Chief Building Official

City of Casa Grande, AZ

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other; Non-Department Head
  • Salary: $71,189 - $98,240.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 50,111
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  • Where: 510 E Florence Blvdn, Casa Grande, AZ
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 28 2018


Under limited supervision, oversees and manages the building division/development center. Assures effective enforcement of all Building codes and regulations; examines and approves plans for new construction, and conducts field inspections on complex projects.

Open Continuous with first review March 29, 2018

•Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the operations of the work group, including customer service, plan review, building inspection, and permitting
•Provides leadership, direction and guidance in technical processes and procedures; trains professional and support staff; assigns and coordinates tasks and projects; reviews work for conformance with legal requirements and safety standards; conducts employee performance evaluations
•Provides consultation to the Planning and Development Director on building code administration and enforcement issues; serves on Boards and Committees; attends and represents the City at hearings and inter-agency meetings
•Determines objectives and sets project priorities and completion timelines; assures efficient operations, sound fiscal practices, and effective resource allocation
•Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, and property owners regarding review of plans and interpretation of building codes; examines blueprints to assure plans conform to the building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes, and zoning ordinances
•Evaluates and analyzes issues, and recommends and implements solutions; interprets, applies and explains codes and regulations; resolves problems that arise due to code or structural design
•Prepares and approves budgets; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of project, operational and financial data
•Prepares revisions to codes and ordinances; recommends fee schedule revisions
•Performs other duties as assigned or required

Education and Experience:
•Bachelors degree in planning, architecture, engineering, construction management, or a related field and seven (7) years of experience in building code inspection, including three (3) years of supervisory experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

Special Requirements:
•International Code Council (ICC) Certified Building Official certification required; depending on the needs of the City, incumbent may be required to obtain additional technical certifications
•Possession of a valid Arizona Driver's License

Knowledge of:
•City policies and procedures
•Federal, state and local building, housing and safety laws and rules of civil procedures, including City and county zoning ordinances and regulations
•The methods, procedures and techniques for evaluating technical compliance
•Principles and methods of budget preparation and expenditure control
•Statutory provisions, regulatory codes, other regulatory agencies, and sources of building safety information
•Principles and practices of urban and regional development and land use
•Construction methods and materials
•The principles of record keeping and records management

Skill in:
•Checking details, estimates, plans, and specifications of projects
•Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions
•The operation of a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software

Ability to:
•Effectively manage staff, delegate tasks and authority, and train personnel
•Interpret and apply statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations
•Interpret building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and zoning regulations, and compare them with engineering drawings, plans and specifications
•Analyze issues and prepare recommendations based on findings
•Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, officials, construction professionals, other agencies and the general public

Supervision Exercised: Technical and administrative staff.