Wanted: Arts Permitting Specialist

One of the CAP Report: 30 Ideas for the Creation, Activation, and Preservation of Cultural Space recommendations from earlier this year was the creation of a liaison role, embedded in the Department of Construction and Inspections, that would work with arts and cultural projects as a point of connection between the culturally rich world of the arts and the complex world of various building and use codes. The City is acting on that recommendation, and is today launching the search for a culturally savvy code expert.

Are you someone who sees what is and imagines what could be? Someone who is curious about alternatives? Someone who understands the intricacies and specifics of building code, and can also see the broader forest through the trees? If so, the Office and Arts & Culture and the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, working together, are looking for you.

You will get to work with colleagues in both departments to develop policy recommendations and code changes to make Seattle a more supportive partner to cultural spaces. Dive deep into code and develop alternative paths to compliance for complicated and atypical cultural projects. Be a part of a citywide effort, unique in the country, to support cultural spaces in a city where affordability and displacement are daily concerns.

Be a part of the solution, apply today.

Job Openings for Journey Electrical Inspector and Electrical Plans Examiner

Seattle DCI has positions open in our electrical review and inspections group. We are seeking a Journey Electrical Inspector and an Electrical Plans Examiner. We are accepting applications until 4 p.m. on March 15, 2016.  You can apply through the City’s Career Center.

Seattle DCI’s electrical plans examiners review electrical plans for code compliance and issue permits. Our electrical inspectors ensure that installations are code compliant and per plan. Seattle amends the National Electrical Code, and applicants should familiarize themselves with our amendments.

Applicants must be very comfortable working with computers and mobile phones – inspection results are entered via computer while in the field and plan review is now done electronically. Applicants must work well with the public, be organized, have good writing skills, be physically fit, have a good driving record, and pass a background check in addition to the electrical experience required. For full descriptions of the requirements and responsibilities please visit the Career Center online.