Established: 1/17
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 2



Under general direction, to plan, organize and direct the administration of the Code Enforcement section activities and staff; and to do other work as required.


The Code Enforcement section within the Department of Transportation and Development supports a safe and healthy community for all residents by working to prevent, detect, investigate, resolve and take enforcement action on violations of statutes or ordinances related to public health, safety and welfare, business activities, building standards, land-use and neighborhood livability. The Department of Transportation and Development provides services to County residents through the Business and Administrative Services, Building Codes, Land Use Planning, Road Maintenance, Development Agency, Transportation Engineering, County Surveyor, and Dog Services divisions.

The Code Enforcement classification series is primarily oriented to ensuring public compliance with County ordinances and State codes, rules, and regulations in accordance with the Code Compliance operational policies, procedures, and priorities of the Board of Commissioners. The Code Enforcement Supervisor manages and oversees the code enforcement section and programs.

The Code Enforcement Supervisor reports to the Building Codes Administrator. The Code Enforcement Supervisor differs from the Sustainability Supervisor, which is responsible for the County’s franchised garbage hauler program and coordinating the County’s efforts to implement sustainable practices and assigned staff.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Manages the day-to-day operations of the enforcement program and resolution of code and ordinance violations related to the State of Oregon Building Codes, DEQ rules, County codes and regulations in building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical codes, solid waste ordinance, dangerous building code, subsurface sewage disposal, grading ordinance, road use, zoning and development ordinance and others.
  2. Hires, supervises, trains, disciplines and evaluates professional staff to provide quality services to citizens and County staff; assigns works, recommends and administers progressive discipline; prepares performance evaluations; conducts and/or facilitates staff training and development programs; promotes cooperative team efforts among staff and with other County departments.
  3. Plans, coordinates, and implements the goals and objectives of the code enforcement program; ensures program meets code compliance operational policies and follows enforcement priorities; oversees the preparation, development and implementation of County ordinances; coordinates development of policies with other divisions; facilitates citizen involvement; ensure code enforcement ordinances and policies comply with statutes and procedures.
  4. Oversees complaint investigation to determine violations; reviews documentation and correspondence on uncooperative violators and may conduct on-site investigations; issues citations, negotiates voluntary compliance agreements and coordinates the Code Enforcement Hearings Officer complaint resolution process, and legal action with County Counsel; negotiates stipulated judgments for County Counsel.
  5. Develops and administers annual and supplemental budgets; presents budget proposals to division and department heads; monitors revenues and expenditures.
  6. Carries and manages a code enforcement caseload, including building code, land use, and solid waste violations, amongst others.
  7. Works cooperatively with the Board of County Commissioners and their staff, affected County departments and divisions and a variety of stakeholders to develop and implement board direction and code enforcement policies; serves as liaison between Disaster Management and Building Codes/Solid Waste programs and assists in the collection and tracking of information related to damaged structures and disaster debris management post-disaster.


Through knowledge of: Code and permit processing rules and issues; engineering practices, building and construction principles, practices, current trends, regulations, codes, standards and laws applicable to area of specialization; laws, rules, ordinances, and codes pertaining to waste management and reduction, land use, right-of-way, motor vehicles, building codes, subsurface sewage disposal, nuisance abatement, and excavation and grading.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration, personnel management, program planning and budget administration; participative management theories; public relations techniques; principles and practices of program management; principles and practices of supervision; principles and practices of land use planning, building and development codes, physical and natural sciences; basic math; relevant computer programs.

Skill to: Independently design and develop programs; analyze and evaluate impacts of program decisions on the organization; analyze and make recommendations on complex management and administrative issues; manage and prioritize various work assignments; work toward collaborative and creative problem solving involving sensitive situations and issues; conduct long-range and strategic planning for program areas; model trust, openness, fairness and respect for all individuals in daily interactions; communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing with a variety of cross-cultural audiences; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, correspondence and analytical studies; perform effectively as a team member; conduct effective oral presentations; establish, develop and maintain effective community partnerships; plan, supervise, coordinate, and review the work of staff; provide administrative and technical assistance to staff, citizen or other agency or business boards and committees; develop, write and/or recommend policy to various levels of decision makers; read and interpret building plans, maps, legal descriptions and zoning laws; prepare and administer budgets; hire, train evaluate and discipline personnel; interpret and apply pertinent laws and regulations; direct staff in continuous efforts to improve quality productivity and effectiveness; incorporate team participation in decision making; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with elected officials, County personnel, boards and committees, businesses, community stakeholders and the public; negotiate with violators for reasonable compliance within the law.


Duties are performed in indoor office settings with field investigations, which may require moderately strenuous physical activity.


Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver’s license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.