Pasco County has enjoyed over three decades of sound fiscal stewardship under a trusted administration and senior management team. As these leaders, many with 30+ years of service, are now retiring, Pasco County is entering into an era of building on this solid foundation through innovative strategies, continuous process improvement, and a focus on performance excellence. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who believe that business as usual is just not good enough.
Highly responsible professional, administrative, and supervisory work directing a major department of County Government which is responsible for ensuring compliance with building regulations and enforcement of the various codes and ordinances of the County and State.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversees development and implementation of all activities and programs of the Building Construction Department, consisting of operation of the Central Permitting and Building Inspection Divisions, establishing goals, objectives, and special projects. Supervises each division in the preparation of annual budgets in adherence to budgetary appropriations and procedures. Develops policies and procedures for divisions. Advises the Assistant County Administrator on the activities and needs of the department and the results of its overall operations. Represents the Department before the Board of County Commissioners; presents issues, projects, proposals, and recommendations for Board action. Monitors the operations of the divisions to ensure conformance with stated departmental and County policies, goals, and objectives, and identifies improvements and coordinates appropriate actions. Performs ongoing evaluation and improvement of service delivery systems. Researches innovative systems and techniques by which to better serve the Department’s clients. Serves to interact between staff and the public in resolving problems in operations or review of policies and regulations. Coordinates review of proposed ordinances, policies, inquiries, general information, or other contacts on other than routine day-to-day operations. Provides guidance, direction, and administrative support to division managers. Performs mentoring and evaluations of staff through conferences, observations, and written reports and recognizes successes in achieving established goals. Develops and increases staff understanding of the codes and processes through identifying or establishing training opportunities. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of management as applied specifically to governmental administration and operations. Knowledge of budgetary procedures and preparations. Knowledge of impact fees and fee accounting systems. General knowledge of the administration of state and local ordinances and enforcement. Knowledge of building code administration, flood plain management, contractor licensing, and the construction industry as related to building department activities including knowledge of federal rules and regulations governing due process and equal protection. Ability to interpret drawings, diagrams, specifications, codes and regulations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the County Commissioners, County employees, business partners, other governmental agencies, and the public; often in stressful situations. Ability to set a vision for the future. Ability to build a strong leadership team that is capable of implementing the vision and goals of the County. Ability to analyze and solve administrative problems. Ability to prepare and analyze operating procedures and administrative reports. Ability to represent the County at public speaking events. Must be an effective change agent driven to inspire and implement change with excellent customer service, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to maintain an enthusiastic, self-reliant, and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountability. Ability to anticipate work to be done and initiate proper and acceptable direction for completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing, and vision skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or comparable related field. Master's degree in Management or Administration is preferred. Ten years of experience as a Building Code Administrator or Building Official required. Experience with a jurisdictional population greater than 100,000 people is preferred.
The Chief Building Official should possess a working knowledge of, and ability to implement the principles of high performing organizations (the Florida Sterling Model, Malcolm Baldrige, LEAN, etc.). One or more of the following certifications is preferred: Florida Sterling Examiner, Baldrige Examiner, Kaizen, or Project Management Professional (PMP).
A comparable amount of directly related experience MAY be substituted at the County’s discretion for the minimum educational requirements if candidates are not available that fully meet the minimum requirements of the position as posted.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Current Standard Certification as a Building Code Administrator, as defined in Florida Statute 468, Part XII. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must become a Pasco County resident within one ( 1 ) year of employment start date.
A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Salary for current Pasco County BOCC employees is in accordance with the Career Service Manual. The starting salary for all other candidates will typically be at the bottom of the pay range for the job classification; however, it may be higher within the range depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant, the pool of candidates and the job duties associated with the position.