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Development Engineering Manager/Building Official

Company: Rohnert Park City
Location: Rohnert Park
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

The Position

The City of Rohnert Park is seeking a committed and innovative Development Engineering Manager/Building Official to join our fast-paced and dynamic development services team. Working collaboratively with other Department managers and the Director, the Development Engineering Manager/Building Officialmanages and coordinates City staff and consultants to ensure life safety and property protection in Rohnert Park and lead the delivery of the City's larger site development projects.Experience with online permitting systems and a desire to support the City's business decisions with rigorous data review is plus.


Plans, supervises, coordinates, and performs activities related to development engineering including site work, building inspection and enforcement of the Municipal Code, including the adopted Building Code. Reviews, issues, processes, and approves permits issued by the engineering and building divisions. As the Building Official, is the designated authority charged with the administration and enforcement of the California Building Standards Code.


Administrative direction is provided by the Director of Development Services. The Development Engineering Manager/Building Official provides supervision of the Building and Public Works Inspectors, Engineering Technicians, Community Development Assistants, Office Assistants, Code Compliance Officers, assigned to the Development Engineering Division, as well as managing consultants who perform work related to the review, approval and inspection of private development work.


The Development Engineering Manager/Building Official is a division manager within Development Services and responsible for managing activities related building and engineering approvals for new development and redevelopment, including review and approval engineering and building plans and permits, building and site work inspection and enforcement. The Development Engineering Manager/Building Official manages subordinate staff and consultants and designs and implements programs and systems in conformance with general policy guidelines, standards, appropriate laws, codes and regulations.

Ideal Candidate

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Provides complex, technical guidance to staff and external organizations, agencies and businesses related to site development and building construction.

  • Explains and interprets applicable codes and ordinances for contractors and the general public.

  • Facilitates the resolution of development related problems by identifying the issues of concern and working collaboratively with all stakeholders.

  • Represents the City in meetings with representatives of governmental agencies, architects, engineers, contractors, property and business owners and the public.

  • Handles difficult inquiries, complaints, and code enforcement issues and makes final determinations in situations requiring a Building Official's opinion.

  • Reviews building and site construction plans for adequate design and compliance with the City's development conditions and Municipal Code.

  • Calculates appropriate permit and development fees; approves plans and issues permits.

  • Performs and supervises field inspections of all types of site development and building construction; assures that construction conforms to approved plans and specifications.

  • Conducts studies, prepares reports of findings, including recommendations and prepares updated codes for adoption.

  • Makes oral and written reports to Commissions and City Council.

  • Plans, organizes, assigns and coordinates field and office work related to new development and redevelopment including coordination with other City departments, outside agencies and consultants.

  • Supervises, trains, mentors, develops and evaluates the performance of assigned staff.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, checklists and budgets.

  • May be called out any time of the day or night to determine safety of structures following emergencies and natural disasters.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

In performing the duties described above, the incumbent is expected to:

  • Provide outstanding and friendly customer service.
  • Create and maintain a respectful and collaborative working environment.
  • Communicate honestly and behave in a manner that is ethical, legal and fiscally responsible.
  • Demonstrates care for the organization, customers, and coworkers.
  • Performs work of the highest quality possible.
  • Practice and encourage initiative and innovation to improve the workplace.

Qualifications and Requirements

Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of work experience in a combination of building inspection, code enforcement, and plan checking of varied residential, commercial and industrial facilities, including two years in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.

  • Within one year of appointment, the incumbent shall obtain a Building Official certification by the International Code Council (ICC) or its successor agency and undergo the necessary requirements to maintain this certification throughout employment.

For the complete job description, including required knowledge, abilities and working conditions, pleaseclick here.


To be considered for this opportunity, please visit "Job Opportunities" atwww.rpcity.orgfor an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire. Work history must include all employment for the last 10 years. All applications will be screened for completeness and possession of minimum qualifications. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.


You may submit a resume or other relevant documents to further describe your qualifications; however, "See Resume" will not meet the requirements to submit a complete application, including employment history, or be accepted in lieu of responses to supplemental questions.

If you need assistance applying online, please click on the Application Help/FAQ's link:

If you are a CalPERS retiree, you may not work for the City of Rohnert Park more than 960 hours per fiscal year, July 1st through June 30th, nor in a regular, i.e., permanent, position. Work assignments must be temporary, i.e., typically limited to 12 months. Additional Information


The work is performed both indoors in an engineering office environment and in the field at a variety of types of construction sites, including rough terrain, existing street areas and structures under construction. The position requires sitting, standing, walking on level, rough, and slippery surfaces; reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, grasping and making repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties.

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various construction, City, and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

The position also requires dexterity in climbing up to roofs, walking on roofs, and crawling under structures, along with the necessity of near and far vision, when comparing onsite construction conformance to approved plans.


Employees primarily work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to potentially hazardous physical substances.Employees partially work in the field and may be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, inclement weather conditions,loud noise levels, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures and City codes.

Individuals in this position work in all weather conditions including wet, hot, and cold. The nature of the work may require climbing unusual heights on ladders, being around power, noise, and vibrating tools and being around moving vehicles and heavy equipment which subjects the employee to mechanical, electrical, and traffic hazards.

Keywords: Rohnert Park City, Rohnert Park , Development Engineering Manager/Building Official, Other , Rohnert Park, California

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