Assistant Building Official

DATE: July 27, 2000

JOB TITLE: Assistant Building Official
DEPARTMENT: Community Development
DIVISION: Building Inspection

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Community Development

DIRECTION OF OTHERS: Building Inspectors, Administrative Assistants.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED: High School graduate or equivalent degree. Two years of post high school education relative to construction, construction codes and/or, building design. Thorough knowledge of commercial, industrial, and public building design and construction. Five years of experience as a building inspector with a governmental agency or jurisdiction. Three years of commercial, industrial, and public building construction code plan review experience with a governmental agency. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Capable of performing advanced level of complicated plan review of commercial, industrial, and public buildings.

NATURE OF WORK: This position has direct responsibilities related to the enforcement of the state building code and other building related codes and ordinances within the City of Owatonna.

I . Inspects plans and construction and related installations of all building structures within the city limits of Owatonna to insure compliance and conformity to applicable codes, laws, and ordinances including but not limited to, the State of Minnesota Building, Fire, Mechanical, plumbing, Energy, Disability, Elevator, and Manufactured Housing Codes.

A. Inspects, reviews and approves building project plans and specifications.
B. Advise builders on methods and materials acceptable to code requirements.
C. Performs on site inspections for compliance with code requirements.
D. Keeps and maintains inspection and plan review records.
E. Issues construction related permits.

II. Supervisory Duties.

A. Assume the duties of the Building Official as needed during the times of absence of the Building Official.
B. Assists in the supervision and direction of the Building Inspectors and Administrative Assistants.
C. Assists in the scheduling and training of the Building Inspectors.

III. Performs all other job related activities as directed.

I. Extensive written and oral communication with citizens, staff, designers, contractors, developers, and other local, state and federal agencies.
II. Develops public understanding of work and activities of the division.A. Advise and assist contractors, developers, designers, and the general public in matters relating to code requirements for building design and construction.
B. Follows up on citizen questions and requests for materials and information concerning construction and code requirements.
C. Maintains good relations with building contractors, developers, plumbers and property owners in the course of reviewing plans, issuing permits, and conducting inspections.

I. Must possess a valid Minnesota drivers license.
II. Must be currently certified as a Minnesota Building Official.
III. Must be certified Plans Examiner with the International Conference of Building Officials or obtain that certification within twelve months of employment with the City of Owatonna.
IV. All required licenses and certifications must be maintained active and valid by the employee.

Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and equipment relative to this Employee position which shall include but not be limited to; motor vehicles, communication equipment, computers, copy machines, fax machines, measuring devices, leveling devices and calculators.

I. Generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
II. Office environment and construction job site activities which may include walking, climbing bending, and crawling in a normal construction environment. This may include exposure to the natural elements, dust, insects, and conditions which could be hazardous or dangerous relative to construction sites.
III. As approved by the Department Director and availability of funds, continuing education and training will be provided to ensure a competent level of ability to perform the duties of this position and to allow maintenance of required licenses and certifications.

In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of seventy-five (75) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.