Commissioner of Inspectional Services

City of Worcester

The city of Worcester (population 185,000; FY21 budget: $721.8M) seeks a dynamic and experienced leader, with the ability to manage a large staff, for the position of Commissioner of Inspectional Services. The Commissioner is responsible for the divisions of Building & Zoning and Housing & Health Inspection ($4.1M total budget). The department is responsible for all building, wiring, and plumbing inspections as well as all housing and health inspections. The Commissioner supervises 63 full-time employees within the two divisions. Worcester seeks an experienced and skilled Commissioner excited by the opportunity to work collaboratively in a vibrant and forward-thinking city. This leadership position requires strong personnel management and communication skills. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent to a Master Craftsman knowledge level in a professional field or trade. Intensive knowledge of a specialized field, such as public health, engineering, public administration, or a specific trade as well as general knowledge of related fields, or broad-based knowledge of major municipal function activities, or any combination of education, training, and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, is required. A Construction Supervisors License and Certification as a Building Commissioner are preferred. A detailed position statement can be located at

Salary: $130K+/- commensurate with qualifications. Worcester is an EOE/AA employer. For additional information related to the position, the City and the application process, contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at Resumes and cover letters, in confidence, via email in a single PDF, to: Subject: Worcester Inspectional Services. Position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, apply by 3 p.m. EST, May 17.