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  • POSITION TITLE: Building Official
    HOURLY RATE: $24.72- $37.06
    OPENING DATE: May 26, 2020
    CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled


    Interested candidates must complete and submit a Roy City Application and Resume to the Roy City Human Resources Office, 5051 South 1900 West, Roy, UT  84067. 

    Roy City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. If you have special needs please call (801) 774-1000. The Human Resource Office will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant during the examination and selection process.



    Performs a variety of first-line supervisory, para-professional and technical duties as needed to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the daily operation of the building and code enforcement function; assures compliance with city, county, state and/or federal uniform building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire codes and other municipal ordinances. Performs inspections on residential, commercial and industrial buildings and properties.

    Works under the general supervision of the City Attorney.


    Performs as the city's Chief Building Official as described in various codes and regulations and ordinances; plans, organizes and directs the overall activity of the building inspection and code enforcement division; manages the day to day administrative requirements of the division; coordinates scheduling of inspections in all phases of construction, alterations and repairs to assure adherence to Uniform Codes, plans, and specifications.

    Participates in the departmental decision making processes; develops, implements, evaluates and revises division policies, practices, priorities, methods and procedures in order to improve uniformity, fairness, accuracy and efficiency of code interpretations and enforcement.

    Prepares and submits budgets; monitors fiscal activity to assure conformity with established budget constraints.
    Exercises supervision over division personnel; delegates staff assignments and monitors work quality, assures standards of performance; establishes performance plans, evaluates performance; initiates corrective action as needed; makes decisions affecting employee retention and advancement; maintains time sheets, prepares product research reports.

    Develops and delivers training programs, seminars, etc. to division personnel, contractors, architects, builders, engineers and code enforcement officers as needed to upgrade professionalism and assure quality and efficiency in the construction review, inspection, and code enforcement process.

    Mediates code interpretation and enforcement disputes with property owners, architects, developers and builders; negotiates alternatives within provisions of the applicable codes; attends various board and public meetings as needed to communicate division activity and to advise on issues affecting building and code enforcement activities within the city.

    Conducts pre-project processes and may coordinate the preparation of various drafts of project documents and specifications; advises architects, engineers, contractors and owners on code and design requirements; coordinates review with city fire marshal.

    Determines building permit fees following established procedures for building type and size; issues permits for building, plumbing, electrical, sewer, water, heating, cooling and other construction phases as required by law.
    Coordinates division research activities; reviews professional reports and journals to determine changes and trends in the industry; develops alternatives in policies, standards, ordinances and regulatory activities based upon findings.

    Performs complex and detailed plan checks of major projects; researches and reviews proposed building plans to assure compliance with city ordinances, uniform building and safety codes; refers plans to other agencies for further research as necessary.

    Performs technical and comprehensive inspections of industrial or commercial building and construction activities within the City; routinely inspects building excavation, foundation, framing of walls, floors, structural elements, rated assemblies, fire dampers, smoke evacuation systems, air and vapor barriers, handicapped facilities, truss structures, etc.; may also inspect curbs, gutters, backfill, sidewalks, driveways and other site improvements.  

    Assists in code compliance; assuming code compliance duties for various areas of the city.  

    Performs other duties as required.

    1. Education and Experience:
              A. Graduation from high school, plus, two (2) years of specialized training in building methods and practices related to commercial, industrial and residential structures provided through technical college , professional workshops or university studies;
               B. Eight (8) years of responsible experience performing above or related duties; 
              C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Thorough knowledge of construction methods and materials common to commercial, industrial and residential construction projects; legal system and procedures for initiating sanctions for code violations; basic engineering standards and codes; procedures and processes used in the establishment of codes and ordinances; political, legal and governmental processes affecting various building programs and project management; safety, fire, uniform abatement of dangerous buildings, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and energy conservation codes; modem construction methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment; basic drafting techniques, blue prints and related specifications; interpersonal communication skills. Working knowledge of principles of supervision and work flow management. Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving. Skill at the journey level in one or more of the construction disciplines (i.e., building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.). Ability to interpret codes accurately and effectively; enforce regulations with fairness, tact, and impartiality; analyze permanent structures to determine conformity of established codes; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; read and interpret plans and specifications; visualize completed projects in planning stages and estimate the end results; estimate quantity of materials accurately; perform advanced mathematical calculations; develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, federal agencies, state agencies, local governments, subordinates, and the public.

    3. Special Qualifications:

    Must possess a valid Utah Drivers license. Must be  I.C.B.O., C.A.B.O and/or State of Utah Certified Combination Inspector in all areas of inspection specialization (plan review, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, building, or combination dwelling).

    4. Work Environment:

    Tasks require a variety of physical activities not generally involving muscular strain. Physical  activity and demands are frequently related to walking, standing, stooping, climbing, sitting, and reaching. Talking, hearing and seeing or other effective communication is essential to job performance. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking common to most job functions. Periodic travel required in course of performing portions of job functions. Frequent local area travel required in the normal course of performing job duties.