City of Malibu
(310) 456-2489
(949) 755-0024

Salary Range: $120,780 - $157,588 (plus excellent benefits)
Full-time Permanent Position (subject to probation)
Application Deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

About the City

The City of Malibu is a unique coastal environment with a well-informed, highly engaged community of approximately 13,000. The community places a high priority on thoughtful planning. Challenges include balancing protection of the rural character and natural resources treasured by the community and pressures of being a very popular visitor destination with large amounts of public open space under multi-agency control. Malibu is located in the northwest corner of Los Angeles County. Encompassing approximately 21 square miles, it consists primarily of residential development.  It is bordered by the Santa Monica Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south, providing a pleasant, mild climate year-round. Incorporated in 1991, Malibu is a general law city with a Council-Manager form of government. The City has an annual operating budget of $31.5 million and employs a staff of 90 full-time equivalent positions providing Management and Administration, Planning, Building Safety and Environmental Services, Public Works, and Community Services.  The City contracts for fire, law enforcement, utilities, plan checking, traffic engineering and street maintenance services.

About the Position

This is a mid-level management position in the Environmental Sustainability Department reporting to the Environmental Sustainability Director/Building Official.

Under general direction, supervises, coordinates and reviews building code activities and operations within the Building Safety Division of the Environmental Sustainability Department; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and divisions, outside agencies and the general public; produces and maintains records as required; prepares and presents staff reports; assumes responsibilities of the Building Official in the absence of same; and performs related work as required.

The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day building safety public counter and inspection activities. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive building safety, construction, inspections, and plan review background, as well as skill in coordinating departmental work with that of other City departments. This class is distinguished from the Environmental Sustainability Director in that the latter has overall responsibility for all department functions, including administration and professional staff, and for developing, implementing, and interpreting public policy.

Ideal Candidate
  • Is knowledgeable of construction, structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, framing, and associated trades; and applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Has experience and knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures related to California’s building code and permit compliance.
  • Is knowledgeable in operational characteristics, services, and activities of a municipal building code enforcement program; and provides reasoned, consistent, fair decisions applicable to the codes, rules, and requirements.
  • Is able to communicate to a broad audience, including briefings to the City Manager, presentations to the City Council, boards, and commissions, and to engage with all developers, contractors, property owners, community groups, citizens, governmental agencies, educational and regulatory organizations.
  • Has excellent writing, speaking, and analytical skills to interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Minimum Qualifications Required

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in building trades, construction management, architecture, civil engineering community development, or public administration or a related field and five (5) years of responsible professional experience in building trade and field inspection, including supervision.
License: Must possess and maintain a valid California class C driver license and have a satisfactory driving record. Must possess registration in the State of California as a Civil Engineer or Structural Engineer or Architect. Must also possess certification as a Building Inspector and one other related trade through the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) or International Code Council (ICC), and/or certification as a Combination Inspector by ICBO or ICC. Possession of, or ability to obtain, certification as a Building Official within one year of employment.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Salary range is $120,780 – $157,588. 
The City also offers an attractive benefits package, which includes: ​PERS Retirement: New members to CalPERS, new PEPRA formula 2% at 62, three-year average, 7.25% member contribution, classic CalPERS members 2% at 55, one-year average. The City does not contribute to Social Security. Vacation: Starting at 96 hours per year, increasing to 120 hours beginning the 6th year of service and increasing to 160 hours per year after 10 years of service. Sick Leave: 96 hours per year. Holidays: 11 fixed holidays per year. Administrative Leave: 27 hours per fiscal year. Health Insurance: 100% paid coverage for employee and dependent care premiums (up to PERS Choice family plan level). Life Insurance, Long Term/Short Term Disability, Dental and Vision 100% paid coverage for employee and dependent care premiums. Tuition Reimbursement: $2,500 per fiscal year. Deferred Compensation: A voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is available for employee participation. The City offers an Alternative Work Schedule (9/80) and an Employee Assistance Program.  Employees have the option to sign up with the Ventura County Credit Union.

The Process

To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, apply online at Application, supplemental questionnaire, and resume must be received by the filing deadline.

Following a review of the applications and resumes received, only the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process. Final appointment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and physical examination. 
Under Federal Law, all new employees must produce proof of eligibility to work in the United States.  This requires presenting, at the time of appointment, an original or certified copy of a Social Security card and California Driver License, or other suitable documentation.  Final appointment is contingent upon verification of documentation.
Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation in the application or testing process, must provide the Human Resources Department, at the time of application, with documentation from a qualified authority to confirm the disability and prescribed accommodation. The City of Malibu is an equal opportunity employer.