CHIEF BUILDING INSPECTOR
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs the Building Section of the Planning Department; provides policy guidance and direction in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and ordinances; and does other work as required. Acts as the Building Official for Santa Cruz County.
This single position class is responsible for managing the Building Section of the Planning Department. The incumbent administers a comprehensive building plan check, and inspection program in the County's unincorporated areas through the enforcement of Federal, State and County codes, ordinances and regulations. This position serves as the Building Official for the County.
This class is distinguished from the class of Supervising Building Inspector in that the former has on-going program and staff management responsibility for the section including building inspection; and building plan check. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Assistant Planning Director in that the latter class is responsible for managing several sections of the Planning Department and acts for the Planning Director as assigned.
Plans, organizes and directs through
subordinate supervisors the work of the Building Section. Assures the consistent
and fair enforcement of State, Federal and County building codes, ordinances and
administrative orders. Supervises the analysis and review of building plans,
which include structural engineering analysis to determine if proposed
construction complies with the Uniform Building and other state and local Codes,
including energy and accessibility regulations. Establishes and maintains
inspection standards for the construction of buildings. Develops policies and
procedures for the section and acts as an internal consultant in building permit
application processing, building plan check and building inspection program
areas. Determines occupancy classification of buildings. Interprets building
codes and makes final professional and technical determinations in difficult
cases for building permit issuance and code enforcement. Inspects and directs
inspections for structural, plumbing, electrical and mechanical standards for
compliance with the uniform building codes and energy regulations. Acts as staff
expert for the Building Appeals Board, Board of Supervisors and the public.
Represents the County at judicial proceedings for building inspections and other
technical matters. Prepares proposed section budget. Administers the maintenance
of plan check and inspection
records. Coordinates the plan check and building inspection program with other
planning sections, County departments other agencies. May input, access and
analyze data using a computer terminal. Prepare reports and correspondence.
Attends meetings and conferences.
Training and Experience
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years of experience supervising or administrating building permit programs.
Possession of a valid California class C driver license, or the ability to provide suitable transportation, which is approved by the appointing authority.
Certification by the ICBO/ICC as a Building
Inspector AND one of the following specialty certifications: Plumbing Inspector,
Mechanical Inspector, Electrical Inspector, or Building Code Accessibility
Within two years of the date of hire, must
obtain certification by the California Building Officials (CALBO) as a
California Building Official.
Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Job Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 76
Worker's Comp Code: 0053