Posting Summary: The University of Virginia seeks applications and nominations for the University Building Official. The University Building Official provides a unique leadership opportunity as the responsible authority for the legal administration and enforcement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC).
Leading the Office of the University Building Official (OUBO), the Building Official manages and coaches a staff of licensed architects and engineers, reviews plans for new construction and renovation projects and performs construction inspections as required by the VUSBC and other Federal, State, and University standards for health, safety, and accessibility to protect the public to the level established by the VUSBC. The person holding this position is responsible and authorized to issue building permits for capital and non-capital construction projects required by the VUSBC to have a building permit and to determine the suitability for occupancy for all projects undertaken at the University of Virginia Academic Division, Medical Center, and College at Wise.
The University Building Official's key priorities will include:
- Define and implement the organizational goals for the Office of the University Building Official through ongoing evaluation of services and delivery, benchmarking, and monitoring and analyzing OUBO performance measures. - Perform duties as required by VUSBC and the University's Management agreement, provide legal administration and enforcement of the VUSBC codes and standards for construction work on all University building and remote sites. - Lead a team of design professionals and foster partnerships with UVA leaders and offices and State and Local officials. - Provide expertise and guidance to University officials regarding complex design and review issues.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.