City of Burien
  • Burien, WA, USA
  • $71,342 to $86,717 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefit Package, PERS Retirement Plan, 401a Social Security Replacement Fund, 12 Holidays and much more.

The first review of applications will take place on Thursday, May 4, 2021, however, the position is open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

General Position Summary

Under the direction of the Building Official, performs electrical inspections of commercial and residential installations; performs single family residential building, plumbing, and mechanical inspections as needed; inspects construction sites, installation methods and materials, and construction details of commercial, multifamily and single-family structures to verify compliance with standards, codes and regulations; examines constructions drawings and specifications, performs electrical plan review; provides information concerning construction codes and requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Supports and models the identified vision, values and behaviors of the organization.
  • Inspects electrical installations for conformance with the appropriate codes, regulations, and plans/specifications.
  • Inspects single family residential building, plumbing, and mechanical installations as needed.
  • Performs technical review of construction plans to determine and assure compliance with electrical construction codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Monitors construction projects to detect conditions which may require changes in the construction sequence; inform builders of code violations and necessary action for compliance.
  • Examines and approves electrical/lighting of dwellings and commercial buildings to verify compliance with applicable electrical codes.
  • Answers questions by telephone, at the counter, or in the field regarding: code requirements for electrical, energy, residential mechanical and ventilation; permit application requirements, and other construction related questions.
  • Provides expertise and assistance to the Fire Marshal for fire alarm systems.
  • Investigates and resolves complaints concerning alleged violations of City ordinances; assists City departments with concerns related to new and existing structures.
  • Maintains accurate and thorough records documenting activities.
  • Operates related equipment including calculator, levels, gauges, scales, and tape.
  • Reviews electrical permit applications to determine conformity and completeness with established regulations.
  • Issues notices of correction and violations and suspends work at construction sites if violations have not been corrected within allotted time lines.
  • Issues certificates of occupancy.
  • Writes letters to clarify policy, correction notices and plan review comments.
  • Conducts pre-construction meetings.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Secondary Functions

  • Performs permit technician duties including but not limited to answering public inquiries, reviewing permit applications for completeness; routing blueprints to city departments for approval; notifying applicants, computing and collecting permit fees, issuing permits and maintaining applicable files.
  • Participates at the committee level in
  • Serves on and participates in various employee committees.

Education and/or Experience:

Per RCW 19.28.321 as may be amended: At least four years' experience as journeyperson electrician in the electrical construction trade installing and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment, OR 2 years electrical training in a college of electrical engineering of recognized standing and four years continuous practical electrical experience in installation work, OR four years of electrical training in a college of electrical engineering of recognized standing and two years continuous practical electrical experience in electrical installation work; OR four years' experience as a journeyperson electrician performing the duties of an electrical inspector employed by the Department of Labor and Industries or a city or town with an approved inspection program.

Special Requirements

  • Successful completion of pre-employment background check.
  • Valid Washington Driver's License with satisfactory driving record.
  • ICC Certification as a Residential Building Inspector or the ability to obtain within 1 year.
  • The ability to speak a second language is highly desired, but not required.
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