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L&I Electrical Construction Inspector, Kennewick
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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L&I Electrical Construction Inspector, Kennewick
***Please Note this position is open to internal L&I; employees only.***
Become a Labor & Industries Electrical Construction Inspector and start making a difference by providing safety inspections of electrical installations and help establish a level playing field for honest contractors by fighting fraud and abuse in support of eliminating the State's underground economy.
Community and safety are the building blocks we want our L&I; Electrical Construction Inspectors to build and expand their careers on. Our ideal candidate will have a passion for public service and believe in our mission to "Keep Washington Safe and Working," additionally they will have the drive to build collaborative relationships with our internal and external customer groups. If you become an Electrical Construction Inspector, you will have excellent communication skills, be willing to have crucial conversations, be a leader in the field, and thrive in a group of experts.
This position will be considered **In-Training** for **24 months.** Within this time frame, you will learn and apply L&I; rules, policies, state laws, and best practices in relation to electrical inspections. By the end of your In-Training period you will be a full-fledged L&I; Electrical Inspector with the ability to:
* Inspect electrical installations in various stages of construction.
* Enforce compliance with electrical licensing laws, state rules and the National Electrical Code.
* Issue 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.
**Some of what you will do**
* Check individuals and companies performing electrical installations for compliance with licensing, certification, and permitting requirements. Issue citations for non-compliance.
* Conduct field investigations and compile investigation reports.
* Issue approval notices for electrical installations and write correction notices when there are code violations.
* Issue electrical fee due notices when required by appropriate WAC rules.
* Disconnect unsafe wiring or equipment according to policy and procedures.
* Answer questions about NEC, and Washington State wiring rules and regulations.
* Maintain good relations with contractors, architects, engineers, electric utilities and private parties engaged in the use and installation of electrical equipment.
* When required, prepare testimony and testify on behalf of the Department before an Administrative Law Judge, the Electrical Board, and other courts regarding investigations and findings, and to defend and support citations issued.
**Who should apply?**
Persons with 4 years' work experience as a certified journey level electrician in the electrical construction trade AND a valid and active WA State General Journey Level Electrician Certificate, EL01 (OR a Master Journey Level Electrician Certificate, ME01)
*Please note your 4 years of experience must include installing and maintaining electrical systems in commercial, industrial and residential facilities or other experience as outlined in *_RCW 19.28.321__;_
Extensive code knowledge, understanding 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; ability to recognize hazardous installations and locations.
Commitment to public safety and enforcement of electrical licensing, certification and permitting requirements.
Ability to mediate and communicate in a positive manner during a confrontational situation; possess outstanding conflict resolution skills
**What we're looking for**
* Possess and maintain a valid and active WA State Master Journey level (ME01) electrician certificate is desired
* **OR **at 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 in addition to the EL01
* 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, laws and theory.
* Crawl under buildings and into attics, climb ladders and scaffolding, enter confined spaces following approved safety policies, 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/able 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 ONLY. 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 License (this may be a scanned image or an attached photo image)**
* **Complete responses to the "Supplemental Questions" portion, "see resume" will not be considered a complete response.**
**_If you 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.
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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.
This position is represented by the Coalition (IBEW). That means that, as a condition of employment, no later than the 30th day following the beginning of your employment, you must pay the IBEW either membership dues, a representation fee or, for bona fide religious non-associators an amount equal to dues to be used in a program within the union in harmony with the employee's conscience.
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
*Salary:* $5,229.00 - $6,217.00 Monthly
*Location:* Benton County - Kennewick, WA
*Job Type:* Agency Internal - Permanent
*Department:* Dept. of Labor & Industries
*Job Number:* 2018-04600
*Closing:* 5/27/2018 11:59 PM Pacific
*Agency:* State of Washington
*Address:* View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504
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