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Job Title: Chief Building Inspector
Closing date: 08/07/2021
Closing time: 05:00 PM
 Position Open until filled 
Job Class: Technical
Job Hours: M-F 8-5
Salary: D.O.Q


The City of Nichols Hills, Public Works Department is accepting applications for the position of Chief Building Inspector. 

The Chief Building Inspector performs work of a professional and technical nature utilizing skills, knowledge, and abilities normally acquired prior to assuming the position.  The employee is responsible for the inspection, investigation, and enforcement of ordinances, codes, and standards related to development, construction, and property maintenance.  The Chief Building Inspector serves as a member of the management team in the Public Works Department, supervising inspection and plan review functions and providing general support to the entire department.
Responsible for conducting construction and property maintenance inspections consistent with the City’s ordinances and adopted codes.

Responsible for conducting plan reviews for proposed construction projects and ensuring that planned work is compliant with applicable regulations and standards.
Manages interactions with other City departments and outside agencies to facilitate efficient permitting, plan review, inspections, and occupancy in order to provide positive experiences for residents and businesses within the City.

Supervises the Code/Stormwater Division, manages inspectors, plans reviewers and permit staff, reviews inspection reports for consistency and accuracy, provides mentoring and serves as a technical resource for city staff. 

Consults on all phases of City building projects to facilitate cost-effectiveness, code compliance, and overall project success.  Provides support to Public Works and other City departments regarding the construction and maintenance of City buildings and facilities.
Drafts code amendments, code interpretations, internal inspection standards, and supplemental regulations.  Responsible for the adoption of current editions of national codes. 

Provides training, education, and mentoring for city staff.  Develops and teaches courses as part of the City’s annual Code Official training program. 

Approves permit applications after all relevant requirements have been met. 

Provides technical assistance to stakeholders including residents, business owners, design professionals, and contractors regarding code requirements and the overall development process. 

Provides assistance to the Code/Stormwater Division as necessary. 

Responsible for ensuring completed applications to the Building Commission, Planning Commission and Building Commission are accurately and timely submitted to the City Clerk to allow sufficient time to schedule and provide notice for public hearings.

Participates in professional organizations, attends training seminars and remains aware of industry developments on the national, state, and local level. 

Exercises discretion necessary to support the achievement of the City’s overall redevelopment goals and maintain high life-safety standards while encouraging process efficiency, providing for positive stakeholder interactions, and remaining sensitive to economic realities.  

Appropriately responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive stakeholder inquiries and complaints with tact and diplomacy. 

Attends meetings of the Building Commission, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment, and other city bodies as necessary. 

Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned or required.

  1. Possession of a high school or vocational school diploma or equivalency.
  2. Four (4) years experience performing construction inspections. 
  3. Possession of a valid unlimited Oklahoma Inspector License in at least two trades, one of which must be Building, with the ability to obtain licensure in the remaining trades within two (2) years of employment. 
  4. Possession of current Inspector and/or Plan Reviewer certification from a national code development organization in commercial and residential Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical or ability to obtain certifications at a rate of at least one trade per year until all trades are completed. 
  5. Certification as a Certified Building Official (CBO) or ability to obtain within two years of employment.

  1. Certification as a Master Code Professional. 
  2. Certification as a Certified Floodplain Manager and/or Qualified Stormwater Inspector. 
  3. Bachelors Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution with coursework in construction management, budgeting, financial management, and/or general business.
Nichols Hills is an equal opportunity employer

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