City of Belton, MO Belton, MO, USA
Dec 10, 2020Full Time
The position of Chief Building Official (CBO) reports to the Director of Planning and Building and has direct management oversight for both Building Inspections and Code Enforcement, including supervision of two (2) Building Inspectors, and two (2) Code Enforcement Officers. The CBO also oversees enforcement of the City’s building and construction ordinances, conducts inspections when necessary, reviews plans, specifications and other documents for code compliance. As a key member of the City’s Development Review Team, the CBO also assists with zoning and land development review, inspection and compliance, and may attend/participate with a variety of boards related to planning, zoning, dwelling standards, and building codes. The CBO also assists the Director of Planning and Building with all aspects of department management, including serving as the Acting Director during the absence of the Director. Candidates must possess a thorough knowledge of current principles and methods of modern building design and construction, knowledge of the proper use and application of the International Construction Codes, the functions and operations of municipal governance, and the principles of budgeting and budget administration. The CBO is responsible for managing the certification and training of inspection staff, and to conduct and oversee permit reviews and building inspection activities to ensure compliance with adopted building codes and other related municipal codes and zoning ordinances for the City. To be competitive for the position of CBO, qualified candidates must exhibit a record of exceptional customer service and an ability to develop and maintain effective relations with all customer and client groups, including contractors, homeowners, subordinates, departments directors, news media, elected officials, and other members of the development review team and staff. The CBO will be heavily involved in plan review and help to ensure an efficient permitting process from start to finish. Other responsibilities include reviewing new construction materials, initiating pre-development conferences with commercial or large multiple building developers ensure efficient coordination with city services and utilities external to the City. Selected candidates for these positions must possess (or have an ability to obtain within six months) a valid State of Missouri Driver’s License.