Building Official/Fire Marshal

Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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Position Description

Community Development Department
Position: Building Official/Fire Marshal
Starting Salary: $6,248.67/month - $9,184.93/month, Starting Salary: DOQ, DOE
Location: Community Development Department
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hours/week); FLSA Exempt, Non-Union Open Until Filled
Full time benefits include:
• County pays $1,500 per month towards medical, dental, vision, life insurance and employee assistance program for employee and eligible family members
• Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State Department of Retirement Services (DRS)
• HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply
• Wellness program
• Deferred compensation plans offered
• Twelve paid holidays annually
• Vacation accrual based on seniority
• Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0
*Access to MetLife Pet Insurance
Visit Walla Walla County for detailed benefits information.
Brief Duties and Responsibilities: Manages the Building Division that has responsibility for safety and health oversight relative to the building/construction environment and the efficient delivery of those services. Develops policies to implement goals of the Division and Community Development Department that are consistent with federal, state, and local regulations. Establishes, follows, and institutes procedures to assure compliance with County policies and Department goals and objectives.
Working Environment/Physical Abilities: Position requires driving, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing. Position will require exerting up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten (10) pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.
Minimum Qualifications: Five (5) years of specialized/technical training and/or experience in building inspection and in the application and use of the Uniform or International Building Codes. Three (3) or more years’ experience as a building official; OR a bachelor’s degree in architecture, Structural Engineering, Construction Management, or related field; OR a combination of education and managerial/supervisory experience demonstrating equivalent administrative ability and code knowledge. Supervisory experience gained in the construction industry may be substituted for a portion of required training in building inspection.
Application: County Application, Resume and Cover Letter Required. Information available on our website at where you can apply online.

Type: Full-time
Pay: $6,248.67 to $9,184.93 per MONTH