Housing Inspector
Job Type

Starting Salary: Housing Inspector - $55,824- $66,912 annually ($28.63 -$34.32 per hour), plus benefits

Open Until Filled with priority given to those applications received by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 29th 2024.

 Are you interested in joining a mission-driven public agency that provides affordable housing in Everett and Snohomish County? Do you have experience in housing construction, inspections, maintenance, property management, or a related field? Everett Housing Authority (EHA) is looking for a motivated and resourceful person to join our housing inspections team. EHA is a diverse, innovative public agency located in Everett, WA. We are focused on our mission to create affordable housing, foster healthy communities where households thrive, and replace systemic racism with equity for all. We offer a competitive salary and generous paid leave and benefits. Those interested can expect:

  • A flexible hybrid office work schedule
  • A competitive salary
  • Accrue up to 12 paid vacation days in your first year of employment
  • 13 days of sick leave each year
  • 13 paid holidays each year
  • A strong benefit package including robust health, dental, and life insurance as well as a pension plan (PERS).
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Work that makes a difference! 

As an EHA Housing Inspector, you will join a team dedicated to ensuring that the housing units that EHA’s program participants live in are healthy, safe, and properly maintained. This position works directly with housing owners, program participants, and EHA staff to ensure that housing units comply with the federal inspections protocols and EHA policy. This position will work collaboratively with the inspections team to continuously improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively to provide seamless customer service. 

The ideal candidate will care deeply about our mission and will be a self-starter, exercise independent judgement, learn and explain complex technical requirements, and excel at working with people to resolve disputes. We are looking for a person with a positive attitude, a collaborative mindset, and who is comfortable with a diversity of cultures and viewpoints. This is fast-paced work applying technical knowledge of a federal program, and the position requires frequent driving within Snohomish County during regular business hours and in a variety of weather conditions.

At EHA, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace that celebrates your identity and background. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.




High school diploma plus two years college or vocational/technical school, OR may substitute an additional two years of relevant work experience for the two years of college or vocational/technical school. During 6-month probationary period, Nan McKay HQS and/or NSPIRE certification will be required.


Five years work experience in housing construction, maintenance, property management, or housing program administration, or related fields, including two years experience in building inspections, construction, property management or in a technical trade such as plumbing, electrical, or HVAC. Other combinations of relevant experience and education may be substituted.


  • Skill in reading, comprehending, interpreting and explaining complicated regulations
  • Keyboarding Skills
  • Skill in interpreting housing quality standards and inspecting housing units to determine if standards are met
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Performing comparability assessments, rent reasonableness


  • Speak, read, write and understand English, and follow oral and written directions.
  • Work with people effectively to resolve disputes and to explain housing requirements.
  • Exercise independent judgment within organizational guidelines
  • Read, comprehend and explain complex technical and narrative documents relating to HUD’s housing quality standards.
  • Ability to drive safely in inclement weather conditions
  • Ability to walk safely in inclement weather conditions and on uneven ground
  • Ability to use a tablet in the field

The Everett Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary Description
$55,824- $66,912 annually