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Chief Building Official (Building Director)

Company: City of Sanibel
Location: Sanibel
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

Description Serves as Chief Building Official and Department Director responsible for the supervision, management and technical direction of all personnel and activities of the Building Department. This highly responsible position is accountable for the proper issuance of building permits and managing building and site inspections in accordance with local, state and federal laws, building codes and ordinances. Responsibilities also managing all permit and contractor licensing procedures, including fee calculations and issuance of certificates of occupancy. Manages the City's Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) flood program. Performs other duties as requested or assigned under the administrative direction of the City Manager.Duties Supervises, directs, and evaluates staff. Hires qualified staff members when position vacancies occur. Oversees staff work schedule to ensure the department is properly staffed during normal business hours.Completes performance evaluations for department staff as required by City policy.Responsible for developing an annual budget (operating and capital) and work plan for the department that is in alignment with the City's strategic goals.Develops internal operating procedures relating to the review and approval of plans and specifications for construction, issuance of building and other types of permitsOversees building inspections and ensures compliance with all building codes, laws, ordinances and safety standards. May inspect construction sites and review construction plans for compliance to applicable building codes.Confers with architects, engineers, developers, owners, and contractors concerning interpretation and application of the City's building-related codes during both the planning and construction phases of developments, large and small.Reviews plans and specifications of contract engineers for City projects; prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for City projects as requested.Oversees efficient review of permit applications for the department through the City's electronic permitting system. Receives and reviews complaints, construction and housing violations, advises on procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and codes. Issues stop work orders as necessary to ensure public safety and adherence to applicable laws and codes.Manages the City FEMA flood program.Leads the City's damage assessment efforts and Structural Safety Inspectors during/after emergencies and natural disasters.Serves as technical advisor to other department heads; attends governing or professional board/committee meetings.Participates in the City's Contractor Licensing Board meetings.Participates in City Council meetings and Board/Commission meetings as necessary.Conducts research and special studies for City Manager, prepares reports and presents findings and recommendations.Establishes department operating policies and procedures which require City Manager approval.Develops and maintains safety and loss control programs for staff.NOTE: The examples of essential functions as listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function of work does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are logical assignment to the position.Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction, or a related field. Licensed Building Code Administrator through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in building construction or inspections of which five (5) must have been in a management or supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Supplemental or Additional Information Knowledge of the Standard Building, Plumbing, Gas, and Mechanical Codes, and the National Electrical Code, or similar basic model codes relating to construction. Knowledge of City codes and ordinances which govern building activities and certification and licensing of contractors. Knowledge and understanding of the standard principles and practices of the construction industry applicable to building construction. Knowledge of principles and practices of public administration.Knowledge of best practices related to citizen engagement. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organization, administration, budgeting and personnel management. Knowledge of the City's electronic permitting system. Ability to read, understand and interpret plans, drawings, blueprints, specifications and related construction documents, and identify them to construction in progress. Ability to plan, organize, administer, supervise and coordinate the work of technical, administrative and clerical personnel performing varied code preparation, interpretation and enforcement tasks. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to prepare concise, accurate records and reports, and written recommendations for changes, revisions, additions, deletions, or amendments to codes, ordinances, and standards pertaining to building, licensing and similar activities. Ability to work harmoniously with other City employees, members of City Council, members of appointed boards and the general public. Ability to motivate, manage and supervise employees with varying levels of education and work experience.

Keywords: City of Sanibel, Captiva , Chief Building Official (Building Director), Executive , Sanibel, Florida

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