Goverment Jobs
March 15, 2019
Kingman, Arizona
Job Type


Job Summary

Mohave County Development Services is currently recruiting for a Chief Building Official for the Building Division
Performs professional and administrative work in the planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of the Building Division of the Development Services Department. The Chief Building Official has division level responsibility for administration and direction of the County's building plan checking, inspection and building code enforcement functions. The incumbent is responsible for formulating policy, developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering the division budget and directing day-to-day operations. Responsibilities allow for a high degree of administrative discretion and require a high level of technical expertise in their execution.

Work is performed independently under administrative direction of the Development Services Director. Work is performed with considerable latitude for discretion and judgment in achieving Division goals and objectives and in supervising and evaluating inspection and clerical support staff. Work is reviewed through conferences and results achieved.

Supervision is exercised directly over a staff of inspection, plan review and clerical support personnel. Acts on behalf of the Director as authorized.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs all activities of the Building Division. Evaluates Division effectiveness. Supervises and evaluates the work of plan review, inspection, and clerical support personnel.
  • Performs plan reviews and building inspections on a regular basis. Ensures compliance to codes, ordinances, state statutes through plan review and inspection of single and multi-family residential, commercial and industrial buildings; alterations to existing structures, including remodeling, room additions, patio covers, etc.; and inspects swimming pools, spas, propane heaters, gas lines, retaining walls, electric service and manufactured homes, and other construction. Performs the more complex and technical reviews and inspections of installations involving multi-trades and unusual engineering designs, methods and materials.
  • Directs the work of subordinates engaged in the inspection of structural, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and other construction related activities, as well as the work of subordinates engaged in plan review for conformance with the appropriate building, plumbing, gas, electrical, mechanical, zoning and housing codes or ordinances.
  • Promotes and ensures exceptional customer service by fostering an environment that treats the development community as partners in Mohave County's Success.
  • Reviews Division work product performing quality assurance and quality control.
  • Issues citations for non-compliance to codes and deviations from approved plans and specifications and for work being done without the necessary permits.
  • Supervises, coordinates and performs a variety of administrative staff work, such as: scheduling; maintaining records; tracking permit applications and inspections; responding to requests for information or services; performing related administrative planning and research activities; preparing correspondence, reports, statistical information; and may prepare budget materials.
  • Tracks the status of plan review and inspections tasks and ensures tasks are completed in a timely manner. Establishes reasonable timelines for completion of all types of reviews ensuring reviews are completed in the shortest reasonable amount of time.
  • Reviews and monitors work of Building Division staff and provides needed training to ensure accurate and prompt service to customers.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports of permits reviewed and issued, inspections performed, and citations issued.
  • Conducts research, investigative and developmental tasks relating to Building Division functions, including: development of standards, codes, policies and procedures, technical training, and budget preparation.
  • Reviews trade literature, publications and conference reports to keep abreast of current technology. Maintains awareness of new and revised codes, new and revised construction methods and materials, and prepares recommendations for changes to codes and regulations.
  • Interprets governing codes, and regulations for employees and the public.
  • Meets with architects, designers, engineers, contractors, homeowners, and others to provide technical assistance, discuss deficiencies, and provide possible corrections and/or alternatives to obtain code compliance.
  • Responds to requests for information and acts in an advisory capacity to County departments on matters of Building Division policies and procedures.
  • Responds to inquiries from field inspectors concerning construction problems requiring plan modifications.
  • Prepares complaints for legal action against violators of codes and ordinances and confers with County Attorney regarding interpretation of ordinances.
  • Takes measures to prevent building construction or alterations without prior issuance of appropriate permits.
  • Prepares documents, certificates and files for the Dangerous Buildings program.
  • Accompanies inspectors to review unusual problems and to provide assistance.
  • Writes technical and administrative reports and presents oral and written reports,
  • Completes performance evaluations; may make hiring recommendations; recommends disciplinary actions; reviews vacations and time off; prepares work schedules and assignments; supervises the activities of assigned personnel; monitors plan reviews, reports and recordkeeping activities filed by assigned personnel for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to policy and procedure guidelines; instructs personnel in departmental policies, procedures and techniques; develops training plans and provides training.
  • Calculates permit fees based on value, occupancy and construction type.
  • Investigates, responds, counsels and resolves complaints involving issuances of citations, building inspections and procedures, or other related building inspection issues and follows up on violations to verify compliance.
  • Investigates complaints and notifies a higher level of authority of the investigation results to determine an outcome of complaint.
  • Conducts fire damage inspections, dangerous building inspections, damage inspections following emergencies or disasters per FEMA requirements, and inspections of buildings being moved.
  • Conducts housing inspections in support of the Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program.
  • Contacts utility companies with approvals so that utilities may be connected.


  • Performs related work as required.
  • Performs special assignments as requested.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, architecture or related field.
  • Five (5) years or more of responsible technical experience performing plan checking, building inspections and ensuring compliance to codes and approved plans and specifications, of which three (3) years were in an administrative and/or supervisory capacity.
  • OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.


