Code Enforcement Supervisor

November 3, 2023
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


General Description and Classification Standards

Supervises assigned staff and provides a safe and healthy environment for the City's citizens by ensuring that the condition of buildings and land in the municipality are in accordance with the housing and zoning ordinances. Duties include, but are not limited to: inspecting and investigating properties and buildings; determining nature of environmental or health hazards; issuing permits or citations; understanding and complying with state and federal regulations on land usage, zoning, business permits Supervision Received Normally receives guidance regarding overall mission, scheduling, unusual priorities, etc. but is free to set work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned . Plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of code enforcement officers. Initiates, oversees and reviews inspections to ensure compliance with the codes and regulations. Responds to public inquiries regarding permits and/or licenses, explaining municipal code requirements and procedures. Ascertains and gathers facts related to applicable ordinances, codes, laws, rules and regulations and determines and institutes proper action to be taken. Responds to and investigates complaints regarding violations of City ordinances; issues notices of violations stipulating necessary changes for ordinance compliance; takes appropriate action to insure compliance. Prepares reports and recommendations on code enforcement matters and gains voluntary compliance. Coordinates actions with other departments, programs, jurisdictions or regulatory agencies. Prepares case information and presents evidence at appeal hearings and other legal proceedings. Explains, interprets and makes presentation to community groups and businesses. Maintains records of applications, inspections, investigations, violations, hearings and related data. Conducts research regarding property ownerships, current and past permits and applications, applicable codes and laws, and coordinates code enforcement actions with other city departments and other Decision Making Establishes work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc. Applies organizational policies; recommends policy or strategy changes; modifies organization to achieve objectives. Leadership Provided Has formal supervisory authority over work group (typically at least four to five employees) to include discipline, performance management, scheduling, training, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list. Knowledge of: law enforcement or land use enforcement; city zoning ordinances, health codes and some knowledge of principles and practices of city planning; health codes and their application; municipal code enforcement methods and procedures; principles and practices of supervision, training and building access. government agencies when necessary. performance evaluation; principles, practices and technology of building construction. Skills in: utilizing and understanding computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments; gathering and analyzing data for the purpose of preparing accurate and concise written and statistical reports; interpreting and implementing assigned regulations, policies and procedures as they are related to the program. Ability to: supervise, organize and review the work of field personnel; select, train and evaluate staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and other city departments, and to find appropriate solutions; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; communicate with people in very stressful or combative situations; be creative in getting compliance from violators; apply analytical skills and understand impact and consequences of decisions and actions; read and interpret .

Qualifications - External

Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience

Associate's degree in criminal justice, planning, public or business administration, political science, geography, economics or a closely related field. Four years experience in the public sector with zoning, building enforcement or related experience (or equivalent combination of experience and training); supervisory and managerial experience is required. Preferred Education & Experience Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, planning, public or business administration, political science, geography, economics or a closely related field and five to eight years of experience in code enforcement, planning and zoning, or government relations (equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis). Licensures and Certifications Position would be expected to have licensure or professional certifications appropriate to the position. Required: Valid Georgia driver's license Essential Capabilities and Work Environment Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

Closing Date/Time: 2023-11-08

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