Chief Building Official

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Under general direction of the Community Development Director, this position directs the building services function for Summit County and serves as a technical advisor to the Community Development Director, Board of County Commissioners and other county officials on matters related to community construction and development.  Daily work involves administration of activities of the Building Department which includes building inspections, management of project review, permitting and inspection activities involving the interpretation and application of building codes, applicable construction standards, maintenance and safety. Work will be reviewed by the Community Development Director and performed independently with responsibilities for making final determinations in accordance with established general policies through the use of problem-solving, critical thinking, effective communication, continuous improvement, and accountability.  Additionally, the Chief Building Official acts as a liaison representing Summit County to other towns, attorneys, homebuilder associations and concerned citizens.  The Chief Building Official also actively pursues and maintains relationships with outside jurisdictions to offer third party building department services.



Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, building technology, or construction management is preferred. Requires a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in code administration, building construction, building inspection or closely related field, with at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible supervisory and administrative experience or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Demonstrated experience managing projects and public processes. Previous experience working with or in the construction and/or development review area of local or county government.


·         Minimum of two ICC Certifications (Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Plans Examiner, etc.).  Journeyman or Master Electrical license is preferred.

·         International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Building Code Official or Registration as a Professional Engineer or Licensed Architect in the State of Colorado, or ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of date of hire.

·         Valid Colorado Driver’s License at time of appointment and throughout employment.

·         Ability to drive a motor vehicle.

STARTING SALARY: $4,350 – $5,939 DOE bi-weekly, plus excellent benefit package

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: This position is open until filled.  Please submit an application, cover letter and resume online at or mail to Summit County Government, Human Resources, PO Box 68 Breckenridge, CO 80424 or via email to [email protected].  For more information regarding the Chief Building Official position, please contact Steve Greer at [email protected].

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