Washington State L&I Electrical Construction Inspector, Succession Planning Inspector (Western Washington) in Washington


Is community and family safety important to you? Become part of our program as a non-perm Electrical Construction Succession Planning Inspector.

As a L&I; Electrical Construction Inspector, you will not only fight fraud and abuse in support of the elimination of the State's underground economy but through conducting inspections you will have interesting work that supports our agency mission to "Keep Washington Safe and Working." This job goes beyond the desk and puts you in the field with exposure to a variety of working conditions and a diverse look at all types and stages of construction. This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in your community and help consult, teach, and build relationships with external and internal customers to L&I.;

Your role will include inspection of electrical installations in various stages of construction. Enforcing compliance with electrical licensing laws, state rules and the National Electrical Code, and issuing citations or correction notices for safety violations. Additionally, you will enjoy effectively maintaining a busy daily schedule and using a computer to maintain and update records according to policies and procedures.

We provide on the job training to develop your abilities in conducting electrical construction inspections in support of the State of Washington and its citizens. Our intent with these succession planning positions is to prepare and help you grow towards the goal of obtaining a permanent Electrical Construction Inspector here at L&I.;

*Some of what you will do *

  • Check individuals and companies performing electrical installations for compliance with licensing and permitting requirements.
  • Conduct field investigations and compile investigation reports.
  • Issue approval notices for electrical installations and write correction notices when there are violations.
  • Answer questions about NEC, and Washington State wiring rules and regulations.
  • Maintain good relations with contractors, architects, engineers, public utilities and private parties engaged in the use and installation of electrical equipment.
  • Issue electrical fee due notices when required by appropriate WAC rules.
  • Accurately complete and document action in the Infraction Citation Writer (ICW) computer system.
  • When required, prepare testimony and testify on behalf of the Department before an Administrative Law Judge and other courts regarding investigations and findings, and to defend and support citations issued.
  • Make electrical disconnects according to policy and procedures.

Who should apply?

Persons with a ME01 license OR an EL01 license and 4 years' work experience as a certified journey level electrician in the electrical construction trade installing and maintaining electrical systems or other experience as outlined in RCW 19.28.321;

Possess code knowledge, understand how and when the National Electrical Code, RCW 19.28, and WAC 296-46B apply to all commercial, industrial and residential electrical installations and the calculation of loads in those installations; Commitment to public safety and enforcement of electrical licensing, certification and permitting requirements.

What we're looking for

  • Possess and maintain a valid and active WA State Master Journey level (ME01) electrician certificate is desired
  • ORat a minimum possess and maintain a valid/active WA State Journey Level electrician certificate (EL01) and four (4) years of experience conducting electrical work at that level
  • Washington State General Administrator Certificate (AD01) is highly desired
  • Possess a valid Washington State driver's license
  • Demonstrated experience in a cross-section of electrical work in the electrical construction industry.
  • Experience reading and interpreting plans and blueprints of electrical installations.
  • Strong written and in person communication skills.
  • Ability to explain electrical trade rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Remain current and trained in applicable electrical codes and laws.
  • Crawl under buildings and into attics, climb ladders and scaffolding, enter confined spaces, and follow proper procedures to perform electrical inspections.
  • Walk long distances to access assigned inspections.
  • Computer skills are necessary. Able to navigate the Internet source information, use email, and willing to learn computer programs and software.
  • Ability to stay calm and communicate professionally when dealing with angry, upset and confused contractors and customers.
  • Treat contractors with respect and dignity while enforcing Washington State laws.
  • Accomplished at multitasking and managing competing priorities consistently throughout the day.
  • Proven ability to manage confidential business matters, internal communications and files.
  • A self-starter able to work independently, determining actions needed with minimal or no guidance.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Highly motivated, detail oriented, organized, with excellent follow-up skills.
  • Exceptional coordination skills, ability to share information and implement solutions to problems and complaints.
  • Critical thinker with demonstrated observation skills, and an acute attention to detail. Ability to review and analyze information for use in preparation of correspondence, reports and other assigned tasks.
  • Able to easily take direction and give/receive constructive feedback.

Consideration will be given to complete applications. To submit a complete application, you will need to include:

  • A Letter of Interest describing how you meet the qualifications stated above and why you want to work for L&I;
  • A copy of your Electrical Certification (this may be a scanned image or an attached photo image)

If you are interested in*applying to this same position located on the East side of the state* OR have any questions regarding this job announcement, position, agency, or application process please contact: Christine Dominguez at 360-902-5241 or email at domc235@lni.wa.gov

Supplemental Information

This job announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Application review starts immediately and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the job at any time. It's to your advantage to apply quickly.

Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Prior to any new hire into L&I;, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.

To?apply, follow the "Apply" link above

Jobs advertised as Open Continuous will be closed without notice. Apply quickly!

We're looking for evidence that you have what we're looking for. Your application materials will be used for deciding who'll be?selected for interview.

For more information about the Department of Labor & Industries visit: http://www.lni.wa.gov/


Contact us at: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov

L&I; strives to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which our differences are respected and valued to better meet the needs of the diverse customers we serve. L&I; fosters an inclusive environment that promotes safety, collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all employees can participate and contribute to their full potential.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Job Number: 2016-05517

Department: Dept. of Labor & Industries

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $4,879.00 - $5,804.00 Monthly

Location: Multiple Locations - Western Washington, WA