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Chief Building Official

Stonecrest


Listing Summary

Please note: Application materials are only accepted for vacant advertised positions. Applications received for positions that are not posted will NOT be considered. You will need to complete a separate application for each position for which you would like to be considered.

To be considered for an advertised position, please submit via email a cover letter identifying the position you are applying for, a resume, and a list of five employment references to HR@stonecrestga.gov. Make sure to enter the position name as the subject of the email.

In addition to a competitive salary, full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to enroll in Medical, Dental, Vision & Pharmacy benefits

  • City paid group life insurance, with an opportunity to pay for additional coverage

  • City paid accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • City paid short-term disability

  • Twelve (12) paid holidays

  • Paid vacation leave

  • Paid sick leave

  • Inclusion into the City’s 401a Defined Contribution retirement plan - The City will contribute the equivalent of 11% of your salary into the plan. The plan vests at a rate of 20% per year, or 100% after completion of 5 years of service.

  • Opportunity to defer a portion of your salary into a 457b Deferred Compensation plan. The City will match up to 4% of your deferred contribution (matched contribution is subject to vesting rule).

The City of Stonecrest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, military status, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

 

Chief Building Official

Open date: 1/1/2022

Job Description

This is administrative, professional, and managerial work responsible for directing the operations of the Building Division. Work includes directing the planning, coordination and implementation of all services, activities, codes, and ordinances applicable and necessary to the daily operations. The major functions of this position include administration of the division, supervision of residential and commercial building inspections and office staff, creation and maintenance of division budget, implementation and coordination of related ordinances, assisting Construction Board of Appeals, provide for the enforcement of mandatory state building codes including local amendments, ensure prompt and precise collection of all permit fees collected on behalf of the City of Stonecrest. Duties are performed under the direction of the Director of Planning and Zoning with indirect report to the City Manager.

Major Duties & Qualifications

  • Manage the overall operations of the Building Division.
  • Supervise the personnel and daily operation associated with the Building Division.
  • Interpret code provisions and applications for policies related to requirements for inspections in order to ensure the inspector’s role and related activities comply with relevant federal, state and local codes.
  • Presents information to city council upon request.
  • Prepares and monitors division budget; initiates and approves expenses and purchase requisitions; submits monthly and annual activity reports for fee collection, permit activity and certificates of occupancy.
  • Meets with, responds to, and advises other city departments, department directors, city manager, and the city council as needed concerning building related issues, city ordinances, and regulations pertaining to building construction and other relevant matters
  • Managers and collaborates with division staff regarding standards and criteria for inspections performed by city inspectors and assigns schedules and tasks.
  • Conducts employee performance appraisals when required.
  • Conducts employment related activities, including interviewing, hiring, resolving internal problems, and disciplining assigned employees in consultation with the director of human resources.
  • Assists with conflict resolution involving disputes between builders and consumers concerning building code issues to the extent possible and as provided for by law.
  • Attends arbitration hearings when requested or subpoenaed.
  • Researches and interprets federal, state, and local codes and regulations as they impact building inspections.
  • Collaborate, review, and maintain local amendments to state building codes, city ordinances and regulations for public awareness.
  • Review and report on development projects for compliance with general building practice and land use.
  • Assist office staff as needed with questions involving codes, ordinances, or development issues, building permits, ledger, and when difficulties arise regarding customer complaints or problems.
  • May accompany building inspectors to the field upon requests or when necessary to ensure quality, consistent work, and professional behavior.
  • Submit timesheets for processing verifying hours worked and vacation, absences, overtime, and comp time used/earned.
  • Process timely accident/incident reports, workman’s comp reports, and personnel issues within the division.
  • Perform other duties as may be necessary or assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in civil or structural engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, construction management or closely related field; and six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in construction building inspection, building design, plan review, civil engineering, or closely related field, at least three of which must be in a supervisory role.
  • Certifications including Plumbing, Mechanical, Building, or Combination Inspector or Plan Examiner by the International Conference of Building Officials or the International Code Council.
  • Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess an ICC Certification as a Certified Building Official certification. If not certified by ICC as a Chief Building Official (CBO), applicant must demonstrate he/she is in the process of getting the certification and must obtain it within one(1) year of employment.
  • Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is acceptable.
  • Valid Georgia driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of building codes, city ordinances, zoning regulations, development regulations, and theories, practices, and procedures used in commercial and residential building inspections and application. Ability to interact professionally and courteously with architects, engineers, attorneys, builders, surveyors, appointed boards, department heads, agency directors, and individuals or citizens at large. Knowledge of management, legal and technical aspects of building construction and code enforcement. Knowledge and skill in fiscal and budgetary management. Ability to provide oral and written instructions and presentations. Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others. Ability to interact professionally with customers and provide excellent customer service under difficult or unpleasant circumstances. Ability to answer questions, arbitrate and resolve issues when there is a conflict between customers and builders or builders and inspectors. Ability to analyze reports submitted from third party inspection agencies, private inspections, and others.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrate integrity, honesty and fairness in all transactions and constantly strive for excellence in all matters of ethical conduct.
  • Computer related skills and use of office equipment including copier, fax, adding machine, printers, engineer and architect scale, measuring tape, tools, etc.
  • Work is typically performed in a controlled office environment; however situations may require visits to building construction sites on an as needed basis or when situations arise.
  • Must be able to work near moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places with the risk of exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and electrical shock; in outdoor weather conditions at busy construction sites or remote, isolated places.
  • Also have the ability to see, hear, talk, stand, walk, kneel, bend, stoop, climb, use fingers and hands.
  • Possess driving skills necessary to maneuver city vehicle safely in congested conditions or on rough, steep terrain.

On rare occasions, may work an adjusted schedule for assisting in events occurring after 5:00 p.m. such as meetings, or planned events.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS CLASS SPECIFICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION IN ORDER TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE JOB.

Listing ends on:

3/1/2022