to maintain electrical license;
Writes letters, prepares reports and keeps work records;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: National Electrical Code and Washington State Wiring Rules and Regulations; standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of electrical trade; industry hazards and safety precautions; computing electrical loads; layout and operation of electrical circuits.
Ability to: read and interpret plans and blueprints of electrical installations; interpret and apply electrical codes; explain technical aspects of electrical trade to lay-persons; meet and deal effectively with people; prepare clear, concise reports.
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.
Possession of the Journeyman Electrical certificate (EL01) issued by the Department of Labor and Industries and four years of experience as a journeyman electrician, after obtaining an EL01, AND the General Administrators certification or Master Journey Electrician certification.
Two years of college-level training in electrical engineering and four years of continuous practical electrical installation experience AND the General Administrators certification.
Four years of college-level training in electrical engineering and two years of continuous practical electrical installation experience AND the General Administrators certification.
A valid driver’s license is required for these positions.
Class Specification History
New class adopted May 1, 1963.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Electrical Inspector); adopted June 1, 1963.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Electrical Inspector 1); August 1, 1965.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted August 18, 1975.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly State Electrical Construction Inspector 1); adopted April 13, 1979.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted June 12, 1987.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted May 13, 1988.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Electrical Construction Inspector 1), minimum qualifications; adopted December 15, 1989.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted September 14, 1990.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted June 14, 1996, effective July 1, 1996.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 11, 1997.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted January 10, 2003.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 43350), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 59E to 61E.