Building Official

Website Teller County Government

Department: Community Development Department

Reports to: Community Development Director

Salary range:  $76,708 – $84,379

Benefits information can be found at

FLSA Status: Exempt, salaried

Position closes: 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2023

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for approving all construction projects and assuring that a high level of health, safety and welfare is provided to Teller County residents through compliance with Federal, State and local regulations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties and responsibilities listed below are central to the job and the employee must be able to perform each function satisfactorily. This list is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities and is intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

(1) Plan, direct staff and participate in checking plans and some limited building inspection for compliance with laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations governing the safety, construction and alteration of buildings including structural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing installations. Includes monitoring and negotiating work with consultants.

(2) Advise Division Director; interpret codes and County policy and provide information for corrective actions; issue Certificates of Occupancy; consult with architects, engineers, contractors, homeowners/builders regarding codes. Function as main customer/client contact.

(3) Supervise field inspection staff to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local regulations; inspect footings, foundations, framing, roofing, plumbing, heating, gas, septics and other related matters.

(4) Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Review. Provide information and direction for meetings regarding Building Code, contractor licensing and enforcement issues.

(5) Oversee Code Enforcement complaints received in determining building code violations and corrective actions.

(6) Assist with review of new plan submissions for compliance with current County OWTS Regulations, issuance of new OWTS permits and repair permits, variance processes, code enforcement, and be responsive to customers (contractors, engineers and public).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. The list is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all knowledge, skills or abilities that are required.

(1) Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of: building, plumbing and mechanical codes and regulations; building specifications and plan; principles and practices of local government; principles of strategic planning and decision making; leadership, management and supervisory principles and methods; principles and processes for providing excellent customer service, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction;

Skilled in: use of basic computer software programs; understanding and applying pertinent laws, rules, regulations and policies; using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines; maintaining confidentiality; organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following up on assignments with minimum direction and supervision; applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols; working in a deadline driven environment; initiating and responding to high volume of daily calls/contact; interacting with all levels of internal and external professionals while developing strong productive relationships; designing strategies, analyzing results and making recommendations; organization and time management.

Ability to: communicate effectively in writing and verbally; establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with co-workers, other county departments, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and the public; be a self-starter; successfully accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously while working independently or within a team environment; work with minimal supervision; deal with a variety of people, cultures, problems and circumstances; analyze and resolve problems involving several variables; understand and carry out written and oral instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy.

(2) Experience/Education: High school diploma or GED; five (5) years of experience in building code enforcement, three years of which must have been as a Certified Building Inspector; minimum of 2 – 3 years of supervisory experience; any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the listed knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted.

(3) Visual Acuity/Hearing/Speaking: Must be able to write and read; able to hear, see and speak.

(4) Physical Effort/Dexterity: This position requires daily routine computer usage; normal range of motion; the ability to drive a vehicle; climb ladders; bend, stoop and crawl in confined spaces and the ability to lift, pull or drag up to 25 lbs. for short periods of time.

(5) Environmental Factors: Work is performed in an office setting and in the field, sometimes in adverse weather conditions; frequent local travel is required.

(6) Work Schedule/Characteristics: 40 hours per week; availability outside normal business hours to include weekends may be required.

(7) License/Certification Requirements: Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license; current ICC Certifications in Building, Plumbing and Mechanical or have an ICC Building Official Certification. Ability to obtain appropriate CPOW certifications within 18 months.