Careers with DBI

Questions about careers with DBI? Contact:

Human Resources and Payroll Division
49 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco CA 94103

Phone: (628) 652-3580

The Department of Building Inspection (DBI) employs more than 275 people in over 30 different job classifications. A variety of employment opportunities exist in administrative, technical, professional, and trade inspection jobs.

The DBI hires and promotes employees based on a merit system and conducts selection processes designed to select the best-qualified people through an open, competitive process.

The DBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. 


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Note - Important Application Information:

Read the entire announcement, paying special attention to filing requirements, time limits, and minimum qualifications. It is very important that you read the directions on the Job Announcement carefully and follow them exactly, as not all job announcements require the same documentation from a candidate. Filing periods vary, so it is important to apply as soon as possible. The announcement is your guide to successful completion and filing of your application. Applicants should also read Important Employment Information which specifies the terms of all permanent civil service examination announcements. You should keep the announcement until you have completed the entire process.


Click on the link for the position for which you are interested and follow the application instructions on the job bulletin posted.  Applications are accepted through online filing only.

There are several computers available for your use in the Lobby of the City and County of San Francisco Department of Human Resources located at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 4th Floor, from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, excluding Legal Holidays.