Deputy Building Official

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Oct 15, 2019
Full Time
  • Salary: $94,182.40 - $114,504.00 Annually

Job Description

Examples of Duties
The Minimum Qualifications for this job have been updated.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manages and supervises the County wide building permit issuance for building inspections, construction, flood regulations, and repairs.
  • Regularly reviews samplings of all types of proposed construction documents prior to issuance to assure compliance with pertinent codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Assists contractors, architects, engineers, and the public with problems and questions concerning construction requirements.
  • Acts as a code consultant and makes field investigations of structural problems.
  • Directs the building permits inspection and code enforcement functions within the Division.
  • Conducts more complex structural analysis necessary in plan review.
  • Develops and implements ordinances, policies and procedures related to Division's functions.
  • Approves inspections and issues Certificates of Occupancies on County-owned buildings, including overseeing third party inspections and those performed by inspectors of record (IOR).
  • Participate in County inter-department and multi-governmental agency task forces to resolve and coordinate more technical code enforcement issues.

Minimum Qualifications
Desirable Certifications:
Plans Examiner and Combination Inspector certifications.

Experience:
One (1) year supervisory and two (2) years as a building inspector or plans examiner, or (2) years of professional experience in architectural, structural or civil engineering, general construction or related field.

Licenses:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.

Certification:
Possess or have the ability within 1 year to obtain a Building Official certification administered by the Council International Code Council (ICC) or the equivalent certifications offered by other recognized state, national or international association acceptable to the jurisdiction.
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Sit for extended periods, frequently stand and walk.
  • Have manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to use a variety of office equipment.
  • Have corrected hearing and vision commensurate with duties
  • Climb ladders or scaffolding to inspect construction on exterior of buildings, unfinished basements, roofs or other areas under construction: visually trace colored electrical wiring.
  • Administer the Division's programs, budgets, and personnel.
  • Practical application of advanced mathematical calculations and concepts as appropriate.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person, with written communication and over the telephone.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines and under stressful conditions.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Updating of professional occupation job knowledge to keep current and informed of new developments.
  • Application of logic, scientific thinking, and techniques to develop/evaluate projects, plans, and specifications.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations; develop appropriate conclusions.
  • Makes presentations and represent the County with the community and other agencies.
  • Conduct field inspections on uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
  • Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives; train, evaluate and supervise staff.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:
  • State Adopted Model Codes and pertinent Federal, State and County laws pertaining to new construction, additions, alterations, repairs, and/or demolition of structures.
  • Safety standards; philosophy of public building inspection.
  • Accepted construction practices and building materials.
  • Principles of engineering and architectural design and engineering mathematics.
  • Construction documents (plans, specifications, calculations) and how to interpret and check for compliance with all regulations.
  • Principles of supervision and training.


Ability to:
  • Read, interpret and perform analyses and computations on construction documents.
  • Plan, direct and evaluate the building permit issuance, inspection and code enforcement functions.
  • Supervise and direct other employees.
  • Exercise tact and good judgment in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with contractors, developers, design professionals, the general public, and other employees.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
MANAGEMENT LEAVE


May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).

VACATION

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 40 hours).

SICK LEAVE

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE
HEALTH INSURANCE


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE


Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County.

LIFE INSURANCE

$50,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000 County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.

RETIREMENT
DEFERRED COMPENSATION


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.

For more information log on to members.mhn.com.


EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.


For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


01

Do you possess a valid Certificate of Registration as a Structural Engineer or Civil Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. OR Possess a valid License to Practice Architecture issued by the California State Board of Architectural Examiners.
  • Yes
  • No


02

Are you a Certified Building Official (administered by the Council International Code Council (ICC) or do you possess the equivalent certifications offered by other recognized state, national or international association acceptable to the jurisdiction.
  • Yes
  • No


03

If you do not possess the certification, do you have the ability within 1 year to obtain a Building Official certification administered by the International Code Council (ICC) or the equivalent certifications offered by other recognized state, national or international association acceptable to the jurisdiction.
  • Yes
  • No


Required Question