Job Opening:
Building Official

This is very responsible supervisory, administrative and fieldwork with responsibility for ensuring compliance with all Building and Zoning regulations and ordinances and flood plain management for Marshall County Government.  Activities associated with the job include responding to complaints and other requests for assistance on issues pertaining to land use, building inspections, building permits, land conditions and zoning, assisting with answering phones and walk-in clients by providing information pertaining to zoning regulations, requests for variances, building permits, and procedures for appealing decisions made by the Planning Commission and/or Board of Zoning Appeals.  Additional activities include assisting with the maintenance of job-related information including maps and plats, meeting with the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission, submitting complaints of zoning violations, and discussing legal actions against property owners with the County Attorney.
Required Education & Experience: Graduation from an accredited four year high school, supplemented with additional course work in real estate, construction or a related field; a minimum of five years’ experience or equivalent as an architect, inspector, contractor or superintendent of construction; thorough supervisory experience; certification as a building official through a recognized certification program; extensive experience in building and zoning regulations and practices; extensive experience dealing directly with the public; strong organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills; sufficient strength and stamina to perform fieldwork; thorough knowledge of the building and construction trades; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Necessary Special Requirements:
•    Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver’s license and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.
•    Certification in federal Flood Plain management regulations.
•    Certification by the International Code Council as a Residential & Commercial Building Inspector.
•    Certification by the International Code Council as a Residential & Commercial Plumbing Inspector.
•    Certification by the International Code Council as a Residential & Commercial Mechanical Inspector.

Benefits:  Health (option for free family coverage), dental, vision, TCRS retirement and optional 401(k) and 457(b) plans.
To Apply:
  • Application may be picked up from the Marshall County Human Resources Office, 3309 Courthouse Annex, 3rd floor, Lewisburg, TN 37091 or obtained from
  • Completed application and resume will be accepted until 4:00pm on May 13, 2021 by the Marshall County Human Resources Office.
  • Absolutely no late, faxed, or emailed applications will be accepted.
  • No phone calls please
  • Complete job description available upon request.