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
Administration of the Building Services Division
Integrated Department Management
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.).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
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.