Nevada Public Works and Planning
Sec. § 341.100
Appointments; classification; restrictions on other employment; qualifications; general duties.


1.

The Administrator and the Deputy Administrator of the Public Works - Compliance and Code Enforcement Section serve at the pleasure of the Director of the Department.

2.

The Administrator shall appoint:

(a)

A Deputy Administrator of the Public Works - Professional Services Section; and

(b)

A Deputy Administrator of the Buildings and Grounds Section.
Each deputy administrator appointed pursuant to this subsection serves at the pleasure of the Administrator.

3.

The Administrator shall recommend and the Director shall appoint a Deputy Administrator of the Public Works - Compliance and Code Enforcement Section. The Deputy Administrator appointed pursuant to this subsection has the final authority in the interpretation and enforcement of any applicable building codes.

4.

The Administrator may appoint such other technical and clerical assistants as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter.

5.

The Administrator and each deputy administrator are in the unclassified service of the State. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 284.143, the Administrator and each deputy administrator shall devote his or her entire time and attention to the business of the office and shall not pursue any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

6.

The Administrator must:

(a)

Have a masters degree or doctoral degree in civil or environmental engineering, architecture, public administration or a related field and experience in management, public administration or public policy; or

(b)

Be a licensed professional engineer pursuant to the provisions of chapter 625 of NRS or an architect registered pursuant to the provisions of chapter 623 of NRS.

7.

The Deputy Administrator of the:

(a)

Public Works - Professional Services Section must be a licensed professional engineer pursuant to the provisions of chapter 625 of NRS or an architect registered pursuant to the provisions of chapter 623 of NRS.

(b)

Public Works - Compliance and Code Enforcement Section must have a comprehensive knowledge of building codes and a working knowledge of the principles of engineering or architecture as determined by the Administrator.

8.

The Administrator shall:

(a)

Serve as the Secretary of the Board.

(b)

Manage the daily affairs of the Division.

(c)

Represent the Board and the Division before the Legislature.

(d)

Prepare and submit to the Board, for its approval, the recommended priority for proposed capital improvement projects and provide the Board with an estimate of the cost of each project.

(e)

Select architects, engineers and contractors.

(f)

Accept completed projects.

(g)

Submit in writing to the Director of the Department, the Governor and the Interim Finance Committee a monthly report regarding all public works projects which are a part of the approved capital improvement program. For each such project, the monthly report must include, without limitation, a detailed description of the progress of the project which highlights any specific events, circumstances or factors that may result in:

(1)

Changes in the scope of the design or construction of the project or any substantial component of the project which increase or decrease the total square footage or cost of the project by 10 percent or more;

(2)

Increased or unexpected costs in the design or construction of the project or any substantial component of the project which materially affect the project;

(3)

Delays in the completion of the design or construction of the project or any substantial component of the project; or

(4)

Any other problems which may adversely affect the design or construction of the project or any substantial component of the project.

(h)

Have final authority to approve the architecture of all buildings, plans, designs, types of construction, major repairs and designs of landscaping.

9.

The Deputy Administrator of the Public Works - Compliance and Code Enforcement Section shall:

(a)

Serve as the building official for all buildings and structures on property of the State or held in trust for any division of the State Government; and

(b)

Consult with an agency or official that is considering adoption of a regulation described in NRS 446.942, 449.345, 455C.115, 461.173, 472.105 or 477.0325 and provide recommendations regarding how the regulation, as it applies to buildings and structures on property of this State or held in trust for any division of the State Government, may be made consistent with other regulations which apply to such buildings or structures.
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