Assistant Director - Building Inspection

City of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA3.6

Oversees all construction permitting, review, and inspection staff for the Department.

Department: Permits, Licenses & Inspections
Salary: $85,778 per year
Union: None, this is a non-union position.
Union Bid Form: None required.
Civil Service Classification: Exempt


General Application Requirements:
You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application will be disqualified. Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data. (Education and Work Experience).
Completed online City of Pittsburgh Supplemental Form questions for this position.
A resume, to be submitted online.
Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment.
A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License at the time of filing application or prior to appointment, which must be maintained throughout employment. Written requests for a special accommodation on the basis of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Personnel and Civil Service Commission on an individual basis.
UCC#29 – Building Code Official, UCC#23 – Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner, UCC#15 – Building Inspector, UCC#24 – Building Plans Examiner, UCC#28 – Energy Plans Examiner and ICC Legal Aspects must be obtained within six (6) Months of Employment.
UCC#20 – Mechanical Inspector, UCC#26 – Mechanical Plans Examiner and ICC Fire Plans Examiner (F3) must be obtained within twelve (12) months of employment.
UCC#19 – Electrical Inspector, and UCC#25 – Electrical Plans Examiner must be obtained within eighteen (18) months of appointment.
NOTE: The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions. The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver's license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments. Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).

NOTE: Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, etc.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh. Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh.

Qualifying Requirements:
Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position. You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show ten (10) years of full-time experience in engineering, architecture, design, construction or a related field, including five (5) years managing complex teams. (Full-time is defined as thirty two (32) hours or more per week. Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)
EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, architecture or related field.
EQUIVALENCY: Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above). The Total Qualifying Requirement is fourteen (14) years. (See NOTE under the General Application Requirements Section above regarding the verification of education/training.)

Civil Service Examination(s):
If you meet the qualifying requirements listed above, you will be sent a letter of admission (when applicable) for the following examination(s). You must pass the written and/or performance examination(s) in order to have your name placed on the official Civil Service eligibility list for this position. Candidates who receive job offers must pass a medical examination (when applicable) prior to start date.

Written: None required for this position.
Performance: None required for this position.
Medical: Required.
Plans, manages, directs, organizes and coordinates the work of all plans examiners, inspectors and supervisors in examining, approving, and inspecting construction permits for compliance with PA UCC Codes, all other relevant codes, and sound structural design and engineering practices.
May serve as the City's designated Building Code Official and fulfill all of the legally required duties as such.
Plans, develops, directs, coordinates, organizes and controls the materials, equipment and personnel under jurisdiction toward the effective, efficient and economical attainment of program goals, including maximum convenience to the public and safety of employees.
Manage daily operations of Construction Plan Examiners, Combined Construction Inspectors, Combined Electrical Inspectors and other designated related staff.
Maintains records, both manually and by automated methods, and prepares accurate reports, correspondence, etc.
Establishes the department's interpretations of applicable codes and ordinances and publishes bulletins.
Acts as liaison to architects, engineers, inspectors, governmental boards (e.g., Board of Appeals, Historic Review Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, etc.) and the public.
Assists in departmental response to emergencies or other public safety events including but not limited to fires, structure collapses, landslides, etc. This may include work outside of normal business hours.
Helps administer departmental permitting and licensing software to manage all construction-related functions, which includes supervision of the departmental Data Solutions Architect and other staff related to electronic administration.
Assists with the establishment and collection of fees related to construction activity, including but not limited to supervising departmental staff that interact daily with public customers.
Plans, researches, and implements special projects as directed by the Director of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.
Assists with management level evaluation of departmental operations to identify means of streamlining operations, increasing efficiency and reducing response time by changing procedures and advocating automation.
Assists in managing departmental document retention policies and ensures historical accuracy and integrity throughout transitional processes (i.e. paper based record keeping to electronic record keeping.)
Performs various assigned reporting functions and also provides informational and statistical reporting for reasons including but not limited to internal and external planning, historical review, and the departmental annual report.
Provides support to departmental staff with enterprise software and user experiences.
Recommends, develops, and/or conducts training for new or current departmental procedures and technical disciplines.
Manages a large staff; completes tens of thousands of plan reviews and inspections a year.
Presents as needed to City Council and may be required to appear in court, representing the City's position. Other official appearances in different venues may be required.
Acts as departmental liaison with internal departments as well as external entities including consultants, outside vendors and other agencies.
Represents Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections at internal and external meetings.
Performs activities and functions of related lower?level personnel as assigned or required.
Performs such other related tasks and duties that are assigned or required.
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