Baltimore CountyTowson 21204

Supervises the construction, repair, alteration, remodeling, removal, and demolition of all buildings, structures, or parts thereof in the County to ensure compliance with all applicable building and fire codes.

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Buildings Engineer

Baltimore County
Baltimore County Office Building, 111 W Chesapeake Ave # 105, Towson, MD 21204, United States
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Overview

Pay Schedule XII, Grade 5M

A vacancy exists in the Director's Office of the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections.
 
A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring within this class may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time. 

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) and/or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application. 

Examples of Duties

Under direction, plans, directs, and coordinates the Electrical and Plumbing Boards, all permit application and approval, and the Building Plans Review Bureau and Construction Trade Inspection Enforcement Division.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Supervises the construction, repair, alteration, remodeling, removal, and demolition of all buildings, structures, or parts thereof in the County to ensure compliance with all applicable building and fire codes.
  • Resolves disputes between inspectors and property owners, builders, contractors, and others.
  • Examines and reviews plans, specifications, and methods of construction of buildings for engineering stability and compliance with applicable building and fire codes.
  • Authorizes and denies issuance of building permits and citations for noncompliance.
  • Reviews and approves proposed materials, products, and methods of design.
  • Directs and supervises the Permits and Licenses Division and the Building Plans Review Bureau and Construction Trade Inspection Enforcement Division.
  • Coordinates the operation of the inspection programs with the Development Management Division and other agencies.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures.
  • Supervises the intake and processing of applications for building, electric, plumbing, mechanical, grading, and related permits.
  • Supervises the intake and processing of miscellaneous applications for permits and licenses required by the Baltimore County Code.
  • Supervises the inspection and enforcement of certain licenses.
  • Represents the County and department in hearings, meetings, and special projects.
  • Assists in drafting and presenting legislation.
  • Responds to complaints and public inquiries regarding the activities of the department.
  • Assists in developing and implementing improvements to departmental operating policies.
  • Serves as a member of the Electrical Administrative Board, the Plumbing Board, and the Plumbing Code Committee.
EXAMPLES OF OTHER DUTIES
  • Directs Construction Trade Inspection Enforcement.
  • Makes field inspections of alleged building and fire code violations and special situations.
  • Prepares and reviews studies, estimates, and reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)
Qualifications

Graduation from a college or university recognized by the Committee on Engineering Education and Accreditation of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and/or approved by the Maryland State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors with a degree in engineering,
PLUS
Ten years' experience in structural engineering, building construction, or building inspection work, which includes five years in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
OR
Registration as a professional engineer plus five years' administrative or supervisory experience in structural engineering, building construction, or building inspection work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Entry Level)

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering theory and practice. 
  • Thorough knowledge of construction materials, techniques, standards, and practices. 
  • Thorough knowledge of building and fire codes. 
  • Knowledge of the legal process of code interpretation and enforcement. 
  • Knowledge of personnel and budget administration. 
  • Basic knowledge of public administration.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting engineering plans and drawings. 
  • Skill in negotiation, mediation, motivation, organization, public relations, and composition of written materials. 
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Ability to interpret and enforce the County Building Code and other codes, laws, or regulations pertaining to construction. 
  • Ability to apply engineering theory and practice to building inspection and enforcement activities. 
  • Ability to develop and implement effective policies and procedures. 
  • Administrative ability. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all contacts.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (Full Performance)
  • Thorough knowledge of the County Building Code and all other codes, laws, or regulations governing construction in Baltimore County. 
  • Thorough knowledge of County and Departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, especially those governing personnel and budget administration.
  • Skill in developing and implementing effective policies and procedures. 
  • Skill in interpreting and enforcing all building codes in effect for Baltimore County. 
  • Skill in applying engineering theory and practice to the building enforcement activities of the County.
  • Ability to coordinate and integrate the program activities and goals of the various sections into the general mission of the department and to define the necessary resources.
Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland is required at the time of appointment. Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of appointment.

Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position.

Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant's major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Buildings Engineer
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) and/or license(s) to your application.

EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this position is essentially sedentary. Some duties require travel between work sites, exposure to inclement weather, and some physical activity such as walking, climbing ladders, bending, stooping, and carrying of moderately heavy objects.

Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete an employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education, and fingerprinting checks.

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