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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Planning & Building
Job Title: Building Official
Salary: $21.69 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title:     Building Official

Department:        Planning & Building

 

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Planning Director, the Building Official is responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of all codes related to building construction, structural installation and demolition as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners for the unincorporated areas of the County.  The Building Official shall have authority to render interpretations of the codes; adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of the codes provided such are in conformance with the intent and purpose of the codes and do not have the effect of waiving requirements provided in the codes.

Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).

 

How to Apply:  Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Base Rate:         $21.69 per hour depending on qualifications

Date Opened:    Thursday, June 28, 2018

Date to Close:   Open Until Filled.  Position may close to applications without notice.

Hours:       8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.  Some Overtime may be required.

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

Additional Information:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university OR four to five years related experience and/or training OR equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Ensures compliance with the County’s adopted International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code, ICC Electrical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Property Management Code, International Energy Conservation Code and the Residential required.

Confers with Department Head on general policies related to departmental policy, special assignments and related matters requires.

Performs all the duties outlined in the Building Inspector position required.

Ensures inspections are conducted for all phases of commercial and residential construction processes including re-inspections throughout the unincorporated areas of the County required.

Ensures plans and specifications for commercial and single-family residential structures are reviewed and approved for compliance with the County’s adopted building codes required.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other employees, court personnel, outside agencies, officials and the public required.

Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

  Title:       Building Official

  Grade:   23

  Reports To:    Director of Planning & Building

  FLSA:    Non-Exempt

  Department:   Building & Planning

  Modified Date:   06/2018

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Planning Director, the Building Official is responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of all codes related to building construction, structural installation and demolition as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners for the unincorporated areas of the County.  The Building Official shall have authority to render interpretations of the codes; adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of the codes provided such are in conformance with the intent and purpose of the codes and do not have the effect of waiving requirements provided in the codes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Confers with Department Head on general policies related to departmental policy, special assignments and related matters;
  • Ensures compliance with the County’s adopted International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code, ICC Electrical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Property Management Code, International Energy Conservation Code and the Residential;
  • Performs all the duties outlined in the Building Inspector position;
  • Ensures inspections are conducted for all phases of commercial and residential construction processes including re-inspections throughout the unincorporated areas of the County;
  • Ensures new construction, accessory structures, residential additions and commercial building inspections are maintained and recorded in the database;
  • After conferring with Planning Director, ensures all new addresses and address changes in the unincorporated areas of Franklin County are maintained and updated;
  • After consultation with Planning Director, ensures zoning regulations requirements for new construction and additions within the unincorporated areas of Franklin County are in compliance;
  • Ensures building permits are issued, maintained, and recorded correctly and in a timely manner;
  • Reviews plans for code compliance;
  • Interprets code requirements relating to building projects submitted for review;
  • Ensures applicants are informed of and assisted with preparation of building permits for construction in a timely and courteous manner;
  • Ensures plans and specifications for commercial and single-family residential structures are reviewed and approved for compliance with the County’s adopted building codes;
  • Ensures all building codes are enforced;
  • Prepares and maintains technical records and reports;
  • Works with advisory boards regarding building code requirements and enforcement;
  • Prepares new or revised codes and assists Planning Director in presenting new or revised codes for consideration and adoption to the Board of County Commissioners;
  • Oversees the approval of Service Utilities;
  • Serves as enforcing agent for all Building Code Violations;
  • Represents the County at court hearings regarding building code violations;
  • Performs other duties as assigned or deemed necessary.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Civil engineering practices, codes and regulations governing building construction in the County;
  • Methods and materials involved in building construction and standard building testing devices;
  • General policies related to the department, special assignments and related matters;
  • The construction industry, primarily residential construction practices and procedures;
  • Procedures and policies of the assigned department;
  • Administrative practices and office procedures;
  • Personal computers and skills using Microsoft applications for building permit database.

 

SKILL IN:

  • Leading, motivating, directing and mentoring others;
  • The inspection of building construction and structural installations;
  • The interpretation engineering practices, codes and regulations governing building construction.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Plan, assign, supervise and review the work of a staff of professionals;
  • Read and interpret aforementioned codes and adopt policies and procedures to clarify the application of the code provisions;
  • Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, etc. for proper code enforcement;
  • Conduct inspections, interpret plans, laws and regulations;
  • Diagnose defects and hazards, and enforce specifications and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all audiences;
  • Use own judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as policies, regulations, precedents and work directions for application to specific cases or problems;
  • Analyze results and recommend changes to supervisory personnel;
  • Establish and maintain effective working and professional relationships with the public, professional staff, contractors and other county employees.

 

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • International Code Council (ICC) Building Inspector Certification;
  • ICC Combination Inspector and Plans Examiner
  • Valid driver’s license required.

 

PREFERRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Other types of professional certifications demonstrating proficiency in the building codes (building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, accessibility, etc.).

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Technology, Construction Inspection, Drafting, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or a related field from four-year college or university;
  • or four to five years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's degree in Construction Technology, Construction Inspection, Drafting, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or a related field or equivalent;
  • or six or more years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and explosives.

 

The about statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  These are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.



Vacancy Number: FR2018-34

Open Date: 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: