Building Official

City of Arcata

Building Official
City of Arcata, California
Salary: $76,340 - $92,792*
*4% increases scheduled for 2022 and 2023

See our full recruitment brochure:

The City of Arcata, California is looking for a Building Official (BO) with substantial experience working on residential projects, plan reviews, permit processing, commercial structures, and code compliance. We are looking for someone with an ability to modernize and streamline processes and procedures, with exceptional interpersonal skills, who enjoys mentoring and leading others and building positive relationships with other City departments, community customers, design professionals and contractors.

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:

College coursework in structural, mechanical, civil engineering, architecture, or related field;

At least four (4) years progressively responsible experience as a Plans Examiner or Building Inspector working under the direction of a Building Official, or related experience, and some supervisory experience.

Possess, or obtain (City Sponsored) within twelve (12) months of date of hire, a Building Official certification issued by CABO (Council of American Building Officials) or ICC (International Code Council).

Possess ICC Building Inspector certification OR Combination Inspector certification.
May be required to obtain Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector and/or Mechanical Inspector certification.

Possess a valid California Driver's License.

Salary and Benefits 
The salary range is: $76,340 - $92,792 DOQ/DOE annually; with 4% scheduled increases for the next two years
$79,394-$98,916 effective 6/27/22;
$82,570-$105,382 effective 6/25/23

This is an open continuous recruitment; for first consideration, apply immediately, by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at  

Please contact your recruiter,
Sam Sackman, with any questions:
Email to:
phone 541-630-0657

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis as ideal candidates are identified.
The City of Arcata is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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