Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0032
Post Date 1/4/2019
Title Building Official
City Mountain Village
State CO


Serves as Building Official for the Town of Mountain Village in reviewing building plans, administering and enforcing building and zoning codes with ancillary supervisory responsibilities of the building inspector.


  • Serves as Chief Building Official for the Town; oversees the permitting, plan review and inspection activities of all Electrical and Plumbing installations within the Town of Telluride and other entities per the approved Intergovernmental Agreement, plan; coordinates activities of plans review, inspections and issuance of permits for the Town of Mountain Village with department staff as needed; provides leadership, direction, and guidance in technical processes and procedures; assures services are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, timelines and goals; reviews and approves project plans, reports and procedures; sets priorities in concert with the Planning and Development Services Director and in some cases, the, Town Attorney, Town Manager or Town Council and assures project deadlines and performance standards are met; interprets, applies and explains codes and regulations; resolves problems that arise due to code or structural design issues; ensures the safety and health of the public is maintained through proper compliance with regulations governing building construction, usage, and occupancy.
  • Manages the building inspector through appropriate delegation and work supervision; works with the department admin to assure appropriate work flow with permit review; reviews work in progress in order to anticipate technical and management problems, as needed;; works with the Planning and Development Services Director to develop priorities, and assigns tasks and projects; , reviews work in progress in order to anticipate technical and management problems; assures that all budget and technical issues are addressed and resolved; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues; hires, trains and develops staff skills and training plans; coaches staff,  implements corrective actions, prepares and conducts performance evaluations.
  • Prepares budget with the Planning and Development Services Director; manages the collection, analysis and reporting of project, operational and financial data; presents proposals and reports, and participates in meetings with Town Council, regional government organizations, community groups, and state agencies; conducts public meetings as needed, and coordinates discussions on Building department issues.
  • Conducts field inspections on complex projects; provides consultation to the Planning and Development Services Director on building code administration and enforcement issues; represents the Town at inter-agency meetings; recommends revisions to codes and ordinances.
  • Responds to code related inquiries and serves as a technical resource to contractors, engineers, architects, lawyers, the town and the general public.
  • Follows up on enforcement related issues until they are resolved working with the Planning and Development Services Director and Town Attorney as needed.
  • Reviews building plans submitted for all new construction projects and monitors for code compliance.
  • Approves plans and/or makes determinations regarding building code deficiencies.
  • Identifies means and methods of necessary corrections; approves modifications, materials, and/or alternate methods of construction.
  • Ensures proper documentation is maintained on all building projects within the Town’s jurisdiction.
  • Supervises and/or conducts building inspections; prepares and maintains inspection documentation.
  • Monitors projects for compliance with Design Review Board requirements, uniform building codes, health and safety regulations, and accessibility guidelines; Analyzes, interprets, and applies building codes, regulations, guidelines, and standards.
  • Refers building permit applications to planning, public works, plaza services, legal as needed.
  • Reviews inspection results with contractors, homeowners, and/or other relevant parties and details necessary corrections required.  
  • Serves as an expert witness in legal hearings and trials pertaining to building code violations.
  • Reinforces the Town’s commitment to the environment by responsible use of electricity, natural gas, fuel, paper, water, and chemicals
  • Reports all unsafe actions, conditions and injuries immediately; promptly investigates accidents and completes required accident reports and First Report of Injury form; takes corrective actions for unsafe conditions which could adversely affect the safety of an employee or the general public; Provides adequate basic job training and safety instruction to employees;  Wears the required personal protective equipment including seat belts when operating any town vehicle
  • Serves as ADA contact for Mountain Village with regulatory requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in architectural design, Engineering, Drafting or related field AND five years supervisory experience in the construction industry and building inspection; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Applicants will be required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their employment.


International Code Council (ICC) Building Official Certification, Combination Inspector Certification, Plan Review Certification, State of Colorado Master Electrician’s License or plumbing license preferred and a valid Colorado State Driver’s License are required.

A Driving record search will be conducted on all applicants prior to employment and will be subject observation throughout their employment.


Knowledge of: Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical /zoning ordinances, regulations and codes; all aspects of building inspection processes and standards; legal issues relating to building and zoning enforcement; building construction materials, processes and methods; architectural design and drafting; blue prints; processes for conducting plan reviews; supervisory principles, practices and methods; Federal and State building codes, regulations, and standards; the Town’s Community Development Code  and design regulations; building inspection processes and documentation; processes for developing and administering budgets; supervisory principles, practices, and methods; adept at electronic plan review and building permit administration.

Skill in:  Overseeing municipal building inspection operations and activities; ensuring the health and safety of the community through proper building code compliance; analyzing and interpreting building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes and regulations; responding to code inquiries and providing consultation to the public; reviewing and approving building plans; conducting building inspections and preparing related documentation; identifying code deficiencies and determining necessary corrections required; developing and administering budgets; supervising, leading, and delegating tasks and authority. effectively and impartially enforce codes and ordinances; detect and deal with code violations; interpret, apply and explain building related codes and ordinances; conduct plan reviews; interpret and utilize building plans and blueprints; communicate effectively and provide oral/written instructions; supervise, lead, and delegate tasks and authority.  Communicating clearly with a variety of constituents; willingness to problem solve building challenges as it relates to existing nonconforming built environment, willingness to work within a regional framework and build relationships regionally.    A general understanding of positive communication and working with a team that includes planning and public works as it relates to development in our community. Understanding of additional geotechnical or geohazard building review including soils, groundwater, wetlands, steep slopes) is strongly encouraged.

Environmental Factors: Work is performed primarily in the field when conducting building inspections and involves exposure to extreme weather conditions, hazardous materials, and general construction hazards.  Plan review occurs electronically and in an office environment.

Physical Factors: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to maneuver around construction sites, work in confined spaces and low light conditions, climb stairs, walls, and ladders, and lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.  Challenging job sites can occur such as maneuvering safely through snow and ice in vehicle and on foot.

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