Chief Building Official (19976867)

Sacramento/Metro Area
Until filled
$108,213.00-$149,172.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


The City of Rocklin is looking for a 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; 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.    


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications:

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 AND •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).

Special Instructions

Please submit the supplemental questionnaire with your application together with the necessary documents.

The first review of applications will be March 13, 2020.

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