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Building Official (Deputy Director) City of Phoenix

Applications Accepted As Of: Jun 25 2024
Date of Closing: Jul 16 2024


The City of Phoenix Planning and Development Department is seeking a Building Official (Deputy Director) to oversee discipline specific technical leads, the Self-Certification Program, perform all duties as the City’s Building Official and ensure technical training for staff.

The incumbent will review and make decisions on formal building code interpretation and modification requests.  Duties include providing recommendations to changes to the Phoenix Building Construction Code to resolve design issues and to accommodate and control new materials and new design concepts. Serve as the subject matter expert to review and approve alternate methods or materials for code compliance. Provides technical advice and assistance to design professionals and city staff regarding the interpretation of construction plans, design problems, and construction code. Will provide leadership and direction to all department technical leads for structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and fire life safety disciplines as well as oversee the Technical Review Team that manages all PDD development policy, process, forms, and handouts.

Technical advice and assistance is given to architects, engineers, and contractors on code conformance challenges and to field inspectors in the interpretation of construction plans and in the resolution of unusually difficult construction code interpretation problems. This position will work closely with the Fire Marshal and other key Fire Department Staff involved in construction code and fire life safety issues. The Building Official functions as a key member of the Imminent Hazard team that consists of representatives from multiple city departments as well as Maricopa County. 

The Building Official is assigned to the Plan Review Division and reports directly to an Assistant Planning & Development Director. This position may be eligible for telework one day per week at the discretion of the Assistant Director.



Hiring Range: $117,000.00 to $146,640.00 annually.




Recruitment will be reviewed regularly and will close on or before July 16th, 2024 or when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications. 




Apply online by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.




Deputy Planning & Dev Dir, ID# 54581,