Building & Code Compliance Supervisor
Manages the Building and Code Compliance function for the Planning and Building Services Division. Develops, coordinates, and directs all building and land use code enforcement functions for the Division. Performs on-site inspections, technical, and administrative tasks related to enforcement of County Building Codes, Land Use Codes, Rubbish and Graffiti Ordinances, and applicable state and federal regulations. Supervises professional, technical, and administrative staff. Works with the County Attorney's Office in processing building code, graffiti, rubbish, land use code violations through the court process.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
- Receives general direction from the Planning & Building Services Director. Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical, and administrative staff.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Exercise direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations, and activities within the building and code compliance functions of the Planning and Building Services Division including coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommendations impacting pay, status, and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher-level supervisor/manager, and approving time off.
- Act as a resource or expert in program area, providing technical guidance to less experienced staff.
- Assist and advise the Planning and Building Services Director in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
- Assist in developing and managing the budget.
- Develop methods to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of adopted regulations and codes.
- Develop new procedures and strategies for more effective building and code compliance programs.
- Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate building and code violation enforcement procedures and programs.
- Assist the Division Director in setting annual performance measure targets for the building and code compliance functions, and manage the performance of the group to achieve those targets.
- Provide input into the development of Division and County policies and procedures, and implement/administer adopted policies and procedures within the building and cod compliance functions.
- Oversee and coordinate the contract with the Larimer Humane Society.
- Maintain a computer record-keeping system and filing system for code complaints and violations.
- Develop and conduct educational and training programs regarding code enforcement and the purpose and application of code regulations for code compliance staff as well as for other outside agencies at their request.
- Perform on-site inspections and special investigations of existing structures, and prepare follow-up inspection reports and correspondence.
- Inspect residential buildings during construction for compliance with building codes and related ordinances.
- Assist with the County's code amendment and adoption processes as needed for both the Building Code and Land Use Code; assist in identifying new code requirements for adoption or amendment of existing codes; participate in meetings and presentations concerning proposed code revisions.
- Respond to complaints and investigate possible code violations concerning land use, life-safety and property issues, agraffiti, and rubbish; inspect residential and commercial buildings for compliance with building codes and regulations; provide information to property owners, general public, contractors, and County staff regarding code enforcement of County regulations, including the purpose and application of land use and building code regulations. Inspect sites to determine complaint status and gather information.
- Enforce the County Graffiti and Rubbish Ordinances.
- Research properties for valid building permits, inspections, and approvals for all land-use applications submitted.
- Ensure compliance with County building codes and land use codes in order to enhance the safety and property values in the community.
- Conduct interviews, field investigations and site surveillance, document violations, determine compliance requirements, explain violations and alternative compliance measures, seek abatement of violations through voluntary compliance or, as necessary, through direct enforcement activities. Ascertain and gather facts related to applicable codes, laws, rules, and regulations and determine proper enforcement action to be taken; enforce building, development, and zoning requirements.
- Foster positive interaction between the community and County officials.
- Prepare and serve notices of violations, abatement orders, corrections, and stop work orders related to Land Use and Building code regulations. Prepare written reports, legal documents, memos and letters.
- Act as a liaison with the County attorney concerning the enforcement process; process and record legal documents.
- Prepare and present staff reports at the Board of County Commissioners meetings and public hearings pertaining to code compliance cases.
- Testify in court regarding building code violations of County regulations and enforcement practices, and supervise court testimony of code compliance staff.
- Ensure preparation of bid specifications and issuance of orders for boarding, securing, repairing, and/or demolishing structures.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to permitting, structural design, plan review, building construction methods and materials, building inspection, building code enforcement, land use/zoning code enforcement, applicable legal requirements, and accepted safety standards.
- Scope and application of state and county laws and regulations pertaining to building codes and land use/zoning codes and ordinances.
- Division and County rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and standard operation procedures.
- Budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
- Advanced operation of standard office equipment including fax machines, copiers, and computers.
- Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, building and planning software, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
- Supervise and mentor professional, technical, and support staff.
- Organize, plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of the Building and Code Compliance functions.
- Analyze policies, processes, and procedures relating to building and code enforcement of County regulations and make recommendations for improvements.
- Interpret and apply relevant codes, laws, rules, and regulations.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, architects, engineers, contractors, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Provide professional customer service to clients and the public.
- Communicate tactfully and firmly with the public in difficult situations and effectively respond to conflict situations and people in conflict.
- Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
- Read and research elected official office documents such as records, plats, and maps.
- Four years of increasingly responsible experience in permitting, plan review, and building inspection, and in the enforcement of zoning, planning, or building codes, including supervisory responsibilities.
- Equivalent to an associate's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in construction management, engineering, law, public administration, or a related field.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, ICC certification as a Building Inspector within one year of employment.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, ICC certifications in plumbing, mechanical, and energy conservation is highly desirable.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, zoning enforcement officer certification from the American Association of Code Enforcement within one year of employment.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, Code Enforcement Administrator certification from the American Association of Code Enforcement within two years of employment.
- Standard Office Environment