City of Sacramento
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Chief Building Official 
City of Sacramento
Annual Salary: $138,146 - $181,620 DOE/DOQ


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The City of Sacramento seeks a Chief Building Official (CBO) with strong project management skills and a substantial background in building inspection and construction. The City is looking for someone with exceptional interpersonal skills, who enjoys mentoring and leading others and building positive relationships with other City departments, community clients, design professionals, and contractors. The CBO will oversee the Building Division within the Community Development Department, which provides permit issuance, plan review, and building inspection services. The next CBO will be an excellent mentor to staff, facilitate professional correspondence with customers, and welcome alternative ideas and solutions. This is a stimulating career opportunity to lead a dynamic team of approximately 80 staff and focus on collaboration and partnership to provide the best possible services to the City. If you have a background in providing excellent customer service, building partnerships, and improving processes and want to foster an innovative workplace, apply today!


The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who is highly responsive with a strong customer service focus and has the emotional intelligence and political savvy to build relationships and manage expectations. The CBO will be an experienced leader who builds and mentors staff and is creative and flexible and an excellent problem solver. They are open to new ideas and encourage collaboration among staff. The ideal candidate has exemplary communication skills, especially when responding to customers and interacting with community members. The City is looking for a CBO who is able to interpret the code in a way that responds to evolving technologies and market conditions, while ensuring the protection of public health and safety of its constituents. They have experience with innovation, technology, and process improvements and are eager to serve as a visionary leader.