Deputy Chief Building Official
Job Summary and Essential Functions
This position typically provides support to the Chief Building Officials and other County staff members as well as the general public by applying knowledge and interpretation of County ordinances and codes; and deals courteously and effectively with fellow employees and citizens.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Assists in managing the day to day operations of the department which includes the daily supervision of staff and preparation of an annual budget.
- Assists in enforcing Berkeley County policies and procedures.
- Investigates and inspects the alleged violations of the County’s zoning and development standards ordinance, the building code ordinance and other related County code violations.
- Oversees and explains codes and regulations to builders, contractors, homeowners and other interested parties and confers with contractors, engineers and property owners regarding disapproved items in order to obtain plan changes necessary for approval.
- Assists the Permitting office with complaints and questions.
- Interacts with other County departments and DHEC to gain information needed during the permit issuing process as well as code violations.
- Oversees the daily implementation of Berkeley County’s flood loss reduction activities which includes enforcing the county’s flood damage prevention ordinance.
- Ensures that all fleet vehicles are serviced and maintained according to the manufacturer recommendations and the County’s maintenance shop schedules.
- Assists with training new employees on County and departmental policies and procedures.
- Attends meetings and seminars to obtain information for use in training programs.
- Assists in preparing various reports for internal and external audits.
- Ensures accurate records are maintained for all funds collected.
- Maintains strict confidentiality in performing duties and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
- Maintains and safely operates equipment used in the performance of duties related to the position.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements to Perform Work
- Associate’s degree in related field;
- Five (5) years of commercial construction experience, including two (2) years supervisory experience required;
- Or equivalent education, and/or experience.
- International Code Council (ICC) Certified Building Official certification required; Employee will be separated from employment if required certifications are not obtained within period of time stated and maintained throughout employment;
- Contractor’s License in any associated building trades preferred;
- Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for South Carolina with safe driving record;
- Departmental testing may be administered during interview;
- A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of residential and commercial construction required.
- Knowledge of all phases of construction, Flood Plain Management and all State regulations pertaining to the placement of manufactured homes.
- Knowledge of the Berkeley County area and codes required.
- Skill in excellent interpersonal and customer communication.
- Skill in using personal computers including Word and Excel.
- Ability to use highly technical computer applications.
- Ability to multi-task and work independently.
- Ability to exercise discretion, tact and professionalism when representing the County.
- Ability to deal with the public to include handling potential difficult customers and volatile situations.
- Ability to quickly identify and analyze problems or potential issues while reaching positive and beneficial outcomes.
- Ability to efficiently complete tasks by following established guidelines/procedures with minimal direct supervision.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with governmental/private/public officials and/or employees, as well as the general public.
This position requires the employee to reach, finger and grasp with hands and arms; stand; walk; and use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; use mental acuity; and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to sixty-five (65) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work is regularly performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs. Thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the ability to work flexible hours when necessary. Must be able to attend evening board meetings and/or County Council meetings as requested. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during special events or emergency situations.