086-001 - DIR/BLDG STANDARDS & SAFETY
|Class Title: DIRECTOR|
Grade Number: 17N; $66,941-$92,400 per annum.
Department: Community & Economic Development
Bureau: Building Standards & Safety
This is a Bureau Manager level position that performs a wide variety of planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Bureau that includes construction code administration, inspections and enforcement under the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC), the Allentown Property Rehabilitation and Maintenance Code and related licensing administration, the residential rental inspection and licensing program, the Neighborhood Revitalization Program and provides the administrative support for the department.
Works under the supervision of the Director of Community and Economic Development.
Exercises direct supervision over the Building Code Supervisor, Residential Rental Code Manager and the Pre-Sales Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(A) Provide leadership and guidance to the community regarding matters affecting building and safety. Assures that public Building Standards and Safety needs are systematically and continuously identified and addressed.
(B) Identifies community building and safety needs through surveillance, research, data collection and analysis. Works with community and agency partners to improve the public's safety.
(C) Plans and administers public building and safety programs for the City of Allentown. Oversees the development of program policies, procedures, goals, objectives and standards.
(D) Assures that the activities of the Bureau are in accordance with requirements and regulations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.
(E) Works with elected officials to determine the need for action on issues that impact the public's safety.
(F) Directs the administration and enforcement of building code, laws and regulations.
(G) Provides quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments.
(H) Oversees the development of new or amended City ordinances and regulations related to building and safety issues and supports their passage by City Council.
(I) Prepares the budget for the bureau and approves all bureau expenditures, has input on CDBG Budget also
(J) Implements personnel approved policy guidelines for Council, various boards, commissions and City management
Education and Experience:
(A) Bachelor's degree in structural engineering, or a related field.
(B) Extensive progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in code enforcement work, as a building contractor or architect-structural engineer, or in a related field, considerable experience in housing development and financing.
(C) Experience in the enforcement of building safety regulations.
(D) Equivalent combination of related education and meaningful experience may be substituted.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of building design, construction and equipment.
(B) Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of administration and supervision
(C) Thorough knowledge of governmental organization and public administration
(D) Thorough knowledge of City codes and ordinances and State laws concerning administration, inspection and enforcement activities
(E) Ability to understand and interpret building construction plans and specifications
(F) Ability to give professional supervision, advice and assistance to technical and administrative personnel
(G) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, City Boards and commissions, employees, contractors and the general public
(H) Ability to prepare clear and concise reports of bureau activities
(I) Ability to study operations and institute improvements without undue disruption of existing operations
(J) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, professionals, lay groups and the general public.
(K) Excellent communication skills, including the ability to develop and
express ideas and opinions concisely, comprehensively, and clearly in oral and written form. Considerable knowledge of word processing, and other computer software (i.e., Excel, Power Point, etc.)
(L) Demonstrate excellent negotiation skills
(M) Ability to demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
(N) Must have the highest standards of ethics and understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
(O) Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others to achieve the goals of the City's administrative team
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
This position requires intensive daily use of computers and peripherals, phone, and other electronic office devices.
Work is performed mostly in the office; some field work is necessary. Outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of equipment. Must have physical agility to move through worksites under construction.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear; required to climb in/out of trenches; maneuver through undeveloped/difficult terrain, climb ladders and through small openings.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but could be loud at a construction site.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.