Chief Building Official

  • 500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado
  • May 10, 2024
Full Time Administration and Management Building and Safety Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

Our Chief Building Official works under the general supervision of the Development Services Director. They direct technical, administrative, and budgeting functions of the Building Division, ensuring that minimum code requirements and inspection standards are accomplished.

The salary range for this position is $115,000 to $139,981 annually with a hiring range of $115,000 - $120,000 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

This opportunity will be available to applicants until the position is filled, with a first reading of resumes planned for May 27, 2024.

A current resume is required, and a cover letter is preferred.

The City of Loveland enjoys an abundance of vacant land and ample water resources, and is ready for all building opportunities. Our Chief Building Official is a key person in this dynamic environment. A passion for providing excellent customer service, solving problems, and improving processes is a must for this position.

Our Development Services team is highly collaborative, welcoming, and appreciates the contributions of everyone. Their office is located in downtown Loveland, with close proximity to dining, the art community, and many cultural events, as well as easy access to nature, outdoor activities, and our park systems.

Please view our video Working at Loveland to learn more about our exceptional Loveland community and the benefits of working for the City.

Essential Functions
  • Provides interpretation and information on codes and ordinances to building inspectors, design professionals, contractors, and general public.
  • Plans, organizes and directs inspections of buildings, structures and related electrical, elevator, plumbing and mechanical installations for compliance with established codes and ordinances.
  • Ensures that compliance with codes and ordinances, policies and standards, are consistently interpreted and administered by reviewing work of building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspectors, code consultants/plans examiner and permit technicians.
  • Establishes policies and procedures for plan review and inspection.
  • Submits difficult problems of compliance and refers non-compliance status to appropriate hearing body or to legal department for disposition.
  • Prepares annual operating budget and controls expenditures.
  • Prepares International Code changes and local municipal codes.
  • Acts as liaison with other departments, divisions, elected and appointed officials, and the public.
  • Maintains records and data to report on the overall performance of the division.
  • Supervises code consultant/plans examiners, building inspector supervisor, and senior permit technician.

Other Job Functions
  • Confers with design professionals, contractors and building owners to interpret building codes and suggest alternative methods of construction.
  • Testifies in hearings or in court on matters related to the Building Division.
  • Serves as staff liaison for various committees and boards such as Construction Advisory Board (CAB), which acts as the Board of Appeals, and others as directed by the Development Services Director.
  • Coordinates review of building plans by members of the Disability Advisory Commission.
  • Procures and supervises contract personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: 4 Year / Bachelors Degree in Civil engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirements on a year-for-year basis.

Required Experience
    • 3 years: Experience as a Plans Examiner, and/or Building Inspector
    • 5 years: Supervisory experience

    • Building Inspector Certification from the International Conference of Building Officials or International Code Council (ICC) preferred.
    • Must possess Plans Examiner Certification from the International Conference of Building Officials or International Code Council (ICC).
    • Must possess Building Official certification from Council of American Building Officials (CABO) or International Code Council (ICC) or with an equivalent state certification.
    • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge sufficient to perform effective methods of administration and supervision of essential functions, theories, practices, codes and ordinances and building inspection activities.
  • Ability to interpret and apply codes and ordinances, to read construction documents, diagnose defects and hazards in structures, electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical installations, and to enforce regulations.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly verbally and in writing and to establish and maintain working relationships.

Physical Demands

Frequent: Minimal physical effort typically found in clerical work. Primarily sedentary, may occasionally lift and carry light objects. Walking and/or standing as needed and minimal.

Working Environment
  • Constant: Exposure to routine office noise and equipment
  • Occasional: Exposure to hazards typically found in general office environments where there is rarely to no exposure to injury or accident.

Additional Working Demands / Conditions

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

City of Loveland job descriptions are designed to describe the general nature and level of work necessary to perform well in the job; they are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, and qualifications. City of Loveland job descriptions may be updated periodically, and additional activities, duties or responsibilities may be assigned by management as deemed appropriate.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie, and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!

In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization, and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Benefits Information

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:
  • Two (2) Medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
  • A Dedicated, exclusive Employee Health and Wellness Center
  • Discounted Chilson Center passes
  • Paid vacation, holidays, floating holidays, and medical leave
  • Flexible spending including Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
  • Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
  • A Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary 529 College Invest program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Market based pay & regular performance reviews
  • Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program

The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

The City of Loveland participates in E-Verify. In accordance with E-Verify requirements, upon your date of hire the City of Loveland will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. E-Verify Notice of Participation. Learn more about your right to work. Visit for more information.

Hybrid Remote Work Eligibility This position may be eligible (subject to approval by the Director) for up to two days per week working remotely. Probationary employees (within the first six months of employment) may not be eligible. Subject to change based on business needs and performance expectations.

Employment offers will be conditional on the successful completion of a driving record and criminal history background check.

Job Address

500 E. Third Street, Loveland, Colorado 80537 United States View Map