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Building Official

Division Supervisor

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Administer the City's building code program and provide first-line supervision to unit personnel involved in building inspection and code enforcement. Make final interpretations of Uniform Building Code and city ordinances related to unit activities. Conduct inspections and plan reviews. Enforce building codes and ordinances; coordinate building permit and plan review process. Serve as Secretary to local appeals board.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Supervise employees within the division, including instruction, assigning and reviewing work, scheduling projects, evaluating performance and taking and/or recommending personnel actions. Evaluate, develop and implement division programs, policies and procedures. Ensure proper documentation of unit activities. Draft resolutions and ordinances and prepare and present reports for information/action by others. Develop unit budget and monitor expenditures for compliance. 

 

Perform electrical, structural and mechanical building plan reviews, including review of engineering/architectural calculations and/or generating such calculations. Recommend changes to meet code standards and approve plans. Oversee the issuance of permits and monitor interdepartmental permit processing.

 

Enforce appropriate state codes and safety laws and city ordinances and regulations; approve or disapprove work; issue violation notices; prepare correction notices and issue enforcement citations.

 

Work with builders, architects, developers and property owners  to ensure construction, remodeling or repair is in compliance with approved plans and building codes. Conduct final inspection as necessary. Provide information to the public on new programs and rule interpretations. Make final interpretations on Uniform Building Code and City ordinances. Provide code information to developers, engineers, contractors, homeowners, etc. Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints, investigate and resolve violations and complaints. Follow all safety rules and procedures established for work areas.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: Broad knowledge of current residential and commercial construction methods, materials and practices; construction inspection methods; the Oregon Uniform Building and Specialty Codes, Administrative Rules and related regulations. Knowledge of seismic construction principles, supervisory and personnel practices. Excellent communication skills. General computer knowledge. Equivalent to four year university education in engineering, architecture, or related field and eight years related experience including at least two years of supervisory experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of "A" level electrical and mechanical and CABO structural certifications. Possession of valid Oregon driver's license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record. Possession of, or ability to acquire within 90 days of appointment, Oregon Building Official certification.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Possession of "A" level certifications in other major trade areas, Fire and Life Safety and Plan Review. Previous supervisory experience in a building department.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Responsible for over 3 seldom over 6 FTE.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Community Development Director.

 

 

Building Inspector

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform inspections of residential and commercial building construction for compliance with Uniform Building Code, other applicable State codes and City ordinances related to building. Respond to public inquires regarding permit process and requirements. Depending on certifications held by incumbent, emphasis may be in mechanical, structural, plans review, or other specialty area.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Review plans and specifications for residential and commercial building and related structural construction or alteration including review of engineering/architecture calculations and/or generation of such calculations for compliance with codes. Recommend changes to meet code standards and approve plans.

 

Set appointments and conduct field inspections of residential and commercial building construction and evaluate structures for compliance to building codes. Enforce appropriate state and local laws, ordinances and regulations. Approve or disapprove work. Issue violation notices and stop work orders and prepare correction notices. Investigate and inspect alleged violations of codes and ordinances.  Investigate and report illegal construction activities.

 

Work with builders, architects, developers and the general public to ensure construction, remodeling or repair is in compliance with approved plans and building codes. Conduct final inspections. Interpret Uniform Building Code and city ordinances. Provide code information to developers, engineers, contractors, homeowners, etc. Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints. Document inspections and maintain various records. Prepare building inspection reports and compile statistical data.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education plus two years specialized training in college level building technology courses, plus two years A-level building inspection experience or any satisfactory combination of experience and training, which demonstrates the knowledge skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Knowledge of current residential and commercial construction techniques, materials and practices. Knowledge of construction inspection methods, blueprint reading, Uniform Building Codes, other applicable State codes and related regulations sufficient to interpret and apply. Knowledge of computer usage and software applications.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon Class C Driver's License with acceptable driving record. Depending on the needs of the department, possession of one or more of the following:  A-level Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing and Plans Review Certificates, equivalent CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Certificates and Manufactured Dwelling certification in setup, plumbing and electrical.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Depending on the needs of the department, possession of Fire and Life Safety, A-level Plumbing or additional related certifications such as Manufactures Dwelling Park Plans/Construction, Recreation Park and Organizational Camp Plans/Construction.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Works under the direction of the Building Official.

 

 

Account Clerk I

IBEW Clerical Technical Union

 

 

(Needs new job description.)

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

Perform a variety of secretarial and clerical tasks in support of department activities such as answering telephones, responding to inquiries from the public, composing and typing documents, scheduling appointments, calculating and collecting fees and distributing incoming mail.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Answer the telephone, determine nature of call, route to appropriate person or department or take messages as necessary. Greet visitors to the Department in professional, business-like manner, referring to other persons as appropriate.

 

Respond to general questions, concerns and complaints received from the public both in person and over the telephone which relate to department functions. Schedule appointments, inspections, pre-application conferences, etc., and notify appropriate personnel of actions.

 

Type a variety of documents, e.g. minutes, lists, letters, forms, memos, reports, statistical information, etc., from rough drafts and verbal instruction. Research and compile information, as necessary. Compose routine correspondence and reports pertaining to Department.

 

Receive building permit applications, calculate fees and/or check calculations made by others. Prepare routing paperwork and permit cards and issue building permits. Collect and receipt for money received from the public.

 

Perform a variety of clerical tasks in support of department including: enter information to computer; maintain a variety of hard copy and computer files and records; prepare information packets, sort and distribute incoming mail; photocopy documents; send facsimile transmissions; prepare outgoing mail; etc.

 

Maintain adequate levels of office supplies. Re-order or pick up from vendors or other City departments as necessary. Track purchase orders and expenses for budgetary purposes. May attend and take minutes of commissions/committees related to department activities.

 

JOB QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Mandatory Requirements: High school education or equivalent plus knowledge of office practices, procedures and office equipment operation, including computers and word processing software. Competency in arithmetic, spelling, English and grammar.

 

Special Requirements/Licenses: Possession of valid Oregon driverís license (or ability to obtain) and acceptable driving record.

 

Desirable Qualifications: Post high school training in secretarial courses. Previous work experience that provides familiarity with departmental terms and procedures.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervision is not a typical function assigned to this position. May provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel on department policies and practices.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 

Receives direction from assigned supervisor(s) within the department.

 

 

 

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