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Building Inspector, Electrical/Building Inspector I or II, DOE- Temporary - City of Kirkland ( Job # 18-0111)

Minimum Salary: $6,136.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,940.00 per month
Employment Type: Temporary
Department: Planning & Building
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)

Summary

Incumbents are responsible for reviewing construction plans and inspecting construction of new industrial, commercial, multifamily, and single family buildings, and remodel work to existing structures, to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, thereby ensuring minimum standards for fire and life/safety codes, structural integrity, and public welfare.

The finalist's experience and qualifications will determine the position offered - Building Inspector, Electrical/Building Inspector or Electrical/Building Inspector II.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Inspect buildings and structures to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations relating to building construction, electrical systems (if position dictates), mechanical systems, plumbing systems state energy code requirements, local zoning requirements, and job site erosion control.
  2. Investigate compliance complaints and, if necessary, mediate a resolution. 
  3. Assist with investigation of fires and enter associated documentation in computerized tracking system.
  4. Review construction plans to ensure compliance with and enforcement of the City of Kirkland Electrical Code (if position dictates); and any additional applicable codes, laws, and regulations including the Washington State Energy Codes. 

Note:

This is a full-time, benefited temporary position, with funding through December 31, 2020.  

 


Minimum Qualifications for Electrical/Building Inspector II

Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must have good oral and written communication skills.  Must have and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License.  Must be a certified commercial (EL01) journey level electrician with Washington State Department of Labor and Industries with four years of journey level experience.

Must also possess the following certifications:

  • International Code Council (ICC) Commercial Building Inspector certification
  • ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector certification
  • Either the ICC Commercial Plumbing Inspector certification or the IAPMO UPC Residential and Commercial certification.
Minimum Qualifications for Electrical/Building Inspector I

Must have a high school diploma or GED. Must have good oral and written communication skills.  Must have and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License.  Must be a certified commercial (EL01) journey level electrician with Washington State Department of Labor and Industries with four years of journey level experience.

Must obtain International Code Council (ICC) Commercial Building Inspector certification within one year from date of hire.

Once ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector certification and either the ICC Commercial Plumbing Inspector certification or the IAPMO UPC Residential and Commercial certifications are obtained, the incumbent will move to the Electrical/Building Inspector II position.

Minimum Qualifications for Building Inspector

Must have a high school diploma or GED and three years of construction or inspection experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  Must have good oral and written communication skills.

Incumbents must have and maintain a valid Washington State Driver’s License and International Code Council (ICC) Commercial Building Inspector Certification within one year from date of hire.  The ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector and either the ICC Commercial Plumbing Inspector certification or the IAPMO UPC Residential and Commercial Plumbing Inspector certification must be obtained within two years from the date of hire.

Hours of Work

Typical hours of work for this position are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

The position is driving to or being at construction sites a majority of the time.  Potential hazards at construction sites might include falling objects, loose footing, and construction equipment.  The position may be required to climb ladders, occasionally walk on scaffolding, crawl in crawl spaces, and be exposed to inclement weather and adverse conditions.  The incumbent will be subject to call-back during off-duty hours to assist emergency personnel with assessing electrical systems.  The incumbent is expected to perform as an emergency worker in the event of a disaster.

Selection Process

Applicants who are invited to participate in the test and/or interview process will be notified by phone or email.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete a Criminal History Release Form.

Finalists, upon notification that references will be checked, will be required to submit a copy of their driving abstract to Human Resources.  Driving abstracts may be obtained at any Washington State Department of Licensing branch office for a small fee. Other states may have different procedures. This fee is at the Finalist’s own expense.


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Location
City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033