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9 Aug 2022

Full-Time Chief Building Official

City of Oshkosh – Posted by OshkoshHR2020 Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Location: Oshkosh, WI

Deadline: This posting will remain open until the position has been filled.

Salary: We offer excellent benefits, with the anticipated starting salary for this position ranging $72,364 – $82,702, depending on qualifications.

The Chief Building Official is responsible for managing all office functions as well as providing project consultation, state and local code enforcement, and seeking new Inspection Division efficiencies.

The work of this position requires the exercise of technical knowledge, considerate judgement and interpretation, professional oversight for decisions on code compliance and best management practices for design and construction.

Specific duties include:

  • Review, observe, and evaluate inspectors’ performance.
  • Review work assignments, collaborate with and assign duties to inspection staff as required.
  • Provide administrative oversight of the Weights and Measures program and the contracted architect who reviews commercial building plans.
  • Supervise the work of Code Enforcement and the enforcement process.
  • Prepare the annual division budget.
  • Advise architects, engineers, contractors and the general public on code requirements, code interpretations and code compliance.
  • Collaborate with and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, builders, citizens and City employees and officials.
  • Review, inspect, and enforce compliance with City and state codes.
  • Identify efficiencies to implement lean processes into the Inspection Division functions and work with other City departments to identify solutions to improve the development process in Oshkosh.

Required minimum qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in building design, civil or structural engineering, construction management, construction trades, or a related field.
  • Five years of experience in building construction and inspection, including at least two years of inspection supervision and code enforcement.
  • Experience in commercial building plan reviews.
  • UDC Building, HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Certifications required within 12 months of hire; Commercial Building Inspection Certifications preferred.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.


The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of building construction methods and materials, and building and zoning codes. They will also be able to effectively interact and communicate with diverse audiences, to act in a professional manner with tact, good judgement, and possess discretion and the ability to communicate effectively under stressful conditions with individuals or groups who may be skeptical, argumentative, or disagreeable.

We offer the successful candidate an attractive program of benefits and an outstanding work environment, including a generous paid time off plan, a stable state pension plan with employer match, and a no-cost clinic available to those enrolled in our health insurance plan.

Our Employee Recognition Program allows us to recognize the achievements and successes of our staff, and our Wellness Committee provides a variety of opportunities to support staff health and wellness. Our Employee Development Program encourages our staff to pursue educational advancement and compensates them for a portion of their continuing education costs.

How to Apply

Application Procedure: Please visit for a full description of the position and benefits offered, as well as to apply.   The City of Oshkosh is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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