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Chief Building Official

City of Duluth

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The City of Duluth, Georgia, (pop. 30,000) is accepting applications for the position of CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL in the Department of Planning & Development.

The Chief Building Official manages and directs the programs and activities of the Building Division within the Planning and Development Department that includes permit processing and plan check functions to ensure compliance with adopted codes, including the International Building, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes, and the National Electrical Code, and federal/state/local ordinances, standards, policies, and laws. This classification assists with the most complex inspections and provides fiscal oversight for program budget. The Chief Building Official manages a staff of professional and technical employees (employees and/or contractors) and provides daily direction, planning, scheduling work activities and monitoring to ensure consistent and uniform application of codes and standards.

• Must be eligible to be a sworn city official with ability to issue city citations.
• Degree from an accredited college or university in civil or structural engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, construction management or related field.
• Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in construction building inspection, building design, plan review, civil engineering, or closely related field, at least two (2) of which must be in a supervisory role; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Certifications including Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Building, or Combination Inspector or Plan Examiner by the International Conference of Building Officials or the International Code Council.
• 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 twelve (12) months of employment.
• Preference will be given to applicants that possess a valid Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) Level I B Certification or better. If not already certified, applicant agrees he/she is will obtain it within twelve (12) months of employment.

Hiring range is $62,795 - $86,341 annualized (salary position, paid bi-weekly, Grade 29), with starting salary based on qualifications. Visit our website for a full job description, job application, and list of benefits:

How To Apply:
(1) Job application, (2) resume, (3) cover letter, and (4) Qualifications Questionnaire should be e-mailed to, or delivered to:

Human Resources
City of Duluth
3167 Main Street
Duluth, GA 30096-3263

For questions about the job duties, please contact Bill Aiken, Planning & Development Director, 678-957-7274 or

For questions about the application process, please call 770-497-5287 or email

The City of Duluth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will conform with all applicable local, state, and federal laws concerning employment and will not illegally discriminate with regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, genetic information or other legally protected status or classification, except where mandated or permitted by law as a bona fide occupational qualification.

It is the policy of the City of Duluth to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer and other terms and conditions of employment.

The City of Duluth, in compliance with the Federal law, will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Posted 2-21-2022, open until filled; may close at any time without notice

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