Job Opportunity – Building Inspector & Zoning Enforcement Officer | Cass County, Missouri

Cass County, Missouri currently has an open position for a Full Time Building Codes and Zoning Inspector for the Building Codes, Environmental Health and Zoning Department.

Starting Salary: $32,000 per year DOQ

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Under direction performs work involved in, interpreting, inspecting and enforcing County Building Codes and County Zoning Ordinances and assuring the compliance with approved Building Permits. Requires independent decisions according to established procedures and codes. Practical knowledge of: 2006 Edition of the International Codes, 2005 National Electric Code, County Zoning regulations and other applicable Federal, state and local, laws, rules and ordinances. Ability to: Interpret technical information encountered in the performance of duties. Prepare detailed and accurate records. Work independently. Make accurate and detailed observations. Follow written and verbal instructions. Fulfill all physical requirement. Physical demands: Sit, stand, walk, climb, (i.e.: ladders, scaffolds, slopes, roofs, trenches), crawl (in attics or under flooring), and/or kneel for prolonged periods of time; sufficient mobility to work in and around construction projects; requires operating motorized vehicles; exposure to noise, dust and electrical energy. Exposure to varying weather conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures and depending upon location of inspection site, isolated, remote areas. Occasional lifting of objects up to 25 pounds. Frequent use of personal computers (PCS).

Education and Experience Guidelines – Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Ability to read plans and specifications. Knowledge of building and fire codes and other county ordinances. Knowledge of modern construction practices, methods and materials.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be able to pass a drug screening and criminal background check.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees. 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 classification. All positions are subject to a drug screening and criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment. Equal opportunity employer. For a full description visit www.CassCounty.com ; Forward employment application and resume to Building Codes, Attn: Valerie, 30508 S. West Outer Road, Harrisonville, MO 64701 or [email protected]

Job Opportunity – Government Service Representative II | Saint Charles County, Missouri

StCharlesCountyLogo1Starting Salary: $ 31,328.21 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: Assists the general public and contractors with inquiries in person and on the telephone, as well as helping customers to determine necessity of building permits, questions regarding licensing, inspections, and rendering assistance with basic code questions and property management complaints. Verifies that location is in the unincorporated jurisdiction of St. Charles County, or directs to appropriate agency. Determines when to transfer inquiries to other staff. Collects fees and issues receipts for all of the Community Development Department. Enters relevant data on into building and code enforcement software, and assures that all applicable reviews by various divisions and Departments within the County are completed and entered, then notifies customer of completion of permit process and fees. Schedules appropriate inspections and verifies eligibility for same. Opens code enforcement complaint files and assists in preparation and mailing of code enforcement correspondence. Forwards data to property owners and builders. Prepares reports and files pertaining to inspections and the licensing of contractors. Prepares routine correspondence for department staff as needed. Maintains and files all necessary paperwork, including reviewing for accuracy and completion. Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a general or technical high school or equivalent and two years clerical experience including customer service, cash transactions, data entry, and record keeping. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Requires considerable skill in customer relations. Requires successful completion of computerized clerical skills testing with a minimum score of 4800 KSPH on Data Entry and 75% on Customer Service: Telephone Skills Test. *Please call 636-949-7320 x7198 to schedule clerical testing.

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 519, St. Charles, MO 63301 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

To assure consideration, applications must be received and clerical testing completed by October 28, 2016.

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.

To Applyhttps://hr.sccmo.org/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

Message from the 2017 MABOI President – Jared Agee

avatar-jared-agee-2016MABOI President (2016-2017)

Jared Agee, CBO-MCP

Director, Building and Code Enforcement

County of St Charles Missouri

[email protected]

Fellow MABOI Members,

MABOI is—and always will be—an association for education.  Since 1950, a group of like-minded individuals representing the region have planned and implemented training opportunities for inspectors, plans examiners, code enforcement officers, code officials, design professionals and similar personnel.  I am very proud of the past Board of Directors and look forward to the future efforts of the new Board.

Recognition

Gregory Tate–I would like to recognize Gregory Tate, President 2016, for his outstanding leadership and direction.  Gregory has been actively involved with MABOI for over a decade and has been a major part of successes during that time.  It is through this type of leadership that MABOI flourishes.

Joseph Kovac–I would like to recognize Joseph Kovac, recipient of the 2016 Al Goldman’s President Award.  Joe served as membership secretary for the past year.  The role as membership secretary is probably the most frustrating, challenging, and daunting role in the organization.  Amazingly, he offered to assume the same role in 2017.

2016 Board of Directors and Membership–Finally, I would like to recognize the Board of Directors and membership.  MABOI has received notice that our organization will be awarded a Chapter Merit award from the International Code Council this fall.  If you have the opportunity, this award will likely be mentioned at the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 18th at 11:30 AM during the ICC Annual Conference in Kansas City.  

