Chief Building Inspections
Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of 1.1 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protects the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 26,000 building and site plans, issuing nearly 60,000 building permits, and conducting over 216,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.
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Manages, directs and evaluates the work performed by staff responsible for engineering evaluation and inspections of residential and commercial construction to confirm compliance with related codes and standards. Communicates development regulations to contractors, developers, builders, architects, engineers and other stakeholders. Provides technical and engineering support on matters related to building code requirements. Monitors workload and processes to optimize resources and makes adjustments as needed. Responsible for quality of work through training, mentoring and team building. Assists in the implementation of third-party review and inspection programs and initiatives. Leverages new technologies to enhance the operation of the branch. Responds during emergencies to manage damage assessment operations. Employment Standards
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, building construction or related field; plus five years of progressively responsible experience in building inspections, building code compliance, or management and administration of building code enforcement, including two years of directly related supervisory experience and inspection experience in two of the following areas: electrical, plumbing, mechanical, building and/or combination inspection.
Experience in the design, review and inspections of residential and commercial structures. Experience in the enforcement of the International Code Council family of codes as well as the National Electrical Code. Excellent communication skills. Experience in emergency management operations.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver's license. Certified Building Official or all of the following within 18 months of hire: Residential Building Inspector, Residential Electrical Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector, Residential Plumbing Inspector, Commercial Building Inspector, Commercial Electrical Inspector, Commercial Mechanical Inspector and Commercial Plumbing Inspector.
The following physical requirements are with or without reasonable accommodation: ability to operate key-board driven equipment and use large platform monitors to review plans. Ability to lift plans up to 50 pounds. Ability to perform sedentary tasks.
The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Panel interview, may include a written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY.