Code Enforcement Supervisor

  • 002217

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs technical and supervisory work in the enforcement of the applicable federal, state, and local codes and ordinances. Responsible for planning, assigning, and supervising the work of subordinate code enforcement officers in addition to performing field work requiring the application of all such codes and ordinances; may perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Provides direction, guidance, and assistance to employees; assigns and oversees work; assists in interviewing and selecting new employees; provides training for new employees and current staff.
  2. Coordinates day-to-day routine inspection activities; organizes, prioritizes, and delegates workload; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work; troubleshoots problem situations.
  3. Investigates and follows up on complaints of housing, zoning, quality of life safety issues, and nuisance code violations.
  4. Determines and recommends resolution of the issues involved.
  5. Investigates, prepares, and presents cases to code enforcement board.
  6. Attends homeowners or neighborhood association meetings and makes informative presentations.
  7. Meets with property owners and residents and explains code compliance requirements.
  8. Performs re-inspections before and after code board hearings to ascertain compliance.
  9. Coordinates with authorized contractors for board and securing of building and clearing lots.
  10. Maintains records and prepares periodic reports for supervisors.
  11. Cites inoperable vehicles on private properties for towing.
  12. Provides education and information to the community regarding code compliance.


  • Knowledge of building, zoning, and housing codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of minimum housing standards.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of administrative and procedural requirements pertaining to area of responsibility, office and supervisory procedures and practices.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication, including group presentation skills.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a two-way radio, personal computer and related software.
  • Skill in utilizing appropriate interpersonal skills when interacting with diverse communities and confrontational individuals.
  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to other regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Ability to supervise and train subordinates.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable and verifiable criteria.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:Work involves moderate work often in an outdoor setting with exposure to loud noises, chemicals, debris, air and waterborne pathogens. There is frequent need to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands, kneel, stoop, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED, and three (3) years experience as code enforcement officer, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Florida Association of Code Enforcement (F.A.C.E.) certification Level I and II are required. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

Last revision date: April 2002
Overtime: Yes
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