Contractor Licensing Program Manager (Manager IV)

A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways.  We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other.  Johnson County's Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development is recruiting for a Contractor Licensing Program Manager (Manager IV) which provides oversite of the Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program. Position open until filled.

  • Independently directs the daily operations of the Contractor Licensing program; develops and implements Contractor Licensing office policies and procedures to ensure that the Contractor Licensing Program awards licenses to contractors who meet Board of County Commission (BOCC) and Contractor Licensing Review Board (CLRB) licensing requirements; presents data and issues before the Contractor Licensing Review Board and implements policy as established by this Board and the Board of County Commissioners; facilitates an environment of continuous process improvement by routinely evaluating the Contractor Licensing program; determines and implements program changes; identifies and implements program advancements to improve services such as increased computerized training opportunities, on-site testing, and development of on-line education; receives and resolves non-routine complaints as part of daily office administration; clarifies licensing criteria and determines eligibility; supervises the design and maintenance of the Contractor Licensing database used by participating cities and the public to research contractor information; reviews and creates language for office forms and reports; supervises the preparation and maintenance of the Contractor Licensing web site; receives and answers complaint related questions in regard to operations and practices; processes disciplinary hearings and appeals before the Contractor Licensing Review Board (CLRB); maintains existing relationships with participating cities and jurisdictions; develops relationships with new jurisdictions interested in program participation; maintains records and implements policies for records retention in cooperation with the County’s Records Manager to assure compliance with state policies.
  • Continually develops and revises continuing education programs for licensed contractors, building officials, and building inspectors; works cooperatively with the International Code Council (ICC) and other building trade associations,  County Building Official’s Association, participating jurisdictions, the Education Committee, and the Contractor Licensing Review Board (CLRB) to design and implement relevant education for education programs and/or seminars; researches, negotiates, and establishes contracts for venues, transportation, lodging, instructors, and other required services and resources for the presentation of education program seminars; researches and solicits partnerships with educational organizations to establish certifications and/or provide learning opportunities for contractors that meet continuing education requirements; coordinates certification requirements of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Code Council (ICC)Preferred Provider Program, and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (ICEAT);  supervises the maintenance of all records of learning events and record information for contractors, inspectors, building officials, architects, and engineers so that they can receive required education credits each year to maintain licensing; manages and reviews individual class evaluations.
  • Develops, manages, and monitors the Contractor Licensing Program operating budget (currently $1,030,000) on behalf of the Contractor Licensing Review Board (CLRB) the Finance Committee and the Education Committee to ensure programs and operational expenses remain within budget; independently authorizes expenditures within the approved budget; supervises the preparation of financial and participation reports for the overall program for the CLRB; supervises the maintenance of permanent records for the CLRB, the Education Committee, and Finance Committee.


Job Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Education or other relevant field; five years of experience administering adult learning programs/seminars and/or continuing education certified programs, and event planning experience, including developing and monitoring budgets, negotiating contracts for facilities and speakers, managing registration, coordinating events and evaluating events; five years of building inspection field experience in building codes and construction; two years in plan review and code interpretation;  and one year of experience leading, directing, coordinating, or supervising the work of others or teams are required.

Master's degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Education or other relevant field and two years of experience working with and maintaining relationships with a Board of Directors to provide overall program accountability and policy direction are preferred. 

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:
All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments/agencies in a declared emergency situation.

Driving Status

Occasional (less than 5%)


Engineering, Transportation, and Infrastructure, Facilities, Trade, and Custodial