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Chief Building Official, City of Avondale

Applications Accepted As Of: Mar 8 2024
Date of Closing: Sep 30 2024

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Salary: $97,762.00-$146,643.00 Annually

The City of Avondale has an opportunity for a Chief Building Official with the Development Services Department. This is a FLSA exempt, full-time position with benefits. 

Directs, manages, and coordinates activities of the Building Services Division including plan review, inspections, permit administration, and the development services center counter. The Chief Building Official is responsible for the administration and supervision of operational programs, budget, development of strategic objectives, activities, and other functions. Oversees the front counter operations, software systems, and digital plan review processes. Manages complex and multi-disciplinary activities, and exercises independent judgment in working with departments and division managers on private and city development projects. Provides direct supervision to staff and provides technical support on building code issues. Interprets building codes, coordinates construction projects, compiles statistical information, and prepares and administers the budget. Work involves managing a variety of special projects and initiatives integral to the City’s vision, research and analysis, and meetings involving various City Departments and Divisions. Strong manager with leadership skills, political acumen, and the ability to work within an established group of professional staff, managing staff, serving as a technical advisor, and resolving issues. Able to effectively organize and prioritize the division’s workload and skillfully manage project expectations. Understands the importance of public engagement and finding balance and compromise between a wide variety of stakeholders. Ability to collaborate with the Department’s Planning and Administration Divisions, the Engineering Services Department, and other City Departments and Divisions.

The first review of applications will be on Monday, March 18, 2024, and weekly thereafter.