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Construction Services Manager and Chief Building Official
City of Tampa, FL

The City of Tampa, FL is seeking a Construction Services Manager and Chief Building Official. The selected candidate will be a seasoned professional in commercial building construction, construction management, or engineering. Because the City of Tampa is undergoing major growth in virtually all construction sectors, the ideal candidate will bring a full suite of experience from multi-phased, large scale, or high-rise developments to smaller residential projects. Additionally, knowledge of environmental procedures as well as seaport and airport developments is preferable. The Construction Services Manager leads the division as an expert in reading and interpreting building materials, construction standards, plans, blueprints, and specifications. This requires tact when interacting with the public to enforce code requirements with firmness and impartiality, but also skill to find innovative solutions to facilitate projects whenever possible. As an excellent communicator, the Construction Services Manager can routinely engage with a variety of stakeholders, including other city staff, attorneys, architects, engineers, developers, and most importantly the general public. Finally, the selected candidate will be an experienced manager with a focus on providing excellent customer service. Given that much of the work in this division is completed by autonomous staff, the Construction Services Manager will possess skills to review performance, motivate employees, and revise workflows to achieve optimum customer service. This won’t be a back-room position - the next Construction Services Manager will be expected to lead from the front, build consensus, and embrace the team’s innovative ideas. This person will embrace diversity by hiring, mentoring, and retaining a workforce that reflects Tampa’s diverse population. This is a key position for the City at this time. The City is growing at an unprecedented pace, and the Construction Services Manager will play an integral role in the City by making innovative and bold decisions as a change agent to facilitate an easier development process.


Location: Tampa, Florida
Salary: $84,094 - $131,788
Final filing date: First review of applications: October 25, 2019


Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.