The George Mason University, University Building Office is currently seeking candidates for consideration for its University Building Official position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the University Building Office:
The Office acts as the local building code enforcement department and reviews and approves plans and specifications, grants modifications, provides inspections and issues Certificate of Occupancy permits. The Office also delegates inspection and enforcement duties to the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) and other state agencies having needed expertise.
About the Position:
This is a new position and will report directly to the Board of Visitors with operational support and direction provided by the SVP, Finance and Administration along with the university’s Facilities Vice President. The Office of the University Building Official is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) and for establishing accessibility standards as they relate to buildings and structures on University property.
Directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the university building office which handles building inspection and enforcement of state and federal laws, codes, standards, regulations and university ordinances dealing with the construction of new buildings/infrastructure and the alteration, use, and ongoing safety of existing buildings;
Coordinates assigned activities with other departments, work groups and outside agencies;
Provides highly responsible and complex technical support and guidance to the Director of Planning, Design and Construction on all capital projects and other projects that require permitting and review.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in architecture, engineering, construction technology, planning, or a related field;
A Professional Architect or Engineer license;
The successful candidate will have significant years of increasingly responsible building code enforcement experience including administrative and supervisory responsibility.
Possession of a Building Official certification through Virginia DHCD;
Possession of a Virginia DHCD Plans Examiner certification(s);
Possession of a valid driver’s license;
Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a building code department program;
Principles and practices of plan review and building inspection;
Principles and practices of program development and administration;
Means and methods of commercial and industrial construction;
Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration;
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Fire safety codes; uniform codes affecting building inspection.
Working knowledge of seismic and energy considerations in design and construction of buildings and structures.
Grading, erosion control, drainage and flood control methods and standards.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to zoning, building construction, electrical work, plumbing and HVAC/energy systems;
Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment.
Master’s degree is highly preferred;
International Code Council (ICC) Accessibility Plan Examiner/Inspector certification is desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA396z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.