The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform supervision and management work in the administration of codes and ordinances related to building, electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical, housing, and environment within the City of Montgomery. The Chief Building Official serves as the technical expert and assures adherence to zoning requirements as well as applicable standards of construction, maintenance, safety, and environment. The major work responsibilities include: overseeing and coordinating the work of all Inspection Department divisions; overseeing the interpretation and creation of codes and ordinance; meeting and corresponding with various individuals regarding proposed construction; supervising the preparation of legal action complaints; coordinating the preparation of the department’s annual budget; and supervising two or more full-time employees. The Chief Building Official exercises considerable independent judgement in decisions involving inspection and enforcement activities, technical matters, and the overall operation of the Inspections Department. Supervision is exercised over subordinate inspection and office personnel. The Chief Building Official reports to the Director of Economic Development.
Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, or closely related field and five years of experience as architect, contractor, engineer, inspector or construction superintendent to include three years of supervisory experience. Qualifying education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must have, or obtain within six months of employment, a certification as a Building Official through a recognized certification program such as that issued by the International Code Council. Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s license and an insurable driving record.