Code Enforcement Supervisor

  • County of San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Aug 06, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections Mid to Senior Level
  • Apply By: Nov 04, 2019

Job Description

Code Enforcement Supervisor

Salary: $83,657.60 - $101,691.20 Annually


Under direction, plans, assigns, reviews, and supervises the work of assigned Planning and Building Department staff; performs a variety of tasks including: completes site inspections and issues correction notices; enforces compliance with all applicable regulations; performs plan review; acts as the chief consultant on matters of code interpretation; aids the Chief Building Official in preparation of code / ordinance changes; and other related duties as required.

Incumbents are responsible for implementing Departmental policies; ensuring that quality standards are maintained; coordinating between sections; performing related administrative tasks; independently performing professional work in all areas including inspections of all types; plan checking; code enforcement; and supervising subordinates as assigned.

Typical Tasks and Representative Duties

• Supervises, mentors and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; interviews and selects employees and recommends appointments, transfers, reassignment and disciplinary actions; establishes work schedules, assigns employee duties and reviews work to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with established standards, requirements and procedures; develops and implements training for subordinate staff on an ongoing basis

• Assists in the development of staff in not only technical areas, but appropriate conduct and customer service, and Departmental and County mission, vision, values, policies and procedures.

• Performs and/or oversees a variety of the most complex technical tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility which may include: plans examination including determination of application completeness and review of plans for compliance with all applicable codes, building inspection and code compliance

• Participates in the development of program processes, process improvements, Desk Manual policies and procedures

• May direct the development of new systems to be used in the inspection, plan check, or code enforcement process

• Recommends code and/or ordinance changes, prepares appropriate code/ordinances and staff reports to take through the adoption process and assists in the development of those changes

• Mediates and resolves conflicts with staff, public and other County Departments and Agencies consistent with Department and County values

• Coordinates plans examination, inspection and enforcement efforts with other County Departments, as well as Local, State and Federal agencies

• Attends various conferences, workshops and training meetings

• Participates in the development, preparation and administration of the Building Division budget, submits budget recommendations and monitors expenditures

• May represent the Chief Building Official and Department at various meetings and speaking engagements

• May act for the Chief Building Official in his/her absence

Employment Standards

Knowledge of:

• Principles and methods of employee supervision, leadership, training and evaluation

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy

• Effective conflict resolution techniques

• Effective techniques of written and oral communication

• Planning and Building Department office organization, procedures and standards as well as strategic direction and goals

• Building code, plumbing, mechanical, energy and electrical codes; methods, materials and equipment used in a variety of building construction; California Building Code (CBC) Accessibility; grading; and County Housing, Building and Land Use Ordinances

• Blueprints and design specifications used in building construction and basic construction mathematics

• Proper inspection and plan check techniques and procedures of building permit processing

• Principles and practices of project management and administration procedures, including personnel practices, budget preparation, work organization and resource evaluation

• Code Enforcement practices, including investigation requirements, procedures to abate violations of State, Municipal and County law pertaining to building codes, grading ordinances, zoning laws, noise, abandoned vehicles, health, safety and public nuisances, requirements for court cases, issuance of citations

• Standard office procedures, practices and methods

Ability to:

• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

• Supervise, train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel

• Prioritize work and meet critical time frames and take appropriate initiative to get things done.

• Foster a spirit of teamwork and support when interacting with staff and others

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, County staff, and others contacted in the course of work

• Interact with the public, co-workers and other agency staff tactfully and courteously and display professional demeanor in difficult or emotional situations

• Use sound independent judgment in researching, interpreting, applying, and explaining appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines

• Keep accurate records; prepare concise and effective reports, correspondence and other materials

• Make concise and professional formal and informal presentations on technical material, including public hearings and community meetings

• Use software and other automation related techniques for personal and mainframe computers to maximize staff efficiency

• Read, learn, interpret, apply and explain departmental policies and procedures, rules, laws, and technical information found in building codes and related regulations

• Perform complex building inspection in all inspection areas including, but not limited to, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, California Building Code Accessibility, and grading

• Perform plan checking of engineering and structural designs, including basic structural calculations as required

• Detect code violations and administer enforcement sections of building and land use codes in a tactful, firm and impartial manner and arbitrate enforcement problems

• Maintain a safe and orderly work area and be physically capable of safely moving about on field inspections and construction sites

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Architecture, Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Industrial Technology, Construction Management, or a closely related field. (Job related experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.). In addition, four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in building inspection, code enforcement or other closely related field. One (1) year of the required experience must be in a leadworker or supervisory position (California State registration as a Professional Architect or Professional Engineer may be substituted for one (1) year of the required non-supervisory experience. Certified Access Specialist Program (CASP) or Chief Building Official (CBO) Certification may be substituted for 6 months of non-supervisory experience.)

Licenses and Certificates

A valid driver's license is required at time of application. A valid CALIFORNIA driver's license is required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.

Possession of a current International Code Council (ICC) certification AND Possession of one or more International Code Council (ICC) certificates in areas such as: Residential or Commercial Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical, Building or Code Enforcement is required at the time of application (or equivalent as determined by the Chief Building Official).

ADDITION: Within 24 months of appointment, must possess either an ICC certification as a commercial and residential combination inspector or specialized training in Code Enforcement practices. The 24 month requirement to obtain the required certifications may be extended up to an additional 12 months by the appointing authority. Failure to obtain the required certification within the time stated will result in removal from the position unless a time extension is approved by the appointing authority. Sustained certification, including any required continuing education units is mandatory for continued employment.

Other Specifications

This class specification generally describes the duties and responsibilities characteristic of the

position(s) within this class. The duties of a particular position within a multi-position class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. Accordingly, the essential functions of a particular position (whether it be a multi-position class or a single-position class) will be identified and used by medical examiners and hiring authorities in the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the duties or the working conditions of the position, please contact the Personnel Department at (805) 781-5959.

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