  • Must possess a valid driver's license for operation of motor vehicles on Arizona roads at the start of employment and maintain said license while employed in this position.
  • Provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
  • Must have appropriate and qualifying engineering education and have an Engineer-in-Training certificate or a Professional Engineer license or a current certification by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) as a Combination Inspector.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Modern building construction practices, methods, materials and equipment.
  • County codes and ordinances and State laws related to design, construction and modification of residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Details of applicable building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes and ordinances.
  • Building construction methods and materials.
  • Building safety and inspection methods.
  • Phases of construction.
  • Basic principles and requirements of building design and structural engineering.
  • Modern developments, current literature and sources of information in the field of building construction and inspection.
  • The rules of the National Board of Fire Underwriters.
  • Department policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Principles of supervision and administration.
  • Department policies, rules and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Managing and administering building inspection programs to include financial and personnel resources.
  • Utilizing computer systems and applications, personal computers, networked systems and internet in the performance of work assignments, such as graphics, word processing, databases and electronic spreadsheets.
  • Communicating and maintaining professionalism with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate effective building inspection programs.
  • Identify and resolve operational, procedural and personnel problems.
  • Understand and interpret building construction plans, diagrams, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Keep abreast of technological changes.
  • Organize, supervise, train and evaluate the work of inspection and clerical support staff.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and comprehensive reports and memoranda.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Tactfully, firmly and impartially enforce codes/ordinances.
  • Perform necessary mathematical computations and calculations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County Departments, employees, building inspection professionals, developers, contractors, utility companies, public agencies and the general public.
  • Perform the essential functions of the job specifications with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Comply with Mohave County Personnel Policies and Procedures, and Department Regulations.

Mohave County provides two options for Self Insured Medical Plan, paid by Employee & Employer, to regular employees (employees who work at least 30 hours per week). Both plan options utilize the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona for in Arizona coverage, plus the Aetna Choice POS II network for out of Arizona coverage; when you need medical care, select a provider from the directory and verify the provider's current status as a network provider. The medical plans include pharmacy benefits.

  • Summary Plan Description
  • PLAN 1: Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) Plan Deductible $1,000 per person deductible. Calendar Year Out of Pocket Maximum per Single Coverage is $6,300 and $12,700 for Family Coverage.
  • PLAN 2: High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) $3,000 maximum Out of Pocket for Single Coverage and $6000 maximum Out of Pocket maximum for Family

Out of Pocket Maximum includes medical Deductible, medical Copays,Prescription Drug Deductible and Copays.


Teladoc is a healthcare option available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year for non-emergent medical conditions.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

This voluntary benefit is available to all regular employees working at least 30 hours per week. This pre-tax option will reduce taxable income.
  • Health care reimbursement account: up to $2,550 per year
  • Dependent daycare reimbursement account: up to $5,000 per year

Health Savings Account (HSA)

This voluntary benefit is available to all qualified employees who are on the High Deductible Health Plan. This pre-tax option will reduce taxable income. You may elect to contribute up to the full 2018 annual limit:
  • $3,450 max employee contribution for Single coverage
  • $6,900 max employee contribution for Family coverage.


Dental insurance is available to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week through Delta Dental.
  • High Option: $2,000 maximum annual benefit.High Option includes orthodontia benefit with lifetime maximum of $1,500.
  • Low Option: $2,000 maximum annual benefit.


Vision insurance is available to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week through EyeMed Vision Care. EyeMed offers access to a broad network of independent providers as well as access to out-of-network providers.
Short Term Disability
Coverage is through The Standard

Short-Term Disability (STD) is insurance that replaces some of your income if an injury or illness prevents you from working. Provided by Mohave County.

Employee Assistance Program(EAP)

Coverage is through The Holman Group to all Mohave County employees.

EAP is to help employees deal with personal problems that often impact job performance, health and well-being.

Life Insurance
Coverage is through Standard Life Insurance

  • Basic Life Insurance / Accidental Death & Dismemberment of $50,000
  • Provided by Mohave County to regular employees working at least 30 hours per week

Optional / Voluntary Benefits

Payroll deductions are available for the following Optional / Voluntary Benefits:
  • Supplemental Life Insurance is available through The Standard Life Insurance Company for employees, spouse and dependent children.
  • Tax Deferred Compensation Plan 457: this option is voluntary and available to all employees through ICMA-RC or Nationwide.

Retirement Systems / Long-Term Disability
Mohave County is a participating agency in these retirement systems:

  • (ASRS) Arizona State Retirement System: Employees working at least 20 hours per week for 20 weeks or more.
  • Correction Officers Retirement Plan:
  • (CORP): Employees in Adult Detention positions with Sheriff's Office
  • (AOC-CORP): Juvenile Detention and Adult Probation (Superior Court)
  • (PSPRS):Public Safety Personnel Retirement System: Employees in certain positions with the Sheriff's Office.

Additional Benefits
The following additional benefits are available to all regular employees:

  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Payroll direct deposit
  • Paid Time Off ? vacation/sick time
  • Pre-tax deduction plan
  • Bereavement Leave
These materials were created to help you understand the benefits available to you. This is not a Summary Plan Description and is not intended to replace the benefit summaries or schedule of benefits contained within the Plan. If any provision of these materials is inconsistent with the language of the Plan, the language of the Plan will govern.