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Planning & Community Development


The Town of Ocean City, Maryland is accepting applications for the position of Chief Building Official to work with our community of 7,100 residents that welcomes over 8 million visitors per year to enjoy the seashore, boardwalk and family-friendly resort.

The Chief Building Official manages a qualified team of 6 to 8 trained staff and is responsible for the administration of construction plan review, permits for all building activity, construction inspection and code enforcement along with division staff supervision, pre-application consultation and building/inspection complaint resolution.

As Maryland’s ocean front community, there are unique opportunities to promote beneficial redevelopment and property investment with the division processing over 1,700 annual building permits, coastal flood protection for over 9,500 existing buildings, and administration of waterway and water related construction permits for 35 miles of shoreline. Extensive knowledge of residential and commercial building practices, state and local codes, and standard government procedures is required. Must demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, developers, citizens and City staff/officials.

Minimum requirements: Associates or Bachelors degree in the building sciences, architecture, engineering or related field plus 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related professional certifications and building industry experience preferred. Salary range is $74,823-$119,732, with hiring rate determined based on qualifications and experience. The Town also offers an excellent benefits package.

Position open until filled, please submit letter of interest and Town employment application to:

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Human Resources-City Hall Rm 106
301 Baltimore Avenue
P.O. Box 158
Ocean City, MD 21843
Veterans Are Encouraged to Apply



One of the East Coast’s premier seashore resort communities invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. Ocean City, with a year round population of 7,100 and a summer population which grows to 335,000 during peak periods operates under the Council-Manager form of government.  Reporting to the City Manager, the Fire Chief is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and implementing fire prevention, suppression and emergency medical services.


The Department

The Ocean City Fire Department is a combination department of volunteer and career personnel. There are 200 + members in the Volunteer Division and 51 members in the Career Division, including the Office of the Fire Marshal.   Non-management level career Fire/EMS and Fire Marshal employees are represented by a recognized labor union. The Department is supplemented by a significant part-time workforce. OCFD responds to approximately 6,000 calls each year, many of these occurring during the busy summer season. The Department provides fire, rescue, fire inspection and paramedic-level EMS services to the 10 & ½ mile stretch of beach area and West Ocean City as well as mutual aid to Worcester County, Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware.  The Department operates within a $7.4 million budget.


The Fire Chief

The successful candidate will have educational credentials in fire, business, public administration or a related field from an accredited institution with ten or more years in fire and/or emergency medical services and five years in a command capacity or an equivalent level of responsibility in another department.  Completion of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program or Chief Fire Officer designation is highly desirable.


Key Attributes

  • Possess a record of high integrity, leadership, teamwork, innovation and creativity in leading organizations and people.
  • Be experienced in budgeting, training, operations, emergency planning, and hands-on field experience in the context of natural disaster and continuity of operations.
  • Be experienced in working successfully with labor groups and all employees.
  • Possess the ability to effectively communicate and seek input from the City Manager, the City’s leadership, Volunteer and Career Division Command Staff, Firefighters and support staff.
  • Be an advocate for OCFD employees’ workplace safety, proper equipment and facilities while balancing the need to ensure individual and departmental accountability and ensure effective use of public tax dollars.
  • Be experienced in working with other emergency response agencies (local, regional, state and national).
  • Value equity and inclusion within an organization encouraging recruiting and maintaining a diverse Fire Department.

The salary for the position is within a range of $86,616 – $138,804 depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and is supplemented by an excellent benefits package. Residency within the Town of Ocean City or the first/due fire district is required within a negotiated period of time.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled  and review of resumes will start immediately.


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For more information contact:

Wayne Evans, Human Resources Director

Town of Ocean City

301 Baltimore Avenue

Ocean City, Maryland  21843


The Town of Ocean City, Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Veterans are encouraged to apply.