CAA is currently interviewing for a Building Official for one of our locations in the

Albany region.

Job Description

The respective candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing, performing, and

managing the operations and activities of the Building Permit and Inspection Division,

including, but not limited to, building inspections, permit issuance, and plan review.

Additionally, the Building Official will direct, coordinate, review and participate in the

work of professional and technical employees to ensure that building codes are properly

enforced with uniformity, equity and safety as well as provide interpretation and

decisions on applicable codes, rules, regulations, and technical problems of enforcement.

Customer service is one of CAA’s key success factors; therefore, the successful candidate

will be expected to demonstrate the highest quality of customer service to our clients.


This individual will possess extensive knowledge of principles, practices and methods

used in various building construction areas, including structural, plumbing, electrical and

mechanical; plan review procedures and practices; permit issuance and related record

keeping. This individual will also be familiar with all applicable federal, state and local

laws, codes and regulations, including laws, ordinances, and codes related to building

construction and zoning.

Job Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five (5) years of experience in a

building department, or in the building construction industry, three (3) years of which

must have been in a supervisory capacity; or, an equivalent combination of experience,

education and training which provided the desired knowledge, skills and abilities of the

classification. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must.


Candidates must possess ICC Certification as a Certified Building Official. Ability to

obtain additional ICC certifications such as a Residential Plumbing and Mechanical

Inspector or Combination Inspector certification.

About CAA

Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. (CAA) is a contract service provider to state and local

government agencies. The expertise we provide to agencies includes the departmental

functions of building permit & inspection; city engineering/public works, environmental,

and fire prevention. With over 32 years of experience as a firm serving the public sector,

CAA has earned respect in the industry for the outstanding service we provide our clients.

CAA offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, vision,

supplemental disability, an employee assistance program, life insurance, a 401(k) plan,

and a generous vacation policy.

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