Code Enforcement Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



General Recruitment Information Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list. The County of Lake only accepts applications for permanent positions when actively recruiting. Only online applications are accepted. It is the responsibility of each applicant to review the full job description and requirements. The County is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. Veteran's Preference. To apply for County examinations- All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered - resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details. Important Notice - The provisions listed on job postings, job descriptions, or other recruitment materials do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Benefits may vary between bargaining units. Any provisions contained within job postings, job descriptions or other recruitment material may be modified or revoked without notice. All County of Lake applicants who are given a conditional employment offer must comply with the County's pre-employment medical review program before they may be appointed to the County position. Minimum Qualifications Licensing and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Possession of either American Association of Code Enforcement Certification, or Certified Code Enforcement Officer designation through the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers is desirable. Education and Experience: An Associate Degree, or completion of 60 semester units of college coursework, including courses in the areas of planning, building, investigation or a related field. And One (1) year of experience in the investigation and enforcement of code violations comparable to that of a Code Enforcement Officer or Assistant Planner II with the County of Lake And Two (2) years of experience in a management or supervisory position. Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted. Full Job Description CODE ENFORCEMENT MANAGER DEFINITION Under general direction, provides day-to-day management and supervision of the Code Enforcement Division of the Community Development Department; effectively directs and coordinates division staff activities involved in the receipt, investigation, and resolution of complaints regarding code enforcement violations of state and County land use, zoning, subdivision, and abatement laws and regulations; performs investigations, identifies properties which require code enforcement action, and ensures timely processing of such actions; and performs related duties as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is a management classification. The incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day management and supervision of the code enforcement functions for the Community Development Department. The incumbent also participates in the department budget process. This is a discrete classification. The incumbent in this management position serves at the pleasure of his/her appointing authority, which means the employment relationship is at-will, and that the County of Lake or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time, with or without cause. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general direction from the Chief Building Official. Exercises direct supervision over technical and administrative support staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the scope of duties performed by employees in this class and are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job. * Plans, directs, supervises, and participates in code enforcement activities, including the review of the Code Enforcement Division's policies and procedures. * Plans, organizes, administers, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff. * Recommends selection of staff; provides for training and development; conducts performance evaluations; and administers discipline, as required. * Assists in preparing and administering the division budget. * Interprets, enforces, and applies federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances related to code enforcement. * Ensures that open cases are processed as expeditiously and effectively as possible; inspects work for accuracy and evaluates work techniques and conformance to established work standards. * Determines alternative methods to achieve code compliance in the County. * Maintains records of the division's code enforcement efforts, including the status of cases, funding levels, and cost recovery activities. * Prepares staff reports, including data, conclusions, and recommendations; coordinates the receipt of complaints regarding code violations. * Prepares case files, including establishment of legal ownership, verification of the parcel address, and other necessary information to conduct investigations and enforcement actions. * May conduct investigations for the enforcement of state and County land use, zoning, subdivision, and abatement codes, laws, and regulations; conducts investigations to confirm or deny violations. * Determines the nature and extent of code violations and works with property owners to resolve problems and obtain compliance. * Makes field investigations to ensure compliance with land use; takes photographs for files and/or responses to complaints. * Prepares notices of violations and/or citations. * Prepares cases for Board of Supervisors and/or Planning Commission hearings and action, summarizing evidence gathered during inspections and presents testimony. * Prepares abatement bid requests, coordinating bidding processes and supervising contract performance. * May represent the division at community meetings for the purpose of explaining to members of the public the division's responsibilities and provide updates on the division's progress in achieving its objectives. * Performs related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: * Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures. * Principles and practices of leadership. * Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures pertaining to building, housing, and zoning. * State and County land use and nuisance abatement laws, rules, and regulations. * Principles and practices of effective program administration and management. * Investigation techniques and procedures. * Legal terminology, forms, and procedures related to code enforcement. * Principles and practices of code enforcement and land use designation. * Accounting and fiscal recordkeeping methods and procedures. * Principles and practices of conflict resolution and negotiation. * Principles of budget preparation and expenditure control. * Principles of identification, preservation, and presentation of evidence. * Customer service principles and techniques. * Applicable business equipment; databases, and software applications. * Proper English spelling, grammar, and punctuation. * Written and oral communications skills. * Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software applications) to conduct research, assess information, and/or prepare documentation. * Principles and techniques for working with groups and fostering effective team interaction. Ability to: * Select and supervise staff, provide training and development opportunities, ensure work is performed effectively, and evaluate performance in an objective and positive manner. * Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the department and assigned area(s) of responsibility. * Effectively plan, organize, coordinate, oversee, and administer the code enforcement functions of the County of Lake. * Plan and conduct investigations and enforcement actions for County land use and nuisance abatement laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations. * Analyze, interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, ordinances, policies, rules, procedures, and regulations. * Develop appropriate solutions to problems and/or enforcement actions. * Gather, organize, prepare, analyze, and present data, evidence, records, reports, and other information. * Enforce regulations with firmness and tact. * Maintain and monitor program effectiveness and prepare quarterly progress reports. * Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. * Regularly work well under pressure, meeting critical deadlines. * Effectively represent the department with colleagues, management, community organizations, boards, committees, other government agencies, and the public. * Utilize a computer, relevant software applications, and/or other equipment as assigned to perform a variety of work tasks. * Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Licensing and Certifications: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License. Possession of either American Association of Code Enforcement Certification, or Certified Code Enforcement Officer designation through the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers is desirable. Education and Experience: An Associate Degree, or completion of 60 semester units of college coursework, including courses in the areas of planning, building, investigation or a related field. And One (1) year of experience in the investigation and enforcement of code violations comparable to that of a Code Enforcement Officer or Assistant Planner II with the County of Lake And Two (2) years of experience in a management or supervisory position. Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted. WORKING CONDITIONS, ADA, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS The County of Lake is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Incumbents generally work partially in an office environment with moderate noise levels and controlled temperature conditions and partially in the field. As such, incumbents may have occasional exposure to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, and direct exposure to hazardous physical conditions. Incumbents may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions in this class typically require: sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work. Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Heavy Work:Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 20 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary. A successful candidate will be required to submit to and pass a background check prior to the appointment. Depending upon the position and/or assigned department, the background check may include but is not limited to civil and criminal history check, reference check, Live Scan, and/or credit check (as allowed under state law). Disaster Service Workers: As members of the County of Lake Emergency Services Organization, all Lake County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to perform certain emergency services at the direction of the department and / or County. The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a 'meet and confer' process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.

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