Job Opportunity – Building Official | Brentwood, Missouri

Job Posting

Location City of Brentwood

Title Building Official

Salary $69,200.68 – 69,919.05 (DoQ)

Position Summary

Under the direction of or as authorized by the Director of Planning & Development, performs administrative and responsible technical work in enforcing building and zoning ordinances, and conducting plan review and inspections.

Grade:                     21

FLSA Status:          Exempt

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties, responsibilities and expectations are not necessarily limited to the following, and are not enumerated in any particular order or priority.  At any particular time the frequency or duration with which one or more of the following specific duties is performed may vary widely.

  1. Applies specialized knowledge in the enforcement of numerous municipal ordinances pertaining to zoning, building, plumbing mechanical, electrical and fire codes, fences, residential and commercial building and site exteriors, signage, grading and land disturbance permits, facilities permits, occupancy permits, special use permits and other regulatory systems of the Brentwood Municipal Code or other codes, regulations and provisions; floor plain administration and permitting
  2. Oversees the inspections of commercial, industrial and other buildings for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
  3. Working cooperatively with the Brentwood Fire Department, inspects commercial, industrial and other buildings for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
  4. Assists the Director on matters related to code enforcement and interpretation, application and promulgation of applicable codes, regulations and provisions
  5. Reviews residential, commercial and industrial plans for compliance with building and fire protections codes and coordinates zoning code compliance with Director.  Approves all permits; conducts and oversees the inspection of permits and construction work to assure compliance with approved plans and issue violation or stop work notices when necessary
  6. Serves as liaison to the Architectural Review Board (ARB), prepares all materials for meeting packets and prepares meeting minutes; ensures meetings information is property posted and placed on City website; maintains ARB records.  Attends Municipal Court as needed for matters related to code enforcement.  Attends other board or commission meetings as required by Director
  7. Receives permit applications and issues permits after ensuring that applications are complete and in compliance; performs inspections as required to ensure compliance with building and zoning codes, and approved site plans
  8. Investigates complaints of possible building and zoning violations; takes appropriate enforcement action; prepares correspondence pertaining to applications, complaints and non-compliance; and issues notices for corrections of deficiencies
  9. Reviews plans and specifications for public works projects, and performs project management duties as requested
  10. Meets with residents, businesses, property owners and managers, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and public agency officials to advise them on building regulations and other ordinances and laws, and to resolve problems and conflicts
  11. Serves as the City’s Floodplain Administrator by administering, implementing and overseeing provisions of the Flood Hazard Control Ordinance, and reviews and issues floodplain development permits
  12. Prepares and maintains all necessary records, reports, and documents submitted to or generated by building officials in a manner so as to be readily retrieved and referenced as required
  13. Works cooperatively with Brentwood Fire Department to test of fire hydrants and water supplies
  14. Works with computer hardware and software to perform necessary job functions
  15. Assists with or coordinates special projects as required
  16. Performs related work as required

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of modern building construction principles, practices, methods and techniques
  • Considerable knowledge of the regulatory and enforcement provisions of the Brentwood Municipal Code and accepted professional and trade practices
  • Working knowledge of the International Building and Residential Codes and other codes and regulations adopted thereby
  • Knowledge of the legal procedures utilized in the enforcement of the City’s building, fire and zoning codes
  • Ability to read blueprints, construction plans, and other technical drawings
  • Ability to locate and detect defects encountered through regulatory inspections
  • Ability to objectively enforce regulations with consistency, firmness, impartiality and tact
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with developers, property owners, contractors, engineers, architects, city employees, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form

Minimum Requirements – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Graduation from a general or technical high school
  2. 3-5 years’ experience in conducting building inspections and code enforcement
  3. ICC Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector
  4. ICC Residential Plans Examiner
  5. ICC Residential Building Inspector
  6. ICC Building Plans Examiner
  7. ICC Commercial Building Inspector

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Associates degree or equivalent education or training experience in the construction industry
  2. Certified Building Official
  3. Certified Fire Marshal
  4. Certified Floodplain Manager

Job Opportunity – Plan Review Engineer II | St. Charles County, Missouri

Starting Salary:             $48,544.16 per year

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition assistance programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this position is to direct and perform plan review for code compliance, commercial occupancy inspections, one-stop meetings, estimate projects costs, establish permit fees and approves projects for permit issuance. The work is performed under the direction of the Division Director of Building and Code Enforcement.

