CITY OF ISSAQUAH
CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR II
Positions in this classification are responsible for a broad range of technically complex inspections
directly related to enforcement of construction codes, development regulations and/or contract
requirements. Work assignments require a knowledge of through construction methods and
materials, inspection techniques and administrative procedures connected with the work. Inspectors
are expected to fully understand how a secession at one phase of construction will affect a later
phase or a post construction situation such as maintenance of the structure and often coordinate their
activities with other staff members, departments or division of the City. Employees visit premises,
contact owners, developers, and contractors and explain technical requirements or discrepancies.
Inspectors are empowered to issue stop orders when work does not comply with prescribed
standards or approve contractor work on the site. Inspectors check a variety of projects in the
process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with engineering standards, safe
construction practices, and other regulations or ordinances relating to the safety, health, and welfare
of the general public.
Senior Construction Inspector
Independently performs a broad range of technically complex inspections in accordance with
established standards and regulations, under general supervision. Exercises independent judgment
and decision-making in the interpretation and resolution of sensitive situations in the field. These
positions require good communication skills and the ability to handle irate contractors and citizens
diplomatically and skillfully.
Incumbents at this level are journey level inspectors and possess the experience and knowledge to
conduct a full range of inspections, including major construction. This level typically handles more
technically complex inspec