Building Official

City of Thousand Oaks
Until Filled

2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Thousand Oaks, 91362

The Building Official will manage all building division functions (building permit issuance, plan check and building inspections). The position reports to the Community Development Director. The Building Official will assist in integrating the City’s vision, goals, and people strategy with the business strategy of the Community Development Department; managing, planning and organizing Community Development services, programs, and operations; developing and implementing policy; crafting and accomplishing department and City objectives, goals, and performance metrics within guidelines established by the City Council and City Manager. The Building Official must exercise a high degree of judgment and discretion along with political acumen and an understanding of the needs of the community.
The City is experiencing a high volume of development applications, including residential, commercial, assisted living, and industrial projects. There is also significant interest in downtown revitalization. Some key initiatives on the horizon for the Building Official include:
Implementation of the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan, which is a top priority downtown revitalization project that includes mixed-use development and focuses on an attractive, dynamic, and pedestrian-oriented environment.
Participate in developing and implementing a comprehensive land management system
Leading staff to be innovative, collaborative, develop expertise, excel in community outreach, promote continuous improvement and continue moving forward in an enthusiastic and professional manner
Shaping and positively influencing the Community Development Department environment by supporting a culture of collaboration and accountability
Identification, development and promotion of innovative strategies and technological solutions to maximize efficient service delivery
Working across department lines to promote public service efficiencies
Development and implementation of key performance metrics to measure operational effectiveness, identify areas of success and areas for improvement
Planning and executing staffing and operational strategies to provide high quality, cost-effective services to external and internal customers
Please refer to the recruitment brochure for additional information about the position and qualities of the ideal Building Official.

Job PDF: 
 Building Official 2021.pdf

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Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate must possess:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, engineering, architecture, urban planning or a related field and certification as a Building Official (CABO or ICC); certification as a Plans Examiner and/or Building Inspector is highly desirable.
Six years of increasingly relevant, responsible, progressive ,comprehensive experience. Related work experience includes building inspection, plan review, building permit processing services, including three years of management/supervisory responsibility.
Knowledge of, and experience with, e-planning and e-permitting is highly desirable.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a Class C California driver’s license is required.

The City provides excellent benefits. Please view benefits on our City website.

Special Instructions
FILING DEADLINE:   Open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

First review of candidates: Monday, November 8, 2021
Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE - Applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. This will be used throughout the process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications for the position.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - The City of Thousand Oaks makes reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities to participate in the selection process. If you wish to request an accommodation in order to participate in the selection process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the final filing date. Applicants requesting an accommodation should document the request including the type and extent of accommodations requested to participate in the selection process and/or perform the duties of the job for which applied.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE - In order to qualify for Veteran’s Preference a Form DD214, or other acceptable proof of service, must be submitted by the deadline date/time noted in the job announcement. Any veteran who has successfully completed all phases of a selection process for employment with the City shall be granted a final interview regardless of his or her ranking on the eligibility list, providing he/she meets the criteria for an eligible veteran.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Recruitment Contact
Contact phone: (805)449-2144
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