  • Assists the public in acquiring building permits. Answers building code questions by telephone, email, computer software, and in person.
  • Reviews construction plans for residential and commercial building projects to determine compliance with ICC, NEC, FEMA and other applicable codes and state statutes.
  • Provides information regarding code requirements for other County departments and the general public. Notifies permit applicants regarding needed changes for code compliance.
  • Assists Division Director, Inspection Manager and Inspectors as needed regarding plan review matters.
  • Conducts preliminary plan review meetings with developer, architects and engineers.
  • Consults with architects, builders and developers regarding plan review process and offers appropriate plan changes to meet code requirements.
  • Electronically reviews plans and specifications using Bluebeam for approval of building permits.
  • Inputs plan review information into computer system using Citizenserve software.
  • Calculates construction area to estimate project cost and establish permit fees.
  • Analyzes project scope and establishes building inspections required for project.
  • Maintains current knowledge of construction standards, applicable codes, plan review process and building permitting process using both paper and electronic plans.
  • Establishes division review guidelines. Ensures compliance with guidelines.
  • Participates in on-going training as needed. Attends training seminars.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Building Technology or related field preferred. Five years construction code enforcement and plan review experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Requires ICC Plans Examiner Certification, Building Plans Examiner, and Accessibility Plans Examiner certifications within the first two years of employment.
  • Certification in FEMA IS – 100, IS – 200, IS – 700, and IS – 800 required within the first year of employment (obtained online).
  • Employment will be contingent on successfully passing a full criminal background check.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr. We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications. For your convenience, if needed, terminals are available on site at the HR Dept., 201 N. Second St., Room 522, St. Charles, MO  63301 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

*To assure consideration, applications must be received by May 12th, 2019. *

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol-free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.

Job Opportunity – Plan Review Engineer II | St. Charles County, Missouri

Starting Salary:             $48,544.16 per year

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition assistance programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this position is to direct and perform plan review for code compliance, commercial occupancy inspections, one-stop meetings, estimate projects costs, establish permit fees and approves projects for permit issuance. The work is performed under the direction of the Division Director of Building and Code Enforcement.

  • Assists the public in acquiring building permits. Answers building code questions by telephone, email, computer software, and in person.
  • Reviews construction plans for residential and commercial building projects to determine compliance with ICC, NEC, FEMA and other applicable codes and state statutes.
  • Provides information regarding code requirements for other County departments and the general public. Notifies permit applicants regarding needed changes for code compliance.
  • Assists Division Director, Inspection Manager and Inspectors as needed regarding plan review matters.
  • Conducts preliminary plan review meetings with developer, architects and engineers.
  • Consults with architects, builders and developers regarding plan review process and offers appropriate plan changes to meet code requirements.
  • Electronically reviews plans and specifications using Bluebeam for approval of building permits.
  • Inputs plan review information into computer system using Citizenserve software.
  • Calculates construction area to estimate project cost and establish permit fees.
  • Analyzes project scope and establishes building inspections required for project.
  • Maintains current knowledge of construction standards, applicable codes, plan review process and building permitting process using both paper and electronic plans.
  • Establishes division review guidelines. Ensures compliance with guidelines.
  • Participates in on-going training as needed. Attends training seminars.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Building Technology or related field preferred. Five years construction code enforcement and plan review experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Requires ICC Plans Examiner Certification, Building Plans Examiner, and Accessibility Plans Examiner certifications within the first two years of employment.
  • Certification in FEMA IS – 100, IS – 200, IS – 700, and IS – 800 required within the first year of employment (obtained online).
  • Employment will be contingent on successfully passing a full criminal background check.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr. We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications. For your convenience, if needed, terminals are available on site at the HR Dept., 201 N. Second St., Room 522, St. Charles, MO  63301 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

*To assure consideration, applications must be received by May 12th, 2019. *

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol-free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.

