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Building Official - Glenn Heights, TX

Title:
Building Official
Type:
Building Inspection
Seniority Level:
Mid-Senior
Employment Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
November 20, 2018
Organization:
Glenn Heights, TX
Linkedin ID:
3000b515a


Description:
The City of Glenn Heights is currently seeking a Building Official.

The incumbent will be responsible for direct regulatory administration and supervision of plan review, enforcement, and inspection of building construction, erection, repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, and alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by applicable codes, ordinances and regulation.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Planning and Development.

Typical Duties

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions may include the following.  Must possess required knowledge skills, abilities and experience and to be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Other related duties may be assigned. 

  • Assists developers, contractors, architects, engineers, property owners, and others to ensure compliance with applicable development permits.
  • Issues stop-work order notices, correction notices and notices of violation, as needed.
  • Prepares reports and maintains accurate files on inspections and complaints.  Appears as an expert witness in court proceedings as required.
  • Prepares recommendations for changes in procedures for inspections and other activities to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.
  • Assists in compiling department statistics and other data related to building and development.
  • Attends meetings including City Council, as needed(evening if needed) to present department information.
  • Assists the Director in planning, directing, managing, supervising and evaluating all building, zoning, and code compliance programs.
  • Assists in budget preparation and administration, monitors and controls expenditures and performance objectives.
  • Recommends building code updates and revisions as necessary.  May act as a member of various building and examining boards.  Investigates complaints and resolves public relations problems.
  • Examines plans, construction documents and specifications for adherence to established codes and requirements.
  • Manages the building permit process and develops procedures relating to the issuance of permits
  • Trains and monitors inspectors in the enforcement of adopted codes and regulations
  • Conducts field inspections as needed 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, County and City regulations, ordinances and codes
  • Knowledge of construction methods, materials, and techniques
  • Ability to perform inspections, investigations, and write clear, concise and accurate reports
  • Knowledge of budgetary development and administration
  • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices
  • Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in writing and in person
  • Ability to plan, organize and use good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions in accordance with established policies
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the general public
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive information and to comply with all records retention laws
  • Proficient knowledge of problem-solving, conflict management and customer relations techniques
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Word
  • Proficient understanding of all City safety rules and operating procedures
  • Ability to maintain proficiency and knowledge of current and upcoming or new regulations/legislation within areas of responsibility
  • Knowledge of building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and structural construction systems
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent; associate's degree or coursework in related field preferred, and
  • A minimum of three (3) years' experience working in a construction trade or
  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience working as a building inspector, or
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job 
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Texas Class "C" driver's license
  • Must also possess the State of Texas Plumbing Inspector's License or have the ability to obtain such license within six (6) months after appointment to the position.
  • Certification as a Certified Building Official, Commercial Building Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner preferred or have the ability to obtain such license within six (6) months after appointment to the position.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The incumbent performs work in both an indoor and outdoor environment with frequent exposure to hazardous and unpleasant conditions in extreme temperatures including heat, cold, temperature swings and inclement weather; some exposure to dust, odor, electrical, mechanical, and toxic hazards
  • Work requires frequent stooping, lifting 50 pounds, standing, twisting, climbing up to 15 feet while painting/pruning, pulling, pushing, working in tight or confined areas; bending over or working on knees for extended periods of time
  • Required to work some nights and weekends

Job Post Expiration Date January 4, 2019

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.

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