Building & Safety Services Director

City Of Rancho Cucamonga, CA Rancho Cucamonga , CA 91730

Posted 6 days ago

WHY JOIN #TEAMRC

The City of Rancho Cucamonga is seeking a highly innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking problem solver to join the Executive Management Team as the Building & Safety Services Director. The Building & Safety Services Director will positively influence day-to-day operations, have a "can-do" attitude, and be comfortable with a hands-on and proactive approach to all aspects of Departmental procedures.

This position may be perfect for you if:

  • You have a natural interest in coaching and mentoring staff.

  • You can clearly communicate strategy and procedures leading staff to achieve City goals effectively and efficiently.

  • You possess exceptional interpersonal skills to nurture positive and productive relationships.

  • You are a highly innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking leader who can effectively solve problems.

  • You can identify and promptly respond to multiple stakeholders' issues, concerns, and needs.

  • You can work collaboratively and deal effectively with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, representatives from public agencies, and the public.

  • You are deeply committed to the organization and maintaining a world-class community.

  • You are a visionary with a strong desire to further the goals of the Building & Safety Department and City Council.

Why Join #TEAMRC

The City of Rancho Cucamonga is not your typical public agency employer. We have evolved from the antiquated civil service government employment of the past. Our driving force, known as TeamRC, embodies a culture of innovation and collaboration. Our employees are the best representation of our values and strive to be on the cutting edge of diversity, inclusion, and technology.

Being a part of TeamRC, whether you're front and center or behind the scenes, you can rest assured that your work makes a positive impact in the community you serve. Our enthusiasm for public service and our commitment to continuous learning help TeamRC focus on what really mattersservice and people. WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING HERE AT TEAM RC

The Department

The Building & Safety Services Department consists of Administrative and Support Services, Building Inspection, Building/Fire Plan Review, and Permit Issuance.

Quality services are provided to the community in a manner that is comprehensive, efficient, and knowledgeable. Through innovative programming, technology, and the highest standard of codes, the City continues its commitment to excellent public safety and quality of life by building strong relationships and partnerships with residents, businesses, and the development community.

Opportunities and Challenges

The ideal candidate for the position of Building & Safety Services Director will have the opportunity to influence individuals, the team, and others in the organization toward personal and cultural growth. TeamRC provides a dynamic system of support vital to the success of the organization. Candidates for this key position will have the opportunity to provide support for other team members, working toward common goals. A consistent challenge is managing economic and industry fluctuations; therefore, strategic planning must be at the forefront. Further, the ideal candidate will have the inherent ability to anticipate changes in the social and cultural environments and work collaboratively seeking inclusive solutions to succeed and thrive.

The Position

The Building & Safety Services Director is part of a dynamic and highly effective Executive Team. Under administrative direction, the Building & Safety Services Director will manage, plan, and direct the Building & Safety Services Department including the City's plan check and inspection of buildings, new construction for fire safety, and the enforcement of a variety of municipal codes and regulations. This position coordinates activities with those of other City functions and outside agencies and performs related duties as required. The Building & Safety Services director will:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to department staff involved in checking plans and inspecting buildings for compliance with laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations governing the safety, construction, and alteration of buildings including structural, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing and certain fire and life safety systems; issue building and water quality management plans and related permits for building construction activities within the city.

  • Participate and collaborate with other departments and the City Manager's Office to advance Executive staff initiatives and City Council goals.

  • Provide regular and frequent updates to the City Manager and Executive staff on activities of the Building & Safety Services Department, including economic development.

  • Set annual goals with staff and leads the work process to achieve the annual Department goals, including maintaining or improving the City's ISO rating.

  • Plan, direct, and organize the work of Departmental processes and staff.

  • Serve as Chief problem solver and a Champion of Innovation within the Building & Safety Services Department and for all things related to building and safety within the City.

  • Oversee and facilitate the coordination of proposed projects through plan check review.

  • Supervise and consult in the design, preparation, and review of construction plans, site investigations, cost estimates, specifications, and reports for the construction and/or improvement of public facilities.

  • Meet with developers and contractors to facilitate private development projects and resolve issues in a positive and solution-oriented manner that promotes business growth and preserves public safety.

  • Research and analyze code requirements, new materials, methods of construction, and related matters, and draft or direct the drafting of code revisions and Building Code adoption; conduct and evaluate studies and prepare reports regarding the establishment of fee schedules.

  • Address complaints regarding activities and resolve problems regarding the application or interpretation of codes and regulations; personally, participate in the most serious issues.

  • Develop and administer the budget for Building & Safety programs; administer contracts with consultants and approve payments.

  • Review operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies, state laws, and quality control standards as well as to maintain current and best practices; initiate proactive changes to departmental procedures, policies, and regulations to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and reduce costs, and anticipate and promote future changes and evolution in the built environment in the City.

  • Select and develop management staff, including training, professional development, and mentoring.

  • Represent the Building & Safety Services Department at City Council, Planning Commission, and professional and public meetings, including regionally.

  • Maintain and foster positive and professional relations and communications with the general public, building industry professionals, chamber of commerce, property owners and managers, real estate community, the business community, and the development community.

For more detailed information on this position please visit the job description here. ARE YOU QUALIFIED

Education and/or Experience

Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in structural, mechanical, or civil engineering, architecture, or a related field is required. Eight years of increasingly responsible experience as a supervisor or administrator in the design, construction, and inspection of public commercial, industrial, and residential buildings or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired level of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and fire-related codes and regulations, including the International Building Code; methods, techniques, and practices employed in building design and construction; principles and practices of organization, administration, budgeting, and personnel management; organization and functions of the various trades, agencies, and organizations involved in the construction process. Ability to supervise Building & Safety Services staff; deal effectively with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, representatives from public agencies, and the general public; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; read detailed plans and specifications to determine compliance with appropriate codes; conduct the most difficult and complex inspections; coordinate fire and life safety regulation and enforcement activities with the Fire Chief and Fire Marshall; and work cooperatively and effectively with Planning, Engineering, Public Works, Fire, and the City Manager.

