Construction Services Building Official (40 Hour)

Recruitment #221205-0930FE-001


The State of Connecticut, Office of the State Building Inspector within the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) is looking for ambitious and motivated Construction Services Building Officials to join the team working on a number of high profile, exciting state construction projects. These roles also have the potential for involvement in the development of the next state building code and providing important technical support to the public through response to enquiries and review of code modification request.

  • Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage
  • Competitive starting salary and structure 
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities
  • Culture that encourages a healthy work-life balance to all employees!
  • Work for a Forbes top company: ‘Forbes’ State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule. 
Position Highlights:
  • Based out of the team's main office at 450 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford
  • Full time, 40 hours per week
  • Flex-scheduling available

We hope you take this opportunity to make an impaCT!

Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

Must be licensed as a Building Official by the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services' Office of Education and Data Management.

To Apply:
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our 'Applicant Tips on How to Apply' page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
  • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.
Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
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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.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

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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 of design professionals, contractors and code officials.
  • Experience using software for construction document review and inspection reporting.


  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.