Monterey County – Chief of Building Services

Monterey County encompasses some of California’s most stunning scenery and offers an ideal year round Mediterranean climate. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 446,000 residents and the numerous tourists who visit the area year-round. Monterey County boasts world-renowned attractions such as the spectacular Big Sur Coast, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and the Steinbeck Center.

The newly created Department of Housing and Community Development is responsible for Land Use, including Building Services, Planning, Engineering, Hydrology and Housing.  Under the new format, it is anticipated that the Chief of Building Services will direct the activities of the Development Services Division consisting of Building Services, Engineering Services and Environmental Services. The Building Chief will oversee the development and administration of policies that ensure compliance with and enforcement of applicable law, the General Plan, local coastal programs, zoning ordinances and other county regulations. The new Chief is expected to seamlessly coordinate with the other land use Divisions and with departments across the County to help customers develop projects, including new construction, additions, or renovations of existing buildings.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned building official with technical knowledge of the California Building Code and possess previous experience in a coastal community. A typical background for this role would include a Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field and five years of administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in building inspection, code compliance or engineering with responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing staff and activities of a program. A Master’s degree and possession and designation as a Certified Building Official from the ICC or CALBO, are highly desired. The salary range is $115,943 – $158,267 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by November 30, 2020.