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Building and Codes Director

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville

Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023
Description
CLASS SUMMARY
This is the sixth of six levels in the Building Inspection series. Incumbents coordinate the day-to-day operations of the code enforcement and building inspection departments. Responsibilities may include monitoring day-to-day operations and resolving issues that arise; scheduling services and operational activities; compiling, summarizing, and reporting on operational data; providing information for the development of a budget; monitoring expenses; and managing supervisors and line staff.

***PLEASE NOTE: THE CITY OF CLARKSVILLE CURRENTLY HAS A POSITION OPEN FOR A BUILDING AND CODES DIRECTOR. IN ADDITION TO COMPLETING THE APPLICATION, PLEASE ATTACH A RESUME. THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2023, OR UNTIL FILLED.***
Example of Duties
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
  1. Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  2. Manages the activities of the building inspection and code enforcement departments, which includes developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures; and identifying and implementing opportunities to improve services. Ensures compliance with Federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  3. Assists staff, contractors, architects, engineers, and the general public by providing technical information on inspections, codes, plans, policies, and procedures.
  4. Coordinates departmental activities and priorities with other City departments  and external agencies.
  5. Prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations, submits justifications for budget items, monitors and controls program expenditures.
  6. Conducts field inspections on complex or unusual projects.
  7. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
     
Typical Qualifications
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor's degree in business or a related field, and four years construction, inspections, or code enforcement experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Supplemental Information
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (positions in this class typically require):
Licensing Requirements:
  • None.
KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:
  • Management principles;
  • Code enforcement principles and practices;
  • Inspection principles and methods;
  • Construction principles and methods;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Budgeting principles;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications.
SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Monitoring and evaluating subordinates
  • Delegating and prioritizing work;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Reading construction drawings, plans, and/or specifications;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Maintaining logs and records;
  • Monitoring a budget;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Incumbents may be subjected to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises and travel.

NOTE:
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.