City of Des Moines Washington
  • 20-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Building
  • Des Moines, WA, USA
  • $72,780 - $95,688 annually, DOE
  • Salary
  • Regular Full-Time

The City provides an attractive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, Washington State PERS retirement, 401(a) Social Security replacement plan, 457 retirement plan contribution, and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

We are searching for a Electrical/Building Inspector to join our team. If selected for this position, you will be joining the Building Department, a team of professionals responsible for administering the City of Des Moines building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical ordinances and regulations.

As a Electrical/Building Inspector you will be performing technical inspections of commercial and residential work to ensure compliance with all required standard, codes and regulations. The ideal candidate will be an experienced electrician who is eager to get into inspection or may already have inspection experience but is ready for a growth opportunity to learn more about plans examining. There would be an expectation to work towards obtaining the necessary ICC certifications in order to move advance to a II and/or III classification. This position is eligible for a flexible schedule which includes working remotely.

If you're looking to use your skills as a experienced electrician/building inspector and have a positive impact within your local community then this is the right opportunity for you!


$72,780-$95,688 DOQ *Salary to be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. Those that place higher in the series would be assigned more complex and technical assignments.

We encourage you to review the detailed job description that includes all the essential functions and minimum requirements.

COMPETITIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE: The City of Des Moines offers a competitive and robust benefits package to include:

  • Washington state retirement plan-PERS
  • 401(a) tax deferred account and 457 deferred compensation, which includes an employer contribution for both accounts
  • Forty (40) vacation hours and forty (40) sick leave hours front loaded at time of hire
  • Paid vacation and sick leave with up to fourteen (14) paid holidays per year
  • Four (4) different medical plan options to choose from
  • Employer paid vision and dental plan
  • Long term disability, life insurance and much more

Closing Date

Open until filled.

To Apply

Complete the online application at attach a resume and cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements.

Nature of Work

Under the general supervision of the Building Official, performs technical inspections of commercial and residential work to ensure compliance with the state electrical codes and regulations and standards adopted by the City. The incumbent may also perform mechanical, plumbing, and building inspections of commercial and residential buildings; inspects construction sites, installation methods and materials, and construction details of commercial, multifamily and single-family structures to verify compliance with standards, codes and regulations; examines construction drawings and specifications; provides information concerning construction codes and requirements.

The Electrical/Building Inspector is divided into three classifications based on experience and certifications. Please refer to the "Special Requirements" portion of this job description for the minimum requirements from Labor and Industries.


The City of Des Moines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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