Updates on the Coming Year

Annual Conference–MABOI regularly offers an Annual Conference.  A year ago, MABOI participated in a “Mega-Conference” with other International Code Council (ICC) Chapters.  This year, MABOI opted to not have a conference to hopefully increase the opportunity for our membership to attend the ICC’s Conference and Code Hearings in Kansas City.  I am pleased to announce that in 2017, MABOI will hold an annual conference that will be different than years past.  Details related to the conference will be released in the coming months.  Please budget accordingly and plan on attending.

Grant Opportunities–MABOI designed a scholarship and grant program to assist those seeking education for their betterment, to obtain certifications, or to maintain certifications.  To fund this resource, MABOI has held annual golf tournaments, and—as a result—given away thousands of dollars toward education.  I am pleased to announce in May of 2017, MABOI will once again host a charity golf tournament.  This next year, the tournament will be held at the Bear Creek Golf Club, providing a change of scenery.

Training–MABOI has multiple training opportunities throughout the year.  In the past year and a half, we have focused on the transition from the 2009 to 2015 code sets.  These trainings complete this fall with the energy code and the swimming pool and spa code.  Next year will include some additional niche training on products and specific areas of the code; and, it will include some overview training for new staff or those that could use a refresher.  Please remember, all MABOI training is Preferred Provider with the ICC and meets the requirements to renew certifications.  If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like, please let either the education chair, Robert Poteet, or me know.

Agenda 2017

A common theme present in the past few years involved employment and training new personnel.  Many jurisdictions with MABOI members expressed their frustration at the “lack of” or the “lack of qualified” candidates applying for open positions.  

As President, it is my responsibility to provide leadership and vision for the future.  Pursuant to the bylaws of the organization, I am forming a special committee for the next year.  This new committee will have the following mission and  goals:

Mission: To specifically focus on the encouragement of new personnel to enter the industry and to provide adequate training to ensure placement and retention within the field of code enforcement.

Goals:

  1. Retirees – MABOI has several former members that participated in the organization and should be encouraged to continue to be active after retirement.
  2. New People – The MABOI Directors should be composed of fresh folks interested in continuing the mission of the organization, and MABOI should provide an avenue for these new members to learn and develop into the future officers and committee members of the organization.
  3. Membership Drive – Membership is lower than in previous years and efforts should be made to encourage participation in events and membership in the organization.
  4. Documentation – Board business operations should be well documented and relayed to the future Board of Directors.
  5. Mentoring – A mentoring program should be developed to provide direction and comfort to those entering the field by pairing them with an experienced member.
  6. Education – MABOI must provide well-rounded training, including training for new personnel or those that desire to enter code enforcement.

If you are interested in participating in this new special committee, please feel free to contact me.

Closing

As an organization, all of our efforts are to encourage the success of our membership in their profession and to ensure the continued strength of the built environment through the enforcement of minimal health, safety, and welfare standards.   

For the next year, I look forward to leading the organization through those efforts.  Further, I welcome any opportunities for creative ideas or additional involvement.

Sincerely,

Jared Agee

Job Opportunity – Building Official | City of Warrensburg

City of Warrensburg
Job Announcement
Building Official 
The City of Warrensburg, Missouri (population 19,927) is located 45 minutes East of Kansas City, and is a rapidly
developing community with tremendous growth potential.  Warrensburg is home to the University of Central
Missouri and is located near both Whiteman Air Force Base, home of the B‐2 Bomber, and the Lake of the Ozarks.
We are looking for a Building Official who is a professional code administrator that will report to the Community
Development Director.  The successful candidate is required to possess well‐developed  skills in development
services, building code administration, inspection services, researching, completing reports, making presentations,
an understanding of economic development and a commitment to best practices and problem‐solving in a team‐
oriented environment.
Salary:  $52,000.00 ‐ $62,000.00
Benefits:
 Medical benefits ‐ considerable portion paid by the city for both employee and family coverage
 Dental benefits – paid by the city
 Long‐term and Short‐term disability, 1 x salary employee Basic Life and AD&D paid by the city
 LAGERS
 10 paid holidays with a floating holiday yearly
 Accrued Paid Time Off
 Generous Community Center Fitness Pass and Pool Pass program
Requirements:
 Completed High School Diploma or equivalent.
 Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Technology, Safety or related field
preferred.
 Must have current & valid Missouri driver license.
 Seven or more years’ experience with building construction and/or building code administration and
enforcement.
 Five or more years of supervisory experience.
 Computer literacy and ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of programs and internet browsers.
 Have at least one ICC certification as a Plans Examiner, Residential Building Inspector or Commercial
Building Inspector at the time of application.
 Have ICC certification as Certified Building Official (CBO) or acquire certification within 2 years of the date
of hire.
 Demonstrate completion of NIMs courses IS‐100, IS‐700 and IS‐800 at the time of application or within 6
months of the hire date.
Employment applications are available on‐line at www.warrensburg‐mo.com.  Submit a cover letter, completed
application and resume to Human Resources at the City of Warrensburg, 102 S. Holden St., Warrensburg, MO
64093.  Original signatures required on applications.  Position open until filled.  First review of applications will be
completed October 31, 2016.  Subject to background investigation and drug screening.  Questions, contact:
Human Resources @ (660)262‐4607.   The City of Warrensburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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