Building Official

City of Greenfield




Fulltime Employment Opportunity | Annual Salary: $ 80,400 - $98,400




The fundamental reason this classification exists is to (1) review and approve applications for construction permits for residential and moderately complex commercial projects such as tenant improvements, remodels, and small structures based on applicable codes, ordinances, and administrative directives enforced by the Community Services Department; (2) provide residential and commercial construction inspection services, including building and public works inspections; (3) enforce land use and zoning ordinances, issue citations, write inspection reports, make compliance recommendations for zoning, safety and building codes, and implement public information initiatives for compliance with applicable regulations, and (4) provide rental property inspections to identify deficient, substandard, unsafe and/or unsanitary residential buildings and dwelling units, and ensure compliance with all applicable building, housing, zoning, and health and safety codes and ordinances.  Under the direction of the Community Services Director, work independently and make decisions requiring broad technical expertise.


Education and/or Experience:

Completion of high school/GED and two years’ experience performing building inspection and/or plan check services.  Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.  Bilingual English/Spanish desirable but not required.



Must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.


  • Must possess the following certifications:
  •                 ICC Residential Building Inspector (Combination)
  •                 ICC Commercial Building Inspector
  •                 ICC Building Plans Examiner
  • The following certifications are desirable:  
  •                 ICC Electrical Plans Examiner
  •                 ICC Mechanical Plans Examiner
  •                 ICC Plumbing Plans Examiner
  •                 ICC Property and Maintenance Housing Inspector


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