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Chief Building Official

Reading, PA

Posted: 09/03/2019 Employment Type: Administrative | Professional | Clerical Industry: Administrative Pay Rate: $70K - $75K DOE

Job Description

Excellent direct hire opportunity!

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Review building plans and building permit applications. Issue permits for building construction or alterations for compliance.
  • Conduct inspections to ensure code compliance.
  • Issue Certificates of Occupancy.
  • Investigate unsafe building conditions and provide resolutions in accordance with Building Code.
  • Develop and manage the Building/Trades Division budget.
  • Provide technical information and informed opinions to design professionals, contractors, lawyers, developers, real estate agents, and building owners on building code issues and other related regulatory requirements.


Educational Requirements

  • Must possess current Commonwealth of PA, Department of Labor and Industry or International Code Council Certifications as a Building Code Official, Commercial Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, and Commercial Accessibility Inspector as required by PA Act 45 of 1999 as amended, known as the PA Uniform Construction Code.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License


  • At least 10 years experience in the building construction trade, with at least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Plan review background required

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