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Code Compliance Officer

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Start Date: 
Friday, September 8, 2017
Community Development Department
$5,096 - $6,454/month, DOQ
Job Description: 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:      Regular, Full-Time
SALARY RANGE:       $5,096 - $6,454/month                 

OPENS:      September 8, 2017
CLOSES:      When Filled; 1st Review on September 22, 2017

BASIC FUNCTION:  Under the direction of the Building Official, perform technical work in the inspection of existing buildings to assure compliance with the building codes, land use regulations and ordinances; respond to and resolve complaints and disputes concerning City codes.


Responsible for investigating and ensuring enforcement with City of Federal Way codes and regulations regarding Land Use, Critical Area, Zoning, Building Codes and development standards. Respond to complaints and reports of possible violations filed by citizens, other City departments, or outside agencies regarding City codes regulating the development and use of lands within the City of Federal Way. Conduct investigations or possible violations through site inspections, interviews and research to determine if a violation exists. Resolve code violations through a variety or means, including education, voluntary correction, referral to mediation and/or criminal violations when necessary, issuance of a Notice of Civil Infraction; and the composition of civil penalties. Appear as a witness for the City in legal actions taken to enforce complaints, codes and to gain compliance. Present staff reports at public meetings before the Hearing Examiner or Improvement Officer. Prepare and maintain detailed records and statistics related to enforcement activities; operate a personal computer. Operate a motor vehicle to perform field inspections. Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, rules, regulations and statues. 
  • City organization, operations, policies and objectives. 
  • Office principles, practices, and procedures. 
  • Public relations principles and practices. 
  • Subject matter process and methodology related to area of assignment. 


  • Perform field inspections. 
  • Ensure compliance with relevant City of Federal Way codes and regulations. 
  • Work under pressure to meet timelines and handling multiple and changing priorities. 
  • Use a variety of office equipment. 
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • resolve conflicts in a positive manner. 
  • Interpret and apply laws, regulations, codes and policies. 
  • Use a variety of computer-based technologies . 
  • Establish and maintain harmonious working relationship with those contacted in the course of work; demonstrate tact, diplomacy and patience. 
  • Work independently with little direction;
  • Physically perform the essential job functions. 


Two (2) years of undergraduate school or vocational training in Code enforcement, law or law enforcement, construction management, building inspection or related field, and two (2) years of experience in one of the above fields. Experience or education in land use planning desirable. Valid Washington driver’s license.


  • Housing, property maintenance or zoning code enforcement experience. 
  • Municipal city and/or county code enforcement or law enforcement experience. 
  • General knowledge of planning, zoning, building and construction codes. 

TO APPLY:     Please complete a required City of Federal Way application form and attach resume and cover letter.  Applications available at City Hall, 33325 8th Ave South, Federal Way, or online at www.cityoffederalway.com or by calling 253-835-2530. 

The City of Federal way is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. Applicants may request a copy of the City’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Human Resources at 253-835-2531. Any person requiring ADA accommodation should advise the City of the need. For telecommunications relay service for voice and text telephones call 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388/TTY or 1-800-833-6384/voice.