• County Building Official- EXTENDED

    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/20/2018 6:40 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Community Development
    USD $22.22/Hr.
    Post End Date
    USD $36.75/Hr.
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Community Development Director, the County

    Building Official manages, coordinates and directs the activities and operations of the Building Services Division ensuring compliance with Doña Ana County ordinances and adopted codes.


    (A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties which may be found in a position of the class.  An individual must be able to perform the essential functions listed below and a reasonable accommodation may be made available to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job).


    Assumes leadership and management responsibility for the Building Services Division activities, including code compliance, building inspections, plan review, permit processing, and staff supervision.


    Contributes to the overall quality of the department's service by continuously monitoring and

    evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures of the division

    and its function within the development process; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the

    implementation of change as needed to advance services and regional development.


    Code/Ordinance Administration and Enforcement

    • Administers and enforces all applicable local, State and Federal construction regulations, codes and ordinances;
    • Maintain required certifications related to the building and construction industry;
    • Possess and apply working knowledge of NMRLD Construction Industries Division (CID) rules, regulations and requirements;
    • Investigate and respond to complaints regarding violations of the CID Licensing Act, building code violations and appear as expert witness in court proceedings as required;
    • Recommend and present code adoptions and ordinance amendments to the Board of County Commissioners;
    • Check plans to ensure compliance with County building, zoning and other related codes;
    • Ensure all required inspections of commercial and residential building construction are carried out for compliance with the building, electrical and mechanical/plumbing code;
    • Issue stop-work notices, correction notices and notices of violation.

    Administration of the Building Services Division 

    • Oversees and coordinates the Division’s day-to-day operations including office and front counter administration, building inspections, plan review, permitting, and code enforcement;
    • Supervise, schedule, and review daily workload for division staff including Inspectors and Development Technicians;
    • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates division personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to maintain certifications and advance professional development; conducts staff meetings;
    • Provides technical guidance and assistance related to building codes to County personnel including county management, other county agencies, and department staff;
    • Leads and/or participates in the development, administration, and review of building inspection policies and procedures; familiar with all permitting processes and able to assist with any permit issuance; establishes divisional goals, objectives, and priorities;
    • Monitors and ensures staff compliance with divisional policies, procedures, and applicable certification and regulatory requirements;
    • Responds to inquiries from contractors and the general public regarding the County's building inspection/permitting processes or other related matters;
    • Facilitates the timely and effective resolution of code and/or other building inspection issues. Monitors documentation for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements; reviews, approves and issues building permits and certificates of occupancy;
    • Reviews, prepares, and maintains various types of inspection records, written reports, and documentation;
    • Fosters collaborative partnerships with local, State and Federal agencies, community groups, industry organizations and the non-profit and private sectors to advance and integrate regional development;
    • Represents the department and County to various committees, boards, community groups, County Commission and the public.


    Integrated Department Management

    • Assists Director with development and administration of the department’s budget as it relates to the Building Services Division; monitors and recommends expenditures;
    • Coordinates, communicates, and regularly meets with Director and other department managers to integrate divisional procedures to address department issues, manage operations, and accomplish department’s assignments and goals.


    ADDITIONAL DUTIES.  Other duties may be assigned.


     A combination of education and experience that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.


    Education. Bachelor degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Construction Management, Construction Technology, Planning or a related field.


    Experience. Minimum 5 years’ experience as a practicing inspector or contractor; or have held a supervisory position in a government building department, construction-related company or construction organization for a minimum of 5 years of the past 10 years. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.


    Education/Experience substitution. In accordance with County policy
    Licenses/Certifications. Candidate must hold a current nationally recognized code organization certified building official certificate plus a minimum of related work experience as defined under the guidelines for certification by the State of New Mexico as a building official.  In addition, must possess at least one International Code Council (ICC) Inspector Certification in either Building, Electrical or Plumbing/Mechanical and obtain the corresponding State of NM Inspector certification within 90 days of date of hire.


    Maintain a valid Sate of New Mexico or Texas driver’s license and required ICC and State of New Mexico certifications.



    Other (e.g., post-offer medical exam, polygraph, background check, driver’s license record, etc.).




    Must have skills  in analyzing and evaluating information accurately and expressing ideas clearly, both orally and  in writing; technical  writing  skills;  read, understand, interpret,  apply,  and enforce codes and ordinances pertaining to building  codes  and county  ordinances. Must be able to operate office   equipment and   computers at an advanced   level.     Must   have   the  ability   to   interact diplomatically with  public  and  staff  in order  to assure  compliance with  regulations; convert  the specialized   language   of  code  and  regulations  into  easily   understood  guidance;   establish   and maintain  effective and cooperative working  relationships with others. Must have demonstrated knowledge of the principles of administration and organization.  Possess knowledge and application of budgeting, cost control, and project management principles. Must have excellent organizational skills and ability to handle effectively multiple concurrent assignments and activities.  Must exercise professional judgment in evaluating situations and taking corrective action.


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