The Building Commissioner directs the operations of the Building Department, Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. The Building Commissioner supervises department personnel and reviews work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy and performs various functions for the City as assigned. The Building Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that all plans, drawings, buildings, structures and department, policies and procedures conform to established local, state and federal regulations and professional standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervises the operation of the Building Department: assigns caseloads and establishes work schedules; directs and supervises duties of assigned staff; reviews job performance, evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate.
- Responsible for the overall administration of the building inspection department and the enforcement of the Ohio Building Code, the Residential Code of Ohio for One, Two and Three Family Dwellings, and International Property Maintenance Code.
- Supervises the Code Enforcement and the Planning and Zoning Activities.
- Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy, offers advice and assistance as needed.
- Interpret, monitor and amend the City Code of Ordinances in relation to land development, comprehensive planning and code enforcement.
- Serves as staff liaison, makes presentation to, and meets with the City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, department directors, developers, property owners and attorney’s regarding building, planning or code related projects.
- Prepares recommendations concerning building and property maintenance code amendments, land use amendments, re-zoning, site plans, subdivision development, landscape plans, easements, etc.
- Plans, directs and evaluates the budget of the Building Department. Reviews and approves all departmental expenditures.
- Reports to the Mayor all matters of concern and/or problems that may require the attention of the Mayor or City Council.
- Approve building permit applications prior to permit issuance.
- Prepare and evaluate fees for various construction projects.
- Review building plans and evaluate specifications.
- Perform specific duties as required by the Mayor.
- Education equivalent to graduation from high school; preferable a degree in public administration or related field.
- At least five years’ experience in building inspections for construction of building structures within the scope of groups regulated by the rules as specified in section 103 and a college graduate or Ohio Registered Architect or professional Engineer.
- At least ten years’ experience as a construction contractor or superintendent of building construction or buildings or structures dealing with all phases and trades of construction including the responsibility for obtaining approvals and inspections within the scope of groups regulated by the rules of the board or experience as specified in section 103.
- Shall possess (at all times) a valid State of Ohio building official certification as well as at least one of the following State of Ohio certifications; (1) plans examiner; (2) building inspector; (3) electrical inspector; or (4) plumbing inspector.
- Shall possess (at all times) a valid Ohio driver’s license.
Work is typically performed in an appropriately lighted and climate-controlled environment.
The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, stop, bend, kneel, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, including climbing stairs and ladders, and to operate a motor vehicle. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The work is performed in both office settings and outdoors, occasionally near moving, noisy, or electrically energized machinery, in high, precarious places, and in wet, cold, hot, humid or hazardous conditions.
Administrative Assistants, Clerk, Building / Electrical Inspectors