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Village of Lincolnshire, Building Official

Lincolnshire, IL (population 7,900) The Village of Lincolnshire invites you to join its collaborative and dynamic team as its next Building Official in the Community & Economic Development Department (CED). Lincolnshire’s Building Official should have a passion for helping residents and businesses achieve their dreams, while balancing professional codes and community standards. CED consists of a five-person team working across departments to promote a seamless permit and construction process. The Building Official plays a key role in researching and recommending adoption of construction codes, permit requirements, and the structure of fees/fines. The Village has existing contractual agreements to assist in plan review and inspection operations.

Key Responsibilities

    • Reports directly to the Assistant Village Manager/Community & Economic Development Director.
    • Oversees the day-to-day functions of the Village’s building division including plan reviews, building permit processing, inspection services, as well as building and life safety code enforcement.
    • Enforces building, zoning, property maintenance, and storm water codes.
    • Serves as a single point for contact for construction project managers and “pivot point” to gain assistance and insight from other Village departments as needed.
    • Performs a range of routine and complex inspections to ensure public safety before, during, and after construction activities.
    • Responds to complaints and maintains detailed records of all work performed.
    • Manages several professional service contracts for plan reviews and inspections structural engineering plan reviews; elevator inspections; and fire safety plan reviews and inspections.
    • Continuously enhances skills amid changing building technology and ICC codes.

Qualifications and Conditions

  • Requires an associate degree (i.e., two years) or accredited trade school with course work in architecture, code enforcement, and/or related fields.
  • Demonstrates two to five years of progressively responsible experience in the enforcement of building regulations as a building inspector, building official, plans examiner, or related experience in the construction trades is desirable. A comparable combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • In the case of non-certified applicants, the position may be reclassified to Building Inspector or Plan Reviewer to provide time to obtain ICC certifications. Once certifications are obtained, the position would be reclassified to Building Official. The following certifications must be acquired: Residential Building Inspector (first six months of employment); Commercial Building Inspector (first 12 months of employment); and Certified Building Official (first 24 months of employment). The Village will assume all expenses for testing and materials.
  • Maintains knowledge of approved construction methods, procedures, and materials.
  • Possesses experience inspecting residential and commercial buildings and property maintenance codes (local, state, federal) that apply to new and existing structures.
  • Experience/qualifications as a State of Illinois Licensed Plumber; Registered Architect; and/or Registered Electrician is desirable.
  • Possesses a valid Class D driver’s license.
  • Is adept using the Microsoft Office suite, specifically Word, Excel, and Teams.
  • Familiarity with the BS&A enterprise resource planning suite of applications is desired.
  • The successful candidate must pass a background check, credit check, and drug screen.

Salary, Benefits, and Work Hours: The salary range for this position is $82,460 – $117,800. The starting salary will be offered commensurate with educational and professional experience. The Village offers a competitive benefits package including paid time off; medical, dental, and life insurance; and membership in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Residency is not required.

This is a full-time, exempt position and requires sound judgment, initiative, and discretion. Typical business hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, though flexibility may be considered once the Building Official forms solid working relationships and demonstrates a mastery of administering the permit process. May require evening and weekend in the event of emergency callouts.

To apply: Provide a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Leslie Cole, Village of Lincolnshire, 1 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069, or lcole@lincolnshireil.gov. Lincolnshire is an equal opportunity employer.
Deadline: Position open until filled.
Website: www.lincolnshireil.gov

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