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Chief Building Official

Municipal/State/Federal Openings

Chief Building Official

Stamford, CT

Posting Date: January 12, 2018
Closing Date: Until filled

Position Overview back to top

The City of Stamford is looking for a seasoned professional to serve as the Chief Building Official to run the municipality’s Building Department. The Department enforces the provisions of the State of Connecticut building codes and compliance with conditions for permits. This is a unique opportunity to supervise and develop staff who enforce local and state laws concerning the construction, alteration and demolition of buildings and structures. The Department also ensures the compliance of all residential and commercial structures with the building code. The Chief Building Official also helps monitor processes for ensuring that building codes are applied consistently throughout the municipality and that the Department satisfies established quality/timeliness standards for plan reviews, inspections and permit/certificate issuance.

The successful candidate will have experience in building construction, including large scale high rise structures, thorough knowledge of state and local building codes, demonstrated management experience and the capacity to maintain positive communications and interactions with those who have matters before the Department, including residents, property owners, builders, developers, contractors, architects, engineers and attorneys. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead and develop a team in an active municipality with rapid development now in progress.

Qualifications and Skills back to top

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or a closely related field and five (5) years of managerial experience in a municipal Building Inspection Department OR a satisfactory equivalent of education, training and experience as described above.

Salary/Benefits back to top

Salary Range: $105,000 - $133,000


  • Health plan and Hospitalization
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Defined Contribution Plan
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Sick Leave

How to Apply back to top

Please be advised that the successful candidate will be required to submit to a physical examination, a drug screening and a comprehensive background check prior to appointment.

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Ms. Rosemarie Frager
Human Resources Division
City of Stamford
888 Washington Boulevard – P.O. Box 10152
Stamford, Connecticut 06904-2152
Phone: (203) 977-4068 Fax: (203) 977-4075

The City of Stamford is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer