Surry County is seeking a Building Official under the supervision of the Director of Planning and Community Development, performs difficult advanced technical and administrative work planning, coordinating, supervising and participating in building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspection activities, reviewing plans, issuing permits, maintaining records and files, preparing reports and related work as apparent or assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Plans, coordinates, supervises and participates in building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspection activities with responsibility for enforcing the laws, ordinances and codes relating to the construction and alteration of buildings within the County;
Oversees and supervises daily departmental operations, assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of staff, rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels and evaluates staff performance, develops staff schedules and recommends hiring, transfer, promotion, suspension, termination or demotion;
Prepares the annual departmental budget, controls the expenditure of departmental fund allocations within the constraints of approved budgets and conducts fee studies to ensure that assessed fees are sufficient to cover the department budget;
Reviews building plans and applications for compliance with applicable codes and issues permits, reviews and approves construction plans and specifications, condemns buildings and reviews building sites prior to construction;
Issues, reviews and revokes building permits, issues demolition permits and calculates fees;
Enforces State and local building and codes, issues stop work orders and pursues other legal remedies, as necessary, to stop violations, prepares complaints for legal action and testifies in court, as necessary;
Attends and participates in meetings and prepares correspondence to inform builders and contractors of code changes and violations at construction sites;
Reviews and studies building code regulations to stay informed of changes in building codes and ordinances and completes necessary classes to maintain required inspection certification;
Directs the maintenance of a variety of records through clerical staff and compiles information and prepares a variety of reports;
Receives and investigates complaints regarding inspection and/or construction activities and takes appropriate action.