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City of Reading Seeking Chief Building Official

Typical job duties of the Chief Building Official may include but are not limited to:

• Develop and manage the Building/Trades Division budget
• Provide technical information and informed opinions to design professionals, contractors, lawyers,
developers, real estate agents, and building owners on building code issues and other related regulatory
• Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work
processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
• Review building plans and applications for building permits for compliance with the City of Reading
Building Code
• Work closely with staff and all City of Reading departments to ensure compliance with City, State, and
Federal regulations, statutes, and ordinances relating to the daily operations of the department and the
building industry
• Investigate unsafe building conditions and provide resolutions in accordance with the City of Reading
Building Code
• Develop improvement programs within the City to encourage repurposing blighted properties
• Coordinate with the Blight Determination Committee and Reading Redevelopment Authority to devise
successful economic development
• Serve as liaison to the City of Reading, One Stop Program

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