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 Building Inspector - Bremerton, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Bremerton 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: nWzdJWf1G71lQaAlWuWuWrysH2UzHE / Latpro-3786782 
Date posted: Apr-20-2021
State, Zip: Washington, 98337


invites applications for the position of:

Building Inspector/Plans Examiner II



$35.86 - $42.41 Hourly


Respond to inquiries from developers, contractors and the general public regarding building code compliance issues; review complex residential and commercial building plans and specifications for compliance with established building codes and ordinances; conduct on-site inspections of buildings for code compliance; assist staff in the application and interpretation of adopted codes; and perform a variety of plans examination tasks.

Positions in the Building Inspector/Plans Examiner II classification are distinguished from the Building Inspector/Plans Examiner I by the requirement for more experience and greater degree of responsibility for complex plan review and inspections and the advisory responsibility for code interpretations.


REPRESENTATIVE ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES (Note – this list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

Review more complex residential and commercial building plans and specifications for compliance with established state, local, and international building codes and ordinances, approve plans as appropriate and issue permits.

Ensure plans and specifications are in compliance with the regulations for Barrier Free Facilities and Energy Code requirements.

Provide information to the public, contractors, developers, engineers and architects regarding building code issues; interpret construction codes and ordinances.

Perform on-site inspections of residential and commercial buildings; verify field conditions of submitted permits for accuracy with submitted plans.

Assist in receiving and processing permits; issue building permits; receive plans for review.

Provide assistance to other staff in the review of building plans and specifications.

Provide assistance to the Building Official in interpretations of the state, local and international codes.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay current of new trends in the field of plans examination and building code compliance.

Participate in the review, modification, and adoption of new building codes and ordinances.

Maintain professional, pleasant, and cooperative attitude at all times while displaying patience and flexibility, which may be required under difficult and stressful conditions.

Other Duties

  • Regular attendance is an essential requirement
  • Performs related work as assigned and/or required

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, methods and techniques of reviewing building plans and specifications.
  • Requirements of the Washington State and International Codes
  • Modern methods and procedures of building construction
  • Principles of structural engineering
  • Methods and techniques of conducting on-site building inspections
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers.
  • Procedures of record keeping and permit systems.

Skills & Ability to:

  • Analyze, interpret and accurately check complex building plans, calculations and specifications
  • Interpret, apply and enforce applicable building codes, ordinances, and regulations
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of plan, calculation and specification checks
  • Perform on-site building inspections
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public and professionals.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing professional letters.
  • Work independently.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office system.
  • Perform advanced math calculations.


Associate degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or a related field is required, or any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High school diploma or G.E.D., Building Inspector and Plans Examiner certification by the International Conference of Building Officials, and five (5) years’ experience in increasingly responsible Building or Fire Code permitting, plan review or inspection.


A Valid Washington State Driver's License is required and must be obtained prior to date of appointment or another date set by the City.

ICC Building Inspector, Plans Examiner, and/or any other certifications showing competency as a building inspector or plans examiner. Must maintain certifications during employment.

Special Requirements

  • Must practice excellent customer service skills.
  • Maintain Building Inspector and Plans Examiner certifications.


Applicants can apply on-line at, or application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Cobweb, or by calling (360) 473-5348. FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS - APRIL 30, 2021.

Required Application Materials:  City application and personal résumé are required.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.  Required application materials must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.  The City of Bremerton is NOT responsible for errors of any kind with faxed or e-mailed application packets.  Original signature is required on paper application forms.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training.

Appraisal of Experience and Education/Training:  At this initial review, application packets may be evaluated entirely on the basis of information you provided in the completed City application form. Applicants should include all relevant information on the City application.  Applicant’s education, training, and experience will be assessed.  The passing score is 70%.  The top qualifying candidates will be invited to participate further in the examination process.  Meeting or exceeding qualifications does not guarantee the applicant will be invited to participate in the oral examination process.

Oral Examination:  A panel will evaluate the applicant’s training, experience, and ability to perform the job.

Placement on the eligibility list is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:
Appraisal of application packet regarding Experience and Education/Training -
Passing Score 70% - Weight 40%
Oral Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 60%

Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or better on each portion of the exam in order to be placed on the hiring list.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES:  Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodation for examination must advise Human Resources no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made. (360) 473-5348.


Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions.

Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589.

Civil Service: The classification is excluded from the City's Civil Service System.

Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head. Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Human Resources Policies.

This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee.  It is subject to change by the City, with the approval of Human Resources, as the needs of the City and requirements change.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of the City of Bremerton to offer equal employment opportunity to all individuals. The City of Bremerton will administer all actions with respect to employment practices in compliance with federal, state and local laws, and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age (40+), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, marital status, military status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.

ADA Statement
The City of Bremerton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in programs and activities, which it operates pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ADA Amendments Act.  This policy extends to both employment and admission to participation in the programs, services and activities of the City of Bremerton.  Reasonable accommodation for employees or applicants for employment will be provided.

The City of Bremerton is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

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