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Town of East Longmeadow Buildfing Commissioner in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Building Commissioner (SEE THE TOWN OF EAST LONGMEADOW WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION) Position: Non-Union, Full Time, Exempt, Benefit Eligible Annual Salary: \$95,000 to \$105,000 General Description: The Building Commissioner is a Non Union Exempt Position responsible for the coordination and direction of activities to enforce building codes and statues, including: oversight of appointed inspectors; conducting inspections; issuing permits; as well as other administrative duties pertaining to the Building Department. Duties require effective written and verbal communication skills, visual acuity to written material and construction details, and the physical ability to move around construction sites. Knowledge, Ability and Skill: Thorough knowledge of the accepted requirements for building construction, fire prevention, light, ventilation and safe egress; as well as a general knowledge of other equipment and materials essential for safety, comfort, and convenience of the occupants of a building or structure. Ability to enforce and interpret regulations such as the State Building Code, and the Local Zoning bylaws firmly, tactfully and impartially; ability to analyze problems, prepare technical reports and formulate recommendations; skilled in communications, both written and verbal, in order to articulate opinions, rationale, and recommendations in judicious, knowledgeable and confident manner to supervisors, employees, the general public and external agencies. Knowledge and application of guidelines of Architectural Access Board and MA Office of Disabilities. Interact objectively and professionally with the public, state and local officials and co-workers. Ability to exercise independent judgment on a variety of complex, highly responsible routine and substantial non-routine work requiring creative ability to problem solve. Ability to analyze and interpret data and to clearly communicate and document findings for decision-makers. Ability to establish relationships with Town officials. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form before public groups and elected officials. Ability to manage several projects at one time. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; aptitude for working with people and maintaining effective working relationships with various groups; aptitude for working with paperwork and details; skills in with dealing with the general public; skill in utilizing personal computers, word processing, and complex databases. Sensitivity to public communications. Skills in planning and delegation. Education, Training and Experience College Degree preferred. Knowledge of construction trades with at least five (5) years of experience in the supervision of building construction or design. Must possess certification as a Building Inspector/Commissioner or be able to attain certification within eighteen (18) months. Possession of a valid state driver\'s license issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.