Chief Building Official

  • Full Time
  • Firestone, CO
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Website Town of Firestone



The Chief Building Official performs a variety of professional services, supervisory responsibilities and technical work including directing, planning, managing and coordinating the work of the Building Division – Inspections and Plan Reviews.  Primary responsibility is administering and enforcing building and related codes.  Exercises supervision over building and construction inspectors and plan reviewers.  This position reports directly to the Director of Planning & Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all- encompassing.  The Town may change these duties at any time.


·         Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed

·         Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range division goals and plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations;

·         Enforces a variety of codes, including International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Energy Conservation Code, National Electrical Code, International Fire Code, International Existing Building Code, other adopted International Code Council Codes, and local codes such as, nuisance, clearing, grading, filing, and zoning, etc.  Issues correction notices and citations

·         Supervises the examinations of building plans of all types to determine compliance with code requirements and related regulations. Evaluates proposed designs using personal experience and knowledge, International Code Council resources, building and materials associations, independent organizations and other expert input

·         Supervises the building inspectors in the inspection of buildings and construction subject to applicable codes for compliance with such codes, approved plans, and related regulations

·         Coordinates department activities with the Building Division Manager, other departments and agencies

·         Communicates official programs, policies and procedures to staff and the general public

·         Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; prepares and administers the annual operating budget of the building department; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time

·         Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations

·         Explains, interprets, consults with, and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, citizens, and other interested parties

·         Reviews current trends and developments in the field of construction, and prepares revisions to codes, ordinances and local regulations.

·         Researches problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance

·         Coordinates plan reviews, inspections, and enforcement actions

·         Reviews proposed subdivisions and final development plans for code compliance

·         Performs the duties of a plans examiner or inspector, as needed


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:


·         Thorough knowledge of the adopted building and construction codes of the Town of Firestone and skill in applying codes, zoning ordinances and applications.

·         Thorough knowledge of construction principals and practices.

·         Skill in the operation of personal computer, including work procession and permitting software, 10-key calculator, portable radio; phone; ladder or scaffolding; tape measure.

·         Ability to establish working relationships with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, owners, and the general public.

·         Ability to read, understand, and interpret complicated construction plans and specifications.

·         Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

·         Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, building codes (including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC), and governmental regulations.

·         Ability to write reports and business correspondence.

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from builders, developers, contractors, vendors, homeowners, nonresidential property owners, and the general public.

·         Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of algebra.

Education and Experience:

Five (5) years progressively responsible experience in code administration or closely related field, with at least two (2) years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience.
·         Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction, Environmental Planning or a related field is preferred

·         An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


·         Valid Colorado and satisfactory driving record required

·         Minimum of two ICC Certifications (Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Plans Examiner, etc…).

·         International Code Council (ICC) Certified Building Officer certification is preferred

·         Journeyman or Master Electrical license is preferred

Working Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Activities:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision and Ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, or kneel.  Frequent driving of a variety of motor vehicles. Required to be available and on-call at various hours.

Body Movement:

Walk, stand, stoop, bend, climb and sit while performing duties. Repetitive hand movement while keyboarding and writing.


Uses sight in the normal range with or without correction to perform duties.


Uses hearing in the normal range with or without correction to perform duties.