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Midlothian, IL - Building Official

GovHR USA is soliciting candidates for the position of Building Official for the Village of Midlothian, Illinois.

About the Community

The Village of Midlothian, Illinois (population 14,819) is a southwest suburb of Chicago. It is perhaps best known as the location of the Midlothian County Club, one of America’s first 18-hole golf courses.  Midlothian is located in the “The Nation’s Crossroads” with easy access to Interstates 294, 57 and 80. Midlothian is a stop on METRA’s Rock Island District rail line and affords easy rail access to downtown Chicago and to Joliet. Chicago’s Midway Airport is just 13 miles from the Village, and O’Hare Airport is accessed easily off 294.

The median age of Midlothian residents is 37.1 with a median household income of $59,739 The Village has 4,939 households. Midlothian’s population mix is 64.7% Caucasian, 21.9% Hispanic, 6.8% African American with 43.5% of residents having attended and/or received a college degree. Midlothian has a very diverse mix of residential single family and multifamily properties, as well as a wide-ranging business environment, allowing the candidate to use their training and creative talent to address and resolve redevelopment opportunities.

About the Organization  

The Village is a home rule municipality and is governed by a Village President and a Village Board, which is comprised of six Trustees.  Each Trustee is responsible for a specific division of Village operations which include: Administration/Finance, Building and Zoning (including Health and Welfare), Community Affairs and Development, Police, Fire, and Public Works. Parks and recreation, and library services are delivered by separate government entities.     The Village has 66 full-time employees, 25 part-time employees and eight elected officials.  

About the Position

The Building Official serves as the Building Superintendent and is a senior department level position. The position oversees two full-time positions (Building Inspector and Building Clerk) and two part-time positions (Code Enforcement Officer and Building Clerk). The position is appointed by the Village President with the consent of the Village Board, and reports to both the Village President and an assigned Trustee.   Attendance is required at regular meetings of the Village Board held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 

Position Requirements     
The Building Official is responsible for planning, scheduling and coordinating the activities and projects of the Village’s Building Department, providing technical and professional assistance to other Departments, and leading and supervising the Department staff.  Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include:  

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in architecture, engineering, construction management or related field.
  • Knowledge of modern construction practices and materials, and applicable codes and regulations governing residential and commercial/industrial construction
  • Relevant International Code Council (ICC) certifications, and five years of experience as a Plan Examiner or Inspector.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide clear communication to the general public in a clear, courteous and tactful manner.  
  • Ability to effectively supervise Department staff and promote positive employee relations.
  • The Village is committed to flood control and stormwater management. Accordingly, the Village prefers candidates with knowledge of FEMA’s Community Rating System and those who possess or who are prepared to obtain Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) designation within 18 months of hire. 
  • Candidates with an equivalent combination of work experience in construction practices and procedures, educational certification, and training are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Benefits    
The anticipated starting salary range is $85K-$100K. DOQ. A comprehensive benefit package includes participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), health insurance including medical, dental, and vision coverage (also available to dependents), and life insurance. The Village offers paid vacation, holidays, personal days and sick time.

Selection Process   
Candidates should apply online at with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  First review of candidates shall occur on September 4, 2018. Candidates with questions are encouraged to contact Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 224-261-8366 or

The Village of Midlothian is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted:Aug 2,2018


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