Special Requirements

Registration as an Engineer or Licensing as an Architect in the State of California is desirable. Possession of a Building Official Certificate issued by the International Code Council. Possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.

WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE

Application Process

A City application form and resume must be submitted online at www.cityofrc.us.

This recruitment will be open until filled or until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The first review of applications will be Thursday, October 13, 2022. Only applications submitted prior to this deadline will be considered for the first round of interviews. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

Selection and Examination Process

Applications must be complete and demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. Resumes may be attached to the completed application as additional information. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates who best match the needs of the City will be invited to compete further in the examination process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will remain, candidates, until a final offer is accepted by the candidate who most closely meets the requirements of the City. The City may conclude that none of the candidates, even those who meet the minimum qualifications, are appropriate for the position.

Interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Personnel Officer.

The first interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 17, 2022.

The second and Final interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 24, 2022.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Complete a verification form designated by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify eligibility for employment in the United States of America; and

  • Pass a reference verification and background check. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established; and

  • Provide proof of a valid California driver's license and be insurable; and

  • Pass a pre-employment medical exam

In addition, to best serve the needs of the community and to help resume programming and services, the City of Rancho Cucamonga has implemented a vaccination policy for new employees.

Effective with recruitments beginning on or after June 15, 2021, newly hired employees will be required to have completed their COVID-19 vaccination(s) to start work with the City of Rancho Cucamonga. To safeguard the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, program participants, and the public the City has determined that the vaccination of new employees is a business necessity to reduce the direct threat of COVID-19.

If presented with a conditional offer of employment (COE), candidates will be required to furnish documentation to show they have received a COVID-19 vaccine(s) and are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the final dose). Candidates offered a COE and not yet vaccinated will be provided with a location to be vaccinated at no cost. Candidates may request medical or religious accommodation to the vaccination requirement. Please contact Human Resources at (909) 774-2436 or email careers@cityofrc.us for direct accommodation requests. This requirement applies to new employees, current part-time employees hired to a full-time position, and current part-time employees moving to a new part-time position.

Disclaimers

The City of Rancho Cucamonga is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. In addition, the City of Rancho Cucamonga abides by a nepotism policy that may preclude you from being hired if the City employs a relative. The City of Rancho Cucamonga makes reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, considering each situation on an individual basis. Please make direct requests for accommodation to Human Resources. For information on Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act, please click here. Finally, please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Human Resources at Careers@CityofRC.us. Applicants may wish to visit the City's official website at www.cityofrc.us for more information.

  • Retirement
  • California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Medical - $1,200/month City paid

  • Dental

  • City paid
  • Vision
  • City paid
  • Executive Reimbursement
  • Up to $2,000 reimbursement towards an approved Executive Physical or for Technology reimbursement per fiscal year
  • Deferred Compensation
  • 6% City paid. The City will match up to an additional 4%
  • Automobile allowance - $500 per month

  • Administrative Leave

  • 100 hours per fiscal year
  • Vacation
  • 80 hours per year increasing to 180 hours after fifteen years of service. Buyback option of up to 120 hours per fiscal year (employee must maintain 80 hours accrued).
  • Sick leave
  • 120 hours of sick time per year
  • Holidays
  • 14 paid holidays (including three discretionary holidays) per year
  • Personal Leave
  • 40 hours of sick leave or vacation time may be used for personal leave per fiscal year
  • Bereavement Leave
  • 5 days paid bereavement leave as needed.
  • Life Insurance
  • City contributes 100% of the normal base salary plus $75,000; Employee can elect additional life insurance for self, spouse, and children
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD) - Provided by City

  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - Medical and Dependent Care available

  • Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) - Employee pays mandatory $100 fee on a bi-weekly basis

  • Tuition Reimbursement - $2,300 per fiscal year

Additional Team RC Perks

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Remote work

  • Bring your dog to work

  • Baby on board

  • Dress for your day

  • RC cares

  • Payroll deduction for Camp Cucamonga Summer Camp

  • Lunch and learns

  • Corporate discount rate at 24 Hour Fitness

  • Access to our on-site gyms at City Hall and Public Works (equipment includes treadmills, weights, Peloton bikes, elliptical etc.)

  • Jet Dental - an onsite dental service

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee wellness and development programs

  • Take your kid to work day, Health Fair, Staff development day, Leadership academy, Take your co worker to work day, Know your numbers)
  • City tour

  • New employee Mixer and welcome basket

  • Employee activities committee

01

Do you possess a bachelor's degree in structural, mechanical, or civil engineering, architecture, or a related field from an accredited college?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Do you have a minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible experience as a supervisor or administrator in the design, construction, and inspection of public commercial, industrial, and residential buildings or any combination of training?

  • Yes

  • No

03

If you answered no to either question listed above, briefly describe your education and experience that provides the desired level of experience.

04

Are you registered as an Engineer or licensed as an Architect in the State of California?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Do you possess a Building Official Certificate issued by the International Code Council?

  • Yes

  • No

Required Question

Agency City of Rancho Cucamonga

Address 10500 Civic Center Dr.

Rancho Cucamonga, California, 91730

Phone (909) 774-2418

Website http://www.cityofrc.us


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Building & Safety Services Director

City Of Rancho Cucamonga, CA