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City Hall Phone254-897-2272


Job Opening: Building Official

Building Official

Department – Building, Planning, and Code Compliance

Reports to – City Administrator


Job Summary

The Building Official shall exercise the powers and perform the duties listed for that position in the City’s Code of Ordinances, which include but are not limited to, reviewing plans, issuing permits, performing building inspections, working with the Fire Marshal to enforce fire codes, managing staff, providing information for the preparation of agenda items for and attending and participating in Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meeting, and enforcing the City’s building, subdivision, nuisance, zoning, and floodplain regulations.  (While out and about, assist the Code Enforcement Officer with the discharge of that position’s enforcement duties.) If there is both a Building Official and Code Enforcement Officer, the Code Enforcement Officer will handle most of the Department’s administrative duties freeing the Building Official to concentrate on the Department’s more technically demanding functions.  

Examples of Job Duties

  • Lead and manage the Building, Planning, and Code Compliance Department.
  • Review development and building plans.
  • Perform on-site inspections.
  • Provide the Code Enforcement Officer with the information necessary to prepare official notices and agenda items for Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council meetings.
  • Enforce the City’s building, subdivision, nuisance, zoning, and floodplain regulations.
  • Prepare and manage the Department’s annual budget.
  • Provide recommendations for improving the ordinance related to this Department’s activities.
  • Consult with the City Attorney, Fire Marshal, City Secretary, Public Works Director, and City Administrator, as needed.
  • To the extent requested, assist the City Administrator with annexations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions

  • Works 40 hours per week or more, primarily an 8 to 5 job, but with additional hours as dictated by the needs of the job. 
  • Regularly involves after-hours meetings. 
  • Occasionally involves inspections at non-traditional hours.
  • Subject to emergency call-outs.
  • Both indoor and outdoor duties.
  • Some travel required to obtain needed training, registrations, and certifications.


Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License and clear driving record.
  • At least 1 year of experience performing municipal building inspections.
  • Working knowledge of the International Building Codes and the National Electric Code.
  • Must have or be able to obtain registration with the State of Texas as a Code Enforcement Officer within 18 months of being hired.  Anyone not registered with the State of Texas as a Code Enforcement Officer must register with the State of Texas as a Code Enforcement Officer in Training within 3 months of being hired.
  • Proficient in use of the internet, email services, google docs/ MS Office software, and must become proficient in the use of the City’s building permit and inspection software.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed as a State of Texas Plumbing Inspector.
  • Working knowledge of FEMA regulations.
  • International Code Council certifications.
  • Experienced in the construction industry or building trades.


Abilities Required

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to see (must not be color blind) and hear; communicate in the English language; carry items weighing up to 50 pounds and lift to a height of 3-5 feet; walk, stand and kneel for extended periods of time; climb ladders; work in conditions of extreme heat and cold, in inclement weather, and in the presence of extreme noise, dust, filth, and possible mechanical or chemical hazards as well as traffic hazards; work in confined spaces, in attics, and under pier and beam floors; ability to control emotions in stressful situations; drive in a safe and responsible manner; must have the ability to obtain, and maintain a Code Enforcement Officer registration with the State of Texas, follow oral and written instructions, and cross-train in other departments as needed; must be able to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with fellow employees and the general public; must be available to participate in after-hours Planning and Zoning and City Council meetings and make effective public presentations at those meetings.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed, and are subject to the requirements of the City’s Personnel Policy.

Title: Building Official

Pay Grade: Salaried

Management: Yes

Classification: Regular, Full-time, Exempt