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Class Code: 395N
Category: Protective Services


Supervises, oversees and coordinates the activities and operations of Factory Assembled Structure Inspectors and Plans Examiners.

Typical Work

Supervises FAS field inspection, plan review activities and manufactured home installer activities, in assigned areas and oversees the day-to-day operation of the FAS alteration and manufacturing program;

Implements policies and procedures in the FAS program and oversees the assignment, performance and quality of the FAS inspectors and plans examiners work;

Develops policy, rules, procedures, recommendations, field operations manual and training for the program;

Facilitates regional and cross regional teaming with the construction compliance program, office managers and customer service staff;

Oversees inspections, investigations and audits of manufactured home factories, dealers and installers to provide for consumer protection and to assure compliance with federal regulations for manufactured homes;

Coordinates training of FAS Inspectors in the technical aspects of FAS inspections, licensing, certification and legal compliance requirements;

Conducts outreach and interaction with unions, local government, area industry, public interest representatives, consumers, homeowners, contractors, manufactured home installers, real estate professionals, appraisers and other program stakeholders;

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

Resolves program problems across regional lines and works with technical support;

Determines compliance with applicable codes in order that all types of FAS building construction, housing, mobile homes and recreational vehicles meet minimum standards of safety to life and property;

Maintains effective communication between staff, central and regional offices and customers to ensure consistency and minimize duplication of service;

Provides interpretations of RCW’s, policies and codes directly related to the manufacturing or alteration of factory assembled structures;

Explains and interprets the applicable codes, laws and regulations to contractors, architects, engineers, housing manufacturers and the public;

Attends, or presents, continuing education training to stay current on professional licenses and certifications. Stays current on knowledge in relevant fields of building technology;

Represents the department at meetings of inspectors, contractors, manufacturers, building departments, engineers, architects and other stakeholder groups to develop cooperative relations.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Washington laws and regulations and national codes covering manufactured and mobile homes, factory built housing, factory built commercial buildings, commercial coaches, RVs, park model RVs, conversion vendor units , self-propelled mobile medical units and factory built temporary worker housing units; electrical installation, contractor registration and plumber certification; related Attorney General opinions; standard construction requirements for structures and fire resistive assemblies, standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in electrical, plumbing, fire sprinkler, heating, and ventilation installations; safety precautions and techniques; principles of management.

Ability to: supervise and coordinate work of others; read and interpret blueprints and apply applicable codes, rules and regulations; analyze construction problems in structural, fire rated construction, electrical, plumbing, fire sprinkler, heating and ventilation installations in manufactured and mobile homes, factory built housing, factory built commercial buildings, commercial coaches, RVs, PMRVs, conversion vendor units, mobile medical units, factory built temporary worker housing and building construction installations of all types; explain technical requirements, laws and regulations to lay persons; meet and deal effectively with others; secure and develop cooperation of individuals and groups in promoting safe practices; prepare clear and concise reports; provide guidance to subordinates in maintaining workload reporting system.

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

Three years of experience performing one of the following:

FAS Inspector 2 or equivalent work experience.


FAS Plans Examiner 2 or equivalent work experience.


Building official, assistant building official or inspection supervisor for a city, town or county building department.

Certification by the International Code Council as a building official or building inspector.

Certification as a Washington State Production Inspection Primary Inspection Agency (IPIA) inspector.

Class Specification History

New class adopted June 22, 2023, effective July 1, 2023.