POSITION TITLE: Building Commissioner
DEPARTMENT: Building FLSA STATUS: Exempt
SALARY RANGE: $71,328.19 – $116,706.05 REPORTS TO: Mayor
The Building Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor and serves as an at-will position at the discretion of the Mayor. The City is open to hiring either full-time or part-time candidates. The Commissioner is a Certified Building Official who will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Building Department and is responsible for the administrative supervision of the Department as well as its personnel, equipment, and other assets. This position ensures the enforcement of the residential and commercial building and zoning codes and for setting accountability and quality assurance standards for the city personnel in the Department.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The following list of essential job functions is not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Act as the City’s Chief Building Official;
- Review and evaluate all processes of inspection and be responsible for the training of all building inspectors and the qualifications of all State certified inspectors;
- Recommend policies and develop work programs and schedules, all of which will tend to improve the efficiency of the Department;
- Enforce all applicable building requirements, codes, ordinances and regulations of the City;
- Be available for consultations with contractors, architects, engineers and others who are engaged in either the design and/or construction of structures to be constructed within the Municipality;
- Hear and investigate all complaints and violations pertaining to the Building Code, the Zoning Code and all ordinances and regulations pertaining to construction;
- Maintain, or cause to be maintained, accurate and adequate records of all activities within the jurisdiction of the Department;
- Review all plans for construction and refer the same to the City Engineer or other Directors for his/her approval when the necessity arises;
- Review all plans for construction and refer the same to the City Plans Examiner for his/her review and recommendation as when the necessity arises;
- Confer with the Mayor periodically to ensure the enforcement of all Municipal ordinances, codes and regulations so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the City;
- Insure that the proper inspector of record be present in the proper court of law when requested to testify as to such violations;
- Be available to attend all regular and/or special meetings of City Council, the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals and all other boards and commissions when requested to do so or when his or her attendance is deemed necessary by the Mayor;
- Prepare and participate in establishing and implementing the budget for the Building Department in consultation with the Finance Director;
- Operate the department within the appropriated budget;
- Perform any duty that is necessary for the success of the City.
QUALIFICATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must possess a High school diploma or equivalent;
- Must possess a State of Ohio Board of Building Standards Certification for Building Official and Residential Building Official;
- Prefer certification in at least one of the building and construction trades, such as electrical or plumbing;
- Must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License and remain insurable;
- Five years of experience in building design and construction and/or 5+ years of experience as a general contractor or superintendent of building construction dealing with all phases and trades of construction;
- Inspection and plan review experience for commercial and residential structures a plus;
- Must possess excellent communication skills and work well with the general public;
- Knowledge or training in supervision of personnel;
- Knowledge of Ohio Statutes and Ohio Administrative Code pertaining to Board of Building Standards, authority of same, related statutes, rules and regulations;
- Knowledge of Ohio Building Code, applicable electrical, plumbing, mechanical code;
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices;
- Knowledge of modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software for operation of a building department;
- Knowledge of permitting process, inspection and review process and methods and techniques for record keeping;
- Knowledge of interpretation and implementation of collective bargaining agreements;
- Ability to perform any and all duties of inspectors.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee should have the ability to work safely in all weather conditions while completing the following: Standing; walking; using hands and fingers; handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; reaching with hands and arms; sitting; climbing; balancing; stooping; kneeling; crouching; crawling; and walking on uneven or slippery surfaces. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or risk of electrical shock, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. Repetitive use of computer keyboard. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. The City of Garfield Heights is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates may mail or email their resume, references, salary requirements, and/or cover letter to the following: Jeffrey M. Jerome, Chief of Staff, 5407 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125, firstname.lastname@example.org.