Chief Building Official Job at Rocklin, Placer County, California

Chief Building Official

City of Rocklin , California

Job Information 


Community Development

Senior Level


$108,213.00 - $149,172.00 Annually

Application Deadline 


05/28/2021 05:00 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Rocklin is seeking a new team member to serve as Chief Building Official for the Community Development Department.  Under general direction, the incumbent plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities of the Building Division, including plan review and building inspection; performs complex plan reviews and building inspections; ensures all construction and occupancy activity meets applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations; focuses on integrating all development services in a manner that results in an exceptional experience for customers; exercises direct supervision over assigned staff; serves as a technical resource; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Community Development Department.

The Chief Building Official is a single position management level classification responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Building Services Division. This position plays a critical role in the City’s overall development services operation and is the City’s primary technical expert on building safety and manages the Division’s plan review and inspection activities.  The incumbent is responsible and accountable for the quality of services provided by the Building Division staff.  Residents, business owners, architects, contractors, and other professionals routinely interface with Building Division staff and the Chief Building Official is responsible for ensuring that they receive courteous, accurate, and professional services that are consistent, predictable, and timely.

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Ideal Candidate

This is a tremendous opportunity for a dynamic and visionary individual who can motivate and lead a progressive and high-functioning team.  The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

•Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with building principles and practices. •Is able to perform complex plan review and building inspections. •Can resolve building permit and inspection issues as they occur by understanding the issue and identifying workable alternatives.  •Will be a versatile self-starter who is able to successfully coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects while developing and maintaining relationships based on trust and mutual respect. •Is an innovator who looks to improve customer service and satisfaction. •Is a teacher when developing and motivating Building Division staff. •Exhibits engaging and approachable behavior; strong interpersonal, analytical, written and verbal communication and presentation skills; and handles sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  •Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in building design, building inspection, construction management, architecture, engineering, or a related field;


•Five (5) years of full-time experience as a building inspector, including at least two (2) years of full-time experience supervising building inspectors.

  License Requirements

•Current certification as a Building Official through the International Code Council is required at the time of appointment. •A valid California Class C driver license or higher is required at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 


A variety of plans are offered through CalPERS.  The City contributes up to $1,200 per month to active employees and eligible retirees, and the employee pays the difference.  

Dental and Vision

City-paid for employee and dependents.

Health Coverage Reduction Incentive
Employees with less than full family coverage for health, dental, and vision may receive incentive pay of $75 - $250 per month.

Leave Accruals

Management:  up to 80 hours per fiscal year

Sick Leave:  12 sick days per year

Vacation:  15 days first year, progresses up to 27 days based upon years of service

Holidays:  10 paid holidays per year

Retirement-CalPERS (In accordance with Public Employees’ Retirement Law)

2% @ 55 (Classic ) Employees:  Current CalPERS members or former CalPERS members without a break of service of more than 180 days.

2% @ 62 (PEPRA) Employees:  Hired on or after January 1, 2013 with no prior member-ship with a California public retirement system or not eligible for reciprocity.

Deferred Compensation
Rocklin offers optional programs for employee participation (457 plans).


     Life Insurance and AD&D:   City paid $50,000

     Long-Term Disability:  Coverage is 60% of monthly salary up to $6,000 per month; after a 90-day waiting   
     period (City paid).

Retiree Medical

The City contributes up to $1,200 per month for post-retirement medical insurance premium costs.

Special Instructions

You will be required to respond to the supplemental questions as well as attach any applicable documentation.

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3970 Rocklin Road

Rocklin, CA 95677