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Job Specification



 Under direction has chief administrative responsibility for
 administering and enforcing the provisions of the New Jersey 
 Uniform Construction Code; does other related duties as required.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.


 Directs, plans, organizes, and supervises staff and activities
 concerned with carrying out regulations of the New Jersey
 Uniform Construction Code (UCC).

 Develops the work program with effective/appropriate procedures,
 analyzes inspection problems, and establishes appropriate work

 Executes plans for utilization of available funds, personnel,
 equipment, materials, and supplies.

 Prepares a budget and maintains balances.

 Establishes personnel rules/policies within the unit, and recommends
 policies or changes in policy and procedures to appropriate officials.

 Arranges for contractual inspections, and reviews reports submitted 
 by contracted agency.

 Enforces regulations of the UCC.

 Provides applications for construction work and assists the public
 in preparing same when necessary; reviews applications for 
 completeness as to form and for verification of prior approvals; 
 requests additional documentation concerning prior approvals.

 On receipt of completed applications, determines proper fee for the
 work required, collects fees/penalties, and ensures that funds are
 properly accounted for.

 Ensures that subcode officials have an adequate time period to review
 applications, plans, and specifications.

 Ensures that requests for variation are properly prepared, documented,
 and referred to appropriate subcode officials.

 Issues construction permits, certificates of occupancy, and temporary
 certificates of occupancy on receipt of approval of all appropriate
 subcode officials.

 Records notices of violation on receiving notification of appropriate
 subcode official, and determines penalties for noncompliance with the
 penalty notices.

 Ensures that required inspections are scheduled and performed on 
 time, and that reports on inspections are completed and filed.

 Records stop work orders as notified by the appropriate subcode

 Ensures that final inspections have been completed prior to issuance
 of a certificate of occupancy and that inspections required for the
 purpose have been completed prior to issuance of the temporary
 certificate of occupancy.

 In the case of a change of use or on receipt for a certificate of
 continued occupancy, ensures that each subcode official gives approval
 based on inspection/review of submitted data before issuing such

 Prepares and obtains reports.

 Attends meetings and hearings.

 Coordinates activities of subcode officials in enforcement of
 provisions of the energy subcode.

 Files court complaints and makes court appearances in various courts
 of appeal.

 Makes field inspections when problems develop.

 May act as subcode official for any subcode for which qualified to act
 as such.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency,
 office, or related units.



 Applicants must possess a license as a Construction Official
 issued by the Department of Community Affairs.

 NOTE: Where the construction official also serves as one or more
 sub code officials, applicants must possess the appropriate sub code
 official license and, will be required to possess a technical license
 of the appropriate level (HHS, ICS, RCS) in a specified discipline
 (building inspector, electrical inspector, fire protection inspector,
 plumbing inspector, or elevator inspector.

 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
 New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.


 Knowledge of basic principles of management and supervision, and 
 of the administration of a local enforcement agency including record
 keeping, preparation of reports, personnel procedures, and budget

 Knowledge of record keeping requirements under the UCC including
 permit and certificate of occupancy records, variation application
 records, and violation files and records.

 Knowledge of methods and procedures of establishing/maintaining review
 and approval procedures for permit applications to ensure compliance
 with the UCC and applicable laws/ordinances.

 Knowledge of legal methods of code enforcement; of
 purpose/fundamentals of stop orders and notices of penalty and court
 action; of powers and procedures to deal with hazardous conditions and
 emergencies; of procedures for processing, requiring, obtaining, and
 issuing search warrants; of legal responsibilities of inspection
 personnel; and of other related legislation.

 Knowledge of building subcode provisions including structural
 requirements; durability and weatherability requirements; of electrical 
 subcode provisions including minimum service and appliances and 
 basic circuits; of elevator subcode provisions; of fire prevention code 
 provisions including special permits required, storage and handling 
 of goods/materials, maintenance of exit facilities and of fire protection 
 equipment; of fire protection subcode provisions including height/area 
 requirements; and of plumbing subcode provisions including sanitary 
 waste disposal, water supply, venting, and required facilities.

 Knowledge and abilities for the appropriate subcode official's license
 that are commensurate with the level (HHS, RCS) which has been
 established by the jurisdiction for the enforcing agency.

 Ability to establish/maintain cooperative working relationships with
 local/state government officials, staff members, and the public.

 Ability to evaluate programs and procedures.

 Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and coordinate activities of
 diversified units.

 Ability to exercise independent judgment in evaluating situations and
 in making determinations.

 Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.

 Ability to prepare and supervise preparation of clear, concise,
 accurate, and informative reports.

 Ability to analyze and interpret the New Jersey UCC.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
 and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in 
 English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
 as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable
 accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the 
 accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the 
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
05045LC N/A33-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.