Assistant Development Services Director for Field Services

City of San Antonio Published: July 12, 2017
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The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the Development Services Department, including the management, of the Field Services Division. This position will serve as the Deputy Building Official for the City,

In addition, the Assistant Director will:

  • Assist in assuming full management responsibility for all department services and activities, including the management of a division that includes commercial and residential building inspections, code enforcement, graffiti abatement and construction project management and recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; and identifies opportunities for improvement, and assists in directing the implementation of changes.
  • Assist in coordinating departmental activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations as well as provide staff assistance to the City Manager, Assistant City Managers, and City Council.
  • Assist in managing and participating in the development and administration of the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and assist in directing the monitoring and approval of expenditures; and directing the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a Certified Building Official (Civil or MEP Engineer desired)
  • Have five to ten (5-10) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in managing building development and code enforcement activities including four (4) years of administrative or supervisory responsibility.
  • Be a skilled leader and manager with a proven track record of motivating and developing staff
  • Be politically astute with the ability to communicate with staff, contractors, and elected officials
  • Be a results-oriented leader, possessing excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of operational characteristics, codes, services and activities of Building Inspection and code enforcement programs.
  • Knowledge of advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.


This position requires the successful candidate have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Structural or Fire). The candidate must be a Certified Building Official with knowledge of fire code.


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