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San Miguel County, CO - Building Official

San Miguel County, CO (pop. 7,800) A dynamic, resort community with beautiful mountains, ranch lands and high desert areas, seeks candidates to serve as its next County Building Official.  Located in Western Colorado, the County is rich in history. Its built environment includes large, high-end residences, commercial properties, and western ranches. The world class Telluride Ski Resort is located here. The County’s largest towns are Telluride, Norwood, and Mountain Village.  Residents enjoy excellent schools, high quality municipal services, and access to extensive public lands.  Easily accessible outdoor activities include hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing (both nordic and alpine), snow shoeing, and four-wheel driving.  Numerous festivals and social activities are also available.

This position manages, coordinates, and performs professional plan reviews and inspections and is also involved in building code reviews, updates, and code enforcement activities.  The position reports to the Director of Planning and Building. The County’s built environment is largely oriented to residential structures and includes a full spectrum of buildings from modest homes to large, complex, high end residences. The ability to work effectively with all citizens, the building community, and other departments is critical to the success of this position.

Candidates will be expected to have: two to four years’ education from an accredited college or university in construction, civil engineering, architecture, or related field; three to five years of experience in professional building inspection or construction with at least two of those years in a supervisory or management capacity.  Experience with large, high end, complex residential structures and plan reviews is very important.  Also, highly desired is a working knowledge of electronic permit tracking systems or other data base management systems and familiarity with GIS.  Finally, experience with energy efficiency and green building codes is a plus. Additional building management experience may be accepted in lieu of educational requirements. In conducting inspection candidates must perform physical inspections requiring the full range of body movements in all types of weather conditions. Candidates must possess an International Code Council (ICC) Building Inspector and Plan Examiner certificate and possess or obtain a valid Colorado driver’s license. An ICC Mechanical Inspector license is desired.

The next Building Official must have high integrity and a demonstrated track record of effective customer service and team building.  The successful candidate will have strong communication and supervisory skills, and the ability to manage daily activities with a minimum of oversight from the Director of Planning and Building.  Salary range is $72,112-$79,600 with starting salary to step five (DOQ) and an attractive benefits package including a program for down payment assistance for homes bought or built in San Miguel County.  Candidates should apply by Monday, April 3, 2017 with resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references to to the attention of Cristi Musser, Vice President or Sarah McKee, Vice President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240; Fax: 866-401-3100.

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