Under general direction from the Community Development Director, manages, directs and coordinates the activities of the Building & Safety Division; oversees and renders interpretations of a comprehensive set of municipal building codes to ensure construction complies with applicable codes, laws and ordinances; coordinates plan check and building inspection activities with other divisions and departments; and outside agencies; represents Building & Safety on the Development Advisory Board; responds to the most difficult inquiries and complaints by the public; attends meetings and makes presentations, prepares reports, memoranda, letters and other forms of correspondence; and provides highly complex staff assistance to the Community Development Director. Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical staff.
The incumbent must have the ability to:
THE ABOVE LIST OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND MAY BE SUPPLEMENTED AS NECESSARY BY THE EMPLOYER.
- • Recommend goals and objectives; assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
- • Manage, direct and organize plan check and building inspection activities; coordinate plan check and building inspection activities with other City departments, contractors and developers.
- • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the plan check building inspection work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
- • Prepare the Division budgets; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved budget.
- • Participate in recommending the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; and implement discipline procedures.
- • Supervise and participate in plan check and building inspection activities; evaluate the need for and develop procedures, methods and schedules.
- • Provide technical and administrative assistance to the Community Development Director; develop, prepare and present reports, surveys and other administrative activities.
- • Participate in professional and public meetings as required including job site and construction meetings.
- • Oversee and direct Division office operations; maintain appropriate records and files; coordinate work flow.
- • Assist in preparing presentations for City Council, Planning Commission, and the Design Advisory Board; assist in preparing ordinances and ordinance amendments related to building activities.
- • Render interpretations of the building codes.
- • Perform any other tasks or functions deemed necessary to the daily operations of the employer.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
The incumbent must have knowledge of: organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs; principles and techniques of budget development and administration; Principles and practices or organization, administration and personnel management; California Building Standards Code and the base model codes, as well as the referenced standards; principles of structural design, engineering mathematics and building inspection; modern methods of building construction; research methods and sources of information related to building code enforcement; pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; and modern office practices, procedures, methods and equipment.
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in plan check and inspection of public, commercial, industrial and residential buildings including three years of supervisory experience.
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil/structural engineering, architecture, business administration or a related field.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Driver’s License. Possession of International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Building Plans Examiner or Building Inspector is required. Possession of ICC certification as a Certified Building Official or obtain within 1 year. Registration as a Civil/Structural Engineer or Licensed as an Architect with the State of California is highly desired.