SALARY:  Competitive


The new City of Gluckstadt, incorporated in 2021, is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Building Official.  This position will be two-fold, encompassing duties of code enforcement and building inspection, as well as zoning administrator.  The Building Official is administrative, technical, and skilled inspectional worker directing the enforcement of the City’s building code, zoning ordinance, and other applicable ordinances as adopted by the City of Gluckstadt. Work involves responsibility of directing, supervising, coordinating, and enforcing the inspection of buildings and their appurtenances throughout the City to assure adherence to municipal building, electrical and related codes and ordinances; and for adherence to applicable standards of construction, maintenance, and safety.  The employee in this class works independently, managing field inspections and training and instructing inspectors how to apply written and standards codes to everyday building and construction situations.  Work is evaluated through conferences, discussions, and reports. Essential functions include supervision, training, enforcement, inspections, communications, clerical duties, and office management.  

Examples of code enforcement and inspector work include:  directs and coordinates inspections in the enforcement of  building and electrical codes, and signs and other ordinances for the safety, health, and welfare of the public; applies various written codes and ordinances to everyday building situations; performs complicated inspections to ensure proper enforcement of codes and ordinances; confers or corresponds with architects, building owners, and contractors concerning questions involved in the enforcement process; makes recommendations for changes in ordinances and regulations governing the municipal building inspection program; reviews complicated plans and/or designs before permits are issued for construction, alteration, and repair; meets with zoning board and serves as advisor on all zoning matters; meets and serves as advisor to Mayor and Board of Aldermen on matters pertaining to City codes and ordinances and cases on appeal; ensuring that reports on all inspections, construction, research materials, etc. are written and maintained; assisting in all administrative activities associated with building inspection and zoning matters; ensuring that all phases of the various permit applications are completed in a reasonable amount of time; advise on ways to improve office efficiency and procedure; coordinate with contractors about various inspections required; maintaining data files and prepares reports, detailing the weekly, monthly and yearly issuance of building permits and inspections; conducting information research and compiles special data on assigned projects; attend a continuing education hours annually in the area of zoning, building permits or emergency management; coordinating with the various utility companies regarding water and sewer connections for new construction; assists in the preparation and control of budget expenditures; does basic bookkeeping and/or statistical record keeping not requiring specific accounting or statistical analysis knowledge; reviews and processes correspondence, reports, requisitions, payment requests, and similar administrative activities; maintaining zoning files and maps; serves as a researcher for general zoning matters; confers with City Officials, and technical advisors on difficult cases; and performing other duties as assigned.

The Building Official receives policy direction from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, but also provides administrative and technical assistance to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and provides a positive atmosphere as a public servant to the community.  The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with elected officials, officers of the city, other department heads, the city attorney, representatives of other agencies, other city employees, and the general public, and must be able to communicate effectively, orally, written, and electronically.  The person in this position may eventually supervise full-time and/or part-time employees and will work regular business hours year-round, with regular overtime and night work, attends and participates in professional group meetings, and has accountability for certain building code and zoning issues related to the work for which this position is responsible; an ability to attend evening meetings and other code-enforcement and zoning obligations is also required.

This is a full-time permanent position with the City of Gluckstadt; the immediate supervisor for this position is the Mayor.  The Building Official is expected to develop effective methods & routines for accomplishing job responsibilities.

Interested Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and they may be mailed to the City of Gluckstadt, Mississippi, at P.O. Box 2210, Madison, MS 39130, or hand-delivered to the Mayor or any Alderman.

A complete job description and salary range is available upon request.  Contact Walter C. Morrison, Mayor at

The City of Gluckstadt is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted 9/13/2021

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