Deputy Chief Building Official

  • Full Time
  • Aspen, CO
  • Jul 1, 2021

Website City of Aspen

The City of Aspen is Hiring a Deputy Chief Building Official

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FSLA Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $73,361.60 – $103,742.40 – Salary Offer Dependent on Qualifications

First Review Date: Thursday, June 24th at 5:00pm

Position Overview:

The Deputy Chief Building Official manages and supervises the field inspection staff and the permit coordination staff; overseeing these functions of the department to verify and ensure compliance with applicable codes, and is responsible for development review and permitting process management in coordination with relevant departmental staff, referral agencies, and process stakeholders. In addition, this role supports Chief Building Official in planning, organizing, and directing activities concerning compliance with building and safety ordinances within the City while modeling the organization’s core values and mission in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

Maintains knowledge, researches, reads, interprets, communicates, and explains applicable codes, regulations, laws, principles, and ordinances to builders, contractors, design professionals, property owners, the public, and City staff. Schedules courtesy appointments with citizens at their property concerning any code requirements or construction practices that pertain to property or projects.
Serves as the Community Development Department expert on the development review and permitting process focused on a culture of continuous improvement.  Works with relevant departmental staff to analyze and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the process.  Coordinates with Community Development and referral agency staff to develop process improvements to optimize the process.  Directs relevant staff to implement change.
Assists with conducting building inspections of commercial, residential, and industrial construction sites which includes remodels to determine compliance with applicable International Code Conference (ICC) building codes. Provides the project representative with a written inspection report (acceptance or deficiency report) and a notice of any corrections necessary to ensure the construction is completed in accordance with applicable codes. Issues stop work orders on projects that require but lack a building permit.
Serves as a second line plans reviewer, managing and performing plan review of construction plans for compliance with applicable building codes and issues building permits. Coordinates activities and makes decisions as necessary. Completes the forms necessary for the issuance of the permits, reviews permit applications and associated documents, and prepares building permits with applicable fees. Prepares letters to customers regarding model code requirements and deficiencies of plans.
Defines and refines departmental systems, policies, and procedures to ensure timely and professional plan review. Assists and makes recommendations to Chief Building Official to determine department priorities and establish work programs. Assists in fiscal analysis and development of annual budget. Estimates and reviews planned revenues and expenditures making recommendations as necessary.

Service: Provides service with excellence, humility, integrity, and respect in daily work, builds trust by listening, treats people with respect, acknowledges opportunities for improvement, and follows through with commitments.
Partnership: Actively creates strong, supportive internal and external relationships to attain a common goal and achieve greater impact together.
Stewardship: Balances social, environmental, and financial responsibilities, evaluating the impact of decision making on a thriving future for all.
Innovation: Develops technical expertise to pursue new ideas and creative outcomes, grounded in Aspen’s unique culture, opportunities, and challenges.
Communication: Knowledge of effective and appropriate communication.  Ability to use knowledge effectively in various contexts which may require oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication.
Interpersonal: Works to develop strength in interpersonal skills.  Has the ability to work well with diverse groups of people, both inside and outside the organization.
Technology: Demonstrates technology skills sufficient for the nature and level of position.  Demonstrates a willingness to learn new technologies and transition job duties accordingly to support technological advances and innovation.
Team Building: Works to build and maintain high performing teams to includes appreciating differences and reinforcing a sense of belonging.
Accountability & Trust: Follows through on commitments, takes responsibility for outcomes, and values relationships.
Strategic Thinking: Works to bring a strategic focus to daily work, anticipates problems and considers solutions.
Business Acumen: Demonstrates understanding of business processes, objectives, and goals.
Local Regulations: Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Eight years of progressively responsible professional experience plans review, building inspection, or a related field.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent. *
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and have a basic understanding of computers and online computer-based technology applications, which includes accessing web-based platforms.
Certifications and Experience must have a minimum of eight years of experience in plans review, building inspection, or a related field, which should include sufficient number of years in a supervisory capacity to successfully lead and develop teams.  Must possess ICC Certified building Official, Building Inspector and Plans Examiner Certifications, plus any combination of two additional ICC Certifications; or the ability to obtain the above in six months.
The ideal candidate will have an associate or bachelor’s degree in Construction, Engineering, or a related field.
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* Please note that any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge, and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements above.

Enjoy Industry Leading Benefits:

Health and Wellness Benefits, including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance.
Tuition Reimbursement
Cafeteria Benefit
Wellbeing Program and Incentives
Homeowner’s Down Payment Assistance
Competitive 401(a) Employer Retirement Contributions
Flexible Schedule
Discounted Ski Passes
Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off
Extended Sick Leave
Application Process:

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Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The deadline for the first review of applications is June 24th, 2021 @ 5:00pm. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

​The application must be filled out completely; stating “see resume” anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

Direct any additional questions or inquiries to our Talent Acquisition Business Partner by emailing [email protected]

The City of Aspen is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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