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Building Official

Company name
City of San Benito

San Benito, TX, United States

Employment Type

Law Enforcement, Compliance, Administrative, Construction, Bilingual

Date Last Verified
Nov 02, 2020

Posted on
Oct 21, 2020

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The purpose of this position is to ensure buildings are in compliance with City of San Benito adopted residential and commercial codes and ordinances. Position is responsible to perform administrative duties in planning and coordinating the operation of the building inspection division which includes enforcing construction codes to ensure public health and safety. Other duties include maintaining residential and commercial electrical, plumbing and mechanical licenses and certifications and other duties as required.


Perform plumbing, electrical and mechanical inspections for residential and commercial buildings that meet the City of San Benito adopted Codes and Ordinances.

Provide guidance to Inspectors, City Staff and the Public on all Code and Ordinances of the City.

Review and make comments on building plans submitted for permits.

Plan, manage and work with other building inspectors and building plan examiners.

Maintains required records of permits, maps, plans, codes and ordinances.

Verify standard code compliance of existing buildings and additions, flood zones, map revisions, zoning district and street right-of-way.

Assist with preparation of work programs and detailed budget figures.







Requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide.

Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.

Specialized job requirements include management and organizational skills, thorough knowledge of construction, inspection, contract experience, ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.

Must have considerable knowledge of Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Energy Code

Considerable knowledge of current building construction methods, materials, tools and equipment.







High School diploma or GED required.

An Associate’s degree and/or diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school is preferred.

Requires three (3) years’ building inspector experience.

Requires two (2) years’ supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience in construction.

Must obtain Building Official certification through the International Code Council (ICC) within one year of employment.

Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.

Current Texas Driver’s license







demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. The job has some significant hazards and the physical demands are moderate. Duties involve working with lightweight materials and/or using force equal to lifting 20 pounds.



Conflict management skills.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.

Maintaining residential and commercial electrical, plumbing and mechanical licenses and certifications and other duties as required.

Ability to operate general office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

Personal Computers

Copier/Fax Machine


10-key Calculator

Architectural and Engineering Scales

Measuring Tape

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the employee a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the City’s demands change so will the essential functions of this position.

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