Architect/Chief Building Official

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Architect/Chief Building Official

Regular Full-time

Post through February 14, 2022 


The City of Kettering is recruiting to fill the professional position of Architect/Chief Building Official. This position is responsible for the management of building construction and permitting including coordinating the construction plan review process, performing commercial plan review, reviewing construction code issues with applicants, and supervising inspectors performing building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspections. Must be able to work effectively and cooperate with other staff members in this multi-discipline department that emphasizes teamwork. This position acts as Architect/Chief Building Official for the cities of Kettering and Oakwood with a combined population of approximately 64,000.

This is a highly responsible professional position with responsibility for supervising subordinate inspectors and plans examiners. This position is responsible for determining if such review and inspections are being performed in compliance with the applicable building, zoning and related codes. The Architect/Chief Building Official gives technical advice and assistance to subordinate plans examiners and inspectors in the interpretation of construction plans and in the solution of difficult enforcement problems. This position requires excellent people, communication and creative problem solving skills. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Planning and Development Director with considerable technical independence, according to the requirements of the applicable codes and ordinances.


Thorough knowledge of building construction, materials and methods, and of all stages of construction. Ability to identify and effectively correct possible violations. Thorough knowledge of the Ohio building codes and related laws and ordinances. Thorough knowledge of construction materials including new materials and prefabricated construction components. Ability to read and accurately interpret plans, specifications or other pertinent data of any complexity, and to compare them with construction in progress. Ability to effectively communicate with building owners, architects, contractors, component fabricators and the public, and to effect satisfactory working relationships. Ability to plan and supervise the work of others; good professional judgment; strong leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.


State of Ohio registration as either an architect or engineer as defined by applicable State Revised Code; considerable experience in building construction work, including supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Ohio Building Official and Master Plans Examiner certification or interim certification required; must obtain and maintain State certification through required training. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Ohio driver’s license.

Salary range up to $125,819 annually with entry rate contingent on candidate’s related skills, knowledge and abilities; excellent benefits.

Candidates with related training and experience who are interested in this opportunity, should submit a Resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm on 2/14/2022 to: Director of Human Resources, Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, OH 45429 or  Fax: 937-296-3371. Office hours are 8AM-5PM, M-F.  Visit for more information about this position and the City of Kettering.

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Chief Building Official

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