Job Posting: Building Official

Job Posting: Building Official

City of Issaquah, Washington

Building Official

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Are you looking for challenge, high visibility and potential career growth? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Then consider joining our team!

The City of Issaquah is seeking a strong leader and creative problem solver with great interpersonal and managerial skills to serve as our Building Official.

Under the direction of the Development Services Director, this position plans, organizes, directs, and controls all activities of the Building Division and has overall responsibility for administration and enforcement of the Building Codes. The incumbent oversees a dedicated staff, including staff involved in City licensing operations, plan review, permit tracking and issuance, on site building inspections, and code enforcement.

Technical duties include researching and interpreting codes, resolving difficult and sensitive code and requirement issues, and deciding in conjunction with other permit authorities whether or not a building is ready for occupancy. In addition to technical code interpretation skills, our ideal candidate would bring strong leadership and project management skills to the City of Issaquah’s Building Division.

Issaquah is a rapidly growing community, well known for its environmental amenities, excellent quality of life, and countless cultural and educational opportunities.

Issaquah was listed by Sunset Magazine as one of the Best Burbs in America and by Family Circle magazine as one of the best places to raise a family. Our community of more than 34,000 is conveniently located off the Interstate 90 corridor, just 16 miles east of Seattle.

Come join our team! Our mission – We enhance lives through public service.

Salary: $8,524 to $10,878 per month


Our community of more than 34,000 is conveniently located off the Interstate 90 corridor, just 16 miles east of Seattle. Issaquah — nicknamed Trailhead City — is centered within the Issaquah Alps (Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains).

It’s a destination for countless outdoor enthusiasts, including hikers and paragliders. Named Best Burb by Sunset and one of the Best Towns by Outside, Issaquah is a great destination for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

In town, Issaquah features numerous cultural and entertainment options, including a Saturday farmers market, a nationally-recognized theater and a seasonal Art-Walk. The historic salmon hatchery and Cougar Mountain Zoological Park attract regional visitors. Every October, more than 150,000 people also visit Issaquah for the annual Salmon Days Festival.

Issaquah’s government has a strong mayor with a city administrator and city council elected at large.

Issaquah is a full-service city that engages the public and provides quality services to support a sustainable, safe and vibrant community. Our vision boldly states that we are the best community to invest your future.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to continuous learning, excellence in day-to-day operations, financial stewardship — we have a AAA bond rating — sustainability, innovation, relationships and communication.