City of Kenmore
Building Inspector/Plans Examiner
$3,667 - $4,583
Community Development Director
Responsible for a broad range of advanced level inspections directly related to enforcement of protective codes,
development regulations, and/or contract requirements. Work assignments require a thorough knowledge of
construction methods and materials, inspection techniques, building/zoning codes and administrative enforcement
procedures connected with the work. This position reviews and approves conformance of codes of proposed
buildings and structures and issues associated permits. The employee visits premises and provides information and
assistance to owners, developers and departments or divisions of the City to gain conformance to codes. The
inspector is empowered to issue stop work orders when work does not comply with codes. Field inspection work
can expose the employee to safety hazards such as falling objects, heavy equipment, power tools, inspecting
roofs, unfinished framing, natural gas, exposed wiring, hazardous chemicals, carcinogens, blood born pathogens,
open ditches and trenches, traffic and working in confined spaces such as underground tunnels and restricted
access building sites.
A. Possession of Building, Plumbing and Mechanical code certifications issued by the International
Conference of Building Officials, college related coursework in the construction field and a minimum of
two years experience as a Building Inspector.
B. Knowledge of the Uniform Building code, Plumbing code, Mechanical code, Washington State Energy
code, Washington State Barrier Free code, The City of Kenmore Municipal and Zoning code and
regulations dealing with construction standards and requirements.
C. Knowledge of inspection methods, practices and techniques for building construction.
D. Ability to climb in and on buildings and other various structures, crawl in c