Building Official/Fire Marshal

Job Description

Position: Building Official/Fire Marshal
Salary: $4914/mo. to $7238/mo. DOE, DOQ
Location: Community Development Department
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hrs./wk.), Benefits Apply

Open until filled

Brief Duties and Responsibilities: 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.

Working Conditions: Position requires driving, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing. Position will require exerting up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to ten (10) pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Minimum Qualifications: 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 may be substituted for a portion of required training in building inspection.

Application: Employment application, resume and cover letter required. Contact the Human Resources Department at 314 W. Main Street, Room 216, Walla Walla, WA, or visit our website at to download a copy and/or apply online. Mailing address: Human Resources/Risk Manager, PO Box 1506, Walla Walla, WA 99362, fax (509)524-2603, call (509)524-2600 or email


Type: Full-time

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