Kevin Gobble has been named the new Development & Inspections Manager for the Cobb Community Development Agency.
Gobble comes to the agency from the Habitat for Humanity, where he served as a Senior Construction and Safety Specialist. In his role at Habitat he worked with partners including the Home Depot Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the EPA Healthy Homes Program.
For the past few years at Habitat Gobble was the Safety Manager. He developed and ran the Competent Person Program, which educates and trains people to fill the role of the designated “Competent Person” required by OSHA on high-hazard sites.
Prior to his employment at Habitat for Humanity, Gobble served as a business science consultant for Southface Energy Institute, as a construction project manager at Sawhorse, Inc., and as a construction project manager at BOWA.
He is working on a master’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health at Georgia Tech and received a BA from Virginia Tech in 1998.
In the Community Development newsletter, Gobble said, “I am excited about the challenges and opportunities this position offers. I am eager to work with the professional team here in Community Development and help the Development and Inspections staff continue to provide excellent service.”
According to the Community Development Agency website, the office Gobble will be managing has the following duties:
The Inspections office is responsible for administering and enforcing all applicable building codes with regard to residential and commercial construction in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County, as well as providing assistance to our customers so that they may understand and meet the code requirements for their project.
In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens in the permitting jurisdiction of the unincorporated areas of Cobb County, all construction must meet a series of requirements set forth by specific building codes. This includes new construction, additions to existing structures and remodeling. Both residential and commercial construction must meet these codes, and it is our job to enforce them.