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 the following 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
The City of Madison has a population of over 250,000 in a region
of more than 500,000 and is consistently ranked as one of the best
places to live in the U.S. Encompassing five lakes, Madison is home
to a City-owned transit system with high ridership, a walkable and
thriving downtown, many unique and walkable neighborhoods, one of
the best networks of biking trails in the U.S., distinctive locally owned
restaurants and businesses, excellent healthcare, and unique music and
cultural venues. The Madison economy is thriving. State government
and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are the foundation of the
regional economy and the City is witnessing strong and diverse growth
in biotechnology, information technology, healthcare, insurance, and