Town hires director of inspectional services, zoning enforcement officer

Mar 25, 2024

On Monday, March 25, Randall Bassett began in the position of director of inspectional services and zoning enforcement officer for the town of Dartmouth.

Bassett has over 20 years of building-related experience in the public and private sectors, including his most recent position as building commissioner for the town of Fairhaven.  Before that, he was a building inspector in Brewster.  

In addition to his work experience, Bassett is a certified building official and certified construction supervisor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from UMass  Dartmouth.  

“I am excited to work in Dartmouth and for this next step in my career,” said Bassett. 

Prior to Bassett, Joe Braga was the town’s director of inspectional services and zoning  enforcement officer, holding the position for nearly three years before retiring in October of 2023.  

“I want to thank the community for their patience during the hiring process,” said Select Board Chair David Tatelbaum. “I know board members Shawn McDonald and Stanley Mickelson had a  big job to do, along with the interview committee. We have an excellent candidate, and I am  excited for him to hit the ground running.”  

In this role, Bassett is responsible for inspecting building construction to ensure compliance with state building codes and town zoning by-laws and overseeing the building department.  

Bassett will formally be introduced to the community at the March 25 Select Board Meeting.