Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Construction Services Building Official (35 Hour)

Recruitment #191217-0930EE-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services  (DAS)– Division of Real Estate and Construction Services/Office of the State Building Inspector is responsible for development and administration of the State Building Code and assists local building officials, design professionals, contractors and the public with building code related questions.

The Office of the State Building Inspector also performs plan review and inspections to insure code compliance for construction of State owned buildings. The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) - Division of Real Estate and Construction Services/Office of the State Building Inspector currently has one (1)
Construction Services Building Official vacancy.

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application. (Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer. Questions about these required documents or any other phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Elena Vazquez, elena.vazquez@ct.gov.  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Administrative Services, Office of the State Building Inspector this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in assuring proper application of the state building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes, adopted referenced standards and applicable state and federal statutes.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

This position will be responsible for:

State Construction

  • Applying building code, adopting referenced standards and applicable state and federal statutes to state owned construction projects;
  • Reviewing documentation for issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy for state owned construction projects;

Technical Support

  • Providing local code enforcement officials, design professionals, construction industry representatives and citizens with technical assistance in proper application of the code;
  • Conducting technical on-site inspections and evaluations on complex code issues;
  • Reviewing and preparing recommendations for requests for modification of state building code;
  • Preparing and presenting educational training programs for code enforcement officials and professional organizations.
  • Additional examples of duties can be found here.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply building construction standards, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical codes, adopted national referenced standards, standard tests for construction materials and fire rating and applicable state and federal statutes; considerable knowledge of and ability to review complex building plans and specifications for large scale building projects; knowledge of basic engineering and architectural principles, practices and methods of building design and construction; knowledge of inspection practices; knowledge of building materials and equipment; knowledge of adverse weather and seismic effects on buildings; considerable oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to prepare and present technical material during training programs and public speaking engagements; ability to present concepts graphically; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in building code compliance plan review and inspection of building construction.

This may have involved working within a specific area of the building trades such as electrical, mechanical, structural, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in the inspection and review of plans and specifications for building code compliance on large-scale building projects.

Note: Large-scale building projects will be 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Licensure as a building official, or other sub-classification, such as mechanical inspector or assistant building official, with the Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM);
  • Trade license or experience in mechanical, plumbing or electrical trades and codes;
  • Experience with major commercial and institutional construction (major 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). 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. 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 (3) months of appointment.
  2. 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.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical ability and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as be able to perform the duties.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some risk of injury or physical harm from exposure to building construction sites and other building site environments, and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year-round weather conditions.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.