Chief Building Official

Vacaville, California
$123,791-$150,485 + a generous benefits package
Jan 19, 2022
Feb 18, 2022
Position Type
Chief / Principle
Contract Type
Organization Type

The Chief Building Official plans, organizes, and manages the Building Division within the Community Development Department reviewing plans, issuing permits, and inspecting construction of private development in order to enforce building codes, regulations, ordinances, and other requirements; and performs other related duties as assigned.  

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a collaborative problem solver who has experience supervising and leading others to achieve positive customer service.
  • Builds trust by interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
  • Has a record of mentoring or supervising other staff in a manner that develops their careers in public service. 
  • Possesses multiple certifications.

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Education:  Equivalent to an Associate’s degree with coursework in building design, inspection, construction, or a related field. A Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, architecture, or other related field is highly desirable

 Experience:  Five years’ experience in building construction, plans examination, building inspection, land development, or other related work, including two years in a supervisory capacity.  

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment.
Possession of a current International Code Council (ICC) Certification as a Certified Building Official, or equivalent certification, is a condition of initial and continued employment.
Possession of a current CASQA Construction General Permit Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) or Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) is highly desirable.
Possession of current ICC Plans Examiner certifications, in addition to certifications in any of the following areas: certified access specialist (CASp), safety assessment worker, building inspector, electrical inspector, plumbing inspector or mechanical inspector, are highly desirable.