Columbia County, OR
  • 03-Aug-2022 to 17-Aug-2022 (PST)
  • St Helens, OR, USA
  • 7476.00-9503.00 per month
  • Salary
  • Full Time, 40 hours

Excellent Benefit Package, effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Announcement# 2022-045

Closing Date: August 17, 2022

Salary: $7,476 - $9,503 per month

The BUILDING OFFICIAL position is full-time, 40 hours, FLSA exempt, Civil Service, and not represented by a Union.

Columbia County is looking for an experienced Building Official to join our Building team. Land Development Services is your best source of information related to land use, zoning, permitting, building construction, dividing land, and other general land development in unincorporated Columbia County. We provide technical assistance and information to help you take your project from idea to reality.

The Building Division is entrusted with achieving compliance with applicable State laws and adopted building codes regarding building design and construction within unincorporated Columbia County and the City of Rainier. Building codes are in place to protect public health, safety, and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. Our services include plan review, permitting, and inspections.

DUTIES: Supervise and participate in the Building Inspection Division of the Land Development Services Department in the administration of building, plumbing, mechanical, sanitation and electrical codes. Direct plans review, inspection and building codes enforcement to achieve compliance with applicable structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and specialty codes required for new construction, and alteration and repairs to existing structures. Supervise, plan and coordinate the activities of inspection staff.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Associate's degree in code technology with additional specialized training with a preference for a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, architecture or a related field. Six years progressively responsible work experience in building inspection, code administration or enforcement, or construction which includes two years as a Senior Building Inspector with supervisory or management responsibility, OR ten years field experience in construction which includes progressively responsible work experience as construction superintendent or foreperson with supervisory responsibility. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the above described duties may be acceptable.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable under the County's liability insurance. Must possess at time of hire: State of Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) and able to obtain Building Official (BO) certification within 6 months of hire. Possession of at least one State Oregon A-level certification(s) in the following: Oregon Structural Inspector A-Level (SIA), Oregon Mechanical Inspector A-Level (MIA), Oregon Structural Plans Examiner A-Level (PEA) or Oregon Fire and Life Safety Plan Review (PEF), plus current possession of one or more Residential certifications. International Code Council (ICC) Certifications may substitute for the required certifications once converted to an Oregon Certificate.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of Oregon State A-level Structural Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Structural Plans Examiner and Fire and Life Safety Plan Review certifications. Possession of Oregon State Residential Plumbing and Electrical Inspector certification.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Considerable knowledge of administrative and management concepts, practices and principles. Considerable knowledge of building construction, materials and methods. Thorough knowledge of the county and state building and zoning laws and codes. Working knowledge of building construction terminology and techniques.

Ability to plan, organize and supervise the efficient and economic performance of staff. Ability to detect structural, fire/life safety and other violations. Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications and to compare them with construction in progress. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with contractors, fellow employees, other agencies, County officials and the general public.

Join our team - Columbia County online application must be completed - Apply today!

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