Chief Building Official

Ongoing Applications

The City of Belton, a dynamic and growing community in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, is seeking to fill the position of Chief Building Official.  As the largest city in Cass County with an estimated population of 25,000, Belton benefits from its convenient location with a quick 28-minute commute to downtown Kansas City, Missouri, excellent access to Interstate 49 at four interchanges, and close proximity to the region’s fast-growing Highway 150 Corridor - an East/West connection crossing just North of Belton through Southern Kansas City into Johnson County, Kansas, just 4 miles to the West, are helping to ignite the community’s continued growth. 

The position of Chief Building Official (CBO) reports to the Director of Planning and Building and has direct management oversight for both Building Inspections and Code Enforcement, including supervision of two (2) Building Inspectors, and two (2) Code Enforcement Officers. The CBO also oversees enforcement of the City’s building and construction ordinances, conducts inspections when necessary, reviews plans, specifications, and other documents for code compliance. As a key member of the City’s Development Review Team, the CBO also assists with zoning and land development review, inspection and compliance, and may attend/participate with a variety of boards related to planning, zoning, dwelling standards, and building codes. The CBO also assists the Director of Planning and Building with all aspects of department management, including serving as the Acting Director during the absence of the Director.  

To be considered for the position of Chief Building Official (CBO), candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree and three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a comparable municipal organization utilizing the International Code Council (ICC) provisions, experience in contracting, planning, project design, or materials procurement that includes leadwork or supervisory experience over assigned projects, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. ICC Certified Building Official Certification, or an ability to obtain certification within six months of appointment, is strongly encouraged. 


The salary range will be $70,046.50 to $106,584.19, depending upon qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The City of Belton has a highly competitive benefits program including Missouri LAGERS Retirement System at a favorable percentage, a voluntary 457 plan, health, dental and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, paid vacation, and sick leave. Working conditions within the City are outstanding and Belton offers its residents a prime quality of life. Relocation assistance and temporary housing allowance consideration are available for the successful candidate. Residency is not required.


Qualified candidates please complete the City of Belton online application:

Submit your cover letter, resume, and completed application to: 

This position is open until filled; prospective candidates are encouraged to submit an application, as well as their resume and a cover letter as soon as possible.

The candidate selected for this position will receive an offer of employment by the City contingent upon passing a background check, physical, and pre-employment drug test. For more information about the City of Belton, please see the website at

The City of Belton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. (EOE)