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City of Tempe
Tempe, AZ, United States (on-site)
11 days ago
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 To actively support and uphold the City’s stated mission and values. To plan, direct and lead the

activities and operations of the Building Safety / Engineering and Permits division; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Community Development Director. This position cooperates and coordinates with the citizens of Tempe, City departments, and outside agencies and individuals, to provide services to internal and external customers.

  •  Administer, plan, and direct the activities of the Building Safety, Permits, Plan Check, Inspection, and Customer Service Counter sections.
  • Develop, plan, implement, and manage the Division's goals, objectives, and work plan; recommend, administer, review and update administrative practices, procedures and policies; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflows; with input of divisional staff, review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; counsel employees to help correct deficiencies; solicit meaningful feedback from Division employees on policies and procedures; implement discipline and termination procedures when
  • Advise, consult, and provide information to the Community Development Director regarding the compliance and enforcement of public and private development, building, and zoning
  • Manage the development and administration of the Division budget; direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, revenues, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
  • Coordinate division activities with those of citizens, other departments, other divisions, outside agencies, neighborhood organizations, and the development community; provide assistance to the Community Development Director, City Manager and City Council; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Provide overall management of the Building Safety Division including plan intake and permit issuance for building, fire, engineering, and other permits.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries, complaints and requests for services from citizens, developers, architects, engineers, applicants, clients and property owners in an open and creative manner. Communicate and provide information to the public regarding private and public development, building safety, and permit matters through correspondence, interviews, and telephone calls.
  • Participate on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; present information and recommendations on projects, programs, and documents of a specialized nature in a variety of meetings; attend and participate in professional groups and committees.
  • Direct the preparation of revisions and new provisions to update the ordinances enforced by the Division. Provide interpretations and advise staff on private development issues and divisional operations. Recommend and administer department and/or Division policies and
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Investigate service delivery models and programs of other municipalities and organizations. Recommend, plan and implement programs to improve service delivery.
  • Confer with engineers, developers, architects, attorneys, property owners, consultants, a variety of agencies and the general public in acquiring information and coordinating building safety matters; provide information regarding City development requirements.
  • Analyze, develop and present recommendations on complex development and zoning proposals along with planning, design, and building inspection issues; provide technical expertise to various boards, commissions, and the City Council in the formulation of recommendations of staff reports and review and plans of development applications.
  • Manage the preparation of special reports, development analysis, and plans by professional staff and/or outside consultants.




Five (5) years of experience in architecture, engineering, building safety, construction and/or other experience directly related to the core functions

of this position including three (3) years of supervisory responsibility.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course

work in engineering, architecture, construction or degree related to the core functions of this position. A master's degree is preferred.

License / Certification:

·     Possession of, or required to obtain, within one (1) year of hire or promotion, a certification as a Building Official by the International Code Council (ICC).

·     Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Applicants are required to submit a resume, application and respond to all supplemental question. 

To apply go to: 

for questions please contact: Elva Rios-Chavez - Sr. Human Resources Analyst 

480-350-8289 or 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65634220
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Tempe, AZ, United States
  • Position Title: DEPUTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Building Safety/ Engineering & Permits
  • Company Name For Job: City of Tempe
  • Job Function: Manager - Building Department
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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