Code Enforcement Official Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the general supervision of the Code Compliance Director, is responsible for administration of applicable City codes, ordinances and other regulatory requirements.

Directs and evaluates the activities of code enforcement personnel.

Responsible for the assignment and review of work to include technical assistance in the interpretation of applicable codes and ordinances.

Performs periodic site inspections to resolve complaints and to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances, required regulations, City Council and Code Enforcement Board direction, permits and Certificates of Occupancy. 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to supervise inspectors, inspection work, interpret and enforce applicable codes and ordinances.

Review complaints and assist staff in developing recommendations to resolve complaints concerning code violations.

Position provides highly technical support and/or assistance to staff, other Departments, general public and property owners as necessary.

Oversees, reviews and prepares cases for presentation and testifies as necessary before the Code Enforcement Board.

Researches and prepares reports as required by the Code Compliance Director.

Provides input regarding budget needs, completion of purchase orders and billings. Ensures appropriate materials are available to provide continuity in daily staff needs, coordinates maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

Keeps current of new code developments, interpretations and conducts training sessions with staff.

Schedules, supervises, directs and evaluates code enforcement inspection personnel to ensure quality standards and timely completion of all inspections, projects and programs.

Completes employee performance reviews, administers disciplinary action, establishes workloads, prioritizes work assignments; assist staff in performing complex tasks.

Supervises systematic site inspections of properties and structures within the City to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances and regulatory requirements.

Researches, interprets and responds to complex technical matters and investigates code or ordinance non-compliant conditions on private property, public property and business establishments.

Oversees departmental responsibilities for granting sign, tree removal, and irrigation permits to ensure consistency with ordinances and the issuing of citations when codes are not upheld.

Retrieves information in order to perform research, update records, process case documentation or to respond to actions or requests.

Reviews case documentation and incident reports and compiles supporting documentation in order to document and explain facts and circumstances surrounding violation(s).

Ensures codes, ordinances and other regulatory requirements are periodically reviewed and updated as needed.

Presents evidence in various legal proceedings to ensure that complete and correct information is relayed to all participants; provides depositions to the court.

Performs other work as directed.

REQUIREMENTS

A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Associates degree in related field or a combination of training and experience comparable to a degree, supplemented by five years responsible experience demonstrating leadership/supervisory skills in the field of code enforcement.

Florida Association of Code Enforcement (F.A.C.E.) Levels I, II, and III. F.A.C.E. Level IV preferred. An equivalent certification or combination of education, training and experience in the Code Enforcement arena will be considered.

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License or a valid out of state driver’s license and ability to obtain Florida Driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

A valid, current Building Code Administrator Certification issued by Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation; Building Code Administrators and Inspectors (B.C.A.I.) or Municipal Fire Inspector's Certificate of Compliance issued by the Division of State Fire Marshal is desirable.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of modern practices and methods employed in the enforcement of codes and ordinances.

Ability to effectively supervise a staff comprised of entry and experienced professionals.

Ability to carry out Departmental functions.

Considerable knowledge of applicable codes, ordinances and other regulatory requirements.

Considerable knowledge of investigative principles, methods, collecting evidence, establishing documentation and an audit trail for legal purposes.

Considerable knowledge of record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management.

Considerable knowledge of the geography, streets and principal locations of the City’s zoning areas or ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly.

Skill in understanding and utilizing zoning maps, land use maps, plats, tax rolls and other documents related to real property.

Skill in applying sound principles on independent judgment and discretion

Ability to write clear, concise letters and memorandum using standard business English, spelling and punctuation.

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; ability to speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with coworkers, business and community interest groups and the general public.

Ability to organize work and establish priorities. Work is performed with some degree of latitude and requires considerable independence and decision making. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and reports and through results obtained.

Ability to read and understand plans and specifications.

Ability to present cases before the Code Enforcement Board, City Council, other City boards and court of law.

Ability to handle citizen complaints tactfully, firmly and with fairness.

Ability to design, implement and supervise training objectives for Code Enforcement staff.

Ability to operate a computer terminal.

C. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch.

Ability to see, print, draw and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, both large and small as well as identify colors. Work must be legible and understood by others.

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

Ability to lift, carry, push or pull items which weigh up to 50 lbs. over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.

Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.

Ability to carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 feet to no more than 300 feet.

Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice versa, periodically.

Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.

Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.

Ability to lift items (weighing less than 40 lbs.) above the head or down from over the head.

Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes. Walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time.

Ability to hold items (weighing between 1-10 lbs.) for a period less than 10 minutes.


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 - 06/20/13