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Building Official

Building Official Position Opening

Graduation from high school plus two (2) years of management in a building department environment, four (4) years of experience in the inspection or construction trade and a minimum of two (2) years of experience as an inspector for a governmental agency, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Specialized training in commercial, residential or industrial building methods and practices provided through technical college, professional workshops or university studies. Experience in the construction industry at the journeyman level can be traded year for year with education and training.

Considerable latitude is granted for the exercise of discretion, independent judgment and initiative with respect to matters of significance. Supervision is exercised over building inspectors and administrative staff. The principal duties of the position are performed in a general office environment with some field inspections required.


The primary functions of an employee in this position are to oversee and administer the daily operations of the department, including planning, organizing, directing, prioritizing, resolving differences and/or complaints, determining permit fees, preparing complete and accurate reports, assigning and monitoring work flow, establishing department policies and practices, and assuring proper training for all department staff.

Performs a variety of full performance, para-professional and technical duties as needed to assure compliance with, state and/or federal building, electrical, plumbing, fire and mechanical codes and city ordinances. Performs plan reviews and inspections on residential, commercial and industrial buildings for conformance with the International Codes.

Special Requirements

  • Must possess a valid Utah Driver License with good driving record;
  • Must be an I.C.C. Certified Commercial Combination Inspector; or alternatively may be an I.C.C. certified Residential Combination Inspector and become certified as a Commercial Inspector within two years of initial employment, with an emphasis of the first certification being fire;
  • As a minimum, must hold a license with the State of Utah as a Limited Building Inspector.

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