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Building Official

  • City Administrator/Manager
  • September 15, 2014

Essential Information

EmployerCity of Newport
Street Address 169 SW Coast Highway
Newport, OR 97365
Website URL www.newportoregon.gov


The City of Newport Oregon is seeking an experienced Building Official. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $5,008 - $6,595 monthly, plus excellent benefits.

The Building Official is responsible for administering and enforcing state and local building and related codes that have been adopted by the city. This includes performing commercial and residential plan reviews; inspecting residential and commercial construction sites; abating dangerous buildings; calculating permit and system development charge fees; reviewing and issuing building permits; and assigning real property addresses. This is a non-supervisory position. A copy of the job description is on the city website at www.newportoregon.gov.


High school diploma or GED and at least two years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of building plans review, building inspection, construction, building code administration, or building code enforcement.

Possession of International Code Council Building Official certification or successful completion of the legal management module within six months of hire; and

Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) upon hire. (Note to out-of-state applicants: this is an open book exam and the State of Oregon is offering training monthly at this time. There is also an option to take a proctored exam at most community colleges in Oregon.); and

Hold and maintain the following ICC Certifications (equivalent Oregon certifications will also be recognized): Building Inspector; Residential Building Inspector; Building Plans Examiner; Residential Plans Examiner; and a valid Oregon driver’s license.

TO APPLY: Applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, city application form, and three professional references to Peggy Hawker, City Recorder/Special Projects Director, City of Newport, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon 97365. All applicants should clearly identify, in the letter of interest, how they meet the minimum job qualifications. For inquiries, contact Peggy Hawker at p.hawker@newportoregon.gov. The position is open until filled with a first review of applications on September 15, 2014. The City of Newport is an EEO employer and veteran’s preference provider.

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Additional Information

Contact: Peggy Hawker

Contact Email: p.hawker@newportoregon.gov

Industry: Government

Manages Others: yes

Deadline Information: September 15, 2014

Salary: DOQ

Salary Range: of $5,008 - $6,595 monthly

Benefits: Excellent Benefits

Job Duration/Time: Full-time

County: Out of State