Assistant Building Official - Southwestern Oregon

Company: Department of Consumer and Business Services

Open: 2020-10-22T00:00:00

Close: 2020-10-26T00:00:00

Status: ft

Wage / Salary: 61260 / yr


Our mission...
To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

This position is with the Building Codes Division (BCD). BCD adopts and enforces the statewide building code relating to the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of buildings and other structures and the installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical devices and equipment.

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME).

What’s in it for you:

  • Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service
  • Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package
  • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon


Here’s what you will do:
As an Assistant Building Official, you will:

  • Assist the Building Official in evaluating program delivery, staffing levels, service methods, and systems for effectiveness and aid in the development of process improvements
  • Adapt and design new policies and procedures related to division’s delivery of building department services through multiple geographical locations
  • Examine construction plans, blueprints, architectural drawings, designs, and other documents, involving structural analysis of large and small commercial and industrial structures, and one & two family dwellings for compliance with complex technical codes and standards
  • Provide code interpretation guidance and counsel on highly technical issues
  • Provide advice and problem-solving assistance on technical or problematic issues to division staff and inspectors, building departments, fire departments, architects, engineers, other state agencies and public throughout the State


Here’s what you need to qualify:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills of the position and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work; OR
  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.

Required Certifications:

  • State of Oregon A-Level Structural Inspector Certification OR equivalent ICC Certification
  • State of Oregon A-Level Plans Examiner Certification OR equivalent ICC Certification
  • State of Oregon Fire and Life-Safety Plans Examiner Certification OR equivalent ICC Certification
  • State of Oregon OIC certification
  • State of Oregon Building Official certification within 6 months of hire

Requested Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) or the International Building Code (IBC)
  • Experience reviewing construction plans and documents for compliance with the building code.
  • Experience inspecting construction for compliance with the building code
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate proposed alternate methods of construction for equivalency to the building code requirements
  • Ability to communicate with persons of diverse points of view who are irate and volatile, in person or on the telephone, in order to provide assistance, explain requirements and/or gain compliance

Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.



For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 503-378-3200.

EEO & Affirmative Action Statements

DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.