Assistant Certified Building Official
Merced, CA 
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Posted 21 days ago
Job Description
Hiring Range

$80,000 - $90,000


Job Closing Date

Position is open until filled


About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

The University of California, Merced, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability The ideal candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC Merced's achievement of excellence right here in California's Central Valley.


About the Job

The Assistant Certified Building Official (ACBO) reports directly to the Campus Certified Building Official (CBO). The ACBO is expected to assist in establishing procedures for the department. The ACBO enforces compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations, by appropriate reviews and inspection as required therein. The ACBO, under the direction of the CBO, is responsible for ensuring that all construction projects comply with Title 24 and Title 19, interpretation of code requirements, and direction of the code process.

ACBOs enforce code compliance for all campus or campus-related projects. ACBO also ensure that fire and life safety requirements are reviewed by a Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM), and that Disabled Access requirements are reviewed by the Division of the State Architect-Access Compliance (DSA-AC) when required. CBOs shall enforce OSHPD's "licensed clinic" regulations referred to in the Building Code as "OSHPD 3". ACBOs issue building permits and work closely with the DCFM on the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, Beneficial Occupancy, and Temporary Occupancy in accordance with the contract documents and permit requirements, and after verification of code compliance and review by other officials, as appropriate. ACBOs conduct inspections for compliance with Title 19 and Title 24 and interprets code requirements as appropriate. Responsible for all UCM campus construction projects, ensuring building code compliance for capital projects, University owned properties, and lease space occupied by UCM. Also, the ACBO is responsible for ensuring compliance with the UC Facilities Manual. Serves on committees. Participates in strategic and long-range planning for development of future projects. The ACBO manages systems and procedures to protect departmental and university assets in accordance with the Federal, State, UCOP, and Campus regulations. Consequence of error is significant and failure to ensure compliance with various building codes could result in public endangerment and major institutional liability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Working under the direction of the CBO, the ACBO acts on matters of code regulations on University projects. The University complies with the Title 24 California Building Standards Code, Parts 1-12 and all amendments (CBC). Administers a code compliant program for all facilities owned, leased, designed, constructed, altered, or renovated with intent, or future intent, to support the mission of the University, that are under the jurisdiction and responsibility of the University. Ensures that all work is designed in conformance with applicable codes for all capital improvement Program, Renovations, Special Events, and Alteration Plans, directs, and manages several programs within multiple disciplines regarding code compliance, building safety and fire safety, and awareness, compliance reporting, and other related programs. Provides oversight and conducts full inspection and plan review services on a wide variety of construction projects ranging from tenant improvements, maintenance and repair projects, through complex new construction and infrastructure replacement projects, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, access compliance and infrastructure projects to ensure that all work is constructed in conformance with California building codes, federal law, state law, UC Policies and campus policies. Consults with design teams, architects, stakeholders, contactors, facilities, and management on construction projects and programs. Actively engages and provides input. Witnesses, certifies, and documents field tests. Oversees Special Inspection coordination in accordance with CCR Title 24 as well as enforces other relevant California building regulations, campus policies and standards. Issues permits, correction notices, and certificates of occupancy, beneficial/temporary occupancy. Serves on campus, systemwide and community committees as appropriate, representing UC Merced.
  1. Assists in formalizing departmental procedures and practices to illustrate compliance and for strategic department growth and operational planning. Assist with the development of applicable policies and procedures on campus to ensure compliance and/or best practices.
  1. May assist in the Emergency Operation Center. May work with emergency responders on emergency response and campus familiarity (preplans, building awareness, fire alarm functions). Partners with other public safety staff on emergency preparedness planning, development and implementation along with training of campus constituents. Must be able to respond to campus for emergencies. Must be able to respond to UC Systemwide/State of CA calls for assistance as needed. Evaluates, recommends, and implements program policies and procedures to assure awareness of and regulatory compliance of building safety and construction processes, building requirements.
  1. Participates in workgroups, campus driven efforts/programs, consults, and other task responsibilities as assigned.

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Qualifications

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and 3 years equivalent related experience or 7 years of related equivalent experience, education and experience performing a combination of commercial and residential inspections, technical plan review experience, permitting process, and construction inspection for a California local or state entity responsible for building code regulations. (Required)
  • Master's degree in related area/field of study. (Preferred)
  • Possess or able to obtain ICC Certified Building Official Certificate is preferred. If one is not in possession at time of employment, obtaining the certification within 1 year of appointment and maintained throughout duration of employment. (Required)
  • Certification in a specialty skilled trade ICC Certification for Building Plans Examiner, ICC Certification for Building Inspector California Division of State Architect (DSA) -CASp certification, ICC Certification for Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector, ICC Certification for Electrical Inspector - (Preferred)
  • Must have a valid California State Driver's license. (Required)
  • This position participates in the campus DMV Pull Notice Program. (Required)
  • This position is a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the federal Campus Security Act (Jeanne Clery Act). (Required)
  • Position requires background check. (Required)
  • Willingness to travel for University business. (Required)

CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Comprehensive thorough knowledge, technical expertise and understanding of California codes and regulations, and Campus Design Standards. Expertise and experience in inspections and plan review process. Understanding of fire protections systems, complex building designs, fire alarm and mass notification systems, egress systems, building construction, accessibility and sustainability.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment.
  • Excellent skills to create, develop, implement projects/programs, anticipate needs and plan for projected needs, ability to develop/formalize department procedures/policies. Skills to appropriately and efficiently evaluate an incident to improve future code compliance and campus safety; recommend, develop and implement changes to improve safety. Ability to partner and liaise with on and off campus emergency responders. Ability to work with the campus emergency responders on emergency planning.
  • Advanced innovative and creative problem-solving skills, including problem recognition/ avoidance/resolution skills and skill to determine workable solutions that may require application of technical advice or counsel.
  • Ability to identify stakeholders, when encountering an issue and ability to work through the issue while fully considering and accounting for the competing interests.
  • Strong organizational and records keeping skills. Demonstrated ability to understand, create, and implement workflow process to improve services for customers.
  • Strong knowledge of campus/medical center construction environment including infrastructure and applicable rules, regulations, laws, policies and practices. (Preferred)


Background Check

  • Must have a valid California State Driver's license. (Required)
  • This position participates in the campus DMV Pull Notice Program. (Required)
  • This position is a Campus Security Authority (CSA) under the federal Campus Security Act (Jeanne Clery Act). (Required)
  • Position requires background check. (Required)

Policy Statement

How to Apply:
An online application is required for each position to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy:
The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.

E-Verify:
All employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/



The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 7 years
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