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Chief Building Official

City of Milton, Georgia

Date Opened: October 14, 2021

End Date: Open until filled

Starting Pay:  Position is considered exempt with an estimated starting salary between $90,000 to $95,000 and excellent benefits

The City of Milton is looking for a highly qualified individual to serve as our Chief Building Official.  The City is reorganizing the Building Inspection and Plan Review function and moving from an outsourced service delivery model to bringing those responsibilities in-house.

The Chief Building Official manages and directs the programs and activities of the Building Division within the Community Development Department that includes permit processing and plan check functions to ensure compliance with adopted codes, including the International Building, Plumbing, and Mechanical Codes, and the National Electrical Code, and federal/state/local ordinances, standards, policies, and laws. This classification assists with the most complex inspections and provides fiscal oversight for program budget. The Chief Building Official manages a staff of professional and technical fulltime employees and provides daily direction, planning, scheduling work activities, and monitoring to ensure consistent and uniform application of codes and standards.

Typical duties include:

  • Supervising, planning, directing, and participating in the operation of the City’s Building Division and is responsible for coordination across departments and divisions to assure timely plan review, permit issuance, inspection, and follow up to inquiries regarding permits, building codes, and related municipal ordinances.
  • Establishing and implementing permitting requirements related to the Building Division.
  • Establishing, maintaining, and monitoring performance measures and metrics, both internal and external.
  • Resolving complex technical and administrative work problems, as well as sensitive customer service issues. Coordinating reviews of highly technical, specialty, or complex projects.
  • Providing interpretation and decisions on applicable building codes, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Interacting and communicating with contractors, builders, design professionals, property owners, and the general public on code requirements and permitting/plans reviewing/inspections processes.
  • Developing, implementing, and modifying, as necessary, all office policies and procedures pertaining to building inspection and plan review; evaluating and recommending changes in the city’s ordinances related to building inspection and permitting.
  • Approving issuance of Certificates of Occupancy/Completion. Reviewing and accepting third-party inspections and reports of special inspections.
  • Issuing, lifting, and maintaining records of Stop Work Orders, Notices of Violation, and building code violation cases. Initiating appropriate action for work performed without a permit and dangerous/uninhabitable buildings. Testifying in related court cases, as necessary.
  • Directing the abatement of structures that fail to meet the minimum housing or building standards.
  • Maintaining appropriate records on nonconforming building usage and nonconforming structures.
  • Performing other related duties, as required.

Minimum Qualifications:     Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in civil or structural engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, construction management or closely related field; and six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in construction building inspection, building design, plan review, civil engineering, or closely related field, at least three of which must be in a supervisory role; or, any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certifications as Plumbing, Mechanical, Building, or Combination Inspector or Plan Examiner by the International Conference of Building Officials or the International Code Council.

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess an ICC Certification as a Certified Building Official. If not certified as a CBO, applicant must demonstrate he/she is in the process of getting the certification and must obtain it within 6 months of employment. Failure to obtain and maintain the required certifications and licenses will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

For prompt consideration, send your resume to


Sam Trager, Human Resources Director

City of Milton
2006 Heritage Walk
Milton, GA 30004

TEAM MILTON is committed to an environment that nurtures understanding across differences, training, mentoring and provides a workplace where all staff feel welcome and valued.


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