Arlington County's Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) is seeking a senior level technical and administrative employee to work under the direction of the Building Official and Field Services Manager. The employee will be responsible for monitoring projects and reviewing reports from the Special Inspection agencies during the building construction regarding compliance with Arlington County Special Inspection program requirements. Career ladder up to $103,958.40 with satisfactory performance of senior level requirements and certification in two or more plan review specialty areas. Specific duties include:
Reviewing development and monitoring construction documents for compliance with the International Building Code, and the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code;
Interpreting and enforcing codes, regulations and ordinances;
Reviewing building plans for Multi-family Residential, Commercial and High-Rise structures;
Performing daily field inspections in order to monitor and verify that ongoing construction is in compliance with Building Codes;
Providing code consultation services to builders, developers, engineers, property owners, architects and other governmental agencies;
Attending state sponsored code update meetings;
Representing the Division and the County at meetings and public hearings; and
Physically transporting building plans to various work locations.
Assignments require analytical thinking and are performed in accordance with accepted code standards and applicable legal ordinances and regulations.
A two-year (Associate's) degree or technical school program equivalent to 60 college level semester hours in a field related to Architecture, Engineering (structural or civil); plus extensive experience in a discipline related to building structure/engineering. The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply modern principles and practices of the engineering/technical field to which the position is assigned;
Knowledge of applicable codes, statutes, regulations, and computer applications relevant to the assigned engineering/technical field;
Skill in negotiating agreements with engineers, developers, contractors, and governmental professionals to bring about compliance with applicable permitting, engineering, and code requirements;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships among staff, community representatives, and representatives from other jurisdictions, and the ability to work effectively as a team participant;
Ability to acquire the knowledge of the legal mandates which define/limit the public service mission of the division and department; and
Ability to express oneself clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Arlington County's strong economy, diverse population, significant national landmarks, unsurpassed quality of life, engaged community and world-renowned location (a stone's throw from the Nation's Capital), makes it the ideal place to work, live and play. Arlington County has a 2017 operating budget of $1.1 billion and employs approximately 3,700 highly dedicated employees.