The City of Burlington, NC is seeking a Director to lead the Inspections Division within Development Services. The next director will be engaged, knowledgeable, technology savvy, an outstanding communicator, willing to support staff by personally conducting inspections when needed and have a track record of leading with a customer service focus that effectively serves all internal departments in the City as well as works to meet City economic development goals while maintaining excellence in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of Burlington's employees and residents.
Organization and Position Overview:
Reporting to the Assistant City Manager – Development Services, the Director of Inspections plans, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Inspections Department which handles the inspections of new and renovation construction projects, and conducts inspections of electrical, plumbing and mechanical (e.g. HVAC, refrigeration, etc.) systems in addition to other relevant items. This position supervises an office manager, one lead inspector, five trade inspectors and one permit specialist and is responsible for a budget of $750,000. The new Director of Inspections must have outstanding technical knowledge and skills relevant to the interpretation and enforcement of codes and laws, have a core value of delivering excellent customer service both internally and externally, and hold high standards of accountability for self and others related to consistent education, application and communication of codes and decisions. More information about the Inspections Department can be found at http://www.ci.burlington.nc.us/50/Inspections.
Salary and Benefits:
Expected hiring range is $70,000 to $90,000 depending on qualifications. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package including a supplemental 401k program. Burlington residency is not required, however, given the nature of the work, close proximity to the City limits is desirable. Application and Selection Process:
To Apply for This Position:
Click on the Director of Inspections link or visit the Developmental Associates website. (Or cut and paste https://www.developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/ into your browser). All applications must be fully completed and submitted via the online portal. The application review continues through September 20, 2018. On-site assessments will be held October 18-19, 2018 in Burlington. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the City is available at www.cityofBurlington.org. EEO Employer.
Five years of experience at the supervisory /leadership level in construction management, trades supervision, building inspections or related field; Education: An associate’s degree in construction of management, engineering, or a related field is required, bachelor’s preferred; OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience; Certifications and Licensure: A probationary NC Building Inspector (Level III) or ability to obtain within 2 years of employment is required with the standard Level III being required within 3 years; a current standard NC Building Inspector (Level III) is preferred. Level I, Level II or Level III certifications in electrical, plumbing, and mechanical are also preferred. The selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a valid class C North Carolina driver’s license. The selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a valid class C North Carolina driver’s license.
Additional Salary Information: Salary dependent on qualifications
About City of Burlington NC
The City of Burlington operates under a Council/Manager form of government and provides a full range of services to its citizens, through 13 departments, employing 574 FTE employees including police and fire protection, animal services, construction and maintenance of streets and other infrastructure, traffic control, recreational activities, cultural events, and sanitation in the form of solid waste collection. The City also owns and operates three cemeteries, a golf course, a regional water treatment and distribution system, a sewer treatment and collection system, and a storm water fund. A citywide transit system, Link Transit, was successfully launched two years ago.
Burlington, in Alamance County, is a thriving city of more than 53,000 residents. Situated along the I-40/I-85 Corridor, Burlington’s origin spun from the railroad but in the late 1880’s the textile industry spawned and the City eventually became the location for Burlington Industries and many other significant textile mills. In addition to education, health and government services, the City is home to companies such as LabCorp (corporate HQ), Glen Raven (corporate HQ), Kayser-Roth, Gold Toe, Sheetz Distribu...tion Center, and jet engine manufacturer Honda Aero (corporate HQ), among others. Nestled between North Carolina’s Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) to the East and the Triad (Greensboro/ High Point/Winston-Salem) to the West, Burlington has easy access to major metropolitan areas. With its temperate climate and close proximity to both the mountains of North Carolina and Atlantic Ocean beaches, Burlington provides residents the best of both worlds. In addition, Burlington offers its own recreational opportunities with award winning parks, access to rivers and trails and the Burlington Royals, a minor league baseball team. Additional information about the City is available at www.burlingtonnc.gov.