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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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
Records notices of violation on receiving notification of appropriate
subcode official, and determines penalties for noncompliance with the
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
Makes field inspections when problems develop.
May act as subcode official for any subcode for which qualified to act
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 AND ABILITIES:
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
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:
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.