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Permits and Inspections Director

Company: Buncombe County
Location: Asheville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Buncombe County is a caring community in harmony with its environment where citizens succeed, thrive, and realize their potential. Our mission is to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life; to provide effective and efficient government our citizens can trust; and to deliver needed service through a responsive work force committed to excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

Job Title: Permits and Inspections Director

Purpose of the position:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide direction and management to the County's Permits and Inspections department to ensure enforcement and administration of the NC State Building Codes as adopted by the NC Building Code Council.

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Direct and supervise the activity of a department or division including the coordination of fiscal and personnel related activities.
  • Provide supervision, evaluation, and ongoing support of department staff through formal and informal discussion and evaluation; provide guidance and clarity as needed, including, but not limited to supporting career development and team goals, overseeing objectives and performance standards, and resolving personnel issues.
  • Plan and monitor department operating budget; authorizes purchases and expenditures from budget.
  • Oversee the day to day operations of issuance of permits, scheduling, and tracking of inspections.
  • Perform quality assurance checks to assure permits, inspections scheduling, and inspections are recorded and followed up in a timely manner.
  • Receive and respond to technical inquiries and information request from citizens, property owners, county departments, contractors, industry representatives and public officials. Investigates field complaints.
  • Perform condemnation inspections and hearings; manage the Minimum Housing program; perform field inspections as necessary.
  • Analyze workflow, delegate projects to meet departmental goals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire):

Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, or related field and six (6) years of experience as a Code Enforcement Officer or Project Manager in general construction with considerable experience in building, electrical, mechanical, and/or plumbing contracting, including at least three (3) years of managerial/supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Training and Experience: 24 hours of continuing education annually (6 hours required per trade)

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation:

Possession of a Level III Standard Certificates in all trades from the North Carolina Code Officials Qualification Board

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Requires analytical judgment, initiative, or innovation in dealing with complex problems or situations. May develop new processes or models that involve making complex, independent decisions for situations with precedent to ensure department or major area within a Division objectives are met.
  • Considerable knowledge of permitting requirements and NC State Building Codes as adopted by the NC Building Code Council.
  • Knowledge of operations of internal and related departments with which the position comes in contact.
  • Ability to read deeds, maps and surveys.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with contractors, property owners and the general public.
  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of County government.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and skill in supervising others, including communication skills, delegating and assigning work, dealing effectively with employee issues, evaluating performance, and assisting or conducting investigations and participating in disciplinary actions.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of office management operations including personnel and budget.
  • Ability to compile, analyze and summarize administrative, programmatic and fiscal data for assessing agency capacity.
  • Ability to develop/ written documents/oral presentations and/or reports conveying information and to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities to meet guidelines and deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, elected officials, community organizations, and the general public.

Department:County Manager

Location: Asheville, NC

Job Posting End Date: July 05, 2021

Salary Range: $94,631.92 - $125,387.29

Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee's unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Keywords: Buncombe County, Asheville , Permits and Inspections Director, Other , Asheville, North Carolina

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