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Director of Building Inspection Services

Organization: Charleston County
Date Posted: 2/10/2020
Country: United States
Primary Category: Codes Enforcement
Salary: $87,516.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: > 10 years

Description & Details

Salary Range: $87,516 to $142,292 annually

 

Job Duties:

 

About the Position:

Charleston County Government employs a County Administrator who is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the County Government.  There are five Deputy County Administrators.  The Director of Building Inspection Services reports to the Deputy County Administrator for General Services.  
The preferred candidate will provide leadership and direction for the operations and activities of the Building Inspection Services Department, leading and motivating an effective team by providing guidance and coaching, and will develop and implement strategies aimed at promoting Charleston County’s mission and values.  The Building Inspections Director will represent the department and the County at various related associations and committee/council meetings, briefing elected/appointed officials on related information.  The preferred candidate will also have a firm understanding of FEMA’s Floodplain Management and expertise in navigating the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) and the Community Rating System requirements and standards.

Examples of essential work of the Director of Building Inspection Services include:

• Plans, organizes, and supervises all field and office activities of the County Building Services Department, including construction compliance, floodplain management program, and the Hazardous Mitigation Plans for the County.
• Enforces a variety of codes and County ordinances including: South Carolina Building Code, South Carolina Residential Code, South Carolina Gas Code, South Carolina Mechanical Code, South Carolina Plumbing Code, National Electric Code, South Carolina Fire Prevention Code, South Carolina Existing Buildings Code, FEMA regulations, County’s flood damage and prevention ordinance, and any related codes to protect the safety of the community, and may condemn properties.

• Recommends changes in County ordinances relating to building restriction to maintain integrity of County building and Code Compliance programs and policies.  Ensures that staff maintains knowledge of current State and County, municipal codes and statutes.

• Administers permitting function, including application, fee assessment and collection, permit issuance, inspection, and occupancy.

• Coordinates plan reviews, inspections, and enforcement actions

• Manages and supervises operations to achieve goals with available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes, if needed; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; Coordinates department activities with other department agencies.

• Develops the budget; ensures that assigned areas of responsibility are achieved within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures to maintain sound fiscal control; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

• Implements operating procedures for code enforcement and related activities.

• Explains the necessity and importance of building codes to affected members of the public and promotes excellent customer service within the Building Services Department; communicates the official policies and decisions of Building Services to contractors, general public, architects and engineers.

• Serves as final information resource for interested members of the public in code application, fire and safety procedures, County permitting processes, and all related construction activities, and testifies at County Board Meetings of adjustment and appeal regarding contractor licensing and code-related issues.

• Plans, organizes Federal and State grant programs with multi-departmental interests

• May also oversee multi-department software system to include project management for upgrades and serve as the backup to any issues.

• Acts in assigned role to support the County in disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts as described in the County’s Emergency Management Plan, and participates as a member of County staff as required in event of emergency operations

CHARLESTON COUNTY - DIRECTOR OF BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES

Charleston County is seated in Charleston and located along the southeastern coast of South Carolina.  The County encompasses approximately 919 square miles with a coastline that stretches nearly 100 miles along the Atlantic Ocean.  The County’s population is growing rapidly and is now estimated to be more than 400,000 with a median age of around 36.  The County’s rich blend of culture, economic activity, environmental beauty, and historic tapestry makes it one of the most distinguished counties in the nation.  A recognized leader, Charleston County is a proud community that strives to protect both its historic treasures and its environment, while still keeping an eye toward future development and citizens’ needs.  The County continues to draw national recognition, winning dozens of local, state and national awards for its innovative programs and services, and its world-class restaurants and arts festivals.

Charleston County operates under a Council-Administrator form of government.  Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in a 9-member governing council elected to single-member districts on a partisan basis.  The County Council's responsibilities include passing ordinances and policies, approving the budget, appointing committee members, and hiring the County’s Clerk of Council, County Administrator, and appointing the Internal Auditor, and Attorney.  The County Administrator is managing the day-to-day operations of the County Government.  There are five Deputy County Administrators.  The Director of Building Inspection Services reports to the Deputy County Administrator for General Services.

The position requires skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with the various departments, agencies, consultants and contractors; building and maintaining effective networks and teams to provide quality support; and developing policies and procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

To be considered, interested individuals must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a preference for a master’s degree and will be a Certified Building Official with knowledge of FEMA programs, grants, NFIP regulations, and building codes.  Current Floodplain Manager and SC Registered State Fire Marshal is preferred.  A valid SC Driver’s License must be obtained within 90 days of employment.  The successful candidate will be dedicated, committed, reliable, and accountable.  The Director must be skilled at delegating effectively, making tough decisions, and communicating across a broad range of audiences, including County Council, business and community groups, outside consultants and contractors, State and Federal Officials, representatives of the media and the public, as well as County employees.

The beginning salary for the Director of Building Inspection Services will be dependent on the experience and qualifications of the selected individual, within the range of $87,516 to $142,292 annually.  In addition, the County provides an excellent benefits package including a variety of health plans, dental plans, a vision plan, annual and sick leave, 12 paid holidays, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement plans.  

Job Qualifications:

 

About the Candidate:

Charleston County Government is seeking a proven, innovative, and experienced professional to lead this dynamic department.
The Director of Building Inspection Services is responsible for providing direction of the operations and activities of the County’s Building Inspection Services Department.  As the Chief Building Official for the County, responsibilities include the inspection and enforcement of codes and statutes for all new and modified buildings and site structures, construction sites, and permitted activities.  

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred.  Must be a Certified Building Official.  Must obtain a “CFM” (Certificated Floodplain Manager) designation and “NIMS” (National Incident Management System) certifications 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800 within 6 months.  A valid South Carolina Driver’s License must also be obtained within 90 days of employment.
 
The successful candidate will be dedicated, committed, reliable, and accountable.  The Director must be skilled at delegating effectively, making tough decisions, and communicating across a broad range of audiences, including County Council, business and community groups, outside consultants and contractors, State and Federal Officials, representatives of the media and the public, as well as County employees.  

The successful candidate will also possess:

• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of building and construction safety, engineering principles and practices
• Thorough knowledge of applicable local and state building codes and standards
• Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques involved in general building construction to recognize possible defects
• Ability to plan and supervise the work of inspectors and other subordinates
• Ability to interpret codes and ordinances
• Ability to read, understand, and interpret plans, diagrams, blueprints, and specifications accurately and assess adherence to codes and standards
• Ability to direct the administration of codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially
• Ability to express ideas clearly, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local/state officials, architects, property owners, and the public

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