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Deputy Building Official

Company: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Posting Title:
Deputy Building Official
Hiring Department:
VP for Business Strategies
Position Open To:
All Applicants
Weekly Scheduled Hours:
FLSA Status:
Earliest Start Date:
Position Duration:
Expected to Continue
Job Details:
General Notes
You'll be working for a university that is internationally recognized for our academic programs and research. Your work will contribute to operational excellence and enhance the student experience. If you're the type of person that wants to know your work has meaning and impact, you'll like working in our department and for UT Austin. UT Austin provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)
  • Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance options
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 8% employer matching funds
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities
  • Tuition assistance
  • Expansive employee discount program including athletic tickets
  • Free access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID card
  • Free rides on all UT Shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID card
  • For more details, please see: and . Purpose
    The Campus Deputy Building Official is the Authority Having Jurisdiction for any building code or associated regulation that is not administered by another campus group, and shall provide code review and interpretation for construction projects ensuring code requirements and Design and Construction Standards are met.
    • Directs and coordinates all activities associated with the Building Official at the University of Texas at Austin campus and ensures conformance to all codes adopted by the state and the University. Develop and implement policies and procedures governing the general administration of the building regulation, including procedures for obtaining building permits, administrative modifications, certificates of occupancy, electronic documentation of all construction regulation activity in the field.
    • Building Inspections: Develops and manages inspection programs for all University of Texas at Austin. campus buildings and site construction activities. The Deputy Building Official will provide direct oversight and maintain comprehensive documentation for code required inspections for all University owned buildings.
    • Permits and Certificates of Occupancy: This position shall develop and maintain a permit process including demolition permits, exterior work permits, and new construction. This position will develop and maintain a process for certificates of occupancy including temporary certificates and final certificates.
    • Coordination with AHJs: The Deputy Building Official is responsible for coordination with other UT reviewers and inspectors that provide code compliance and Design and Construction Standard input on construction projects, including, but not limited to, Fire Prevention Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Utilities and Energy Management, Facilities Services, Office of Sustainability, and Information Technology Services.
    • Building Planning and Programming: The Building Official is responsible for developing and participating in a program to outlining building uses and programming requirements for existing buildings. In coordination with the Planners, Project Managers, Colleges/Schools/Units (CSU), and other campus AHJs, the Building Official shall work to ensure that existing buildings are planned, designed, and constructed based on acceptable hazard for the available infrastructure of the buildings.
    • License and Certifications: This position shall maintain any licenses required for the position, and if needed shall obtain Review, Inspection, and/or Building Official training and certificates provided by ICC or other appropriate agencies.
    • Review and stay current on all federal and state statutes, regulatory requirements and policy with regard to project and construction related items.
    • Other related functions as assigned. Required Qualifications
      Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Project Management, Construction Management or other related field. Engineering license or Architecture registration in the state of Texas, or be able to obtain a license in the state of Texas within 6 months. One to five years experience of supporting projects of various sizes.
      Demonstrated willingness and ability to develop knowledge of University of Texas at Austin regulations and mandates, and other state and federal regulatory policies. Knowledge of the construction industry. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport with key University administrators, licensed design and construction professionals, and members of the University community. Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access). Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record.
      Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
      Preferred Qualifications
      It is preferred this candidate has a Masters degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Services or Project Management. Certifications provided by ICC, LEED, CEFP, PMP, or similar.
      Salary Range
      $105,000 + depending on qualifications
      Required Materials
      • Resume/CV
      • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
      • Letter of interest Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
        Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.
        Employment Eligibility:
        Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.
        Retirement Plan Eligibility:
        The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
        Background Checks:
        A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
        Equal Opportunity Employer:
        The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
        Pay Transparency:
        The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
        Employment Eligibility Verification:
        If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.
        The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:
        • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
        • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
        • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
        • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
          Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.
          The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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