Building Official Job Posting June 2017
Title: Building Official
Reports To: City Planner
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Rate of Pay: $66,637-$96,623 annual DOE
The City of Mission is one of twenty incorporated cities in Johnson County, Kansas. Developed
as a first ring suburb of Kansas City in the mid 1940’s and built-out over the next thirty years,
Mission continues to see significant reinvestment in commercial and residential properties.
Over the past five years building permit activity has averaged 350 permits issued per year with a
valuation of $15 million each year.
Our employees serve the needs of 10,000 residents in a 2.7 square mile area through six
functional departments: Administration/Finance, Community Development, Municipal Court,
Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Police. This position replaces services previously
procured under a contractual basis. The Building Official is responsible for administering and
performing all aspects of the City’s building safety program. We are seeking to add an
individual to our team who reflects our values of professionalism, responsiveness, caring,
forward thinking and adaptiveness.
Under the direction of the Community Development Director, this position is responsible for the
day-to-day operation of the building safety program for the City of Mission. The Building Official
performs commercial and residential plan reviews, field inspections and technical work in
connection with the enforcement of ordinances and ICC Building Codes. In addition, the position
may work to support the rental inspection program and sign code enforcement of the
Neighborhood Services Division, Stormwater and Construction inspections of the Public Works
Department, and city facility management for the Administration Department.
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT:
Administers, interprets, and enforces all construction and related codes as adopted by
ordinance. Reviews and approves construction documents related to commercial and
residential structures for compliance with City adopted building codes and other related
ordinances related to building construction and life safety. Conducts field inspections to assure
compliance with the approved plans, and with City-adopted building codes. Manages damage
assessment operations related to disaster response and recovery. Responsible for issuance of
permits, inspection scheduling, collection of fees, preparation of reports, files, and division
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
High School or GED equivalent required, Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Architecture,
Engineering, or Construction Science & Technology, or a related degree preferred.
Must possess certification or the ability to gain certification from the International Code Council
as a Combination Inspector and residential plans examiner upon hire.
The ability to obtain certification from the International Code Council as a Combination Plans
Examiner within 1-year of hire is preferred.
Other types of professional certifications demonstrating proficiency in the building codes may be
reviewed for equivalency.
Possession of a valid driver’s license. Must maintain an insurable driving record.
Preferred candidates will have experience in the following:
A technical background that enhances their project management, documentation and
communication/customer service skills.
Municipal or local government.
Ability to lift, carry and/or move up to 20 lbs up to 50 feet on a regular basis.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of
work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
required of employees assigned to this job. This City of Mission is an Equal Opportunity