Building Official/Fire Marshal

Walla Walla, WA 99362
4/15/2019

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Position Description

JOB SUMMARY: 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.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide day-to-day supervision and management of Building Division staff including Building Inspectors, Plan Examiners, the Permit Coordinator, and support staff. Oversees, plans and manages training, conducts work assignments and performance evaluations, and makes hiring and disciplinary recommendations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 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 maybe substituted for a portion of required training in building inspection.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of three ICC certifications required at the time of hire, which must include one in building inspection and one in plan review. Certification as a building official is required within one year of employment. Valid driver’s license is required. Must successfully pass a background check and a driving record check.

Type: Full-time
Expires: 05/16/2019