Division Manager - Planning Services

City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #234
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Under general direction of the Assistant Director of Planning and Development Services to plan, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the Building Inspections division; coordinate assigned activities with other City divisions and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible support to the Director of Planning and Development Services.
Exercises direct supervision over building inspections activities and personnel.
Manages the building inspections division, and recommends and administers policies and procedures relative to this division.
Participate as a member of the Planning and Development Services Department team.
Develop, manage and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies, and priorities; establish, within Planning and Development Services Department and City policies, appropriate service and staffing levels while allocating resources accordingly.
Select, train, motivate, and evaluate building inspections personnel; provide and/or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; and implement discipline and termination procedures.
Confer with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, various agencies, and the general public to acquire information and coordinate matters relative to the building inspections division.
Provide complex technical and managerial support to the Director of Planning and Development Services; direct special projects and research as assigned.
Develop and manage the budget for the building inspections division; manage the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; manage the monitoring and approval of divisional expenditures; manage the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as needed.
Coordinate staff activities directed towards those boards that receive staff support from this division; develop and review staff reports relative to building inspections division activities; present reports to boards, committees, and City Council.
Participate with and attend professional group meetings; remain abreast of new trends, innovations, and legislation within the field of building inspections.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints

Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics, services and activities of comprehensive building inspections programs.
Organizational and management practices as applies to the analysis and evaluation of program, policies and operational needs.
Complex principles and practices of building inspections program development and management.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Research methods and sources of information related to the area of building inspections.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.

Skill to:
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of supervisory, professional, and technical personnel; delegate authority and responsibility.

Provide management and professional leadership and direction for the division.
Ability to:
Identify and respond to community and board issues, concerns, and needs.
Identify, coordinate, and resolve those items of interest within this division, while gaining cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Develop, implement, and manage the goals, objectives, and procedures necessary to provide effective and efficient building inspections services; prepare and manage budget; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, including persons both internal and external to this division, the community, and the media.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.
Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
Lead and manage a team in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.
Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:
Five (5) years of increasing responsible experience in building inspections including four (4) years of supervisory responsibility is required.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in areas relative to the area of building inspections is preferred.
Relative experience may be considered in lieu of the degree.
License or Certificate:
Current Building Official certification in good standing through the International Code Council is required.
Additional certifications through ICC are preferred.
Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:
With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
Ability to work in a standard office environment.
Exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical hazards, and electrical hazards.
Ability to travel to different sites. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $61,889.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $78,464.00
Location on Google Maps
  • City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America