Aug 28, 2018
Sep 21, 2018
Full Time
Position Information

If you enjoy providing community service to educate and drive proactive code enforcement activities, and communicating with citizens the benefits of maintaining their properties and improving their neighborhood, this may be the opportunity for you.

Arlington County's Office of Code Enforcement is seeking a experienced, motivated individual to join the team as the Code Enforcement Supervisor.
Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conducting field inspections in response to complaints and executive inquiries;
  • Prioritizing, routing and monitoring work in an assigned geographical area;
  • Supervising the work of a team of Community Inspectors responsible for investigating and resolving property maintenance violations and standards in accordance with state codes and ordinances;
  • Coordinating the organizational and operational activities for the code enforcement team;
  • Monitoring work flow and assigning work and projects;
  • Conducting and coordinating trainings and assisting staff with identification and resolution of problems;
  • Participating in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures; responding to management, citizens and official inquiries and complaints concerning potential code violations;
  • Preparing monthly reports, servicing special inspection projects and initiatives, and writing correspondence and/or reports to respond to requests from the County Board and County Manager..
Under the general direction of the Code Enforcement Chief, this supervisor implements and coordinates activities and operations within the agency to enforce the Virginia Statewide Building Code and other local ordinances relative to the maintenance of conditions at existing properties.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent and three years of experience in: building construction; building, fire or housing inspections; and/or investigating violations in zoning, care of premises, and noise control.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the education requirement. An Associates degree from a recognized community college or additional experience in management or supervision may be substituted for up to one year of the experience requirement.
Desirable: Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Training which provided general knowledge of plumbing, electrical or mechanical systems, fire protection, elevators, or property maintenance work;
  • Experience resolving complex and sensitive building or property related inspections (i.e. vacate units, grant noise exemptions, or court cases);
  • Supervising and/or coordinating the work of others with at least one year of direct supervision of employees within the last ten years;
  • Planning, administering and/or evaluating projects; and/or
  • College level coursework in architecture, construction management, building systems, engineering or closely related field.


Special Requirements

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted to include: an NCIC check, a Virginia State Police background check, an FBI fingerprint background check, and a Virginia Department of Social Services Child Protective Services Central Registry search.
 The applicant must possess or obtain an International Code Council (ICC) certification or Zoning Certification within 12 months of employment.

Additional Information

This is a 40 hour a week position Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Must be available for call back on emergencies.  Some after-hours and weekend work will be required.

Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire is a requirement of the application process for this position. Do not enter "see resume" as a response to questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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