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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
BUILDING OFFICIAL

Pay Grade: 30                 FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Managerial (M)            Class Code: B027            
Effective Date: 7/10                Revision Date: 12/13

Classification Summary:
The primary function of this employee is to manage, direct, and coordinate the activities of the building plan review, building inspection, development project administration, special industrial projects permitting and inspection, dangerous building program, general administration and customer service functions. This position manages the overall programs, staff, financial objectives, and assists with the strategic analysis and planning for the Division.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Directs, implements, manages, the programs, operations, budget, and employees of the Development Services Division, including the building plan review, building inspection, development project administration, special industrial project permitting and inspection, dangerous building program, general administration and customer service functions;
Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, addresses employee concerns and problems, counsels, disciplines and completes performance appraisals; conducts interviews and makes hiring decisions;
Prepares long range plans and assists with developing master plans and other strategic documents; conducts research; prepares surveys; interprets results for use in planning, evaluation and decision making; continually monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery, assesses work load, reporting relationships and opportunities for improvements within the programs, services and facilities managed and maintained by the Division;
Manages the budget for the Development Services Division; conducts fiscal/economic impact studies and cost/benefit analyses to prepares budget projections; assists with developing annual operating budgets;
Manages operations, activities and services; ensures compliance with applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; coordinates the establishment and review of program and services policies; ensures adherence to safety and risk management procedures; and initiates actions to correct deviations or violations as necessary.
Supervises issuance of building, encroachment, development, and demolition permits and the collection of fees;
Coordinates enforcement of City zoning, development, sign, safety, landscape, environmental, and other related ordinances and codes;
Supervises the technical review and evaluation of building and development plans, issuance of building permits, and fee collection;
Generates and recommends revisions to existing and new ordinances and codes to keep the City current on changes and innovations in building technology and materials;
Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries, complaints and requests for information and services from citizens, developers, architects, engineers and property owners; communicates and provides information to the public through correspondence, interviews and telephone calls;
Translates department objectives outlined by the Director into specific programs and projects;
Manages several complex projects with staff from one or more divisions or departments;
Serves on intergovernmental committees, task forces and other inter-agency groups;
Leads and participates in the development of proposed code changes, process improvements, new development policies, customer service programs and ordinances;
Collects and accounts for permit, development, impact, and related fees;
Provides technical assistance, interpretation, and suggests solutions to developers, contractors, architects, engineers, property owners, the public, and interested and affected persons on building ordinances and code enforcement;
Maintains records, documents, and correspondence relating to ordinance and code enforcement;
Presents oral and written reports as requested to city agencies and the city council, development and construction interest groups, other interested parties and groups, and the public;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Principles, procedures, materials, and standard practices of building construction, including stages when inspections to detect violations and defects are most easily observed and corrected;
City and other applicable building and construction codes, including but not limited to, structural, plumbing, heating, mechanical, fire safety, health, and other applicable codes;
Structural engineering as applied to the design of buildings and use of standard, traditional, and non-traditional building materials;
Civil engineering as applied to planning and construction of city infrastructure;
City zoning, development, construction, landscape, sign, and other applicable ordinances and codes;
Current management and process improvement theory;
Standard practices and procedures for plan, permit, and license application review, evaluation, and approval, including documentation and fee collection;
Standard practices and procedures for field inspection;
Supervisory skills, employee evaluations, and training methods;
Municipal budgeting and financial management;
Traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle operation;
Federal OSHA, State and County regulations and city policies regarding risk management and safe work practices;

Ability to:
Supervise, organize and direct the work of employees;
Follow written and oral instructions;
Conduct research, analyze findings, evaluate programs, and make recommendations; monitor contracts and agreements in area of responsibility;
Read and interpret legal and property descriptions, ordinance and code documents, technical and instructional documents, and building plans, blueprints, and diagrams;
Relate plans, diagrams, and blueprints to projects in various stages of construction and completion;
Perform mathematical and engineering calculations relating to the review of construction plans and blueprints;
Detect and suggest corrections to inferior or deficient design, workmanship, materials, and other hazards in an on-site inspection;
Operate a motor vehicle;
Monitor spending levels and reconcile budgets;
Prepare oral and written reports and maintain review, inspection, and enforcement records and findings, documents, correspondence, and related files and records;
Operate a personal computer and related software and demonstrate proficiency to prepare work orders, documents, spreadsheets, email and timesheets and assists other staff with related questions and problems;
Communicate effectively and establish and maintain working relationships with other employees, the public, developers and builders, customers, applicants, property owners, and other interested and affected parties, including in difficult and sometimes adversarial circumstances.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the supervision of the Transportation and Development Director.

Supervision Exercised:
This position supervises the Development Services Division personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration or a related field; and
Eight (8) to ten (10) years experience in construction or inspection, including at least three (3) years supervisory and administrative experience; and
I.C.C. certification as Building Official or ability to obtain within twelve (12) months or hire or promotion date; and
Valid Arizona Driver's License; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desirable Qualifications:
Master's Degree;
Registration as a Professional Architect or Engineer.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in a public office building environment.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, use a telephone, and communicate with others;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written material, technical documents, blueprints, and plans;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment and computer systems and to make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient body flexibility and personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office setting and conduct field inspections.