Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Construction Services Building Official (35 Hour)

Recruitment #211119-0930EE-001


Are you an experienced building code official looking to make a public safety impact serving your state? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is currently seeking two (2) Construction Services Building Officials (CSBOs) to join their team! These are full-time, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday positions and will be based out of 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford.

The role:

The CSBOs will perform a complex range of specialist technical tasks, which are critical in ensuring buildings are designed and built to be safe, accessible, and energy efficient. In addition, you will support municipal building officials, design professionals, builders and developers with advice on their interpretation and application of the state building code to projects across the state, resulting in an improvement in code compliance of buildings across the state, making Connecticut a safer place to live, work and play.

What’s in It For You- Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation, personal, and sick time, retirement plan options & more!

Selection Plan

All State employees shall follow the guidelines as listed in Executive Orders  13F (3a) and 13G (3a) .2

Application Information:

  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Please ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.
  • Applicants must be currently licensed as a Building Official by the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services'/Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM).
  • Please provide your contractor license information on the application.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.  
Throughout the Recruitment Process:

  • 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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most clearly meet the requirements of the position.
Please Note:

  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Jennifer Neumann at and reference the recruitment number.


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.


As the authority having jurisdiction interprets and applies current and previously adopted building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical codes, adopted referenced standards and applicable state and federal statutes; provides state agencies, local code enforcement officials, architects, engineers, other design professionals and construction industry representatives with technical assistance in proper application of the code; resolves problems in design, construction, alteration or renovation of buildings including testing of engineered systems; reviews, analyzes and prepares written recommendations as to acceptability of requests for modification of state building code; assists State Building Inspector in revision of state building code and referenced standards by conducting research and drafting amendments; conducts technical on-site inspections and evaluations on complex code issues; determines appropriateness of building materials and system components based on code interpretation; prepares technical reports; prepares and administers examinations for building code enforcement officials licensure; prepares and presents mandated educational training programs to local code enforcement officials, state agencies and professional organizations; may lead technical staff by assigning and reviewing daily work and providing on-going training; may testify at administrative hearings or courts of law; may review documentation for issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy; performs related duties as required.


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.


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.


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.


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.


  • Experience working on threshold projects, as defined by Connecticut General Statute 29-276b.
  • Experience providing education to design professionals, contractors and code officials.
  • Possession of an electrical, plumbing or mechanical contractor license issued by the State of Connecticut.


  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.


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.


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.



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.