Building Inspector

The City of Selah is seeking to hire a Building Inspector in the Community Development Division. This is a full-time permanent, non-exempt, non-represented position.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Community Development Supervisor, this position performs inspection of commercial, residential, and public buildings to ensure compliance with adopted federal, state, and local building codes. Responsibilities vary but generally include building inspection, limited plan review, advising the public on matters relating to construction and other code requirements, providing technical information to architects, engineers, contractors, and other persons. Work is generally performed independently and may include coordinating efforts with colleagues or other employees.

Here is a complete Building Inspector Job Description.

Minimum Requirements

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent.

AND, Must possess valid Washington State Driver’s License or have ability to obtain one prior to employment.

AND, Any combination of education and experience equivalent to two (2) years of journey level building construction experience.

AND, Must possess one or more of the following certifications: ICC Residential Combination Inspector, ICC Commercial Building Inspector, ICC Commercial Electrical Inspector, IAPMO Plumbing Inspector, ICC Commercial Plumbing Inspector, ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector, ICC Combination Inspector, ICC Commercial Combination Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, or Combination Plans Examiner, or be able to obtain certification of the ICC Residential Combination Inspector certification within one year of employment

Application Process

For your application to be considered, an Employment Application must be completed with an attached resume and cover letter. All applications must be delivered (or mailed, emailed, or faxed) to City Hall by or before Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 5:00pm. Questions regarding the application process, job duties, compensation, or benefits should be directed to the Human Resource Manager, Andrew Potter, at or by calling (509) 609-7330.


The starting compensation for this position is currently $4,732 — $5,258 a month depending on certification and experience. Opportunities for salary increase may be available upon completion of training and certifications.