City of Cookeville
  • 05-Aug-2022 to 12-Aug-2022 (CST)
  • Cookeville, TN, USA
  • 71115-106683 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System; Comprehensive Medical Plan; Ten paid holidays; Tuition Reimbursement (after one year); Vacation and Sick Leave


Job Summary:

This position is under administrative direction of the Community Development Director. The purpose of the position is to perform the responsible professional, technical, managerial, and administrative work of the Codes Division including the following: participates in and/or oversees hiring, training, promoting, evaluating, disciplining, and terminating personnel; supervises the administration of zoning, building, housing, health, sanitation, and municipal codes enforcement; coordinates with county, state, and federal agencies and offices; directs the investigation of and responds to citizens' complaints; directs the maintenance of records; prepares regular and special reports, rules and regulations and operational procedures; reviews construction plans for compliance with building codes and ordinances; interprets zoning codes for the public; issues building permits; investigates violations of city codes; investigates complaints of building or construction code violations; approves plans for issuance of building permits; inspects building construction sites for conformance to approved plans and compliance with applicable codes and ordinances; interprets and explains codes and ordinances; attends public functions; speaks to community groups; meets with architects, engineers, planners, and company representatives concerning proposed developments; attends and makes presentations at City Council meetings as needed; serves as secretary of the Board of Adjustment and Appeals; performs related work as required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of uniform building codes and electrical codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, general construction codes, and a thorough knowledge of carpentry; considerable knowledge in electrical
work, cement work, and/or plumbing

Skill in applying knowledge of national ICC building codes, zoning and land use applications

Knowledge of the principles and aims of municipal planning and zoning administration

Ability to plan, organize, assign, direct, interpret, and evaluate the work of others

Ability to read and interpret plans and blueprints

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Ability to identify problems and recommend specific solutions

Ability to explain and interpret pertinent provisions of codes, ordinances, and regulations

Ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially

Ability to work a flexible schedule and make presentations to public groups and City Council

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with coworkers and the public


Essential Functions:

Administers the permitting, review, and inspection of construction projects; plans, organizes, and implements Codes Division policies and procedures; coordinates and integrates all activities toward achievement of established goals and objectives; supervises, trains, and evaluates Codes Division employees; issues all building permits and certificates of occupancy.

Prepares monthly reports and other documentation and drafts and revises codes and ordinances.

Maintains current knowledge of trends and regulatory developments for application to functional areas under charge; provides technical plans review and interpretation of the various codes for which the division is responsible to enforce.

Oversees the timely processing of permits, applications, and coordinates approvals with the Planning Division and other departments; coordinates site plan and construction plans review processes.

Receives, responds, and provides resolution to inquiries and concerns from the general public, the business community, City officials, and other departments regarding codes division related issues; attends and provides presentations as needed to various committees, boards, and related building interest groups.

Performs highly complex site inspections of skilled trades work for new and existing construction within the city to ensure compliance with all applicable city, state, and federal code and regulatory requirements.

Identifies compliance problems and issues deficiency notices; meets with violators and the general public to explain and interpret City codes. Advises violators of appropriate time frames in which to correct infractions.

Communicates with other departments, public agencies, and the general public for the dissemination of information.

Organize and maintain accurate records.

Perform additional responsibilities as assigned, including the duties of a plans examiner and/or Inspector, if needed.



Minimum Qualifications:

Must possess a valid drivers license. A Bachelor's degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Building Technology, Construction Management, or a similar field from an accredited college or university as well as a minimum of five (5) years of related, progressively responsible experience in a building trade are required (or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience). Must obtain all appropriate certifications in all respective trades/disciplines as designated under the provisions of the Tennessee Building Code, including a Tennessee State Fire Marshal certification as a Building & Fire Inspector.


Work Environment

Considerable work is performed in an office environment requiring the use of a computer, telecommunications equipment, and modern office technology; sustained periods of sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time as well as exerting up to ten pounds of force on a regular basis; requires mobility sufficient to represent the City at various meetings and occasions.


The City of Cookeville is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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