San Mateo County

Code Compliance Manager (19872369)

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Code Enforcement
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San Francisco/Peninsula
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Full-Time
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7/9/2019 at 11:30pm
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$107,764.80-$134,700.80 Annually
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None

Description

The Planning and Building Department is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Code Compliance Manager. Under the general direction of the Director of Community Development, the Code Compliance Manager will plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Code Compliance division within the Planning & Building Department, including enforcing the County Zoning Regulations, Abandoned Vehicles Ordinance, Nuisance Ordinance, and other ordinances related to the use, maintenance and safety of land and structures. The Code Compliance Manager will coordinate code enforcement activities with other divisions and departments and provide assistance to the Director regarding all enforcement and personnel matters.

Opportunities and Challenges
The Code Compliance Manager will have the unique opportunity to lead the Code Compliance team and create several programs and address many challenges including:

  • Building A State-Of-The-Art Code Compliance Program

Opportunity to apply modern technology and techniques to resolve cases in a creative, innovative and respectful manner that is responsive to the communities' needs

  • Leading the North Fair Oaks Taskforce

This position will direct and lead compliance efforts in the North Fair Oaks Community. North Fair Oaks is a vibrant, diverse community in the unincorporated area of San Mateo County. The Code Compliance Division works cooperatively with The County's Office of Community Affairs to partner with residents, businesses and community members to enhance the quality of life for those who live and work in the community.

  • Leading Multi-departmental Efforts

This position will be expected to participate in County efforts to protect our unique environmental, agricultural, and natural resources. In addition, this position will be expected to utilize existing code compliance expertise and knowledge of the unincorporated areas in San Mateo County and excellent interpersonal skills to serve as a leader in the community and various multi-departmental efforts to create safe, livable, and vibrant neighborhoods.

An ideal candidate for this position would:

  • Be politically astute and have excellent relationship building skills and the finesse to move multi-departmental projects/programs forward in a collaborative manner
  • Possess the ability to build strong work relationships with all levels of staff at County departments and other jurisdictions who are facing similar issues
  • Possess strong leadership skills as well as effective case management and communications skills
  • Understand the unique challenges San Mateo County faces in leading Code Compliance efforts and would resolve them with a proactive, respectful, and innovative approach
  • Possess ability to initiate and lead multi-departmental efforts to enhance compliance throughout the unincorporated communities
  • Possess a Code Enforcement certificate issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers
  • Have familiarity with principles of land use planning, property descriptions and assessor's map systems
  • Have knowledge of pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations, and laws
  • Have successfully overseen and led complex projects and coordinated interdisciplinary teams, including field-based personnel
  • Have significant experience in supervising and mentoring others
  • Have knowledge in principles and practices of code enforcement
  • Have experience with investigation techniques and practices
  • Have experience with land use databases and mobile applications


About the Code Compliance Unit 
The Code Compliance Unit is well regarded for its efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life in the North Fair Oaks Neighborhood of unincorporated Redwood City and other areas of the County. In recent years, staff has instituted several significant changes to expand and improve services offered, including the installation of cameras to help eliminate dumping, the adoption of strong remedies for illegal dumping and a tenant relocation program where landlords can be mandated to pay for relocation when tenants are displaced due to code violations. Additionally, the well-rounded, diverse, and cohesive team is responsible for handling complaints ranging from planning, building and land use codes. The types of complaints received, include, but are not limited to: unpermitted construction, grading, and tree removal; unsafe living conditions; hoarding, and illegal dumping.

About the Department
The Planning and Building Department mission is to plan and regulate land use and development within the unincorporated areas of the County so that diverse and livable communities can thrive. The Department serves the County's residents, businesses, and visitors through the preparation and administration of land use plans and regulations, and by reviewing land use proposals to ensure they are consistent with those plans and regulations.

