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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Building Official
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City of Kerman | Kerman, CA
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Job Description


Under general direction, to plan, organize, supervise and review the work of professional, technical, and clerical staff engaged in the enforcement of building regulations; and to perform related work as required. Must demonstrate commitment, dependability and respect for other employees with regular attendance, punctuality and adherence to agreed-upon schedule of availability. 

Examples of Duties 

• Assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities. 

• Approve, reject or annotate corrections on plans in accordance with standards established by Federal, State, and local requirements. 

• Check design and load requirements; check critical loading points; review foundation design and specific architectural features. 

• Confer or correspond with architects, building owners, and contractors concerning questions involved in the enforcement process. 

• Make recommendations for changes in ordinances and regulations governing the inspection program. 

• Prepare complaints for legal actions against violators of codes and related ordinances. 

• Act as technical advisor regarding enforcement and interpretation policies and specific interpretations. 

• Prepare written reports and correspondence. 

• Oversee proper organizational management of inspection records. 

• Develop, implement, and modify systems and procedures. 

• Coordinate Building Division activities within the Planning Department and other City departments, and with outside agencies. 

• Performs other related duties as required. 

Qualifications Knowledge Of 

• Methods, practices, materials, and safety hazards associated with construction, remodeling, and repair of building structures. 

• Possible defects and faults in construction and of standard testing devices and methods as well as corrective measures. 

• Applicable local, state, and federal building regulatory codes and standards. 

• Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation. 

• Principles and practices of organization, administration, budget, and human resource management. 

• Personal computer operation and software applications relevant to inspection and plan check functions. 

Ability To 

• Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. 

• Understand and interpret building plans and specifications. 

• Enforce ordinances and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially. 

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff as well as with the public. 

• Operate a personal computer and applicable software programs. 


-Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, civil engineering or closely related degree. Certification as a Building Official by California Association of Building Officials (CABO) or an International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Plans Examiner Certificate may be substituted for two years of the required college education. 


• Ten years' experience or equivalent as an architect, engineer, inspector, contractor or superintendent of construction or any combination of these, five years of which shall have been supervisory experience. 

Special Qualifications 

• Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is required. 

• Building Official by California Association of Building Officials (CABO) Certificate Physical Demands- Work in outside areas that are subject to variations in temperature, stand, climb and walk for extended periods, work in confined spaces, work on slippery and uneven surfaces, have manual dexterity sufficient to grasp, hold object/tools with full range of motion in wrists and arms, hearing sufficient to understand conversations, both in person and on the telephone, and perform heavy physical labor including lifting of objects above 50 pounds with assistance.


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