Code Compliance Officer

Walla Walla Washington, 99362

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Position Description

Community Development


Position:                     Code Compliance Officer

Salary Range:           $4,486/month to $6,011/month, Starting Salary: DOQ, DOE

Location:                    Community Development Department

Employment Type:   Full-time (40 hours/week);  Benefits Apply; Courthouse Union                    

                                     Open Until Filled

Full Time Benefits Include:

• County pays $1,450.00 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.  • MetLife pet insurance available • 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 Website for detailed benefits information.


Brief Duties and Responsibilities:  Position achieves public compliance with County codes pertaining to land uses, building, fire prevention, residential burning, nuisances and related issues by responding to complaints using available resources to investigate possible violations of Titles 15-18 of the Walla Walla County Code and Nuisance Code Chapter 8.24. Code compliance is a highly visible and core function of the Community Development Dept. Position administers the County’s Residential Burn Program and assists the Fire Marshal with implementation of the Fire Code.  See the job description for the complete list of essential functions and qualifications.


Working Environment/Physical Abilities:  Required to sit and/or stand and/or operate a vehicle for extended periods of time.  Require sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally.  Require manual dexterity and visual acuity to operate a computer, telephone and peripherals.  Able to lift up to 20 pounds, bend and reach. Could potentially work outside in adverse weather (extreme heat, cold, snow).  Must be able to operate a vehicle in all road conditions and have visual ability to drive after sunset.


Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree with coursework in Public Administration, Building, Planning or a closely related field and minimum of two (2) years of county or city government experience in code enforcement OR an Associate’s Degree with coursework in Public Administration, Building, Planning or a closely related field and four (4) years of county or city government experience in code enforcement OR any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Outlook, Word and Excel. Prefer bilingual (English Spanish). 


For Application: Application, resume and cover letter required. Job description is available on our website at where you can apply online.






Type: Full-time
Pay: $4,486.00 to $6,011.00 per MONTH