Code and Regulation Specialist

  • Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Mar 12, 2019
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades Housing
  • Salary: Negotiable to $70,000 Annually
  • Salary Top: $70,000
  • Apply By: Apr 30, 2019

Job Description

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is seeking knowledgeable individual to administer, monitor, and where authorized, enforce compliance with state and federal building related regulations and provide administrative, technical and enforcement assistance regarding those regulations. This is a critical position that is responsible for supporting the code update process for the building and fire related regulations (Uniform Statewide Building Code, Statewide Fire Prevention Code, Industrialized Building Safety Regulations, and Virginia Amusement Device Regulations). This position reviews and incorporates updated editions of national model codes in Virginia’s regulations ensuring that Virginia’s buildings are safe and energy efficient while minimizing the impacts on affordable housing. This position also provides stakeholder technical support services to promote uniform application of the various codes. In addition, this position provides support to the Virginia State Building Code Technical Review Board (TRB), which ensures fair and consistent application of the codes throughout the Commonwealth.

Job Requirements

Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal building related regulations and referenced model codes and standards. Comprehensive knowledge of building design and construction, industrialized buildings and manufactured homes. Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated ability in administration, inspection and enforcement of building codes. Demonstrated ability to operate a PC and corresponding software to manage a program database and generate reports. Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and apply state and federal standards, regulations, mandates and legal opinions. Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex problems and sensitive issues and to negotiate or mediate resolutions. Demonstrated ability to research building related issues, organize materials and write technical reports of findings. Ability to develop and deliver training programs and technical presentations to diverse groups and professional organizations. Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple, complex and sensitive assignments. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Associate or Bachelor degree with concentration in architecture, engineering, fire science, construction management, or related applied science discipline. Progressive experience in code enforcement and investigations, engineering, architecture, construction, manufactured housing, industrialized buildings or related fields. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered in lieu of educational requirements. Prefer Certified Building Official (CBO), or certificates in trades’ inspection and/or plan review or ability to obtain certifications within 18 months of employment. Valid driver’s license is required.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities, Veterans and people with disabilities, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.