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Building Official

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general administrative direction of City Manager; coordinates activities of building, plumbing, electrical and general inspectors and administrative staff; supervise code enforcement officer and receptionist/clerk positions; inspects buildings and building construction for compliance with codes and laws by making routine field inspections; makes inspections to insure compliance with city development standards; supervises and trains inspectors; counsels with builders, architects, and owners of property; prepares periodic reports on status and magnitude of construction; performs related work as required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Authorizes issuance of permits; prepares and implements departmental annual budget; prepares statistical data related to construction; provides technical information to planning commission and appeal boards; evaluates and updates existing construction codes; presents information in public meetings to City Council and general public; reads plans and difficult source documents correctly; climbs ladders to make visual inspections during progress of building and site construction or repair, to insure compliance with laws and regulations and safe construction installations and practices; interprets building codes and regulations and advises on injuries relating to construction installations and materials; assures all inspections are completed promptly and effectively, investigates complaints and issues court citations for violations (including junk vehicle and high weeds) when necessary; perform health inspections and fire marshal duties in absence of fire marshal; counsels architects, designers, builders and owners on code and procedural issues; communicates effectively and courteously with other employees and the public in writing, in person and by telephone; work indoors and outdoors in extreme heat and cold.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

Review plans for conformance with building code and other standards; coordinate minimum urban standards inspections and works with the building trades board of adjustment and appeals; and keeps records of permits, citations and inspections made; personal computer skills, use of internet, electronic mail, and network.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES:

Minimum high school diploma; prefer Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or related field; Texas Driver License; certified Building official preferred; Licensed State of Texas Plumbing Inspector.