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BUILDING OFFICIAL - PLANNING DEPARTMENT

JOB POSTING # 18-020

 

BUILDING OFFICIAL



PLANNING DEPARTMENT
SALARY - $47,230 - $67,267

Position Open Until Filled

 

Conducts inspections, oversees all construction to include commercial, residential and institutional.  Verifies conformance with existing City of Kingsville ordinances, codes, and regulations by reviewing, approving and enforcing ordinances, codes and regulations in the building process.  Examines plans and specifications.

 

Essential Duties:

Inspects buildings through all phases of construction, alteration, or repair for compliance with building and zoning code requirements and conformity with approved plans.  Checks plans and specifications for new and existing buildings; coordinates with other departments prior to issuing building permits.  Conducts project meetings to ensure inspection and provide code interpretation.  Furnishes information to public and contractors regarding violations and may assist contractors/owners in determining how to best achieve conformance.  Conducts inspections, investigates complaints and looks for permit, code and ordinance violations and determines appropriate actions. Issues verbal/written orders for the correction of defects in materials, workmanship, and other violations.  Files complaints with courts for code, licensing and permit violations and provides testimony.  Attends and addresses board, committee and commission meetings as required.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Training, Experience, and/or Other Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of codes, laws and pertinent ordinance and regulations pertaining to the particular area of building and development.  Precise, thorough, exacting, and meticulous in performing inspections and records preparation.  Experience in interpreting plans and specifications.  Ability to maintain confidentiality.  Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in person or by telephone with the public in the English language.    Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship and to communicate with department personnel, other City employees and the public.  Ability to acquire ICC Building Inspector certification within 6 months of employment, and ICC Building Code Official certification within 12 months of employment.

 

Minimum Qualifications:  7-10 yrs of responsible related exp. as a building inspector, 3 yrs of progressively responsible supervisory exp., 5 yrs of commercial, residential and institutional plan review.  Acceptable Equivalency:  10 yrs exp. in the building construction field at a supervisor or project manager level. Each International Code Council (ICC) certification equals 1 yr of exp.  Preference: Associate’s degree in related field, ICC Building Inspector, ICC Building Code Official, bilingual in English/Spanish.

 

Employee Behavior and Conduct:

City employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact both internally and externally during the performance of their duties.  Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest and respectful.

 

All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Kingsville’s citizens. City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, and/or immediately after an emergency.

 

All positions require the following: 1) High School diploma or equivalent, 2) possession of a valid driver’s license 3) satisfactory driving record and 4) proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the U.S. legally.  The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment physical examination, drug screen and background investigation.

 

For additional information contact City of Kingsville-Human Resources, 400 W. King Avenue, Kingsville, Texas 78363.  Phone 361-595-8017  E-mail hradmin@cityofkingsville.com   EOE

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For more information on job listings, contact Beth Greenwell, at 361-595-8017.

How to Apply:

Complete application and submit online through City of Kingsville website.

Download application, complete and email to hradmin@cityofkingsville.com

Stop by HR Department Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Office location – City Hall
400 W. King Avenue,
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Complete your application accurately to be sure your application receives full consideration. You may apply online by selecting an available position and attaching your application form to your submission. Applications may also be submitted to hradmin@cityofkingsville.com or in person at the Human Resources office.

A position must be available to submit your application online. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as posted for applicable position.  Applicants not selected for positions are encouraged to re-apply at the next available opportunity.

All City of Kingsville positions require the following:

  • Proof of eligibility to legally work in the United States
  • Successful completion of background investigation
  • Successful completion of drug screening

For the safety of our employees and the citizens we serve, the City of Kingsville is a drug-free workplace.

 

Most positions require:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Satisfactory driving record

 

 

Employee Behavior and Conduct

City employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner to both internal and external customers during the performance of duties.  Examples of professional conduct include, but not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest and respectful.

 

All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the public during emergency situations threatening the safety of Kingsville citizens.  City employees must be able to work immediately before, during and/or immediately after an emergency.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

City of Kingsville is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and its Equal Employment Opportunity Plans (EEOP) are available for viewing:

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) – City of Kingsville

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) – City of Kingsville Police Department