May 4, 2017

Bldg Inspector/Plans Examiner, City of Ferndale, posted 5/4/2017

Primed for Opportunity: Ferndale

Ferndale is located in the northwest corner of Washington State in Whatcom County along the Nooksack River and on the Interstate 5 corridor. The City is home to about 13,000 residents and is primed for rapid residential and commercial development. We are about halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., though our community prospers from the serenity and pristine nature of our surroundings. Western Washington University, Whatcom Community Col-lege and Bellingham Technical College are located within 20 minutes of the City and offer accessible higher education opportunities.

The community enjoys more than 120 acres of park land and facilities within City limits as well as major lakes, streams and forested areas within the vicinity. World-record holding Mount Baker Ski Area is an hour east.

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Job description:
Under the supervision of the Community Development Director, this position reviews and inspects residential, commercial, and industrial building construction drawings for compliance with applica-ble building-related codes and responds to inquiries relative to such code requirements, with a pri-mary focus on single family residential development. The position also coordinates with other staff from a variety of disciplines to ensure compliance with City codes related to construction activities.

Experience & Education

This is a technical specialist position requiring ICC certification (or the ability to obtain such certifi-cations within the probation period), and at least three years of practical experience in the building trades or similar government experience. Completion of college or trade school level course work in the building trades is highly desirable.


Non-exempt, Union position. Starting salary is $4,634/month. Salary range is $4,634—$5,215/month. The City also offers an excellent benefit package, including : health/dental/vision insurance, sick/vacation/holiday leave, deferred compensation, and retirement through Washington State Re-tirement Systems.

To be eligible for consideration, a City employment application, resume and cover letter must be received at the address listed below.

City of Ferndale
City Clerk/Human Resources
P.O. Box 936
Ferndale, WA 98248

By Email: Send an electronic application packet to

A complete packet of application materials is available at