Building Official

Website City of Federal Heights, Colorado


Building Official


Community Development Department




The City has a 5-step pay plan, which means employee will reach the top of the range in 5 years.

Starting Rate: $76,199; Step 1: $82,427; Step 2: $88,655; Step 3: $94,883; Step 4: $101,111; Step 5: $107,339


FLSA Exempt

Four, ten-hour shifts Tuesday – Friday



Open until filled


The City of Federal Heights is looking for an experienced Building Official, who under limited supervision, performs a variety of duties associated with the issuance of building permits for new construction, renovations, maintenance of structures as well as enforcing all codes enacted by the City Council relating to building, zoning, and renovations in the City. This position requires the highest level of professionalism, ethical standards and honesty in representing the City and enforcing its requirements.  Conflict management skills and effective, detailed communication skills are critical to the success of this position.



The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by position. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Position will be required to perform additional duties as assigned.




Responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the adopted International Building Codes (IBC) plumbing codes, mechanical code. Such interpretations, rules and regulations shall be in conformance with the intent and purpose of the IBC and the City‘s adopted supplemental regulations and ordinances.

Performs plan review of construction building plans. Conducts preliminary inspections, plumbing, drainage, ventilation, wiring, materials and installations. Inspects gas pipe installation; conducts tests for leaks. Verifies conformance to building plans.

Responsible for the inspection of mobile home set permits according to State of Colorado and municipal requirements.

Consults with contractors, builders, business owners and homeowners to discuss plans and code compliance.

Issues warning notices, citations and “Stop Work” orders to violators. Stops work in event inspection is rejected or work does not meet code. Conducts final inspections of all elements of building construction. Recommends issuance of certificates of occupancy when satisfactorily completed.

Prepares and maintains a variety of reports and records necessary to the reporting of daily inspections. Assists with maintenance of all building records and files. Responds to public contacts, inquiries and complaints. Interprets codes and ordinances and explains to contractors and property owners.

Manages Technical Code adoptions and updates.

Attends meetings with local, county, state and federal agencies as necessary to perform the job duties.

Coordinates with the Fire Chief and Fire Marshall in the performance of fire inspections and Fire Code enforcement.

Performs building, plumbing and mechanical reviews and inspections and ensures compliance with American with Disabilities Act requirements for all structures under construction within City.

Performs field inspections and investigations to determine violations of City codes and ordinances; inspects for compliance with zoning code, building code, building permits and business licenses as adopted by the City.



Knowledge of International Building Code, International Plumbing Code, National Electrical Code, International Mechanical Code, International Property Maintenance Code, International Residential Code, International Energy Conservation Code, International Existing Building Code, International Code Council Performance Code, International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, International Green Construction Code, the State of Colorado Manufactured Home Installation Program, and American with Disability Act Code.

Knowledge of applicable City, county, State and federal statutes, regulations, ordinances and codes.

Knowledge of methods and techniques associated with effective technical report preparation and presentation.

Knowledge of methods and practices of building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical construction business and trades.

Skill in facilitating discussion of complex, controversial issues related to building and zoning codes.

Skill in identifying, coordinating and resolving inspections issues effectively.

Skill in fostering positive working relationships with property owners, builders and contractors.

Ability to evaluate and apply policies and procedures appropriately.

Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, plans and specifications.

Ability to read site plans for compliance with zoning requirements.

Ability to explain codes to homeowners, builders and contractors clearly and effectively.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to use standard computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet applications.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City management, employees, builders, contractors, citizens and the general public.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Word Processing and Microsoft Office fluency preferred.



Experience reviewing plans and inspecting all elements of residential and commercial construction preferred.

Experience developing and managing permit tracking systems and online permit application systems preferred.

Experience enforcing building codes for local governments and issuing stop work orders including following through any required citation processes preferred.

Experience inspecting mobile home set permits according to the State of Colorado standards preferred.





High school graduation or equivalent plus a minimum of four years of journey-level building trades experience. ICC certifications in building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and Manufactured Home Installation inspection preferred. State Journeyman or Master Electrical Contractor’s Licenses preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.




Applicant must have a valid Colorado Driver’s license with good driving record.  The City of Federal Heights conducts pre-employment drug testing and a background investigation as a condition of employment.  Evening, weekend and/or holiday hours may be required.




Frequent walking, kneeling, crouching/stooping/squatting, crawling, climbing, occasional sitting or standing; agility, balance, coordination, hearing, speaking, vision and manual dexterity. Working environment includes outdoor elements with heat and cold, uneven terrain, extreme noise, confined working space, electrical hazards, vibration, chemicals, toxic waste, explosive materials and mechanical hazards. Frequent driving is required.




How to apply:


1. Complete Federal Heights online employment application here:  Employment Application.

2.  Send letter of interest and

3.  Send resume to Human Resources:

[email protected]
Mail or drop off to 2380 W. 90th Avenue, Federal Heights, CO 80260;
Fax to 303-428-3298
Successful applicants for all positions must pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check. Police and Fire Department positions require additional pre-employment testing.


The City of Federal Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry or disability in the hiring or promotion of its employees.

The City of Federal Heights provides the following benefits to employees: 11 holidays, vacation accruals for full-time employees are based on years of service from 6.67-13.33 hours per month. Full-time firefighters accrue vacation based on years of service from 12-18 hours per month.  Full-time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month of service to a maximum of 960 hours. Part-time employees accrue sick leave at a rate of 1 hour per 30 hours worked.  Regular full-time employees, except for police officers and firefighters, are required to participate in the City’s 401(a) retirement plan. A voluntary 457 plan is also available to all regular employees.  Police Officers and firefighters participate in a State-approved retirement plan, FPPA.  The City of Federal Heights offers both short-term disability and long-term disability to its regular and part-time employees. Police officers and firefighters are eligible for long-term disability benefits in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth by the State of Colorado’s Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA).  The City of Federal Heights offers life insurance benefits to all full- and part-time employees. Part-time employees must work a minimum of 30 hours per week to be eligible for life insurance benefits. The City also offers a voluntary life insurance plan for employees to purchase additional life insurance.  Regular and part-time employees are eligible for City of Federal Heights benefits the first of the month after their hire date. Part-time employees must work at least 30 hours per week to be eligible for pro-rated benefits.   Medical benefits are offered through Colorado Employers Benefit Trust (CEBT), which is self-funded multiple employer trust that currently provides employee benefits for over 300 public entities, school districts, and colleges. The City of Federal Heights offers the choice of three medical plans through CEBT. Employees can choose from an EPO, PPO, or Kaiser HMO plan.  Vision insurance is provided through VSP, and dental benefits are offered through Delta Dental.

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