Building Inspector I - Page 1
CITY OF KENNEWICK
Building Inspector I
Community & Economic Development
Date Updated: August 20, 1992
Title Of Immediate Supervisor: Building Official
Under general supervision, performs inspections of commercial and residential construction and provides
information and advice to contractors to ensure compliance with the Uniform Building Codes and City standards.
This is the first level of a two level series. It is distinguished from the Building Inspector II classification in that
incumbents in this classification receive technical assistance from the higher classification, perform less complex
work and are not required to be a certified building inspector upon entering the classification.
The primary mission of all employees is to provide the citizens of the City of Kennewick with the most efficient and
effective service possible. Salaries are paid by the taxes, revenues, and users fees collected from the citizens of
Kennewick. Each employee is expected to treat all people with the courtesy and respect due them at all times.
1. Inspects commercial and residential construction projects to assure all structural and architectural components
are in compliance with Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, and State codes. Provide assistance and recommendations
of alternate methods of construction to meet the intent of each related code.
2. Records/logs all inspections conducted and any subsequent corrections noted.
3. Issues building permits including determining amount of fees and if appropriate information has been received.
4. Responds to informational inquiries regarding the interpretation of all building codes to a particular situation.
Provides advice to contr