Chief Building Official

City of Madera
(559) 661-5481
City of Madera

The Chief Building Official is one of four division head positions in the Community Development Department. The incumbent is responsible to the Director of Community Development for advice and consultation on building matters and for the efficient operation of the division. The Chief Building Official plans, manages, oversees, and directs the operations and services of the Building Division which include the permitting process, plan checks, and building inspections for both residential and commercial development.

The Chief Building Official oversees 4 employees in the Building Division: 2 Combination Building Inspectors, 1 Plans Examiner, and 1 Administrative Assistant. Additionally, the department contracts for fire inspection and plan check services, with the contract under the management of the Chief Building Official.

Experience/Education:  4 years of broad and extensive experience as a Building Inspector, including at least 3 years at a supervisory level. A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or closely related field is preferred. 

Licenses/Certifications: Valid Class C California Drivers License. Incumbents will be expected to possess an International Code Council certification as a Certified Building Official (CBO) within one year from the date of appointment, be registered with the State of California as a Professional Engineer, or be registered with the State of California as a Professional Architect. The City will consider applicants who may need additional time to complete certification; please clearly state your estimated timeframe for achieving certification in your application packet.

Interested individuals must submit a City of Madera Employment Application to be considered. Visit for more details.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Candidate Interviews, 1st Round: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Candidate Interviews, 2nd Round: Monday, May 9, 2022