Town of Los Altos Hills

Town of Los Altos Hills, CA

Incorporated in 1956, the Town of Los Altos Hills is a premier Silicon Valley residential community located adjacent to the City of Los Altos, 35 miles south of San Francisco, five (5) miles south of Stanford University, and 17 miles north of downtown San Jose. The advocates of incorporation were dedicated to the “preservation of the rural atmosphere of the foothills and orderly and unhurried growth.” The Town of Los Altos Hills is justifiably proud of its Pathway System, one of the most unique features of the Town. This system of pathways, which comprises approximately 80 miles of beautiful trails and off-road paths meanders around and connects most of the community, as a sort of sidewalk. With the cooperation of the residents, through easements and donations, this unique system is designed to allow users to appreciate the natural beauty of the Town at their own leisure, whether by walking, running, bicycling, or even on horseback, and in the process get acquainted with other residents. Under general direction of the Community Development Director, the Assistant Director/Building Official is responsible for administering, enforcing, and interpreting the various codes regulating construction, use or occupancy of buildings and structures; performing building inspections and planning reviews; assisting at the counter and over the phone with technical building inquiries; engaging in extensive contact with developers, contractors, and homeowners, in the office and on project sites; and performing related duties as required. The Town is seeking an Assistant Community Development Director/Building Official who is an innovative and proactive visionary. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written skills. Qualified candidates for the Assistant Community Development Director/Building Official position have two (2) years of experience in a supervisory position in a combination of plan checking, building code enforcement, and inspection of varied residential facilities; and experience in positions requiring substantial contact and interaction with the public. Candidates must possess a combination Certification by the International Code Council (ICC) (plumbing, electrical, mechanical, building) at time of hire and a valid Class C California driver’s license. Experience with California Building Code and a Bachelor’s Degree is highly desirable.

The annual salary range for the Assistant Community Development Director/Building Official is $143,706 to $194,003; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Carmen Valdez at (916) 784-9080. Filing Deadline: June 5, 2023

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