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IABO - Iowa Association of Building Officials
The Code Compliance Officer inspects rental property and investigates zoning, housing and building code complaints to enforce conformance to building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes, zoning laws and approved plans, local and state ordinances specifications and standards.
-High School diploma or GED required.
-International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Certification.
-Minimum of 2 years successful experience in general contracting or construction.
-Able to read, analyze, and interpret detailed blue prints, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
-Knowledge of the general provisions of the uniform codes and state, federal and local laws.
-Ability to read and interpret building plans and detect deviations from controlling requirements.
-Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Deadline to Apply: June 14, 2016
Direct all questions to:
For more info: http://www.waukee.org/759/4925/Employment
CITY OF AMES : BUILDING OFFICIAL
SALARY: $31.54 - $47.24 Hourly
$65,593.42 - $98,250.05 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/11/16
CLOSING DATE: 05/31/16 05:00 PM
The City of Ames' Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Building Official
within its Inspections Division. Under limited supervision this position will direct the activities of the Inspection Division and perform administrative work in the enforcement of adopted construction and rental housing codes. For additional information on this position please view the Building Official Hiring Brochure.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Examples of Essential Job Functions: Directs all division activities; reviews and assigns responsibility to assist customers in accomplishing their goals relating to the construction, repair, alterations, and occupancy of all buildings and structures within the City's adopted codes. Assigns and directly supervises the work of the Assistant Building Official, Plans Reviewer, and the Community Codes Liaison. Indirectly supervises inspectors engaged in checking construction, alteration, repair and demolition of buildings for safety from fire or collapse, and for conformance to building and zoning codes; makes inspections of buildings as needed; supervises the work of inspectors engaged in rental housing code enforcement; directs the issuance of permits, notices, certificates, stop-work orders and other correspondence; recommends the condemnation, and authorizes the demolition of buildings and structures; prepares division budget, and other regular and special reports. Serves as liaison, and coordinates division activities with other departments, agencies, and boards; meets with builders, contractors, architects, engineers, and property owners on inspection and code enforcement, and building methods, materials and practices; renders decisions in disputes between division inspectors and applicants; makes formal presentations before councils, boards and community groups.
Each employee is expected to continually strive to bring shared values to life through our Excellence Through People organizational culture. ETP values include: committing to continuous improvement, inspiring creativity and innovation, being customer driven, making data-driven decisions, championing employee involvement, striving for excellence, having fiscal stewardship, acting with honesty and integrity, exhibiting leadership, choosing a positive attitude, respecting one another, promoting safety and wellness, and cultivating teamwork. For leaders, this includes creating a work culture that brings these values to life.
For all employees, this includes maintaining a Total City Perspective. The purpose of ETP is to deliver exceptional services to the public at the best price, and for employees to experience an enjoyable and stimulating work environment.
Education and Experience: Requires five years inspections, architectural, community development, project management, or construction experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field. Preference may also be given to applicants possessing qualifications above the minimum. Two to three years of supervisory experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Licenses and Certificates: Must possess a valid Driver's license. Candidates who do not currently possess applicable certification (e.g., Certified Building Official, etc.) by the International Code Council (ICC) will be considered and, if selected, must agree to continually work towards ICC certification until obtainment within a mutually agreed upon time frame. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of inspection methods related to modern principles, standards and methods of building construction. Knowledge of modern principles of supervision. Considerable knowledge of local, state, and national codes in the areas of zoning, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, building and housing; considerable knowledge of building construction and its materials, methods, and practices in all the trades; ability to read and interpret building construction plans, site plans, and topographic maps; skill in reading and interpreting building plans and specifications to determine conformity to building codes and acceptable construction practices; ability to prepare and maintain clear and concise records and reports; skill in budget management. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to positively facilitate customers' success in accomplishing their projects, to properly apply inspection methods and building codes, and to instruct subordinates in their application. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other departments, contractors, board and council members, other government agencies, other City employees, and the general public. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
The selection process consists of an evaluation of education and experience, a phone interview, and on-site visit including an oral board and written exercise. It will also include the completion of a criminal background check, which includes a sex offender registry check. All candidates will be notified by email of their application status.
The City of Ames participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered a position with the City of Ames must complete Section 1 of Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documents as soon as possible after the job offer has been made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 515-239-5199 or go to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at: http://www.uscis.gov.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Building Official Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. What interests you about this position?
* 2. Describe a significant special project that you have recently been responsible for at work. What was the project, your role, and it's outcome?
* 3. Please describe your approach in leading multiple team members to act as a cohesive team.
* 4. Please indicate how many years of experience you have supervising others.
* 5. Describe any experience you have in dealing with the public and providing exceptional customer service.
* Required Question