The City of West Sacramento is actively recruiting for a Chief Building Official to lead the Building Division within the Community Development Department!
An official City of West Sacramento application form must be filled out, in its entirety. It is the applicant's responsibility to explain their qualifications fully and clearly. In addition, applicants must submit a resume and complete the required supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete information on the application, resume and/or supplemental questionnaire may be cause for disqualification. Application packages will be reviewed and screened for qualifications. Additional screening criteria will be developed based on the supplemental questionnaire. The top candidates will be referred to the Department for further consideration.
DEFINITION: The Chief Chief Building Official manages the activities of the Building Permitting, Plan Check and Inspection functions of the Community Development Department. Ensures buildings are constructed and maintained in accordance with adopted codes, standards and policies; plan submittals are checked by all reviewing divisions and agencies, and corrections or permits are issued within established time frames. The Chief Building Official is an at-will position that is appointed by and sits at the pleasure of the City Manager.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Receives general direction from the Director of Community Development or designee in setting program objectives and the means of accomplishment. Manages a staff of professional and technical employees, including daily direction, planning, scheduling work activities and monitoring consistent application of standards.
CLASS CHARACTERISTICS: This is a single, management level position. The incumbent reports to the Director of Community Development and has responsibility for providing daily supervision to Building Division staff.
*Job description pending City Council approval.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Illustrative Only): Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skill. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:
Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a construction-related field such as Civil, Mechanical, Structural or Electrical Engineering or construction management, architecture or a management related field, such as public or business administration. Possession of an ICC certification as a Plans Examiner or Combination Inspector is highly desirable.
Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in building design, inspection, construction, or structural analysis which required application of building, plumbing and/or electrical codes and which included at least two (2) years project management and supervising professional and technical staff, such as those involved in building plans review and building inspection.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: Possession and maintenance of a valid California driver’s license.
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WORKING CONDITIONS: May serve as staff to commissions and may be required to attend off-hour meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Mobility to work in a standard office or construction environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings. On an intermittent basis, sit at a desk for long periods of time; sustained posture in a seated position for prolonged periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, twist, and reach while performing office duties; mobility to occasionally traverse uneven terrain, periodically standing, stooping, bending, climbing and kneeling to perform inspections; on occasion may be required to work in exposure to weather. Manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and small tools and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large document holders (manuals, binders, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed material and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds such as files, manuals, or small tools and equipment for distances up to 50 feet; travel to attend meetings visit job sites.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS: Generally work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. May also work in a construction or field environment including inclement weather conditions and construction and traffic hazards. May interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing codes, guidelines, policies and procedures.