Code Compliance Director Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the supervision of the Fire Chief, incumbent is responsible for the general supervision of the Code Compliance Division which includes building, fire prevention and code enforcement functions. Incumbent works with considerable independence within the scope of established policies and procedures. Incumbent coordinates the functions of the entire division to ensure the completion of the division goals and objectives. Position requires discretion and diplomatic skill in explaining policies and working effectively with City personnel, officials, and the public. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and by results obtained. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General supervision of the division personnel and scheduling of all activities of the division personnel as required to ensure compliance Federal, State and local codes.

Responsible for the preparation of the division annual budget.

Handles complaints from both citizens and contractors as they related to the primary function of the division.

Compiles and prepares reports, search files and other sources to develop background materials.

Prepares recommendations for legislation regarding the regulation of construction, fire safety and general City code in accordance with the applicable State laws and City codes.

Prepares replies to correspondence from dictation, instructions, or own initiative compiles and prepares reports, search files, and other sources to develop background materials.

Oversees fire investigations as to the cause and origin, collects and presents evidence, interviews witnesses and suspects, and testifies in court.

Oversees the preparation of speeches, safety presentations, and fire prevention demonstrations for various civic, social, homeowner, and school groups.

Oversees building construction plan review, permitting and inspection activities.

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Attends and presents evidence/information to the Code Enforcement Board, Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals, Fire Prevention Board of Adjustment and Appeals, and attends meetings of the Zoning Board of Adjustment as required.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Government or Business Administration and ten years of experience within this field, or an equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience. Experience as an architect, engineer, inspector, contractor, superintendent of construction, or a combination of these fields, five years of which should be at a supervisory level. Certification by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Building Code Administrator (Building Official), and certification by the Office of the State Fire Marshall as a Municipal Fire Safety Inspector is desirable.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of managerial and supervisory methods and practices.

Knowledge of building construction practices, codes, laws, and inspection techniques.

Knowledge of fire protection construction practices and techniques.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of others.

Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with tact and impartiality.

Skill in applying the various codes and laws to practical everyday situations.

Knowledge of current procedures and practices in planning and organizing work to meet goals and objectives.

Skill in the use of a personal computer and various applications programs.

Ability to work effectively and courteously with the public and other employees.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to see and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols which are both large and small.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters and symbols that are legible and understood by others.

Ability to use a computer keyboard and type at a specific rate of speed which requires the use of fingers and hands.

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice and with an accent. Used of senses which include sight and hearing.

Ability to lift, carry, push, or pull items which may weigh between one and 50 lbs.

Ability to carry items from one point to the other for a distance which may range from less than 10 feet to not more than 300 yards.

Ability to bend, kneel, or squat and stay that way for periods between one and ten minutes.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Ability to carry on conversations with public and other staff members.

Ability to work in a busy environment and around noise.

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date – 5/2016