Be the City of Sonoma’s new Building Official

Posted on October 4, 2023

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The City of Sonoma is currently looking for a highly qualified candidate to join our team in the role of Building Official, offering a competitive monthly salary range of $10,227 to $12,431.

Position Summary:

As the Building Official, you will play a pivotal role in planning, organizing, supervising, directing, performing, and coordinating various activities within the Building Division of our Community Development Department. This includes overseeing complex-level tasks related to building division administration, building inspection, plan review, and code enforcement of building standards.


  • Act as the City’s designated authority responsible for administering and enforcing local, State, and Federal codes about buildings and structures within the City.
  • Serve as the City’s designated Floodplain Administrator.
  • Supervise City Building Inspector(s), Plans Examiner(s), and other assigned technical and administrative staff.
  • Provide administration, enforcement, and interpretations of the California Building Standards Code.

For more information about the position, please take a look at the Building Official Recruitment Brochure.

Application Process:

This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please follow these steps:

  • Obtain a City application from one of the following sources:
  • Prepare your application package, including a cover letter and resume.
  • Submit your application package electronically to:

We appreciate your interest in this outstanding opportunity and look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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