Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

State Building Inspector (Unclassified)

Recruitment #220110-7872EX-001

Introduction



Are you looking to make an ImpaCT while serving your state? 
If so, we invite you to apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Real Estate and Construction Services Division is currently accepting application for State Building Inspector

The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) houses a number of distinct programs that comprise the business functions of state government, including information technology, human resources, procurement, facilities and real estate, construction services, fleet, workers compensation and more united in a common mission to:
  • Support Connecticut's Growth - To serve our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost. 
  • Drive Continuous Innovation - To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors. 
  • Provide Rewarding Careers - To attract and retain a workforce of talented, dedicated public servants committed to leading our great state forward. 
Position Details:
This position is based out of the team's main office at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford. It is a full-time 40 hour position, Monday - Friday during 1st shift. 

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Direct the administration and enforcement of the state building code; coordinates, plans and manages staff activities; formulates and implements policies and procedures (consistent with department policies) to accomplish goals and objectives; administers and interprets the State Building Code; 
  • Issue building permits; inspects and issues certificates of occupancy for State owed buildings; evaluates staff and provides training as necessary for State owned buildings; 
  • Evaluate staff and provides training as necessary; 
  • Approve/disapprove amendments to the State Building Code and revises the code as necessary; 
  • Conduct public hearings regarding code changes; develops policies, standards and regulations regarding building design and construction standards to provide for needs of handicapped and disabled persons; drafts legislation; 
  • Conduct examinations for local building officials seeking State licensure; develops and implements training programs for local building officials; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding activities of the bureau; 
  • Grant variations or exemptions from code requirements; 
  • Meet with the Codes and Standards Committee; 
  • Work with State Fire Marshal to avoid conflicts with the State Building Code and State Fire Safety Code; 
  • Conduct special investigations as required; 
  • Perform related duties as required.
APPOINTMENT:
Appointed by the Governor in accordance with the provisions of Section 29-252 (b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.

What We Can Offer You: We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees. 

Selection Plan

All state employees shall follow Executive Order 13G (as amended by Executive Order 14C).

To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
Connect With Us:
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account. 
  • Should you have any questions about this recruitment please contact nasreen.mustafa@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services, this class is accountable for directing the administration of the State Building Code and directing the activities of the Office of the State Building Inspector.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs the administration and enforcement of the state building code; coordinates, plans and manages staff activities; formulates and implements policies and procedures (consistent with department policies) to accomplish goals and objectives; administers and interprets the State Building Code; issues building permits; inspects and issues certificates of occupancy for State owed buildings; evaluates staff and provides training as necessary for State owned buildings; evaluates staff and provides training as necessary; approves/disapproves amendments to the State Building Code and revises the code as necessary; conducts public hearings regarding code changes; develops policies, standards and regulations regarding building design and construction standards to provide for needs of handicapped and disabled persons; drafts legislation; conducts examinations for local building officials seeking State licensure; develops and implements training programs for local building officials; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding activities of the bureau; grants variations or exemptions from code requirements; on a regular basis, meets with the Codes and Standards Committee; works with State Fire Marshal to avoid conflicts with the State Building Code and State Fire Safety Code; conducts special investigations as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of the State Building Code; considerable knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in building construction, including service and safety equipment; considerable knowledge of engineering principles and practices pertaining to building construction; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to interpret and prepare building codes.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience as a municipal or state building official;
  • Licensed as State of Connecticut Building Official by the Department of Administrative Services;
  • Experience developing a State Building Code.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The State Building Inspector shall be an architect or professional engineer licensed by the State of Connecticut, shall have a thorough knowledge of building code administration and enforcement and shall have had not less than ten years practical experience in his profession.

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.