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City of Harlingen

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Job title: Chief Building Official
Job location: Harlingen, TX 78550 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 03/21/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, health and life insurance, a retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs

Job Classification

Job Category:Planning

Job Description

Job description:
Directs the Building Inspections program to ensure that all building and construction aspects comply with construction codes and building-regulatory ordinances. The incumbent directs and advises Building Inspectors in the interpretation of structural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical plans and zoning requirements and in the solution of construction or zoning problems. Work includes meeting with individuals and groups as a representative for the Planning & Development Department as appropriate. Duties are performed with considerable technical independence under the general direction of the Planning & Development Director. Will be driving a city vehicle for City business.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
•Knowledge of City Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Codes and related laws, ordinances, and standards that relate to building construction.
•Methods and materials used in structural, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems for building construction, including prefabricated construction components and new materials and design concepts.
•Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others.
•Associate’s degree or three years experience in the inspection of building construction for compliance with the City’s building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and zoning requirements, including two years in a supervisory capacity.
•Building Official Certification.
•Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license.

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