Examples Of Duties: 

  • Develop and implement division goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct code compliance activities including field investigations, citation issuance, and case closure or resolution for commercial, industrial, rural, and residential properties.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the code enforcement work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs, monitor work flow, review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of public and private organizations, including other County departments and agencies.
  • Consult with other program managers on relevant program issues; develop alternative strategies for dealing with community needs and assist in the implementation of solutions as necessary.
  • Conduct or participate in negotiating contracts with outside vendors, consultants or organizations; monitor and evaluate fiscal and legal liability of same.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Code Compliance budget, participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Participate in the investigation, preparation, and presentation of cases for legal action.
  • Participate in hearings and court activities related to case prosecution.
  • Provide highly complex staff assistance to senior level management and related commissions and advisory boards on program issues.
  • Prepare detailed written reports, policies, procedures and contracts.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate supervisory, professional, technical and clerical subordinates.
  • Provide information and serve as liaison to representatives from state, federal, and other local agencies. 
  • Meet with representatives of the community to explain functions, policies and operations, and to mediate or resolve conflicts and/or respond to questions.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 
Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of code enforcement
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution
  • Principles of land use planning, property descriptions, and assessor's map systems
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws
  • Modern office procedures and computer equipment

Skill/Ability to:

  • Organize and direct code compliance operations
  • Perform the most complex work of the division
  • Collaborate with Departmental technical staff on identifying and configuring technological solutions including databases and mobile applications
  • Interpret and apply County and Departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Speak effectively to diverse audiences, including client, professional, civic and citizen groups.
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with other program managers and staff, other agencies and the community; enlist and mobilize community support for programs.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate personnel
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience in code enforcement or law enforcement, including at least two years of supervisory responsibility, and
  • Equivalent of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, planning, public policy, urban studies, land development or a related field.


The ideal candidate will have five years of increasingly responsible experience in code enforcement or law enforcement, including at least two years of supervisory responsibility.

 

APPLICATION/EXAMINATION 

Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply. Current County of San Mateo and County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening (weight: pass/fail) will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%), which may include an additional exam component given prior to, or during, the interview.  Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 

IMPORTANT:  Applications for this position will only be accepted online.  If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply" button.  If you are not on the County's website, please go to https://jobs.smcgov.org to apply.  Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before 11:59 PM on the final filing date.

Tentative Recruitment Schedule
Final Filing Date:  
July 9, 2019 by 11:59 pm
Application Screening: Week of July 15, 2019
Panel Interview: Week of July 29, 2019

 

The County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions.
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


HR Analyst: Lucy Fung (060719) (Program Services Manager II – D088)

Ideal Candidate

An ideal candidate for this position would:

  • Be politically astute and have excellent relationship building skills and the finesse to move multi-departmental projects/programs forward in a collaborative manner
  • Possess the ability to build strong work relationships with all levels of staff at County departments and other jurisdictions who are facing similar issues
  • Possess strong leadership skills as well as effective case management and communications skills
  • Understand the unique challenges San Mateo County faces in leading Code Compliance efforts and would resolve them with a proactive, respectful, and innovative approach
  • Possess ability to initiate and lead multi-departmental efforts to enhance compliance throughout the unincorporated communities
  • Possess a Code Enforcement certificate issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers
  • Have familiarity with principles of land use planning, property descriptions and assessor's map systems
  • Have knowledge of pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations, and laws
  • Have successfully overseen and led complex projects and coordinated interdisciplinary teams, including field-based personnel
  • Have significant experience in supervising and mentoring others
  • Have knowledge in principles and practices of code enforcement
  • Have experience with investigation techniques and practices
  • Have experience with land use databases and mobile applications

Benefits

Please visit Management Benefits at a Glance (Download PDF reader) for a complete listing of all benefits for this classification.
 

Benefits are offered to eligible employees of the County of San Mateo. All benefits are subject to change.

 

As an additional benefit, the County offers extensive training, wellness and development programs designed to improve skills and enhance career opportunities. Most programs are offered on County time at no cost to you.

 

County employees are also covered by the federal Social Security system and earn benefits for retirement based on salary and time worked.

 

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)363-4303
Contact email: