Community Development and Sustainability
$115,477.23 - $140,363.60 Annually
No Application Deadline
The Chief Building Official position offers a unique opportunity for a professional to work in a City that hosts a world-class research and development university. The City of Davis is known for a high-quality of life often associated with college towns, featuring excellent schools, a small-town atmosphere, a unique greenbelt system, and an emphasis on parks and open spaces. The incumbent in this position will see a diversity of projects including mid-rise residential and vertical mixed-use buildings, research and development laboratories and commercial facilities, unique manufacturing laboratories, as well as, single-family residential projects. The City of Davis has been a leader in energy efficiency and has a commitment to sustainable building practices through adopted energy reach codes.
The City is seeking candidates for the position of Chief Building Official who have the technical expertise and administrative skills as defined in the job description. The incumbent in this position is responsible for planning, managing, and administering the City’s building and safety codes, inspections, plan review, permitting, and code compliance. The Chief Building Official plans, organizes and directs programs and activities concerned with compliance with building and safety codes. This individual will also ensure that the Building Division staff is kept abreast of latest code provisions and technical developments in building code requirements.
Please note: Position open until filled
Under general direction, plans, organizes, oversees, coordinates, and manages the staff and operations of the Building Division, including but not limited to, building and safety, building plan review, permitting, inspection, and code compliance; assists in coordinating assigned activities with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments, and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; manages the effective use of division resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides highly complex and responsible support to management and others in the areas of expertise; oversees, reviews, and performs a variety of studies and prepares and presents staff reports; and performs related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from the Assistant City Manager/Director of Community Development and Sustainability or assigned management staff. Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, professional, technical, and administrative support staff.
This is the highest level and full supervisory-level class in the professional building inspection series that exercises independent judgment on diverse, complex and specialized building inspection and safety duties with accountability and ongoing decision-making responsibilities associated with the work. Incumbents have the legal responsibility and powers in the enforcement of codes, ordinances and state laws. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of assigned staff, division budget administration, program evaluation, and recommendation and implementation of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, priorities, and standards related to building services, and for organizing and overseeing day-to-day building permitting and inspection activities. Incumbents are responsible for providing professional level support to management in a variety of areas. Performance of the work requires the use of independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines.
Examples of typical Job 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 qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.
When assigned to field inspection, must possess mobility to work in changing site conditions; possess the strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work; to sit, stand, and walk on level, uneven, or slippery surfaces; to reach, twist, turn, kneel, and bend, to climb and descend ladders; and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to inspect site conditions and work in progress. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards, with exposure to hazardous materials in some site locations. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects averaging a weight of 40 pounds, or heavier weights, in all cases with the use of proper equipment and/or assistance from other staff.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Employees also work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
23 Russell Boulevard
Davis, CA 95616