Chief Building Official

City of Fairfield

Lying in the heart of Solano County, the City of Fairfield (population 114,700) is a vibrant and diverse community with respect for its heritage and a vision for the future. Fairfield includes, and is surrounded by, some of
 northern California’s most beautiful landscapes. As the County Seat, Fairfield represents a diverse economy in the heart of one of California’s fastest growing counties. An excellent quality of life, abundant recreational options, a range of housing from workforce to executive, and an array of retail options make Fairfield a great place to live, work and play.

The Chief Building Official directs all operations of the Building Division, which is a part of the City’s Community Development Department and reports directly to the Community Development Director. The Building Official will lead a team of approximately 11 FTEs and a budget of approximately $1.9 million. The Building Division reviews all new construction and improvements to existing structures in the city of Fairfield. Improvements are checked for safety and building code compliance. In addition, the Division will be responsible for issuing business licenses and approving license renewal. This in turn has resulted in the Division taking on new staff to handle these responsibilities. The new Chief Building Official will arrive at a crucial time for the Division as they are currently in the midst of a triannual code adoption process where the City is working on new development ordinances, which requires a lot of collaboration and engagement with developers and the community.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of progressively responsible management experience (which includes staff supervision) in engineering, architecture, code compliance, enforcement or inspection work, including program administration, policy development, and project management. Depending on education, this position also requires at least two years of plan review or inspection experience. A Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture or a closely related field is highly desirable. The possession of a certificate from ICC as a Certified Building Official and possession of current ICC Plans Examiner or Combination Inspection certification is required. A P.E. Certification from the State of California is highly desired as is CASp Certification.  The salary range for this position is $119,774-$145,586 annually, commensurate with experience. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by May 10, 2019.