The fundamental reason this classification exists is to provide technical supervision and management in the administration of city building, electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical, and applicable housing and environmental, codes and ordinances. Employee responsibility is to assure adherence to zoning requirements, applicable standards of construction, maintenance, safety, and environment. Supervision is often exercised over subordinate inspection and office personnel. The essential functions are: supervises two or more full-time employees; confers with and assists architects, engineers, contractors, builders, homeowners, tenants and the general public in the office (occasionally in the field); consults with building inspector staff to review work requirements, status, and problems; and accepting additional assignments and performing administrative duties and referred tasks. Employee acts in the capacity of the Chief Building Official whenever the incumbent is unavailable. Employee reports to the Chief Building Official.
High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Ten years of experience in building construction as an architect, engineer, inspector, contractor or superintendent of construction, any combination of these, including five years in a leadership capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be certified as a Building Official through a recognized certification program such as issued by the International Code Council.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Performance of tasks may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust pollen, odors, wetness, rain, temperature. Ability to climb ladders and flights of stairs up to 50 feet as needed to perform inspections of various sites and resolve difficult on-site problems.
Ability to obtain a valid Alabama Driver's License to operate a city vehicle.