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Here are two unique opportunities to join the Factory Assembled
Structure (FAS) program and help us keep Washington safe and
As an FAS Plan Examiner, you will review plans for modular
buildings, manufactured and mobile homes, commercial coaches,
vendor units (food trucks), mobile medical units, temporary worker
housing, recreational vehicles, and recreational park trailers for
compliance with state laws, regulations, codes and standards.
You will have the opportunity to conduct inspections of building
structures, constructed in factories, for conformance to the codes
adopted by the Washington State Building Code Council. This
position also performs recreational vehicle (RV), and park model
recreational vehicles (PMRV) audits and prepares reports related to
the approval of these structures. In addition, you will
interact with the public, industry professionals, and internal
consumers, related to building codes, plan review and
Please Note: This posting is for two opportunities
- Perform plan reviews on buildings, trailers and vehicles
regulated by the Factory Assembled Structure program to assure
compliance with state rules and laws.
- Write plan review reports to manufacturers, contractors and
owners listing deviations from rules and laws, and notifying the
applicant of the action necessary to obtain department
- Approve and issue plans, and enter relevant information into
the FAS program database and spreadsheets.
- Verify that all required plan review and insignia fees due to
the agency have been paid before issuing approved plans or
- Conduct factory inspections on buildings, trailers and vehicles
regulated by the FAS program to ensure compliance with state laws
and rules, national regulations, codes and standards related to
fire/life safety, structural plumbing, electrical, and mechanical
and energy code requirements.
- Provide complete and accurate inspection reports, factory
permits and invoices for all inspections performed, listing all
deviations found, corrections approved and inspection fees due to
- Participate in meetings and discussions with various consumers,
industry professionals, stakeholder groups, and department staff,
providing assistance as it relates to interpreting factory
assembled structure regulations and related statues, codes and
- Provide, training for installer certification, manufacturers,
building departments and FAS Inspectors.
- Interpret applicable factory assembled structure codes,
standards, laws and regulations. Answer questions and provide
information to manufacturers, industry representatives, local
government representatives, and members of the public.
- Conduct audits of manufactured home factories, audit of RV/PMRV
factories and inspection of individual RV/PMRV
- You may be asked to conduct factory inspections and audits in
other states and other countries.
Professionals with: 4 years' experience as an inspector in
the Factory Assembled Structures program.
4 years as a Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner,
Architect or Engineer.
4 years' experience of Journey level work in the building
4 years' experience in Modular, Manufactured Home or RV
factories or industry.
- Current Building Inspector Certificate issued by International
- Current Building Plans Examiner Certificate issued by
International Code Council.
- Journey level trades license (such as electrical or
- Engineering or Architecture License.
- A working knowledge of RCW's, WAC's, standards and codes
relevant to electrical construction, plumbing construction and
contractor registration, and the ability to apply these on the
- A thorough working knowledge of International Building Codes as
adopted by the State of Washington.
- A thorough working knowledge of the Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) rules and regulations concerning manufactured
- Ability to enforce laws, rules and regulations - In such a way
that the public perceives as fair, objective and reasonable.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills - Present
ideas effectively, clearly and concisely in formal and informal
- Ability to resolve conflict and demonstrate effective conflict
- Use a personal computer, including hardware such as keyboards
and software such as word processing and other programs.
- When conducting factory inspections, incumbent needs to be
capable of climbing stairs and ladders to inspect roofs, and
capable of crawling beneath homes.
- Possess a valid Washington State driver's license and be able
to obtain a US passport.
- Plan Examiners may be required to work beyond normal 40-hour
workweek, including occasional weekends.
- Plan Examiners may be required to travel out of state,
including staying overnight and using commercial airlines.
- Willing to stay over a weekend in a city while you are in
travel status, and able to be in travel status for periods of 3 to
4 weeks at a time. Travel time in this job can be up to 35% of your
To be considered for this position a cover letter demonstrating
how you meet "What we are looking for" is required. Incomplete
applications will not be looked over.Application
The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for
this position. Because the selection will be based on information
provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the
knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and
desirable qualifications described in the announcement.
Please include the following documents with your
A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
A current resume detailing applicable experience and
- A list of at least three professional references with current
- Prior to any new hire into L&I, a background check,
including criminal record history, will be conducted.
- This position is represented by the Washington Federation
of State Employees (WFSE).
- Employees driving on state business shall have a valid driver's
license. If driving a privately owned vehicle on state
business, must be insured.
- Candidates who are offered a job with L&I must possess work
authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer
for a visa now or in the future.
Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a
copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed
verification of service letter from the United States Department of
Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any
personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For
further information please contact us at: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov
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