Department of Building Inspection Annual Report Fiscal Year 2015-2016 - Page 10

Department of Building Inspection Organization Director’s Office Inspection Services Administrative Services Permit Services The Director’s Office provides departmental leadership, sets policies, and supports all programs within the Department in order to implement established goals, objectives and mandates, and takes actions that ensure the safeguarding of life and property within the City. It consists of the following: Inspection Services (IS) inspects buildings for compliance with code requirements, scope of work in accordance with approved plans and permits, and responds to complaints on residential and commercial buildings. IS protects public safety by enforcing municipal and State regulations and codes relative to construction, alteration, and installation of electrical and plumbing equipment and systems. IS inspects buildings for code compliance in residential housing under building permits, or as a result of complaints, and also inspects apartments and hotels. IS addresses complaints and conducts inspections associated with interior/exterior lead-based paint disturbance/removal. IS is also responsible for abatement of code violation cases referred from the building, electrical, and plumbing inspection divisions. It consists of the following: The Administrative Services (AS) Program includes: Finance Services, Records Management and Payroll and Personnel. AS provides support to the Department in the areas of fiscal management, purchasing, contracting, fleet management and business analysis. AS maintains department records, processes records requests and 311 customer service requests. AS also provides human resources and payroll support such as employee relations, recruitment and testing. It consists of the following: Permit Services (PS) is responsible for all permit processes from the time a permit application is submitted until a building permit is issued at DBI. The functions include screening, routing permits and plans for review, and coordination of building permit review. PS also manages approval and issuance of construction permits, including electrical, plumbing and street space permits for public and private buildings within the City and County of San Francisco. PS also assesses and collects fees for all structures, building enlargements and changes of use. Additionally, it provides technical support for the Department in the areas of code development and information and provides coordination for the Building Occupancy Resumption Program (BORP). It consists of the following: • Communications • Disaster Coordination Unit • Legislative & Public Affairs Tom C. Hui, S.E., C.B.O, Director Ron Tom Assistant Director Daniel Lowrey Deputy Director of Inspection Services Taras Madison Deputy Director of Administrative Services • • • • • Edward Sweeney Deputy Director of Permit Services Building Inspection Division Electrical Inspection Division Plumbing Inspection Division Housing Inspection Services Code Enforcement • Financial Services • Payroll & Personnel Services • Records Management Division • • • • • Central Permit Bureau Management Information Services Permit Processing Plan Review Services Technical Services Division Department of Building Inspection, Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Report 11