The City of Miami Beach, FL (pop. 88,000) seeks a collaborative, responsive, highly knowledgeable building services professional, and leader as its next Building Director. This position serves on the City’s executive leadership team and is responsible for overseeing the Building Department’s operations while demonstrating a philosophy of public sector transparency and an open-door policy.  The Director is enlisted daily in the resolution of significant and often unique issues both large and small in a fast-paced environment. The position works closely with other City departments in coordinating responses or addressing major building and development issues, including Planning, Economic Development, Code Compliance, Housing and Community Affairs, Transportation and Mobility, Fire, Police, and Administration. The department is committed to ensuring public safety by overseeing building construction in an environment that is densely developed and considered fully built out. Most construction is either demolition and redevelopment or renovation of existing buildings.
Located on the highly sought after southeast coast of Florida, Miami Beach is a cosmopolitan, tropical island city whose residents are as diverse as its visitors. The City boasts over seven miles of beaches and an uninterrupted Beachwalk from one end of the City to the other, two public golf courses, 44 parks, 2 tennis centers, art and culture, dining and nightlife, and world-class shopping, all within approximately 7 square miles.
With white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters and an iconic cultural scene, Miami Beach has a rich history stemming back from the turn of the 20th century, evolving into a major convention destination and international resort area. With a population of 88,000 and an average daily population closer to 200,000, Miami Beach remains a destination for millions of visitors annually. Its evolution from a retirement community to a diverse, multi-cultural community where the average age is 40 reflects its transformation to a younger, higher income, working community. 
Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree in building construction management or technology, architecture, structural engineering, or a related field and at least 7 years of progressively more complex experience in building design and maintenance, codes, ordinances, and regulations regarding construction, alteration, and repair of buildings and other structures with proven leadership experience in oversight of a large department.   (Experience can substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.) Previous public sector experience as a Building and/or Code Compliance Director is preferred.  

The salary range for this position is $143,507 – $259,636 and the expected hiring range is $210,000 – $235,000, depending on qualifications.
More Information:  Position is open until filled with the first review of applications on March 18, 2024.  Candidates must apply electronically with resume, cover letter, contact information for five professional references and veterans’ preference documentation, if applicable (*). 
For questions or more information contact GovHR Executive Vice President Mary Jacobs at (520) 249-3290 or GovHR Senior Vice President Joan Walko at (410) 499-9586. 
(*) Veterans Preference is awarded in accordance with Florida State Statute 295.07. If veteran's preference is being claimed, it must be indicated on the application form and proper documentation, including all forms DD-214 (either Member 2 or Member 4), as well as the final Department of Defense Disability Letter (dated within one year) must be submitted with the application.
The City of Miami Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Posted: 2024-03-28

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