The City of Madison is seeking a dynamic leader to direct the programs, functions and staff of the City of Madison’s Building Inspection. The Division Director implements long-term visionary and short-term operational priorities of the agency, and is responsible for the agency performance. The City of Madison is seeking a highly qualified candidate with a commitment to upholding the City’s mission, values, and service promise, and a commitment to racial and gender equity in Division and City work. The incumbent will lead and manage the agency, which encompasses the following City programs: Housing and Property Maintenance Code Enforcement; Building Inspection (Building, Housing, Zoning, Plumbing, Electrical and Heating Codes); Permit Plan Review; Zoning and Sign Code Enforcement; and Consumer Protection (regulates measurement standards). This Division has an operating budget of $5.1 million, and oversees the day-to-day operations and staff of approximately 45 employees. This position reports to the Mayor and the Director of the Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development. The Division Director provides advice, council, and staff support to the Madison Common Council and various City of Madison boards, committees, and commissions.
Five (5) years of leadership experience that directly applies to building construction or code enforcement, and which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a related field, OR
Two (2) additional years of related experience (this does not have to be in a leadership or supervisory capacity).
If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses equivalent experience.
Additional Salary Information: Employment will be subject to a five-year employment contract negotiated by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council. City of Madison residency is a requirement of this position.
About City of Madison
Madison, Wisconsin is a community that consistently ranks among the best places to live and work in the country. This stunningly beautiful city nestled among lakes, boasts a variety of cultural and recreational offerings: from college and amateur sports, to performances at the Cesar Pelli-designed Overture Center for the Arts, to leisurely bike rides throughout Madison's extensive bicycle trail system. Madison is home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a world-renowned research university, and is considered a hotbed of scientific innovation and entrepreneurship.
The City of Madison is an equal opportunity employer functioning under an affirmative action plan. The City employs more than 3,000 people who provide services to City residents. As an employer the City strives to provide a work environment where:
•Diversity and differing opinions are valued
•Creativity is encouraged
•Continuous learning and improvement are fostered
•Teamwork and open and honest communication are encouraged
•Meeting customer needs through quality service is a shared goal.
Positions in the City's 40 departments cover a wide range of responsibilities, including clerical, general labori...ng, technical or paraprofessional and professional positions. Employees are based at 55 sites, with many "field" positions assigned to providing services in all parts of the city.