Current Openings

Building Inspector/Code Compliance Officer 

Wage/Hours: $27.33-$31.98 per hour (2021) 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled (Continuous Review)

Position Description: The Building Inspector/Code Compliance Officer reviews plans, inspects construction sites, acts as a source of information for building related questions, and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Building Division of the Community Development Department.

Additionally, oversees the Town's land use compliance program, including abatement of nuisances (e.g. junk cars, trash, derelict structures), sign regulation, non-conforming land uses, Urban Forestry Management provisions, and monitoring project conformance with development/landscape standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High School Diploma or GED.
2. One-year plan review experience covering a variety of tasks or any combination of experience,   education, and training that would provide the level of knowledge/ability required.
3. International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Building Inspector/Plans Examiner.
4. Computer Skills to perform data entry, word processing (Word and Excel), permit tracking and creating spreadsheets. 
5. Possession of valid Washington State Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within specified period.
6. Driving, walking, bending, climbing, and crawling.
7. Two years of undergraduate school or vocational training in planning, landscaping, building inspection, law enforcement or related field and two years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in a compliance setting or an equivalent combination.

Preferred: Experience as a building inspector / code compliance officer. 
Bachelor's degree in planning, construction management, landscape architecture or a  related field.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the incumbent be able to traverse uneven terrain as the worksite is primarily construction sites. The position requires considerable walking, standing, bending, kneeling, climbing, crawling and the ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs. It also requires the ability to effectively communicate by telephone and in writing.

Working Conditions:  Daily work in office and outdoors in all types of weather.  Daily driving and inspection of construction sites. Work may involve occasional attendance at evening meetings.

Application Procedure: Submit a Town of Steilacoom application and resume to Town of Steilacoom, Attn:  Human Resources, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom, Washington 98388.  Applications are available at this link: Employment Application or may be obtained by calling the jobline at (253) 983-2590.  For more information click this link for the Job Description: Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Job Description

Instructional Recreation Aides (Grades K-8)


Wage/Hours: $13.65-$15.95 Hr. (2020) 
Program coincides with the Steilacoom Historical School District school year. Program participants are in grades K through 8. Cohorts are comprised of up to 10 participants. Two Instructional Recreation Aides will be assigned to each cohort. Incumbents will work between 24 - 36 hours a week.                              

Closing Date: Open until filled with ongoing review as need is immediate.                                 

Position Description:  Supervise, monitor, evaluate, and assess program participants.  Direct and participate in program activities to include:  assisting participants with online coursework, tracking assignments, setting up online meetings, arts/crafts, and physical activities. Strives to maintain a safe program environment.  (Activities associated with this program have been modified to incorporate social distancing.)

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High school graduation/GED equivalent.
2. One year experience working with preschool/elementary age children in a structured program.
3. Experienced in setting up, & participating in, online meetings.
4. CPR and Basic First Aid Certification (able to obtain within an agreed/specified period).
5. Washington State Food Workers’ Card (able to obtain within an agreed/specified period).

Experience working with children in a preschool, before/after school, instructional, or recreational program. Experience with Civic Rec. POS software (receipting).

Physical Requirements: 

Frequent walking, running, standing, sitting, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and moving/lifting up to 30 pounds.  Occasionally transport/set-up equipment tables/chairs.  Frequent interaction with children in physical activities.  The incumbent must be able to traverse uneven terrain as some activities will be conducted in an outdoor environment.

Terms of Employment:    These positions have been established for the 2020-2021 school year. The program is self-funding.  Participant enrollment must support program costs.  Hours worked will be determined by program enrollment.  Should the Steilacoom Historical School District move from online learning to onsite learning, the positions may be affected.

Application Procedure:  Submit a resume and Town of Steilacoom application to:  Town of Steilacoom, Human Resources, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom, Washington 98388.  Please note on the application the position for which you are applying.  Applications are also available online at at the following link Employment Application or may be obtained by calling the job line at (253) 983-2590.  Those applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the Town’s needs may be selected to appear before an interview panel.  Successful candidates must pass a credit check and background check. For more information click this link for the Job Description: Instructional Recreation Aide Job Description 

Public Safety Officer (Lateral)

The picturesque Town of Steilacoom is establishing an eligibility list for lateral officers.  Public Safety Officers are cross-trained and have an opportunity to serve the community in the areas of law enforcement and EMS.  Not trained in both disciplines?  Don’t worry!  Training in EMS needed to increase your versatility will be provided.  We think you’ll find life as a Public Safety Officer both diverse and rewarding and encourage law enforcement officers to apply.  The 2019 monthly salary range for this position averages $6,248. - $7,314.  Specialty pay opportunities are available.  Officers are part of the LEOFF 2 retirement system and may participate in a 457 deferred compensation plan. The Town maintains a tuition reimbursement program.  If you’re interested in new challenges and have had 12 continuous months of career service with a city, county or state law enforcement agency within the past 24 months, application packets may be obtained by calling (253) 983-2590. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Steilacoom community actively supports the various local governments and non-profit agencies providing services in Town. If you would like to donate your time, talent and energy, please contact one of the following listed on the right side of this page.



The Town of Steilacoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer