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Chief Building Official - City of Rock Island 
Salary $61,648.00 - $95,636.00 Annually
Job Type Full-Time
Department CED
Job Number 2018-00674

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This is responsible technical, administrative, and management work involving the planning, organizing, directing, and participating in the activities of the Inspection Division of the Community and Economic Development Department.
Work involves the direction and supervision of all the staff in the Inspection Division, which include heating, plumbing, electrical, housing, health, and building inspection services; reviews plans and specifications for all building construction or repairs to ensure compliance with all building and zoning codes and ordinances prior to issuing permits for such work to begin; performs inspection work; investigates and follows up on complaints regarding building, zoning, and other property related ordinances. Work includes considerable contact with the general public, contractors, and architects. Work is performed with considerable technical independence and is reviewed by the Community and Economic Development Director through conferences, reports, and observation of results.
Examples of Duties
Directs and assigns all activities within the Inspection Division including the inspection of building construction, electrical installations, plumbing installations, heating and air conditioning installations, housing, property maintenance and health inspections. Works closely with the Fire Marshal and other City departments.
Performs final / occupancy Inspections of non-residential buildings under construction, alteration, or repair for compliance with building codes requirements; inspects for adequacy of foundations, framing, or super structure, placement of structure on building site and conformity of the entire structure with approved plans.
Reviews and approves plans for commercial, industrial, and residential building; issues proper permits.
Inspects existing structures for dangerous conditions; recommends condemnation or other corrective action; investigates housing and building violations.
Coordinates activities with other City departments to ensure compliance with City codes and ordinances; enforces housing, building, and sign code regulations.
Maintains records and provides information on construction occurring within the corporate limits of the City.
Explains building code and enforcement procedures to interested parties; reviews plans and specifications with engineers, architects, and the general public.
Develops policies and procedures to carry out the work of the Division.
Prepares and administers the Division's budget.
Researches and introduces code changes for ordinance amendments.
Maintains a safe work environment for employees; develops standards and procedures for safe work practices; instructs employees on safe work practices.
Provides effective and efficient customer services and promotes and maintains responsive community relations.
Compiles a list of properties for demolition, recommends to council for award and manages the demolition contracts.
Conducts annual performance reviews for individuals within the division and submits them to the Director for approval.
Performs related and other duties as assigned by the Community and Economic Development Director.
Typical Qualifications
Graduation from a four year college or university with major course work in civil or structural engineering, architecture, or related field; thorough experience in construction, including supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of building and construction safety, engineering principles and practices.
Thorough knowledge of applicable local and state building codes and standards.
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques involved in general building construction to recognize possible defects.
Ability to plan and supervise the work of inspectors and other subordinates.
Ability to interpret and apply codes and ordinances.
Ability to read, understand, and interpret plans, diagrams, blueprints, and specifications accurately and assess adherence to codes and standards.
Ability to direct the administration of codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and Gmail.
Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, architects, property owners, and the public.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Supplemental Information
Certified Building Official certification by International Conference of Building Officials or a successor group.
Possession of a valid Class D Illinois vehicle operators license or equivalent license issued by the employees state of residence.
City of Rock Island
1528 3rd Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois, 61201
(309) 732-2050
(309) 732-2058

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The different categories of IABO membership are explained as follows (You can download this document using the link at the bottom of this page. ):

Annual Dues 2018
Class A: Building Officials or Appointed Designee are the primary active members for a city, county, or state building department that has adopted a building code.
Class B: Additional Building Department Personnel are those other than the Building Official or Appointed Designee who are employed by a government jurisdiction that enforces building codes.
Associate Members are those representatives from industry and other persons interested in or allied with building construction.
Retired Members are those from any classification that have retired from active service but wish to maintain their association with IABO.
Honorary Members are those who have been nominated and elected to this class of membership by the IABO membership.


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