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Deputy Building Official (Open Positions: 1)

Department: Community Development
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: $5,079 - $7,184 Per Month
Status: Open Until Filled
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Job Description

The City of Monroe is currently recruiting for a Deputy Building Official. Inspect commercial and residential building projects for compliance with the current editions of the International Building Code (IBC) & ICC/ANSI A117.1 amendments & amendments to the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) as Appendix M, the International Residential Code (IRC), the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), the international Mechanical Code (IMC), the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), the Washington State Energy Code (WSEC), and the Washington State Ventilation & Indoor Air Quality Code (VIAQ).

Maintain a variety of records and reports, including inspection reports, reviewing special inspection reports for the various required special inspections required per the approved drawings. Make contact with applicants to re-inspect jobsites as necessary; to assure the previous corrections have been completed, to resolve all outstanding issues to close all related permit project files, and approve final construction. Knowledge of and ability to use software for plan review and permit processing. Ability to identify and make recommendations on software and other items to improve processing times and efficiencies.

Job Responsibilities

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• Assist the Building Official in the establishment of work objectives and in the daily scheduling of work and the handling of personnel issues.
• Assist the Building Official in developing strategic plans relating to the operation of the department’s goals, personnel allocation, budget and operation.
• Assist the Building Official in advising, preparing, and developing recommendations to the city administration regarding the need for new ordinances. Prepare agenda bills for city council review and approval.
• Assist the Building Official in providing direction in the inspection of building construction and site development projects to assure structural and architectural components are in compliance with city-adopted building construction, fire codes, and standards. Provide assistance and recommendations of alternate methods of construction to meet the intent of each related code.
• In the absence of the Building Official may attend Council Meetings and senior staff meetings.
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing with builders, contractors, architects, engineers, building owners, staff, and the general public.
• Inspect commercial and residential buildings for compliance with all construction codes, maintaining a record of such inspections. Problems with compliance should be recognized and a reasonable solution should be sought to resolve issues.
• Make sure all construction materials and methods of construction have been approved for the installation. Inspect during the various stages of construction and remodeling to assure compliance with Federal, State, and City codes and ordinances.
• Provide field and office assistance to the general public with respect to building code issues; interpret building codes in the field and authorize alternative methods of construction in compliance with the codes.
• Provide continuous evaluation of construction progress to observe safety procedures and sound construction practices. Issue stop work orders for work commencing without building permits or not in compliance with building codes or City ordinances.
• Organize, prepare and maintain accurate reports and records of inspection activities.
• Perform plumbing inspections of the drain, waste, and vent systems in compliance with the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).
• Conduct mechanical inspections of gas piping systems, furnace and ductwork, heat and vent, ventilation fans and ductwork, water heater installations, and various other gas appliance installations in compliance with the (IMC), (VIAQ), and (IFGC) codes.
• Responsible for plan review.
• Shall stay informed and participate in construction related professional organizations and other working groups.
• Other duties as directed by supervisor review as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Deputy Building Official KSA - • Successfully complete various required training classes and obtain and maintain certificates necessary for functional skills performance, maintenance and improvement.
• Read and interpret architectural drawings, site plans, topographic maps, and structural drawings and calculations.
• Maintain a high standard for accuracy, completeness, and efficiency in the preparation of reports and correction notices.
• Work in a fast paced environment, and be able to defuse potentially hostile situations, and resolve disputes in the interest of code compliance in a respectful manner.
• Establish and maintain working relationships with customers from varied cultures and languages, and be able to communicate mutually agreed upon solutions that meet the adopted codes and standards.
• Develop and sustain positive working relationships with all city staff and plan reviewers (e.g. Fire District 7 staff).
• Ability to recognize health and life safety issues in new and existing buildings. Knowledge of work hazards and applicable safety precautions and regulations related to the jobsite and what steps to take to resolve problems.
• Ability to work with a code enforcement team including, Police and Community Development staff.
• Knowledge of framing, roofing, siding, drywall, taping, plumbing, mechanical work, concrete work, steel placement, skill in applying the various sequences of construction.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications

• High school diploma, or G.E.D., two years vocational training in the International Building Code, and five years’ experience as a building inspector; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the duties associated with the position. Experience should demonstrate increasing responsibility.
• Must possess an ICC Building Inspector Certification.
• Certification as a Building Official by the International Code of Council is required within one year of hire date.
• Position requires the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid Washington State driver's license, and have an acceptable driving record.


The City of Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability or veteran status. The City will reasonably accommodate disabled employees and applicants as required by law.