Job Class Specification for:
Class Specification Schematic Number: 5053507
Directs and supervises the activities of employees who investigate and inspect businesses to ensure compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to taxes, licenses, weights and measures, unit pricing, false advertising, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.
Distinguishing Characteristics of the Class:
This is the second-level class in a series of two in the Licensing and Inspection series. Employees in this class are first-line supervisors who assign work activities, set priorities, and train subordinate staff including Licenses and Standards Inspectors regarding enforcement codes, policies and procedures. This class differs from Licensing and Standards Inspectors in that it performs supervisory duties.
Employees in this class have the knowledge of and ability to interpret a large number of ordinances and regulations, and apply them to field situations encountered by subordinates. Under limited supervision they resolve most problems and assist in the preparation of proposed changes in laws and regulations. Priorities and deadlines are set by the supervisor and employee. Personal contacts include the public and law enforcement agencies for such purposes as coordinating inspections and issuing or revoking permits.
Examples of Work:
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Normally required to lift up to 50 pounds. May require working around toxic/hazardous substances. Requires working with the public in potentially hazardous/abusive situations.
Requires two years experience as a Licenses and Standards Inspector, or four years experience of inspection or investigative field work enforcing or interpreting technical regulations, laws and statutes involving continual direct public contact (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Licensing and Other Requirements:
Current State of Washington driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Special police commission. May require current Grade IV Steam Engineer's License.
This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities.
Class adopted January 2, 1991.
Date posted 5/7/1999