Colorado School of Mines Alumni Job Center
General Statement of Duties and Distinguishing Features of Class
This is a responsible supervisory position performing all operations pertaining to commercial and residential building permits and code enforcement activities in the City of Mason. This position is distinguished by its supervisory nature and a wider variety of assigned projects and a greater degree of technical difficulty in assigned tasks. The Chief Building Official must be self-motivated, highly competent, detail oriented and work well with the public. The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the City Engineer but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment.
The Chief Building Official provides direction and supervision of the day to day activities of the Building Department including management of personnel, review and oversight of all applications, plan reviews and issuance of all permits. Works closely with the other departments and strives to provide professional, cost effective and timely services to facilitate and support economic development in the City of Mason.
This is a public service job based in trust, credibility, and competency. It is a critical requirement of this position that the incumbent displays the desire and ability to perform and behave (on duty, as well as off duty) in a manner that does not damage or endanger the loss of trust with the public, co-workers, and other public safety forces. Candidate must meet the following qualifications and requirements at time of appointment.
Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)
- Supervise and coordinate Building Department functions and activities, including enforcing the municipal and state building codes, municipal zoning code and other regulations as required by the Mason Codified Ordinances.
- Make recommendations for fee adjustments;
- Assign, supervise and review work of Building and Electrical Inspectors and Plans Examiner;
- Develop and issue procedural instructions to inspectors;
- Conduct plan review for commercial and residential buildings within the City, such as: electrical, mechanical, sprinkler, fire alarm, and structural plans and specifications for conformance to building codes, laws, ordinances and regulations;
- Coordinate plan reviews with the Fire Department, Engineering Department and other departments as needed;
- Stay updated on changes to building and electrical codes and assists in making any revisions needed to local codes;
- Serve as the Floodplain Administrator;
- Act as assistant to the City Engineer in a wide variety of administrative, technical and professional assignments;
- Prepare special reports for the City Engineer on construction, maintenance;
- Oversee development of plans and specifications for wide variety of municipal building projects, supervising and participating in project design decisions requiring a high level of technical and professional knowledge of architectural and code related principles, methods and techniques;
- Provide technical assistance to the public and to other municipal divisions and departments;
- Maintain all records, permits, inspection documents, relevant hardcopy and computer records and files;
- Answer and respond to public inquiries and complaints and refers matters to appropriate City or other public agencies;
- Assist City Engineer in preparation and administration of Building Department budget, activity reports to the City Manager, year-end reports and employee evaluations'; and
- Develop and implement department policies and procedures in accordance with overall guidelines established by the City Engineer;
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: The following is preferred
- Thorough knowledge of architectural principles, practices and guidelines;
- Thorough knowledge of building construction and related maintenance, design, methods, materials and techniques;
- Possess strong professional judgment, business writing, public speaking and presentation skills, and computer skills, demonstrating the ability to learn, manipulate, and navigate through a variety of related software packages.
- Thorough knowledge of and skill in the use of computer applications for word processing, spreadsheet, database, etc.;
- Thorough knowledge business mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry;
- Bring a collaborative leadership style to the position, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with residents, developers, building and property owners, other employees, civic groups, the business community and the public.
- Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, direct, supervise, motivate and evaluate the work of others;
- Ability to make complex and difficult field and office computation quickly and accurately;
- Ability to read and interpret complex building codes and plans;
- Ability to communicate well with employees and supervisory personnel, property owners, contractors, subcontractors and the general public;
- Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports containing technical data, findings and conclusions;
- Ability to use logical thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and oral instructions;
- Ability to perform a wide variety of difficult technical tasks with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
- Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information;
- Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.
Minimum Education, Experience, and Requirements
- Possess a valid driver's license with driving privileges in the State of Ohio;
- Be registered as a Professional Engineer or Architect in the State of Ohio;
- Possess at least interim certifications with the Ohio Board of Building Standards as both a Building Official and a Master Plans Examiner and obtain permanent certifications as both within two years of hire date.
- Clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate well with City employees, supervisory personnel, property owners, contractors, subcontractors and others regarding assigned projects;
- Able to sit for extended periods of time working on keyboarding activities, entering data, reviewing plans and specs, etc.;
- Lift up to 25 lbs. of materials independently;
- Normal visual acuity to see objects up close or at a distance, with or without correction, or with or without reasonable accommodation;
- Auditory acuity to hear pagers, cell phones, telephones, etc. with or without reasonable accommodation;
- Ability to mentally handle associated tasks, problems, solutions, and all other mental tasks associated with positions of this nature;
- Must have the physical dexterity to perform building inspections;
- Ability to climb ladders;
- Ability to enter buildings without finish goods;
- Ability to bend under overhangs;
- And other activities necessary for the position.
Colorado School of MinesGolden, CO 80402
Posting ID: 563279932Posted: 2020-08-05