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Building Official

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Building Official

Stamford, CT

Posting Date: February 09, 2018
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Overview back to top

Under the general direction of the Director of Operations or designee, enforces Local and State laws concerning the construction, alteration and demolition of the buildings and structures. Ensures the compliance of all residential and commercial structures with the building code. In addition, supervises inspections by department personnel to ensure that building codes are applied consistently throughout the City and that the department satisfies established quality/timeliness standards for plan review, inspections and permit/certificate issuance. Other duties of the Building Official are to manage, organize, plan, coordinate, train, direct, control and review the activities of all personnel in the Building Inspection Department. Represents the City as the expert in the field of code administration and enforcement. Performs other related duties as required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to maintain positive communications and interactions with those who have matters before the department, including residents, property owners, builders, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, attorneys and their representatives.

Qualifications back to top

Candidates should have a strong management background, including experience in supervising staff, evaluating employee performance, providing training opportunities, scheduling departmental activities, creating and implementing policies/procedures, assessing performance, formulating budgets and maintaining quality controls. Candidates should have strong computer skills and the ability to track performance electronically using specialized permit software.

Strong written and presentation skills, as well as the ability to prepare written reports, is essential. Candidates should be able to communicate effectively to the public and make presentations to management and public officials using computer equipment, PowerPoint and other software.

Applicants should have a minimum 10 years of experience working in a municipal building department and/or in a field related to the building industry, including at least 5 years of management experience. A bachelor’s or advanced degree in architecture, engineering, management or a related field is preferred. Certification as a licensed Building Official in the State of Connecticut and a valid motor vehicle license is required for this position.

How to Apply back to top

Stamford has retained CCM Executive Search to fill this position. All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential until an appropriate time in the selection process. The position will be open until filled; however, resumes will start to be reviewed as they are received. To be considered, send your resume and salary requirements to For more information, please click here.