JOB TITLE: BUILDING COMMISSIONER
DEPARTMENT: BUILDING DIVISION
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: DIR OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: BUILDING / MECHANICAL INSPECTOR
PLAN REVIEW / ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR
STATUS: FULL-TIME, EXEMPT
SALARY RANGE: $75,000 – $95,000
As Building Commissioner, this individual is responsible for the enforcement of building and zoning codes for the City, performance of building and zoning inspections of houses and accessory structures, floodplain administration, and monitors business occupancies with cooperation of the Fire Department and Summit County.
- Oversees development and execution of administrative policies and procedures for all assigned functions of the department.
- Enforced adopted regulatory codes and ordinances pertaining to building construction, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installations, and condemnation and demolition of buildings within jurisdiction.
- Trains and supervises all Department employees.
- Monitors construction, erection, repair, alteration, demolition, removal, and occupancy of all buildings and structures within the jurisdiction.
- Assigns, trains, and evaluates all departmental administrative and inspection personnel.
- Coordinates department activities with other departments, agencies, and commissions where required.
- Prepares departmental budget and all administrative regular or seasonal reports.
- Directs all departmental activities including issuance of permits, notices, certificates, correspondence, stop – work orders, and placards.
- Other duties may be assigned.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s
policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing,
recommending, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work;
appraising performance; reward and discipline of employees; addressing
complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure that
individuals with disabilities are able to perform the essential functions.
- Ten (10) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must possess Class I Building Official State Certificate, Class III Building Inspector State Certificate, and an Electrical Safety Inspector State Certificate.
- Ability to read, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, general business periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to recognize potentially unsafe conditions and behaviors and correct them in a positive and appropriate manner.
- Ability to understand computer systems. Ability to examine plans and specifications of new construction, mechanical equipment, and installation including general knowledge of electrical, heating, refrigeration, and plumbing equipment and installation to make interpretations and to determine whether such plans conform with provisions of the applicable codes and good acceptable construction practices.
- Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
- Must be eligible to work in the United States.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions, The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.
Majority of work environment will consist of normal office conditions however, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste and smell. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.