Deputy Building Official

  • 2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, North Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Apr 05, 2021
Building and Safety Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Assists the Building Official in planning, organizing, managing and evaluating the day-to-day activities and operations of the Building & Fire Safety Division within the Land Development & Community Services Department. Responsibilities include ensuring that all building and construction is compliant with the applicable codes, ordinances and laws of North Las Vegas through means of enforcement and code interpretation; exercises direct supervision over Building and Fire Safety field inspectors, administrative and technical staff; provides highly responsible and complex administrative and technical support to the Building Official or Director of Land Development and Community Services. Receives administrative direction from the Building Official. This class is distinguished from Building Official or Director of Land Development and Community Services in that the latter has overall management responsibility for all division activities and functions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Duties may include, but are limited to, the following :)
  • Assist in managing all services and activities of the Building and Fire Safety Division including administration, code updates, plans examination, permits and inspections; recommends improvements when necessary.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; identify areas of improvement.
  • Exercise independent judgment, initiative and discretion within scope of work assigned.
  • Recommend, plan and implement short-term and long-term goals, objectives, organizational structure and policies and priorities for assigned areas of responsibly to ensure efficient organization and completion of work. Provide technical and administrative assistance, including project management, to the Building and Fire Safety Division.
  • Compose various correspondence on own initiative to expedite work processes and completion timelines; demonstrate consistent effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work flow processes, and work cooperatively to provide seamless quality customer service.
  • Assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; direct and implement changes.
  • Provide technological support in the use of various computer programs and media platforms adopted by the City; demonstrate proficiency in the use of Bluebeam, Energov and other related permitting and archiving programs; identify program efficiencies as processes are updated.
  • Participate in the development and administration of the division's annual budget as assigned; forecast additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments as necessary.
  • Coordinate with other City departments, divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve outstanding issues; provide staff support to assigned boards and commissions.
  • Provide responsible staff assistance to the Building Official or Director; prepare and present division reports, other necessary correspondence, and agenda items.
  • Interact with community groups, citizens and businesses involved with adopted technical codes and inspection issues.
  • Assist in responding to and resolving difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; review contractor claims against the City; review, investigate, and settle disputes between developers and the City.
  • Maintain and enhance professional knowledge and skills through the attendance of seminars, training programs and meetings; stay informed of new trends and innovations in the area of technical expertise and the fields of building and fire Safety.
  • Assist in the continued transformation of paper based and legacy technology service center to an innovative customer based permitting and inspection delivery model.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • General Office Equipment
  • Personal Computer
  • Construction Documents
  • Calculator
  • Motor Vehicle

Education and Experience:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in civil engineering, architecture, construction management or a related field.
  • Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in construction, inspection, plans examination, permitting and related activities in a large public agency setting, which includes five years of supervisory experience. Equivalency: Ten years of progressively complex and responsible construction, inspection, plans examination, permitting or other related work experience, which includes seven years of supervisory experience, may be substituted for the education and experience required above.
  • Prior experience working in Municipal Government is preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
  • Possession of International Code Council (ICC) certification as Certified Building Official (CBO) at time of hire and maintenance thereafter.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record and ability to obtain appropriate Nevada state driver's license within 30 days or per state law.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Computer programs including Energov, Bluebeam and various permitting and archiving software related to the work.
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles, practice and administration of building and fire safety programs, including permit issuance, plans examination, inspections and records retention in order to oversee planning and implementation of building and fire safety operations.
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Management skills to analyze programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Effectively develop and manage division mission and operations.
  • Administering programs and staff through subordinate supervision.
  • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work and providing for their professional development.
  • Developing effective work groups and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer service in the most cost effective and efficient manner.
  • A high level of analytical skills to evaluate delivery of critical public services; respond to deficiencies by identifying and implementing appropriate corrective actions; develop and administer sound policies, procedures and budgets; and oversee the work of others.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership and perform a broad range of supervisory responsibility over others; as well as to effectively interact with various departments, citizens and vendors.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contracted in the course of work.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining complex policies, codes and regulations.
  • Setting priorities, coordinating multiple activities and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Reading and interpreting plans, specifications and contracts.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Planning, organizing, assigning, supervising, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff.
  • Ability to speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.
  • Ability to supervise and manage employees and work programs.
  • Ability to analyze, coach, and counsel staff for peak performance.
  • Ability to accomplish work under changing priorities.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations involving complex customer service and personnel issues with tact and discretion.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies and the public.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions with abstract and/or concrete variables.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to touch, handle, or feel, climb or balance, talk or hear, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites; strength and stamina to inspect various construction projections and facilities; vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.
This position requires a Tier II background check with the North Las Vegas Police Department. Background check includes but is not limited to: Local and State Criminal History Check; Federal Criminal History Check and will automatically include a VSA depending on the type of access to confidential Information the position will have.

Additional Information
  • People Group: Appointed
  • Grade: ACE-23
  • Minimum Salary: 73843.28
  • Maximum Salary: 113587.59
  • Pay Basis: YEARLY

Job Address

2250 Las Vegas Boulevard North, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030 United States View Map