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Building Inspector II - City of Woodinville ( Job # 20-0006)

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Minimum Salary: $67,326.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $85,927.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Development Services
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Are you looking for a stable work environment and have the ability to manage simultaneous and complex projects, and want to ensure the safety and structural soundness of buildings and construction projects in Woodinville?  Do you have a passion for customer service and problem solving with a keen eye for detail?  We have the perfect job for you!  The City of Woodinville has a Building Inspector II opening on its Development Services team.  This position is integral to the Department and will assist with a wide variety of technical inspection tasks, including safeguards of public safety, health and welfare through affordability, structural strength and safety of firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations. The Building Inspector II will perform field inspections on new, remodeled, or altered residential and commercial/industrial projects.  As a Building Inspector, you will be required to conduct inspections before, during, and after construction to ensure that the building and construction sites comply with safety, structural, and building code regulations.  This position also reviews building plans for conformance with various City codes.

The most qualified candidates will be able to communicate and collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, have an eye for detail, can make clear decisions and provide excellent customer service even in difficult situations.

This position will be open until filled with interviews scheduled as qualified applicants apply. 


About the City

Woodinville, Washington is a premier tourist destination with a population of about 12,000 though the City is growing considerably. Located about 20 miles northeast of Seattle, Woodinville offers the benefits of a bustling urban area against the backdrop of the picturesque Sammamish River Valley. Woodinville is known for its tourism industries with over 120 wineries, breweries, and distilleries and many opportunities for outdoor activities.

It's a great place to work and we manage to do a lot with only about 47 employees, including planning, permitting, code enforcement, street/storm water maintenance, infrastructure construction and maintenance, parks, and a broad range of administrative services. As a Building Inspector II you’ll have big impact on the City’s operations.

Essential Job Functions

The Building Inspector II will have these essential functions along with other duties as assigned:

  1. Performs field inspections on new, remodeled, or altered, residential and commercial/ industrial projects in various stages of construction, alteration or repair to ensure the use of acceptable materials and to verify compliance with adopted codes and ordinances; periodically trains employees on inspection process.
  2. Reviews building plans for conformance with the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy, Accessibility Code (ADA) and Zoning codes.
  3. Schedules daily workload and ensures all previous inspection results have been entered into the database.        
  4. Issues detailed correction notices whenever code violations are discovered or when brought to the attention of the inspector by other City personnel, agencies or citizens; may provide information and assistance to correct violations or re-inspects to assure correction of noted violations.
  5. Responds to complaints and reports of possible violations of City codes regulating the development and use of lands within the City.
  6. Maintain accurate and complete records on a computer and by hand concerning construction projects.
  7. Answer questions and provide information to the public, developers, builders, and architects regarding building codes and other regulations relating to building construction and code enforcement. Educate and train public as necessary on code requirements.

The position description is intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties necessary to describe the principle functions of the job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all inclusive listing of work requirements.

To review the entire job description, please see attached document.



Job Demands

Work is performed both indoors and outdoors and requires operation of a motorized vehicle. Outside work will require exposure to varying weather conditions and terrain. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must regularly see and hear; frequently stand, walk, talk or hear, taste or smell, grip or feel with hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds; and occasionally sit and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Work environment may have exposure to indoor environment, outdoor environment, noise, extreme temperatures, vibration, moisture and/or humidity, dust, fumes, gases, poor ventilation, electrical hazards, mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, classroom setting, medical facility environment, sharp objects/tools, radiation, and confined spaces. Necessary aptitudes include understanding instructions, verbal, numeric, and spatial aptitudes, perception of detail, finger and manual dexterity, eye/hand/foot coordination requiring close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish  colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point), depth perception (three-dimensional vision, and ability to judge distances and spatial relationships). Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus), analytic and problem-solving ability, initiative, precision, alertness, memory, concentration, reasoning ability and judgement. May occasionally require work beyond normal working hours.

Other Job Demands
Minimum Qualifications

Education, Experience, and Training:

High school graduate or equivalent and five years of experience. Bachelor’s degree desirable. Must possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License. First Aid/CPR and ICC certification as a Building Inspector required. Plumbing, Mechanical and Plans Examiner preferred.

Knowledge of:

  • International Residential Code.
  • International Building Code.
  • Uniform Plumbing Code.
  • International Mechanical Code.
  • International Fuel Gas Code.
  • International Existing Building Code.
  • Washington State Energy Code.
  • Washington State Barrier Free Code.
  • City of Woodinville Municipal and Zoning Codes and regulations dealing with construction standards and requirements.
  • Principles of engineering and their application to construction work.
  • OSHA/WISHA regulations regarding safety.
  • Construction Methods.
  • Emergency operations guidelines ATC 20-21 and NIMS 100 and 200.
Great Benefits

The City offers a great benefit package for this full-time, position. This position will work 80 hours within nine days as opposed to the typical 10 workday period; in short, every other Friday off! This position is fully benefitted with health, dental, vision, and life insurances/coverages, along with paid vacation leave, sick leave, and holidays.  If insuring a spouse and two or more dependents, City employees pay only about $110 per month out-of-pocket for full coverage; out-of-pocket costs may be lower based on coverage/plan choices.

The City’s generous retirement package also gives you more control over your money. Instead of participating in Social Security, the City participates in “Social Security In-Lieu Program”, Municipal Employees Benefit Trust (MEBT), in which the City contributes an amount equivalent to 6.2% of gross wages and the employee contributes another 6.2% of their wages. In addition, the City also offers the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), which is a traditional, defined-benefit pension plan – when you meet plan requirements and retire, you are guaranteed a certain monthly income for the rest of your life based on years of service and compensation. 457 accounts are also available with Roth (post-tax) and traditional (pre-tax) contributions allowed.

Selection Process

A Background Investigation Disclosure Statement and Driving Record Release Form will be completed by the successful candidate.

The City of Woodinville is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, veteran's status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.  The City seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, a qualified and diverse workforce, will be affirmed.  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.



Woodinville City Hall
17301 133rd Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA