Salary and Benefits
Chief Building Official Salary Range: 64 ($71,731 - $89,664/year DOE)
Individuals hired in this position have the opportunity to progress up to $107,597/year, which is the maximum salary for this position as of December 2019.
Benefits: The City of St. George covers 100% of the premiums for the High Deductible health plan for full-time employees and their qualified dependents. New hires also receive 2 weeks of vacation time during their first year of employment, one of which is available to the employee the first day of employment. To find out more about our benefits package, please visit our website at careers.sgcity.org.
Performs as the city's Chief Building Official as described in various codes and regulations and ordinances; plans, organizes and directs the overall activity of the building inspection division; manages the day to day administrative requirements of the division; coordinates scheduling of inspections in all phases of construction, alterations and repairs to assure adherence to International Codes, plans, and specifications.
Participates in the departmental decision making processes; develops, implements, evaluates and revises division policies, practices, priorities, methods and procedures in order to improve uniformity, fairness, accuracy and efficiency of code interpretations and enforcement.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Examines plans to ensure that blueprints and specifications submitted for construction or remodeling meet applicable codes, ordinances, and state and federal laws. Issues building permits and assesses impact, connection, and permit fees.
2. Supervises city’s construction inspection program to ensure compliance to codes as they relate to building, mechanical, fire, safety, electrical, plumbing, wastewater, water, and site preparation for new construction.
3. Trains, motivates, assigns work, and evaluates performance of construction and inspection employees.
4. Conducts pre-plan approval conferences with contractors, architects, and engineers to cover code issues involved in plan review. Meets periodically with contractors during construction phase to work out problem areas.
5. Inspects job sites to monitor work in progress relative to all applicable codes as well as to monitor inspection performance.
6. May meet with various community groups on construction and zoning concerns and may be required to testify in court.
7. Responds to public requests for information regarding city construction codes and propriety of building plans and communicates orally and in writing with architects, engineers, designers, contractors, owner/builders, and homeowners in regards to existing, past, or proposed codes, ordinances, and laws.
8. Coordinates with other departments within the city.
9. Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Generally comfortable office environment. May encounter limited physical discomfort when on construction or building inspections. Exposure to heat, dust, noise, and power equipment. Considerable exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Eight (8) years of responsible experience performing above or related duties; four (4) years of which must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity;
Licenses and/or Certifications:
• Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
• Certification by International Conference of Building Officials or another nationally recognized building code authority in at least four (4) of the construction areas of specialization. Must be I.C.C. Certified Inspector in all areas of inspection specialization (plan review, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, building, or combination dwelling).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• All types of building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems to include familiarity with conventional methods and materials used.
• Read and understand blueprints and plans.
• Utilize online permitting software.
• Supervise technical personnel.
• Calculate loads, spans, capacities, areas, etc.
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, department heads, subordinates, the public, and officials and employees of other jurisdictions.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 04/16/2020 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.