In the Department of Administrative Services, Office of the State Building Inspector this class is
accountable for supervising staff in the administration of state building, electrical, mechanical,
plumbing codes, adopted referenced national standards and applicable state and Federal statutes.
Receives general direction from the State Building Inspector, a Manager of Technical Services or other
employee of higher grade.
Supervises Construction Services Building Officials, Building Construction Specialists and other staff
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts performance evaluations;
Determines priorities and plans unit work;
Establishes and maintains unit procedures;
Develops or makes recommendations on development of policies and standards;
Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Provides extensive technical assistance to staff in areas of codes interpretation, building construction, structural and environmental systems, accessibility for disabled persons and other related standards;
Reviews and recommends issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy;
Conducts technical on-site inspections and evaluations in highly sensitive situations;
Serves in capacity of "authority having jurisdiction" representing State Building Inspector for resolution of disputed building code and accessibility standards related matters;
Develops licensing regulations and examinations for local code officials;
Testifies at administrative hearings or in state and federal courts of law;
Prepares and presents educational programs mandated by statute to local code enforcement officials, state agencies and professional organizations;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to interpret and apply building construction standards, building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing codes, adopted national standards and applicable state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
and ability to review complex architectural and engineering plans and specifications for large scale building projects including engineered building environmental and structural systems and concepts;
standard tests for construction materials and fire rating assemblies;
code compliance inspection practices for large scale building projects;
basic engineering and architectural principles, practices and methods of building design and construction including accessibility for persons with disabilities;
building materials and equipment;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to utilize computer software;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in building code compliance plan review and inspection of building construction.
NOTE: This experience may have involved working within a specific area of the building trades such as electrical, mechanical, structural, etc.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of the General Experience must have been in the review of plans and specifications and inspection of large scale building projects involving multiple construction trades (e.g., air conditioning, electrical, heating, plumbing, structural).
NOTE: Large scale building projects are interpreted as buildings exceeding 12,000 square feet in size and more than one story in height, not including apartment buildings and single family residences.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in architecture, civil or mechanical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
One (1) year of experience as a Construction Services Building Official may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
Incumbents in this class will be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including licensure as a building official or to become licensed within three months of appointment.
Incumbents in this class will be required to complete ninety (90) hours of job-related continuing education every three (3) years in accordance with Section 29-262(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual
and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as be able to perform the duties.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from exposure to
building construction sites, fire scene or structural failure environments and a moderate degree of
discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
In accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreement’s compensation guidelines.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Construction Services Building Official Supervisor (40 Hour) in Salary Group FS 26 approved effective May 27, 2022. (Revised to modify pay plan, modify compensation guidelines, modernize format, and add Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-154