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Job Class Description

Class Code:XA012


General Description

Administrative supervision managing a major work section which provides code enforcement services, inspections, licensing, lien research, nuisance abatement, to ensure compliance with the Broward County Zoning Code and other regulatory programs for a small municipal service area for the County.

Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Plans, directs, coordinates, and reviews the development of code enforcement work plans, assigns work activities, including business and rental Certificate of Use Inspections, projects and programs, monitors work flow and balances workload of code enforcement staff.

Develops and administers Broward County Landlord Regulation and Inspection, Abandoned/Vacant Real Property Regulation, and Certificate of Foreclosure Inspection programs to generate citizen involvement in property maintenance and neighborhood improvement efforts.

Receives complaints and referrals pertaining to ordinance violations, assigns to appropriate staff, municipalities, and other governmental agencies and assists staff with investigating complex cases. Signs off requests to forward civil suits to magistrate.

Assists Division Attorneys with conduct of Code Enforcement Board Hearings, case file reviews, and mock trial sessions; approves administrative case closures, reviews orders for corrections for Special Magistrate approval.

Develops and tracks budget performance measures, maintains current knowledge of changes in laws, statutes and regulations and makes recommendations to Division Administration and County Attorney's Office for ordinance modifications and operational procedures.

Conducts staff meetings, training, motivating and evaluating staff performance; reviews methods and procedures to correct deficiencies and implements necessary disciplinary procedures.

Develops and maintain section's website, writes and designs public outreach and presentation materials: brochures, online complaint forms, payment submission and research templates; programs application forms, manuals; designs and updates violation notices and citations.

Approves all lien mitigation requests and releases, abatement work orders, prepares and reviews lot clearing vendor contract work specifications, vendor instructions, contract budget requirements, and supervises contract performance.

Coordinates inspections and disposition of cases with other departments and outside agencies, responds to commissioner requests, makes presentations to community organizations and staff interpreting, analyzing and resolving difficult neighborhood issues.

Confers with Director of Planning and Redevelopment in resolution of operational issues; advises and directs subordinate personnel in the resolution of operational issues to increase efficiency and comply with departmental policy and initiatives.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, involving checking in buildings, entering structures and checking for illegal dumping.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery, heat, faulty wiring, and chemicals and fumes.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires six (6) years’ experience in code and zoning enforcement based on area of assignment or closely related experience including two (2) years of lead work/supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License based on area of assignment.

Requires active Level I and Level II certification through Florida Association of Code Enforcement at time of appointment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.