CODE ENFORCEMENT MANAGER
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Code Enforcement Division within the Community Development Department including general code enforcement, business licensing, and mobilehome park enforcement programs; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Community Development.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Code Enforcement Division including enforcement of certain building, Health and Safety, Business and Professions, vehicle, and City municipal and zoning codes that protect health, safety, and general welfare of residents and visitors.
- Develops, implements and supervises a code enforcement program involved in the efficient and effective enforcement of codes related to housing, dangerous buildings, abandoned/inoperative vehicles, trash, weeds, violations of Title 25, business operating without proper business license, improper or illegal signage, and other health and safety violations.
- Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
- Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
- Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the work plan for assigned staff involved in investigating code violations and initiating procedures to abate violations; assigns work activities, projects, and programs to implement Council Action Plan; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
- Participates in field activities and investigations; reviews reports prepared by Code Enforcement Officers; may issue citations and prepare requests for criminal complaints as appropriate; prepares cases for prosecution; prepares materials for Council hearings; may testify in court regarding compliance action.
- Reviews and analyzes statistical information from reports; track case information and review data entry for consistency.
- Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
- Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the Code Enforcement Division’s annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.
- Provides responsible staff assistance to the Director of Community Development; conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to Code Enforcement programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
- Serves as the liaison for the Code Enforcement Division to other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; attends various meetings to work with and educate citizens; responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
- Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
- Attends seminars, classes, and professional group meetings; reviews professional literature; stays abreast of current developments, new trends, and innovations in the field of code enforcement.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive municipal code enforcement program.
- Principles and practices of program development and administration.
- Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
- Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
- Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including current land use, zoning, municipal, and applicable building codes as they apply to code enforcement, mobilehome enforcement, and business licensing.
- Procedures involved in the enforcement of codes and regulations including methods and techniques of conducting and documenting field investigations.
- Legal procedures involved in the enforcement of land use and environmental regulations.
- Court documents and procedures including procedures for citation issuance and obtaining various types of inspection warrants.
- City services and organizational structure as they relate to code enforcement.
- Effective customer service and public relations practices.
- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
- Methods and techniques of business correspondence and technical report preparation.
- Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive code enforcement program.
- Oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
- Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
- Participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures.
- Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
- Prepare and administer large program budgets.
- Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
- Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
- Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
- Prepare and conduct presentations to groups of varying sizes.
- Represent the City in a professional manner in dealing with staff, citizens, news media, and other agencies and groups.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public administration, business administration, law enforcement or a related field.
Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible code enforcement, investigative, and/or inspection experience including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
License or Certificate - Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; incumbents may be exposed to noise, dust, inclement weather conditions, and potentially hostile environments; work at heights and in confined areas. Work schedule is 9/80 with alternating Fridays off in a biweekly period. Work environment is both formal and informal, team oriented, having variable tasks, pace, and pressure.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office and field settings and operate equipment and vehicles; works from ladders and walks on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; FREQUENT walking, sitting, standing; upward and downward flexion of neck; side-to-side turning of neck; fine finger dexterity; light to moderate finger pressure to manipulate keyboard, equipment controls, and office equipment; pinch grasp to manipulate writing utensils; moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials; lifting objects weighing up to 20 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 yards. OCCASIONAL squatting, kneeling, and reaching above and at shoulder height; moderate grasp to manipulate reference books and manuals; lifting objects weighing 20-3 5 lbs. from below waist to above shoulders and transporting distances up to 50 feet.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Date: April 2003
Johnson & Associates