Located between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, the City of Mountain View spans just over 12 square miles in the center of Silicon Valley. The City is home to approximately 82,300 residents and many internationally known corporations such as Google, Microsoft, Intuit, and LinkedIn, as well as thriving small businesses, and proximity to the NASA Ames Research Center. While leading the region in innovation and ideas, Mountain View remains committed to the values of strong neighborhoods and community involvement. The Deputy Building Official is a new position for the City and is envisioned to lead the Building Division in implementing and sustaining a collaborative and customer-focused Building Permit Center and Building Inspection team. As a key advisor to the Chief Building Official and key Permit Navigator for the Building Permit process and Building Division, the new Deputy Building Official will help the Permit Navigation Team implement the City’s first online permit system and land management system. They will streamline operations to reduce review timelines to meet State mandates and enhance the customer experience. This person will also help implement the shift from an individual department “problem-based” approach to a cross-disciplinary team with a communal “solution-based” approach to development review.
The ideal candidate will be a passionate leader with expert knowledge of best practices in building code application, technological applications, and a record of leading change management efforts within a municipal setting to achieve technology and customer service goals. The Deputy Building Official will demonstrate the ability to inspire confidence, collaboration, and action through highly effective interpersonal and communication skills. The minimum qualifications are five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in building inspection, plan review, design, or construction, including one (1) year of lead or supervisory experience, and one (1) year of serving a municipal building Department/Division. Education: Equivalent to graduation with an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, business, public administration, construction, or a related field. Possession of a bachelor’s degree is highly desirable. Required Licenses or Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License. Possession of a Residential or Commercial Combination Inspector Certification or CALGreen Certification issued by the International Code Council (ICC). Possession of a Certified Building Official certification issued by the ICC is highly desirable.
The annual salary range for the Deputy Building Official is anticipated to increase to approximately $124,258 to $186,387 with a control point (midpoint) of $155,322 pending City Council approval on June 28, 2022, with an anticipated effective date of June 26, 2022. Appointment beyond the midpoint may be considered depending on qualifications and experience. Salary growth after appointment is in accordance with a pay-for-performance plan and increases may be awarded annually for meritorious performance. The City also offers an attractive benefits package.