Development Services Manager

Salary: $75,487 - $107,484 Annually (DOQ)
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (or as required)
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Please print ALL linked documents below and return to our office in person or mail to:

Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Employment Application

EEO Survey

Waiver and Release

Inclusion Statement


Education and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Degree in Architecture, Construction Science or related field highly preferred. Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in a supervisory role, plan review, building inspections, or equivalent work/education background. 

Licenses and Certifications:  Must be an ICC Certified Plans Examiner and Certified Building Inspector, or obtain such certifications within six months of hire.  Certified Building Official required.  Must possess a valid state driver’s license and satisfactory motor vehicle record. 

Knowledge:  Applicable City codes and regulations as they relate to building construction.  Management theories and techniques. 

Skills:  Management of staff assigned to division.  Excellent oral and written communications.  Exercising comprehensive technical judgment in making decisions related to adopted codes while interpreting and applying city codes and ordinances.  Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with general public and co-workers.  Dealing with the public firmly, tactfully and impartially in order to achieve desired goal.  Reading and interpreting engineering and architectural plans and specifications.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Represents the Development Services Division.  Supervises Building Inspectors, Plans Examiners, and Permit Services staff; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, evaluates, and disciplines assigned staff, monitors and coordinates work, reviews progress and directs changes as needed.  Assists City Building Inspectors, architects, engineers, builders, and skilled trade personnel by interpreting codes and assists in responding to questions and code interpretations.  Assists in staffing the Board of Appeals meeting when needed.  Assists customers by listening, asking questions, explaining technical code issues, and offering a workable solution to problems.  Explains and interprets building, electrical, plumbing, fuel, gas, heat and air conditioning and refrigeration, codes and regulations to builders, contractors, inspectors and others as required.  Communicates with builders, contractors, and general public explaining established procedures, codes and ordinances.  May be called on to complete inspections in the field.  Performs plan review for commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-family, and residential permit applications as back-up/support to the plans examiners.  Assures that staff is following policies and procedures in the receipt, routing and processing of permit applications.  Communicates policies and procedures to staff and provides leadership/direction for continued support to staff to meet the required plan review timeline.  Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments: trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; review progress and directs changes as needed.  Communicates policies and procedures to the public, provides general building and related code information to the public.  Performs related work as assigned/required. 

Working Conditions:  Work is performed in a normal office environment, although site visits are sometimes necessary for verification of work/inspections.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.  Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when reading reports, reviewing plans or responding to citizen inquiry. 

Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass background investigation and drug screen.

Planning and Development