Alliance Resource Consulting

Director, Department of Building Inspection

City and County of San Francisco, CA - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is the fourth largest city in California with more than 865,000 residents and a daytime population that swells to more than 1.2 million. Built on a 49 square-mile peninsula, its unique terrain is bordered on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. Regionally, San Francisco is often referred to as the economic and cultural hub of the Bay Area because of its vibrant make-up of diversity, blend of residents and businesses and tourism.

The San Francisco Building Inspection Commission and the Department of Building Inspection were created by voter referendum in 1994. The BIC appoints the Director of DBI, sets policy, hears various appeals on issues leading up to the issuance of building permits, sits as the Abatement Appeals Board to hear appeals of Director’s Orders of Abatement, and provides a public forum through their monthly meetings. As a policy-making and supervisory body mandated by the City Charter, the BIC manages the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) and the bodies subordinate to the Commission by overseeing the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of the City and County’s Building, Housing, Plumbing, Electrical, and Mechanical Codes, along with Disability Access Regulations.

The Director of Building Inspection is responsible for the direction and coordination of the administration, interpretation and enforcement of the City’s housing, building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing codes. The Director is responsible for directing and coordinating the preparation, review, approval, and maintenance of the City’s code to be in compliance with federal and state regulations, as well as interpreting the various codes and regulations. The Department has a 2021-2022 Proposed Budget of $90.0 million with 300 FTEs. It issues over 50,000 permits, conducts over 130,000 inspections per year and has a total construction valuation of about $3 billion.

Requires any combination of education, training and experience that ensures the candidate has the required knowledge, skills and ability such as a BA/BS degree and six years of management level experience in the administration of building codes and other construction codes, including at least one year at the executive or deputy director level in a federal, state or local jurisdiction. Current certification as a Certified Building Official is required within one year of appointment.

Annual Base Salary: DOQ

Please apply on-line by October 1, 2021 at For questions, contact Sherrill Uyeda at or Cindy Krebs at or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA.

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