Building Codes Division Administrator

Company: Department of Consumer and Business Services

Open: 2020-06-19T00:00:00

Close: 2020-07-20T00:00:00

Status: ft

Wage / Salary: 91032 / yr

Description

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) does more than regulate businesses in the State of Oregon. We are dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregonians by ensuring workplaces and buildings are safer, people have access to the healthcare they need, individuals can trust providers of their financial services, and workers get the help needed after an on-the-job injury, all while providing a positive business climate. Come join us and make a difference in the lives of Oregonians!

DCBS looks for people who are always ready to create innovative ways to accomplish our mission. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity – together we are different!

This position leads DCBS’ Building Codes Division (BCD). The approximately 135 division employees are responsible for the adoption and enforcement of statewide building codes. These codes relate to the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of buildings, elevators, boilers and pressure vessels, recreational vehicles and parks. These codes also relate to the installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical devices and equipment. The division is also responsible for examining, certifying, registering and licensing individuals in eleven (11) professions and issuing operating permits for three (3) industries.

This is an executive service position and is not represented by a union.

Employee Services is committed to assisting job seekers early in the application process. For this reason, we encourage any interested applicant to contact us directly regarding questions you may have about this recruitment and the job duties associated with this position. If you need any additional information or would like to speak with an agency representative regarding the challenges and unique skills required for this job, please call or email Robert J. Newton, Deputy Director of Employee Services, Department of Consumer and Business Services. We encourage you to contact Robert directly at (503) 947-7011 or via email at Robert.J.Newton@oregon.gov.

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
  • Live, work, and play in Salem, Oregon

Responsibilities

Here’s what you will do:

  • You will be responsible for managing all Building Codes Division operations with broad policy direction from the policy boards, the legislature and agency director.
  • You will administer statewide uniform building codes and regulates the building industry in a responsible, moderate, and constructive way, listening to and balancing, with the confines of the law and policy, the often conflicting desires of the public and industry regarding building design, construction, safety and energy conservation.
  • You will be responsible for overall direction, policy, and administration of the division in carrying out its regulatory functions in a manner consistent with the director’s policies and priorities.
  • You will be responsible for managing both internal and external relations in a way that is mindful of the dynamics of state government.
  • As primary spokesperson for the division, you will often be involved in a variety of legislative proposals, working with interested groups to seek consensus, testifying before the legislature and making presentations to other government and civic groups.

Qualifications

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

  • Six years of management experience in a public or private organization which included responsibility for each of the following:
  1. Development of program rules and policies
  2. Development of long- and short-range (strategic) goals and plans
  3. Program evaluation
  4. Budget preparation

Requested Skills:

  • Demonstrated successful leadership, including an understanding of how to effectively address needs, delegate, give and receive feedback and produce exceptional outcomes
  • Be strategically oriented, able to evaluate and assess the impact of strategic issues across complex, diversified program areas and statewide building codes
  • Experience with negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution, which includes excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic organizational goals, plans and policies in an ever-changing environment
  • Experience developing regulatory policy initiatives and managing regulatory programs, preferably in subject matter areas related to building codes
  • Outstanding customer focus oriented with the ability to work and build consensus with diverse groups, legislators, other management team members, and stakeholders with competing interests, which will require sensitivity to others and their interests in a continually changing environment
  • Thorough understanding and successful implementation of employee engagement and development
  • Demonstrated success with stakeholder engagement

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.

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Employee Services is committed to assisting job seekers early in the application process. For this reason, we encourage any interested applicant to contact us directly regarding questions you may have about this recruitment and the job duties associated with this position. If you need any additional information or would like to speak with an agency representative regarding the challenges and unique skills required for this job, please call or email Robert J. Newton, Deputy Director of Employee Services, Department of Consumer and Business Services. We encourage you to contact Robert directly at (503) 947-7011 or via email at Robert.J.Newton@oregon.gov.

EEO & Affirmative Action Statements

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