Building Safety Director
Company: CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE-HR
Posted on: May 18, 2020
The City of Fayetteville is committed to attracting, engaging and
rewarding a multi-generational workforce. By offering a total
rewards package including competitive compensation and benefits
plans and a purposeful work life, the City is an employer of choice
focused on serving our community.Provide good customer service to
both internal and external customers, maintain positive and
effective working relationships with other City employees
(especially members of his or her own team), and have regular and
reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.
- Perform supervisory responsibilities which may include
interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning,
and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and
disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving
problems. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with
the City's policies and applicable laws.
- Responsible for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens
as it relates to buildings in the city. Develop ordinances and
policies and make presentations to the public and City
- Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for the
Building Safety Division; meet with staff and other city personnel
to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects
and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products,
methods and procedures.
- Interpret and administer state and local building codes and
ordinances. Review and update building codes to ensure compliance
with state and federal laws; participate in code development
meetings with state and municipal officials. Maintain up-to-date
knowledge of modern principles and practices of building design,
construction and equipment and train building inspectors in
building codes, ordinances and relevant state statutes concerning
inspection enforcement activities.
- Investigate health, safety and welfare complaints and issue
citations or approve remedies for building code violations, and
testify in court as necessary for Building Safety related
- Provide administrative and professional leadership and
direction for the Building Safety Division. Establish division
policies and procedures, research, analyze and evaluate new service
delivery models, procedures and techniques to implement
improvements for an efficient and effective building safety
- Promote "Building Safety" to professional and civic
- Prepare the annual division budget; forecast building permit
revenue and prepare statistical reports on building permits and
inspections performed; monitor funds needed for staffing,
equipment, materials and supplies within the adopted
- Coordinate development meetings for contractors; provide
pre-construction guidelines and information.
- Review development codes with architects, engineers, and
developers; coordinate the permit process between developers and
other City departments and divisions; respond to questions; mediate
and resolve conflicts and complaints.
- Coordinate insurance service organization (ISO) classification
and building code effectiveness grading schedule (BCEGS) rating for
- Participate in continuing education and maintain state and
- Review construction plans and conduct field inspections for
- Maintain the Construction Board of Adjustments and
- Maintain division's Emergency Management Plan.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in architecture, engineering
or a closely related field from a college or university and four
years of related experience with a minimum of two years in
management. An equivalent combination of additional related
experience, certifications and technical education can be
substituted for the Bachelor's degree.
- Valid Driver's License.
- Must successfully pass criminal background check, including but
not limited to convictions, guilty pleas, or no contest pleas to
violent offenses, theft offenses and any offense under A.C.A.
- Obtain Arkansas State Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector
licenses and Residential Inspector Certification within one year of
hire date. Obtain Commercial Building Inspector Certification and
Building Plans Examiner certification within two years of hire
date. Obtain (ICC) Certification as a Certified Building Official
(CBO) within 3 years of hire date.
- Have knowledge of advanced principles, practices and techniques
of building construction and code inspection, including plumbing,
electrical, mechanical, building and nuisance codes.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex building plans,
specifications and building code documents.
- Effectively communicate with others orally and in writing,
often under complex conditions that require good judgment.
EOE AA VET/DISABILITY
The City of Fayetteville is pleased to offer all eligible employees
a competitive benefits package. We invite you to explore this
Employee Benefits section of our website to see a summary of the
benefits we provide. We recommend that all current City employees
go to our employee intranet site, , for in-depth benefits
Employee Paid Leave
- Vacation Leave
- Sick Leave
- Accrual of Vacation and Sick Leave for Civil Service employees
governed by law
- Professional Development Leave
- Bereavement Leave
- 11 Paid Holidays for full-time, non-uniformed
- 2 Days Personal Leave Time for full-time, non-uniformed
- Salaries for Civil Service employees include pay for holidays
within their normal scheduled hours
Fayetteville is a thriving community of 85,257 residents (2018
Census estimate). As the third largest city in Arkansas,
Fayetteville provides all of the resources and advantages of a
large city while maintaining a quality of life that remains true to
its unique heritage. Fayetteville is the county seat of Washington
County, Arkansas.One-of-a-kind shopping, historic neighborhoods,
exciting nightlife, live local music and fine arts, a
nationally-recognized public library, sporting events, community
theater, and thousands of acres of park land for a wide range of
play, including fishing and free concerts, Fayetteville has
something for everyone. In addition to the exciting events in the
city, Fayetteville's location in the beautiful Ozark
Mountains--including our lakes, rivers, hiking and biking
trails--provides wonderful scenic adventures for people who enjoy
the outdoors.With a thriving local economy, educated workforce, and
loyal customer base, the number of jobs with in Fayetteville is
consistently on the rise. Fayetteville is home to the flagship
campus of The University of Arkansas, which has established itself
as one of the top public research and academic institutions in the
nation. Fayetteville Public Schools are Arkansas's leaders in both
academics and athletics. Mix everything together with 200-plus days
of sunshine each year, and you'll see why we are proud to call
Fayetteville home, where life is great and the living is easy.
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