Job Opportunity – Building Inspector | Peoria, IL

JOB OPENING

JOB TITLE:                  BUILDING INSPECTOR

DEPARTMENT:            COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

LOCATION:                 City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 300, Peoria, Illinois

HOURS:                       8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday

SALARY:                      2018 AFSCME Range 221 $25.63 to $30.44 (Midrange) hourly salary  

SUMMARY:     The Building Inspector position performs inspections to promote public safety and ensure substantial compliance with codes governing residential and commercial building construction, including, but not limited to, building codes, electrical codes, mechanical codes, and energy codes.  The Building Inspector reviews plans and provides inspections of buildings in the course of construction, alterations, or repairs to determine if plans, workmanship, and materials conform to all existing code requirements.  The Community Development Department is looking for a candidate that is a quick learner, hard worker, and someone who is able to provide exceptional customer service.  An ideal candidate would have experience in the trades and be familiar with the International Code Council code series.  Candidates with previous experience in carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC work or other construction trade are encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering, Construction, or a related field; and four to five years of progressively responsible related experience.   A combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES:  Knowledge of basic building construction including; plumbing, eletrical, and structural condition of buildings; all computer applications and hardware; and customer relations and mediation techniques.  Skill in using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines; applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols and communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.  Ability to effectively testify in court; write clear concise reports and inspections notices; read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals; and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accomodation.  Frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions, fumes or airborne particles, work near moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places, and toxic or caustic chemicals.  Occasionally exposure of work time to hazardous situations which may involve armed or physically violent persons, or interviewing emotional and/or stressed persons.   

*Please notify the Human Resources Department if accommodations are required to participate in the selection process.

INITIAL SCREENING:  April 30th, 2019OPEN UNTIL FILLED

LETTERS OF INTENT FROM QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES AND APPLICATIONS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, CITY HALL, 419 FULTON, ROOM 403, PEORIA, IL  61602 UNTIL THE DEADLINE DATE.  FAX# (309) 494-8587, PHONE# (309) 494-8575; E-MAIL [email protected] ; WEBSITE www.peoriagov.org. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH RESIDENCY WITHIN PEORIA CITY LIMITS WITHIN ONE YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT. HOWEVER, IF YOU CHOOSE TO WAIVE THAT REQUIREMENT, YOU MUST LIVE WITHIN A TWENTY (20) MILE RADIUS OF CITY HALL AND GIVE UP 2% OF YOUR BASE PAY FOR FIVE (5) YEARS. YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A WAIVER OF RESIDENCY FORM IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST PASS MEDICAL EXAMINATION INCLUDING A DRUG SCREEN PRIOR TO HIRE.  OFFICIAL CLASS SPECIFICATIONS AVAILABLE IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. 

Job Opportunity – Fire Prevention Specialist | City of Kirkwood, MO

JOB OPENING  ||  CITY OF KIRKWOOD

FIRE PREVENTION SPECIALIST (CIVILIAN POSITION), FULL-TIME

FIRE DEPARTMENT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Delegates and assigns inspections and fire prevention activities to the assigned personnel.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates programs, policies, and procedures for the Fire Prevention Bureau operations to include:
  • Public education, pre-fire planning, training, inspections, code enforcement, construction plan review, suppression and alarm system acceptance testing, water supply, fire investigation, and hazardous material regulation.
  • Conducts inspections and re-inspections of commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, public, and institutional buildings:
  • Checks for compliance with municipal, state, and federal fire codes, ordinances, and statutes relating to fire hazards and fire protection equipment;
  • Re-inspects to ensure violations are corrected.
  • Reviews blueprints of new building construction, additions, and remodeling to existing buildings; participates in team field inspections for items related to fire safety.
  • Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of current trends in the field.  Represents the Fire Department in a variety of local, county, state, and other meetings.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School graduate or equivalent plus formal training courses in fire prevention and related subjects. 
  • One to three years of experience in the field of fire service, construction, or related fields OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Successful completion of International Fire Code Certifications
  • Proven exceptional customer service skills, including ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and tactfully, both orally and in writing, with the general public and City staff.
  • Required: Missouri Certified Fire Inspector.  Preferred: Missouri Certified Fire Investigator.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local statutes for fire prevention, fire protection, and life safety. 

SALARY:  $54,059 – $59,467 per year plus excellent benefits.  Position is open until filled.

*PLEASE ATTACH REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS WHEN SUBMITTING APPLICATION*

To apply:  Complete the electronic employment application located on the City website under “Employment.”  OR: A paper application can be picked up at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 South Kirkwood Road, 63122 OR: call 314-984-6975 to have one e-mailed, mailed, or faxed to you.  Return paper applications to:  City of Kirkwood, Attn: Human Resources-Fire, at the address listed above. 

PERSONS REQUIRING AN ACCOMMODATION TO APPLY FOR A JOB OPENING SHOULD CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES AT 314-822-5809.

THE CITY OF KIRKWOOD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY.

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