Director, Building & Plan Review

Henry County Board of Commissioners
McDonough, Georgia

The purpose of this classification is to plan, direct and oversee operations and staff involved with permitting, plan review, inspections, and related building and construction activities.

  • Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff: develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work: prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
  • Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal, codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures: ensures adherence to established procedures; and initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Develops and implements long- and short-term plans, goals, and objectives for the department: evaluates performance and effectiveness of current services, programs, and systems in relation to growing needs of the County in regards to permitting, plan review and related inspections; and identifies and implements needed changes, modifications and/or enhancements.
  • Develops, implements and monitors policies and procedures for the department: reviews efficiency and effectiveness of operations, methods, processes, and procedures; designs and?implements?new and revised policies and/or processes; interprets, explains and enforces local, state, and federal codes, rules, regulations and standards; conducts staff meetings; and provides information, updates, coordination of work activities.
  • Develops and administers department budget: forecasts funding needs for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; coordinates budget development with subordinate staff; processes and approves deposits, disbursements and related financial documentation; and monitors revenues and expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Analyzes proposed and pending codes, regulations, and laws: recommends revisions to local, state, and federal entities; identifies and analyzes impact of proposed or pending regulations on department activities, policies, and procedures; and develops and implements strategies to ensure compliance with newly passed regulations and legislation.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
  • Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
  • Communicates with County administrators and elected officials, County employees, contractors, developers, architects, other government agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Henry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

It is the policy of Henry County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics or disability.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration or a related field required; Master’s Degree is preferred; supplemented by seven years of progressively responsible experience in permitting, plan review and inspections, to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must possess and maintain designation as a Certified Building Official.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Knowledge, Skill, Abilities/ Supplemental Information:

  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to synthesize, hypothesize, and/or theorize concerning data involving modification of existing policies, strategies and/or methods to meet unique or unusual conditions.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to do so within the context of existing organizational theories and management principles.
  • Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to function in a director capacity for a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction.
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information, such as statistical reports, time sheets, leave slips, purchase requisitions, engineering drawings, etc.
  • Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in critical and/or unexpected situations involving moderate risk to the organization.
  • Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
  • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
  • Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Salary & Benefits
Salary to be Determined

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