• Full Time
  • Bloomington
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City of Bloomington

This is a professional position that plans, supervises, and directs the functions of the Community Enhancement Division. Provides overall leadership and manages the City’s efforts to improve the quality of life in the business community and neighborhoods, through fair administration of the city’s zoning and property maintenance codes. Oversees and provides direction in the management and enforcement of all community enhancement programs focusing on the preservation of neighborhoods and older housing stock.

This list may not include all tasks and/or knowledge which may be expected of the employee, nor does it cover all specific duties which may be required. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervises, plans, and coordinates the day-to-day activities of the Community Enhancement Division focused on promoting the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Bloomington through enforcement of the public nuisance, property maintenance, neighborhood preservation, zoning, sign, and environmental codes.
Interviews and hires staff, completes performance evaluations, and performs all required supervisory duties of the Community Enhancement Division personnel.
Establishes priorities, assigns work activities, projects and programs, reviews, and evaluates work products methods and procedures, meets with staff to identify, and resolve problems. Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures and recommends appropriate services and staffing levels.
Provides leadership to develop and retain highly competent public service-oriented staff that supports the City’s mission and values.
Provides technical assistance and direction on inspections and investigations. Provides training for Code Inspectors, prepares materials used in training sessions, and conducts regular refresher training.
Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies, and assists the Director with developing and attaining long-range goals for the Division.
Assists with the Division’s budget, including oversight of expenditures, forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
Investigates potential violations of technical zoning, environmental, nuisance and other City codes through office and field work. Provides guidance to the Community Enhancement Division Staff through workflow management and review of complex cases.
This position oversees and administers the Rental Registration and Neighborhood Preservation Program to maintain property stock in appearance, safety, and livability.
This position collaborates with local social service agencies that are in partnership with the division and helps to develop creative programs to address community needs.
The position oversees the inspection and clerical activities to ensure compliance with local ordinances and other regulations by reviewing inspection reports, billing, and collections and other activities.
Interacts and maintains communication with the Director, Assistant Director, and Building and Safety Manager as well as the City Attorney’s Office on assigned case investigations; assists with reviewing, researching, and analyzing investigative cases. Represents the Department Director in legal strategy and office meetings with the City Attorney’s Office.
Recommends cases for court action, citations, and investigates complex, difficult, and unusual complaints and inquiries. Explains and interprets codes, attempts to gain voluntary compliance, gathers evidence, prepares cases, and testifies in court.
Responds to and handles difficult compliance cases; explains City regulations relating to building, zoning, and land use, planning, and related issues. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive resident inquiries and complaints.
Reviews inspection reports and complaint investigation procedures with Community Enhancement Staff. Conducts field and office supervision to review quality and accuracy of work.
Provides professional, technical and enforcement guidance, direction, and coordination of all proposed code compliance plans. Interprets codes for professional and technical staff to ensure consistent application of the codes and is responsible for resolving unusual compliance issues.
Serves as the Staff Liaison for the Property Maintenance Review Board. May make presentations on Community Enhancement programs; attends and participates in professional group meetings including neighborhood meetings and other related Department presentations.
Coordinates and communicates with other employees, divisions, and departments to accomplish tasks and organizational goals.
Responds to requests for information from other employees, divisions, departments, administration, elected officials, and members of the public and external organizations as appropriate.
Ensures employee safety by providing or arranging for safety training, including the proper use of machinery and safety equipment. Verifies that safe work practices are employed.
Stays current on Local/Federal/State and other regulations and requirements, applicable building and property maintenance codes and departmental software systems.
Analyzes and reviews exiting or proposed policies and procedures for feasibility and clarification, ensuring they meet standards, and recommends changes as necessary. Researches, writes, and implements written procedures as required.
Recommends methods, techniques, policies, and procedures to increase efficiency of the division

Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in business, planning, construction, or related field with 5 years of progressively responsible work in housing inspection, code enforcement, or housing management. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities will also be accepted.

Required Certificate or Licenses:

Driver’s License

International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance, Housing Inspector and Zoning Inspector certifications – must be completed within 1 year of employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Work is performed primarily in an office environment but may also include on-site visits to properties which may include maneuvering through construction/demolition sites, unheated or uncooled structures, traversing uneven ground and being outdoors in hot, cold or inclement weather. Work may involve in-town travel and occasional out-of- town travel to attend meetings or training.