L&I Construction Compliance Inspector 2 - Western Washington, WA

Employer: Dept. of Labor & Industries

Job Description:
Our Values: Customer Focus, One L&I, Respect, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Learning and Growth, Reliability.

Please Note: This is a non-permanent opportunity scheduled to last 9 months.
This position can be located in our Silverdale or Sequim office.

Bring your skills and talents to Labor & Industries, the employer of choice. Your reward at the end of each day is satisfaction of a job well done and knowing you have provided an invaluable service to our fellow citizens of Washington.

Join our team and provide for the public safety of citizens in Washington by conducting inspections of manufactured home alterations, inspections of food trucks/concession trailers and inspections of building structures constructed in factories, which are being used/sited in Washington. Inspections are conducted to determine conformance to state laws and agency rules – RCW 43.22, WAC 296-150 M/F/C/V/T and to adopted codes including the Washington State Building Code, National Electrical Code and the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard.

The candidate selected for this position will conduct random inspections of new installations of manufactured/mobile homes to ensure compliance with requirements of the Installer Certification Program, RCW 43.22A and WAC 296-150I.

The candidate will conduct random inspections of Manufactured Home dealer and Recreational Vehicle dealer lots to determine compliance with state and federal laws for unit certification and labelling, RCW 43.22, WAC 296-150R/P and CFR 3280/82 (MHCSS). This position performs audits of Manufactured Home factories, Recreational Vehicle factories and Park Model RV factories to ensure compliance with state laws and agency rules – RCW 43.22, WAC 296-150 R/P and CFR 3280/82 (MHCSS).

The incumbent is expected to know L&I’s strategic direction and strive to meet program performance goals. Answers inquiries from the public, consumers and industry professionals related to building codes, agency rules and inspection requirements.

Some of what you will do:

Perform field inspections of alterations to manufacture and mobile homes, using appropriate checklists, and approved plans to ensure compliance.
Document and enter all inspection results into identified agency tracking systems, follow up on written corrections, and issue infractions for work being done without permits et. Al.
Conduct inspections in factories (in state, out of state, and overseas), modular buildings, food trucks, and other structures.
Inspect new installations, manufactured home dealer lots, and RV/PMRV dealer lots.
And Much More!

What we are looking for:

Motivated self-starter with strong time management skills, able to prioritize tasks, schedule and organize compliance activities to ensure a comprehensive and efficient operation of work duties.
Be detail oriented, have strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to interview property owners, contractors and/or their workers and document the information gathered.
Strong customer-interaction skills including the ability to be firm but polite when issuing infractions for non-compliance or explaining statutes and laws.
Proficiency in using computers, and other devices including tablets and smart phones to access and utilize programs and databases for research, data entry, infraction writing, documenting jobsite visits, managing emails and performing administrative tasks etc.
Current Building Inspector Certificate issued by International Code Council is desirable.

Four (4) years of experience at journey-level in the building construction trades.

Four (4) years of experience as a Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, Architect or Engineer.

Four (4) years of experience in Modular, Manufactured Home or Recreational Vehicle Industry.

Ability to read and interpret construction drawings for compliance with code and application.

Demonstration of L&I Core Competencies

ICC/UPC/NEC inspector certifications.

Supplemental Information
Things You Need To Know

To help you maintain a proper work-life balance, teleworking is one of the work schedule options for this position. L&I also offers flexible custom work schedules.

State employee who meet the qualifications will become eligible for a generous retirement package at the end of the employee’s career. Click on the “Benefits” tab to learn more. At L&I, your voice matters. In addition, L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3.3 million workers. Take a look at this brief video and learn more about why L&I is an employer of choice.

Per Governor Inslee’s Directive 22-13.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated effective November 4, 2022. Providing proof of being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment and your vaccine status will be verified by Human Resources prior to your first day of employment. Please contact Angela Laramie (she/her/hers) at [email protected] or April Sharp (she/her/hers) at [email protected] if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

For this position, telework is dependent upon business needs and supervisor approval. The assigned duty station for this position is either Silverdale or Sequim, Washington.

For positions where in-office work is necessary, the frequency of telework will be discussed with the supervisor of the position at the time of offer.

Application process

We will contact the top candidates directly to interview for this position. Because we base the selection on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described in the announcement.

Please include the following documents with your application:

A cover letter describing specific qualifications.
A current resume detailing applicable experience and education.
A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.
Please do not attach or place any information about your vaccination status, including listing the governor’s mandate as a reason for leaving employment, within the application, resume, or cover letter. If you do, we will have to reject your application to safeguard others from receiving your confidential information. You will have to remove the confidential information before you can apply again.

Other information

A job offer is contingent upon completion of a background check that includes a criminal record review.
For positions requiring travel, you must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and have insurance if driving a privately owned vehicle on state business.
This position is represented by the Coalition (UA Pipe 32).
Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work authorization that does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa now or in the future.
The Department of Labor & Industries complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal employment eligibility verification form, I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.
Please note: L&I may use this announcement to fill multiple permanent and/or non- permanent positions.
Did You Know?

Washington is America's Top State to live, play, and work, according to U.S. News (2021). Join the L&I team and enjoy all the Evergreen State has to offer.

In addition to offering a positive balance between life and work, L&I provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We also believe your voice matters. We value our employees and their work-life balance by encouraging flexible schedules. L&I is a diverse state agency dedicated to the safety and health and security of Washington's 3 million workers.

Veterans Preference
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Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach to their application a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as Social Security numbers. For further information, contact L&I’s [email protected].

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer

L&I employees come from all walks of life. We strive to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

We believe in the importance of recognizing the value each of us contribute to the success of the agency mission. Having a diverse workforce is this agency’s greatest resource of strength and knowledge. It is through the combination of talents and abilities that we can pursue finding effective measures to provide the best customer service. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone and we strongly mean everyone.

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need accommodation in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call 360-902-5700. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service.

You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our award-winning diverse and inclusive organization.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, program, or the agency please contact Angela Laramie at [email protected] or April Sharp at [email protected].

Contact Person: Angela Laramie
Email: [email protected]
Location: Multiple Locations Western Washington, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/3860642/li-construction-compliance-inspector-2
Base Pay: $68,076.00 - $82,896.00 /YR

Posted on January 10, 2023

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