Building Code Official

Building Code Official

Shenandoah County is inviting applications for the position of Building Code Official within the County’s Department of Community Development.

Shenandoah County is seeking an experienced individual to join the County’s Department of Community Development as a Building Code Official. The Building Code Official performs difficult professional and responsible administrative work in the inspection of building plans and construction for compliance with legal standards and related work as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Community Development. Supervision is exercised over subordinate technical and clerical staff.

Comprehensive knowledge of all types of building construction materials and methods, and of stages of construction during which possible violations and defects may be most easily observed and corrected; thorough knowledge of County building and zoning codes and related laws and ordinances; ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials, and hazards of fire and collapse; ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints of ordinary complexity quickly and accurately and to compare them with construction in process; ability to operate a personal computer, and use current technology to complete essential functions and enhance services, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, GIS, or other system software; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with building owners, contractors, associates and the general public;  ability to use firmness and tact in enforcing building ordinances and codes; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in a highly interactive team-oriented work environment.

High school diploma and extensive experience in building code enforcement work are required.  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, planning, public administration, architecture, or other relevant field is preferred. Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Possession of, or ability to obtain, Virginia Building Official certification within one year of employment.

The annual pay range for this FLSA exempt position is $60,497 – $89,808. The County offers an excellent benefits package, including Virginia Retirement System, health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, and holidays. The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment, post-offer drug screening and background check.

The County application and position description are available in the links provided below, or in the Office of the County Administrator, 600 North Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, VA 22664, 540-459-6165. Completed applications are required. Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to the aforementioned address. Applications may also be submitted electronically to:

The County will accept applications until 2:00 pm on Monday, November 30, 2020.


Shenandoah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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