Building and Code Official
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision, this position provides leadership for Permits and Inspections Department and is responsible for developing and administering programs and systems to support and promote high performance strategies to meet organizational needs, vision and values. Reports to City Manager or designee.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides leadership and strategic direction for determining priorities, goals and objectives to meet community needs by establishing and applying effective enforcement concepts and systems to meet the requirements of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and addresses code enforcement concerns.
Responds to building code inquires; directs and implements the processes and plan reviews for inspections, permits and commercial re-inspection processes; oversees the enforcement of property maintenance codes, nuisance ordinances, rental programs, and derelict and vacant structures programs. Grants building releases for electricity and certificates of use and occupancy; reviews site plans to ensure compliance to Flood Elevation requirements; interprets the current codes regulating building design, construction, use, repair, maintenance, removal and demotion for citizens, contractors and developers; serves as technical advisor to city departments; performs routine and non-routine investigative inspections.
Responsible for overall management of the department; including budget research, development, preparation and budget monitoring to ensure cost effectiveness; ensures that purchasing and financial transactions are properly conducted in accordance with city administrative policies and procedures.
Responsible for effective supervision and administration to include budget preparation and monitoring expenditures, staff development and training, succession planning, performance management, employee relations, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities.
Develops proposals and reports as requested by City Manager and City Council and presents recommendations to City Management, City Council and to other groups; responsible for coordinating with City Manager planning related items for placement on City Council Agendas and Work Sessions; and ensures reports, studies, and plans are appropriately processed in accordance with federal, state, and city laws and ordinances.