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Minimum Salary 
USD $64,191.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $87,652.00/Yr.
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US-UT-Salt Lake City

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This position will be assigned to manage the Housing & Zoning Enforcement group within the Building Services Division. 


Work is performed under the general guidance of the Building Official. Work assignments are very broad in scope and are performed with considerable independence.


The Building Services Manager supervises and coordinates the activities and training of all personnel assigned to his/her division workgroup. Serves as a technical consultant to employees in solving difficult assignments and advises the development community and general public of code changes, code interpretations and code development and ordinance changes. 


  • Participates as a senior management member in the formulation of division policies, goals and objectives, and in the establishment and updating of strategic planning. Presents the division’s policies and positions in meetings, negotiations and communications with the public, citizen and industry groups, Mayor and City Council members, the media and other public forums within assigned areas of authority.
  • Provides administrative direction to workgroups and management of activities in their assigned areas. Supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel for compliance with standard operating procedures and division objectives. Resolves work procedure problems and questions presented by subordinate level employees.
  • Comprehends and makes inferences from written material regarding area of assignment. Takes lead in preparing the division budget by analyzing the personnel and equipment needs of assigned area. Coordinates and works with other managers of City services on matters affecting areas of responsibility and Citywide processes.
  • Communicates with the general public, other City employees, City process improvement teams, vendors, management, contractors, public officials, architects, engineers, and other development related personnel to explain the applicable City regulations and policies. Prepares written documents, Council reports, studies, letters, memos and special agreements with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence structure, punctuation and grammar in order to define and express City objectives, findings, recommendations, procedures, policies and goals.
  • Confers with engineers, developers, architects, attorneys, property owners, consultants, a variety of agencies and the general public in acquiring information, coordinating division matters, and providing information regarding area of assignment.
  • Assesses and assigns priorities to problems and work assignments when confronted with several pressing demands at one time. Participates in code development with appropriate agencies and jurisdictions; identifies and facilitates formal and informal review/appeal processes for disputed requirements.
  • Identifies process delays and demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations and decrease turnaround times; makes recommendations from investigation and analysis of building conditions, construction and code violations regarding property status.
  • Resolves complex construction code interpretations related to field inspection decisions.
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of assigned work group or groups within the Building Services Division responsible for the enforcement of construction or development regulations. Oversight responsibility may include plan review, field inspections, and/or the Development Review Team.
  • Develops and maintains a current knowledge of the policies, procedures, and standards of the assigned area. Directs, oversees and participates in the development of a workgroup plan, assigning work activities and projects, monitoring workflow, and reviewing and evaluating work products. May supervise professional engineers, architects and/or supervisors working in various sections that are responsible for inspecting buildings, reviewing plans, and/or issuing construction permits.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Construction Management, Public or Business Administration or a related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Extensive (8+ years) work experience related to the program. At least three years of proven leadership and successful supervision experience.  Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
  • Ability to coordinate the work of others and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to conduct and participate in group decision‑making, perform budgetary analysis, and provide guidance and direction to both internal and external program participants.
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card.

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