California Building Standards Commission

Executive Director

Sacramento, CA
$158,875.44 - $176,958.12
Filing Deadline:
Friday, November 10, 2023

The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) is seeking an Executive Director, this role is responsible for directing and implementing CBSC’s policies and administering building code adoption, approval, codification publication, and related processes under the California Building Standards Law and applicable provisions of the Government Code. The incumbent will be responsible for direct oversight of the CBSC office and staff and will represent the CBSC to all levels of government and the private sector. The Executive Director will establish and manage the Commission’s appeal and petition process, budget and monitoring, and develop, and review proposed legislation.

CBSC is looking for a dynamic leader who has experience with public policy, code enforcement, code development, building design, management, and budgeting and can be a strategic innovator. This well-rounded individual will be able to establish relationships and communicate with all levels of staff, including at the executive level. Using political astuteness, the next incumbent will be able to implement the Commission’s mission and vision while remaining calm under pressure, flexible yet effectively applying state law and regulations, and able to manage multiple priorities effectively. View the complete duty statement here

Required Application Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • List of References (minimum of three professional references with updated contact information) who will not be contacted without prior notice.
  • Responses to the Supplemental Questions listed below.
  1. Please describe your specific work-related experience and knowledge in public policy, building code enforcement/development, and building design/management. Why do you believe your experience and/or background will make you successful as the Executive Director?
  2. Please describe your leadership experience. What is your leadership style and what approach do you take to mitigating conflict, or handling challenging situations independently? Please include a specific example of how your leadership skills allowed you to effectively mitigate an issue.
  3. As Executive Director, you will encounter multiple competing priorities that are the responsibility of the Commission and Commission staff to successfully execute. In addition to facilitating the Code Adoption Cycle (Triennial or Intervening), Commission staff are often involved in a multitude of other high-level initiatives often directed at the behest of the Legislature or the Administration. Please describe any experience you have in managing high-level projects/initiatives. What steps do you take to help ensure successful outcomes? Please provide specific examples.
Michael Morrison
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