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Organization:  City of Boulder
Job Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Colorado (CO)
City:  Boulder
Post Code:  80302
Salary and Benefits:  $55,050.00 - $83,900.00 Annually
01/10/2014

Under general supervision, to review commercial/residential construction documents for conformance with city codes and provide the public and city staff with technical assistance and information regarding construction codes and standards pertaining to code compliance of structures within the city. This position functions as a member of a team emphasizing a problem-solving orientation, effective communication, high integrity, effective and efficient service to the public and co-workers, and accountability in completion of tasks, and performs related duties as required.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Reviews construction documents included with building permit applications for compliance with adopted Building Codes to include, building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy, green building regulations and standards. This includes the following:
• Application completeness check and follow up with the applicant or design professional by phone, written correspondence, assistance meeting or combination of any or all methods. Determines acceptance or rejection of building permit applications based on review.
• Informs project applicants of city requirements, processes, and deadlines, from time of initial contact to completion of the project.
• Review construction design specifications and calculations for compliance with engineering, zoning and building provisions, and consult with the designer to clarify or make corrections as necessary.
• Analyzes and determines structural engineering calculations are accurate, and that design assumptions are adequate for local design conditions.
• Evaluate alternative materials or construction methods and report findings to the Chief Building Official for determination of equivalency.
• Verifies construction valuation to determine appropriate building permits fees.
• Records review comments, special reports, correspondence, approvals, pre-construction meeting results and decisions in the permit tracking data system.
• Reviews amendments or addenda on resubmittals and field changes for approval and documentation.

2. Serves as a technical resource for the International Codes, Green Points, and Energy Code for customers and staff. This includes the following:
• Provides technical and administrative support to Project Specialists, Engineering Review staff and Zoning Administrator.
• Makes determinations regarding customer and staff inquiries about project applications, codes, processes, building construction, and other permit or business process related matters.
• Participates in the development and maintenance of operational procedures, departmental policies, public information, customer self-help materials, permit applications and associated publications.
• Supports enforcement efforts by analyzing issues and providing documentation for City Attorney's Office and enforcement staff, and testifies in court as necessary.
• May attend public meetings, to aid in issues identification, and provide information to the community about applicable city processes, requirements, opportunities for participation and related matters.

3. Coordinates with other review and permitting staff to facilitate and implement project review and construction completion. This includes the following:
• Interacts with professional engineers, architects, contractors, and permit applicants to discuss and resolve design issues.
• Works with applicants to make changes in project applications necessary to comply with community plans, policies, codes and criteria, while respecting the needs and objectives of the applicant.
• Organizes, plans and schedules pre-construction meetings when necessary.
• Supports building inspectors and may perform field inspections when needed

4. Facilitates and manages processes and projects. This may include the following:
• Manages projects involving the periodic review, analyses, and adoption of new building codes and standards, and participates in the associated public review and hearing process.
• Coordinates project activities and tasks, and directs the activities of project team members. Facilitates and supports on going communication processes. Administers training processes, as needed.
• Facilitates processes within groups to explore options, develop consensus, and implement policy directions. This may include making presentations to multi departmental, citizen, or advisory board groups, facilitating meetings, and conducting public hearings.
• Compiles and prepares information or special reports in response to citizen, departmental, or other requests.
• Maintains knowledge of City plans, policies, codes, requirements, community objectives and issues; maintains personal and professional standards of continuous improvement.
• Active participation in professional industry groups and organizations.

5. Responds to fire and other emergencies to assist public safety personnel evaluate building (structural) issues to ensure life safety.

6. Optimizes the use of resources, adheres to the procedures of the work group, departments and City policies.

7. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment.

8. Performs related duties as required by management to meet the needs of the City.

Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customer; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; established and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Time Management: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities, gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.
Written Communication: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
Peer Relationships: Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interest and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.
Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; is not upset when things are up in the air; does not have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

CITY VISION AND VALUES:
The City of Boulder is committed to service excellence for an inspired future and the following values:
Customer service - We are dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our community and our co-workers by demonstrating consistent and professional service with a solution-oriented approach
Respect - We champion diversity and welcome individual perspectives, backgrounds and opinions. We are open-minded and treat all individuals with respect and dignity.
Integrity - We are stewards of the public's trust and are committed to service that is transparent and consistent with city regulations and policies. We are honorable, follow through on our commitments and accept responsibility.
Collaboration - We are committed to organizational success and celebrate our shared dedication to public service. We believe community collaboration and the sum of our individual contributions leads to great results.
Innovation - We promote a forward-thinking environment that supports creativity, calculated risks and continuous improvement. We embrace change and learn from others in order to deliver leading edge service.
 




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