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Lead, Building Inspector, Sr at City of Atlanta, GA

Lead, Building Inspector, Sr

City of Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA Full-Time
At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City's infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.

Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

Posting: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with experience

General Description and Classification Standards

The primary focus of this job is to oversee the zoning enforcement inspectors in the enforcement of the City's zoning ordinance and other related codes, and to assist citizens with zoning-related questions specific to the zoning ordinance and/or complaints for potential zoning violations. The incumbent may be required to conduct joint inspections with other City of Atlanta agencies for quality-of-life issues. The incumbent may be responsible for reviewing and conducting complex research for the documentation of legal non-conforming uses as well as for the approval of City of Atlanta Business Licenses. This position must represent the City at public meetings and functions as required and must issue correction notice for violations of the Atlanta Zoning Ordinance and issue court citations for violators for Municipal Court proceedings. This position will be responsible for the training and development of all zoning enforcement inspectors, along with the implementation and execution of a QA/QC process for zoning enforcement inspectors. The incumbent must ensure that best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers, and embrace, support, and promote the City's core values, beliefs, and culture.

Supervision Received

Works under very general supervision. Reports to Zoning Enforcement Project Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervise and evaluate and assign zoning enforcement inspectors daily task lists.

Training of new hires and continuous training of existing zoning enforcement inspectors.

QA/QC of zoning enforcement inspectors' work/reports.

Enforces the zoning ordinance and other applicable laws and codes for the City of Atlanta; verifies non-conforming units, structures, uses, parking, etc. by researching from several sources.

Conduct case reviews and generate statistical reports for executive staff, City Council, the Mayor's Office, inquiries regarding zoning, land use complaints and other code violations.

Prepares court briefs and court case dispositions.

Attend BZA hearings, court hearings and legal meetings when required.

Attend community, neighborhood, and other engagement meetings to perform outreach activities to educate the public on zoning and building code related concerns/complaints.

Provides best in class customer service when responding to telephone calls and office visits from constituents.

Issue correction notices and citations. Inspects, evaluates, and renders decisions of compliance to established zoning ordinances and related building code violations.

Review and approve sign permits, in accordance with the zoning ordinances.

Investigates, responds, and resolves citizen's complaints involving potential or possible zoning and building violations.

Issue violation citations and enforces adherence to zoning ordinances and building related codes. Verifies correction of violation.

Prepares reports of investigations to include processing of violation letters.

Maintains and submits accurate and up-to-date records of inspection activities.

Issues and "Post" notices to permits on construction sites, Stop Work Orders, Working Without Permits violations, and other violations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

Knowledge of: Must be well versed in construction for residential and commercial type structures. Knowledgeable of the following codes: ICC Building, ICC Residential and NFPA 101.

Skill in: Time management of self and others; listening and communicating exceptionally to effectively convey information verbally and in writing; analytical skills with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving and streamlining complex work processes; motivating, developing and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job; using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Ability to: Manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing and prioritizing a variety of tasks, assignments, projects and reports, working with attention to detail; exercising good judgment and common sense when making decisions and solving problems; network with civic, community and other special interest groups; maintain confidentiality; work effectively with different social and economic groups in community meetings and guide the community design process and acceptance; negotiate development and consultant contracts; read and understand architectural, structural and civil engineering; accurately answer inquiries from customers regarding construction methods, procedures, and materials used.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Architectural or Structural Engineering, Building Construction, or related field is required. Five (5) years of building, plumbing, inspection, code compliance, or related experience. A minimum of five (5) years of managerial or supervisory experience required. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job will be considered.

Preferred Education & Experience

Master's degree architectural structural engineering or a related field and 5-8 years of project management experience in land surveying, field construction, real estate or related area and 5 years of managerial experience.

Licensures and Certifications

Position would be expected to have licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position.

All Candidates must obtain the following ICC Licensure within 12 months of employment:

IPMC International Property Maintenance Code

IZC International Zoning Code

Required: Valid Georgia driver's license

Must be able to pass a pre-employment security, drug and background check.

Must be able to obtain a Special Police Code Enforcement Agent badge background check.

Preferred: ICC Residential and/or Commercial Building Inspector Certification

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

Physical and Lifting Capabilities

None or Occasionally (Less than 1/3 of work time


(from 1/3 to 2/3 of work time)


(over 2/3 of work time)







Climbing or Balancing


Stooping or Kneeling


Crouching or Crawling


Reaching/working overhead


Use or stairs or ladders


Lifting - Up to 20 pounds


Lifting - Up to 50 pounds


Lifting - Up to 100 pounds


Lifting - More than 100 pounds




Color Vision

Near / Close Vision

Distance Vision

Peripheral Vision

Depth Perception

Sense of Smell

Touch or Tactile Sense

Work Environment

Distracting Noise

High Noise (Hearing Protection Required)

Outdoor Weather Conditions

Risk of Electric Shock

Exposure to Fumes, Airborne Particles, Toxic or Caustic Substances


Working in a hazardous environment or near hazardous equipment

Working at high elevations

Recommended Skills

  • Analytical
  • Attention To Detail
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Confidentiality
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