Prince William County is a growing, diverse and dynamic community located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C. and the Northern Virginia area.
If you are interested in being part of an organization committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Prince William County, the Department of Development Services, Division of Building Development is seeking to fill a full time position as a Building Code Enforcement Supervisor. This position performs general and specialized oversight of the Building Code Enforcement function, staffing and programs including Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code enforcement and Building Occupancy Evaluations. This position is responsible for monitoring and delivering targeted performance outcomes; training, mentoring and evaluating personnel; evaluating and improving business processes and procedures; participating as a member of the management team within the Division; and similar duties related to supervising the code enforcement process and personnel. Must be certified by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development as a Combination Residential Inspector and a Commercial Trade Inspector in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
This position reports directly to the Building Construction Services Branch Chief. Come join a team that values quality service, integrity, and accountability.
$62,029.50 - $83,674.50
General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs difficult technical work and responsible supervisory work in the coordination of enforcement efforts related to multi-disciplinary inspections of commercial and residential structures involving the application of electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and building construction codes, ordinances and regulations, exercising considerable judgment and initiative. Work involves assigning and supervising the investigation of complaints, enforcement of the provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC), and coordination of Joint Occupancy Evaluations with the Fire Marshall's Office.
Works is performed under the general supervision of the Building Official. Supervision is exercised over subordinate Code Compliance Inspectors.
Investigates complaints pertaining to unsafe structures, erosion control, drainage, transportation, or site development to verify violations; coordinates with property owners, homeowners associations, developers and contractors for corrective action; approves agreements to resolve complaints; liaise with inspectors, engineers, supervisors to ensure corrective action is completed within required time frame; prepares Violation Notices and Stop Work Orders to halt non-compliance;
Participates in pre-construction meetings to explain County requirements and non-compliance penalties; and serves on inter-jurisdictional committees dealing with code enforcement related issues as required;
Discuss and advise customers on technical, legal, and contractual issues;
Plans, organizes, assigns, trains, and evaluates subordinate personnel;
Assigns and supervises the work of Inspectors who investigate complaints of Building Code violations of new construction, non-permitted construction and existing structures;
Monitors cases and ensures consistency in enforcement activities of commercial and residential building construction inspections to ensure compliance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC), applicable national codes, and local ordinances;
May conduct field inspections to investigate possible violations; Identifies code sections being violated and cites in written reports;
Follows laws, regulations, County policies and department procedures;
Enforces the provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC), applicable national codes, and local ordinances by educating the general public and compelling the code violators to abate violations while ensuring building safety;
Researches County records and documents for permit history, ownership, contractor information and proper parties for service of process;
Advises the Building Official of the issuance of Violation Notices and Stop Work Orders; and notices of unsafe structures in conjunction with evacuating an occupied structure;
Prepares correspondence; Composes technical reports of inspection findings and code violations; Maintains inspection records;
Interprets and advises staff on a variety of State laws, local laws and codes pertaining to building constructions; Keeps abreast of code modifications;
Manages the Joint Occupancy Evaluations (JOE) Program with the Fire Marshall's Office;
Prepares criminal complaints to be filed with the Magistrates Office;
Prepare cases for prosecution by compiling evidence; preparing trial documents;
Testifies in court on code violation cases;
Participates in multi-agency Building Safety Task Force (i.e., Neighborhood Services Division, Fire Marshal's Office, Health Department and Police Department) to conduct building investigations and coordinates a unified approach to obtaining abatement of unsafe conditions.
Communicates and coordinates with the assigned Department Project Manager(s) to ensure that applications and plan submissions are responsive to the requirements for abating Violation Notices.
Uses specialized software to assign cases, track and monitor cases and permit histories, and update cases.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code; thorough knowledge of County and departmental policies, procedures and technical standards as they relate to typical tasks; general knowledge of the State laws related to the prosecution of Building Code Violations;
general knowledge of the court processes; thorough knowledge of all trade codes and their related building systems, materials and methods of construction for residential structures; thorough knowledge of one trade code and its related building systems, materials and methods of construction for commercial structures; general knowledge of the County Zoning Codes, the Virginia Building Maintenance Code, the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, the Virginia Health Department Regulations and the three additional trade codes for commercial structures; some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervisory techniques; skill in motivating, developing, and directing people as they work; ability to plan, organize, assign, train and evaluate the work of subordinates; ability to manage cases; ability to organize and prepare work independently; ability to draft documents with both technical and legal accuracy; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with building owners, building tenants, contractors, the public, other code enforcement agencies, and the Commonwealth Attorney's Office; ability to use diplomacy, firmness and tact in enforcing building codes and ordinances; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to use specialized software.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an Associate's Degree in Construction Management, Criminal Justice (i.e. Criminal Law Studies, Building Codes); and 5-7 years of job related building experience in residential, commercial and industrial construction, and 1-2 years supervisory experience.
Must possess a valid driver's license;
Must pass DMV record check;
Must successfully complete an in-house training program for Combination Inspectors;
Must be certified by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development as a Combination Residential Inspector and a Commercial Trade Inspector in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.