Building Official/Fire Marshal

Employer: Walla Walla County
Job Title: Building Official/Fire Marshal
Job Type: Full Time
Division: Building Division
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Opening Date: 07/30/2019
Closing Date: 08/30/2019
Salary: $4,642 - $6,214 monthly, DOE, DOQ

Job Description:

Manages the Building Division that has responsibility for safety and health oversight relative to the building/construction environment and the efficient delivery of those services. Develops policies to implement goals of the Division and Community Development Department that are consistent with federal, state, and local regulations. Establishes, follows and institutes procedures to assure compliance with County policies and Department goals and objectives.

Job Duties:

  • Develop and recommend goals and objectives for the Division that provide conformance to County policies and Commissioners’ directives, and to ensure adherence to local, state and federal regulations.
  • Supervise and manage activities and performance of Division staff. 
  • Provide training, work assignments, and performance reviews of subordinates.
  • Make hiring, disciplinary and termination recommendations to the Director.
  • Oversee the permitting, plan review, inspection and enforcement activities of the Division.
  • Serve as the County Fire Marshal for administration and compliance of fire code.


  • Five (5) years of specialized/technical training and/or experience in building inspection and in the application and use of the Uniform or International Building Codes.
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience as a building official; OR a bachelor’s degree in architecture, Structural Engineering, Construction Management or related field; OR a combination of education and managerial/supervisory experience demonstrating equivalent administrative ability and code knowledge.
  • Supervisory experience gained in the construction industry maybe substituted for a portion of required training in building inspection.

Supplemental Information:

  • A minimum of three ICC certifications required at the time of hire, which must include one in building inspection and one in plan review.
  • Certification as a building official is required within one year of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and a driving record check.
  • See the job description for the complete list of qualifications and essential functions.

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