Chief Building Official

Website Summit County Government Building Department

POSITION DUTIES: 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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 safely drive a motor vehicle.

NOTICE: All persons accepting a position with Summit County Government will be required to provide valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or qualify for a medical or religious exemption. Persons who have accepted a final job offer may work with Summit County’s Human Resources Department on the process for requesting a religious or medical exemption. If you have questions regarding this statement, please contact HR directly at (970) 453-3450.

STARTING SALARY: $3,235.42 – $5,176.67/bi-weekly DOQ and a sign-on bonus program is available! Summit County Government offers an excellent benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: This position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a Summit County Government job application, cover letter and resume online at For questions regarding the position, please email Steve at [email protected]

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