• Dallas, TX
  • March 30, 2023


Dallas, Texas (Pop. 1,304,442) seeks an experienced, collaborative leader for the position of Deputy Building Official.  The City desires candidates who can balance organizational efficiency with strong customer service.   Candidates should demonstrate leadership ability and skill working in fast-paced, high-volume environments.  This position requires a focus on performance metrics and a strong business background.  Dallas is a highly diverse community of engaged citizens.  In addition to its ethnic diversity, it is home to a wide variety of industries, businesses, educational institutions, tourist events and attractions.  
The Deputy Building Official reports directly to the Chief Building Official and provides permit and plan review, approval, and inspection services for public and private development.   The primary function for this full-time position is to oversee and participate in the plan review and inspection of all commercial, industrial, and residential properties for the purpose of securing and maintaining compliance with building codes.  Specific responsibilities encompass permit process oversight, departmental oversight, and stakeholder engagement.   The City of Dallas operates under a Council-Manager form of municipal government.  
The Deputy Building Official oversees 150 employees in a “Service First” culture that is guided by five core values:  
  • Empathy – We demonstrate compassion by listening and understanding.
  • Ethics – We believe in being transparent, open and honest.
  • Excellence – We are committed to continuous improvement.
  • Engagement – We seek intentional connections in our communities.
  • Equity – We understand the diverse needs of the community we serve.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in architecture, engineering, or a related field of study, including public administration, business administration, or law. 
  • Architect or engineer legally registered under the laws of Texas (AIA, PE). 
  • At least 10 years of work experience as an architect, engineer, building inspector, or building contractor in the public, and/or private sector. 
  • A proven commitment to continuing education: the earning and maintenance of multiple ICC Certifications, the ability to obtain Master Code Professional (MCP) designation, ICC plan review in multiple disciplines, and involvement with professional organizations is expected.
  • Certified Building Official (CBO) certification by International Code Council (ICC) or will obtain within six months of hire date.
Other Credentials:
  • A valid Texas driver’s license is required. 
The annual salary range for the Deputy Building Official is $119,861 – $149,827.  Placement within the approved salary range will be dependent upon career experience and qualifications. First review of applicants will occur on March 24, 2023. To apply, candidates must submit a comprehensive resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to www.GovHRjobs.com.  Candidates may contact the recruiter, Rodney Crain, Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240 ext. 112.
This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. 

Application Deadline: March 30, 2023

Posted: 2023-03-23

To apply for this job please visit www.govhrusa.com.