Under the direction of the Community Development Director, this position performs complex technical duties in enforcement of all State adopted codes and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), through supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for the inspection of buildings and structures in all stages of construction, alteration, and repair; enforces building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical codes; reviews building plans and specifications for conformance with applicable codes and issues permits; conducts nuisance abatement actions as required; provides professional and technical assistance to department staff in assigned areas of responsibility; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Frequent interpersonal contact within and outside the organization demanding a high degree of tact and diplomacy to conduct difficult negotiations is required.
Some of the job duties include:
-Directs the enforcement and interpretation of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) and local ordinances, reviews change in, additions to, and implements ordinance updates as required.
-Performs building inspections.
-Review and approve all building plans, specifications, and calculations for construction within the City to ensure compliance with applicable codes.
-Directs issuance of all building permits and certificates of occupancy, and the collection of all related fees.
-Coordinates with the Floodplain Administrator to ensure all building construction is in compliance with NFIP guidelines.
-Directs the regulatory enforcement activities associated with the VUSBC, and the Board of Building Code Appeals.
-Confers with and provides professional assistance to members of other City departments on matters related to functional areas of responsibility.
-Ability to resolve conflicts between customers and Building Department staff regarding compliance with department policy and codes.
-Administers oversite and monitors for compliance with the American with Disability Act (ADA) program.
-Develop and provide periodic reports.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
The full job description is available on the City’s website at https://www.franklinva.com/.
The City of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer