Hall County – Chief Building Inspector

JOB SUMMARY: Plans, manages, directs, and monitors the operational, and personnel activities of inspection services including plumbing, heating/air, electrical, gas, and building construction permit issuance, inspections, and plan review to ensure plans, workmanship, and materials conform to applicable laws, codes, and regulations, including required building setbacks, and erosion & sediment control measures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervises building staff, schedules, assigns and directs work; conducts interviews; hires and orients new employees; oversees or conducts training; coaches; evaluates and appraises; takes disciplinary action, addresses complaints and resolves problems; and ensures quality of work. 2. Coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed. 3. Provides technical building code advice to supervisors. Makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public. 4. Communicates official programs, policies and procedures to staff and the general public. 5. Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes. 6. Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers and other interested parties. 7. Ensures that staff is kept current with technology and developments in the field of construction. Prepares proposed revisions to codes, resolutions and local regulations. Supervises the examination of building plans of all types to determine compliance with code requirements and related regulations. 8. Researches problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building issues. 9. Resolves complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing. 10. Administers the permitting function, including application, fee assessment and collection, permit issuance, inspection and occupancy. 11. Ensures that team meets goals and provides high level of service. 12. Performs other duties of a similar or related level and manages or assists with special projects as necessary or assigned. 13. Makes on-site inspections to enforce soil erosion regulations. 14. Approves all Certificates of Occupancy (CO) 15. Visits job sites during construction phase and during final inspection phase to ensure compliance to County building regulations. 16. Regular and predictable attendance is required.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED:  Automobile  Architectural and Civil scale  Personal Computer  ICC code books  The Official Code of Hall County


Education and Experience: 5 years of experience in general construction, building technology, construction management, mechanical, electrical, plumbing or building construction and 2 years supervisory experience.

Licenses/Certifications: 3 or more I.C.C. certifications, including but not limited to: plans examiner, and combination inspector. Other relevant licenses and certifications will be considered. Valid Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Leadership, management and supervisory principles and methods. 2. Relevant Federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes. 3. Building, plumbing, mechanical and general construction codes. 4. Carpentry; electrical, cement work and plumbing. 5. Modern office processes and procedures. 6. Relevant computer hardware and software applications. 7. Basic accounting and budgeting processes. 8. Knowledge of building inspection practices and procedures. 9. Knowledge of legal procedures in building and zoning code enforcement. 10. Ability to read and interpret construction and development plans and specifications. 11. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public. Ability to prepare technical reports.

ADA Minimum Requirements Physical Ability: Essential functions of this position may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation as well as work in the field at construction sites. Functions regularly require the ability to use a personal computer, to operate a motor vehicle, and to use tools and equipment used in inspection and measurement of construction elements. Essential functions of this position require continuous use of hands and arms; ability to move/transport up to 25lbs, use of hand/eye coordination to use tools and equipment. Incumbents will regularly be required to use analytical thinking; remember details of inspections and building codes; make decisions about inspections and examine/observe/record details. Employees in this position must be able to handle confidential information and stay organized. Essential functions of this position frequently require remaining is a stationary position (sitting or standing); walking; ability to move/transport between 25lbs and 50lbs; ability to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding and ramps;; maintain body equilibrium to prevent failing when walking, standing, crouching or navigating narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs, twisting at the waist, hips or knees; and move about on hands and knees and feet. Employees will need to frequently be able to maintain concentration and adjust to change. Employees in this position will occasionally needs to be able to move/transport items over 50lbs and may be occasionally required to be on call or work irregular hours (nights or weekends).

Sensory Requirements: Essential functions require the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include correctable binocular vision sufficient to perform job functions, which means: the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, no marked red-green deficiency of color vision, normal depth perception, no significant loss of peripheral vision, and no uncorrectable strabismus which is accompanied by double vision.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are continuously performed with exposure to fumes, gasses, odors, or other airborne particles; adverse environmental conditions, including inclement weather; extreme hot or cold temperatures; humidity and moisture; and grease, oil, mud and other soil. Incumbents will regularly be required to work with others. Essential functions are frequently performed with exposure to possible bodily injury from electrical shock, falling from high, exposed places, and falling objects; constricted spaces; moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery; toxic or caustic substances; excessive noise; and frequently be required to work alone. The employee my occasionally be exposed to radiation or hot burners.

Salary Range: $71,082.93 To 89,622.01 Annually This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

How to Apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=12aec1e0-0217-4f3d-bc8d-3b0e64d0948b&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US&jobId=467382

Closing Date: Open until filled

Contact: Jo-Ann House
2875 Browns Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30504-5635
jhouse@hallcounty.org | 770-531-6712

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