This is administrative code enforcement work directing, through subordinate supervisors, a major section of the City's overall licensing and inspection program.

Employees in this class establish goals and priorities, participate in program development and formulation, evaluate program and supervise the activities of a major section responsible for citywide compliance and enforcement of the respective code (s).  In addition, an employee in this class may serve as the chief assistant to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners.  Supervising, through subordinate supervisors the activities of the section and communicating with representatives of governmental professional and community groups and the general public are of major significance to the work.  Work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior.


ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to

be allocated to this class.)


·         The position must direct a major section of the City's overall licensing and inspection program or serve as a Chief assistant to a Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner.

·         The work must be performed in the Department of Licenses and Inspections.




Directs, through subordinate supervisors, the activities of a major section within the city's licensing and inspection agency; plans, assigns, reviews, and coordinates the work of an administrative and technical staff engaged in code compliance, inspectional and/or enforcement activities; plans, develops and establishes practices and procedures for code functions assigned; coordinates the implementation of current and proposed programs.

Participates in the formulation and development of departmental policy as it applies to respective code functions; discusses policy decisions, interpretations, and practical applications with higher level officials; reviews ordinance and code proposals for clarity, enforceability, inconsistencies, and conflicts in standards and practices, and practices, and practical application, confers with appropriate officials in the development, application, and revision of code(s); discuss proposed changes in legislation or codes with appropriate City officials.

Establishes priorities, quantity and quality of activities desired, and resources required to accomplish objectives; discusses and reviews status of operations, productivity, and problems encountered with subordinate supervisors; develops, modifies and implements procedures to increase operating efficiency and expedite work flow; monitors activities to determine effectiveness and achievement of desired results.

Monitors the technical activities of staff; reviews activity and inspectional reports for type of violations, timeliness and probity of actions and problems, spot checks work-performed; resolves most complex technical problems; approves compliance extensions or other cessations of operations.

Serves as chief assistant to the Commissioner; conducts studies and make recommendations pertaining to policy and program development; acts as liaison to departmental officials; investigates administrative problems; reviews and summarizes reports prepared by departmental officials and units; conducts confidential inspections and investigations as required; prepares a variety of reports as required.

Explains nature and extent of code requirements and violations; confers with appropriate parties for interpretation of code regulations and requirements; represents and testifies for the department at board and court hearings, lectures groups on code requirements and interpretations, discusses activities and problems with contractors, business representatives, community groups and the public; researches past practices and applicable ordinances; prepares appropriate statistical and narrative reports on activities.

Performs related work as required.






·         the principles and practices of public administration as they relate to a broad program of code interpretation and administration

·         the laws, ordinances and departmental policies pertaining to the enforcement of licensing and inspection codes

·         supervisory methods and techniques

·         administrative and management practices and procedures

·         the philosophy, principles and purposes of licensing and inspection ordinances and codes

·         the procedures and practices of operational and supportive units integrated within the City’s comprehensive code enforcement

·         the procedures utilized in the prosecution of violations of licensing and codes, ordinances, and statutes

·         report writing principles and techniques

·         uses of personal computers and software applications commonly used in           offices




·         evaluating the effectiveness of administrative functions and service programs and implementing changes to provide for more effective and efficient operations

·         dealing with the public affected by City codes, regulations, ordinances and     administration.




·         plan, assign, analyze and review the work of a technical and clerical staff           engaged in compliance, inspectional and/or enforcement activities

·         interpret, analyze and explain the provisions, scope, and parameters of municipal licensing and inspectional codes and elated ordinances

·         reach and implement decisions firmly, tactfully, and impartially express and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing

·         establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of private, professional, business, and community groups and the general public

·         develop policies, procedures and guidelines governing administrative processes                                                              

MINUMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards, which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 1/17.)




Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university.




Completion of the Master Code Professional certification by the International Code Council (ICC) AND completion of 60 credits at an accredited college or university.






Two years of experience performing administrative code work or supervising employees in the following functions:


·         city-wide inspection of commercial and industrial buildings

·         plans review and inspection for building construction

·         inspection operation of a district

·         city-wide construction demolition program or construction projects audit





Supervising a primary functional area within a major section or serving as a full performance across-the-board assistant to the major section head.




Performing building permit application work in all following multiple codes: building, zoning, housing and fire, electrical and footway codes.


NOTE:  The following classes meet the experience requirement:


·         Administrative Specialist 2 (2L32) (only positions in assignments performing administrative code work)

·         L&I Code Administrator 2 (6H62)

·         Construction Plans Review Specialist (6H25)

·         L&I Construction Compliance Supervisor (6H45)




The equivalent combination of education or experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included the specific experience and two years of coursework (60 credits) from an accredited college or university and the Master Code Professional certification as an educational minimum.




Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in the class.


Class Established 10/74

Spec Revision:

CSC - 8/99

Ad. Board - 9/99

Change in Title:

CSC – 3/12

Ad. Board – 4/12

Latest Spec. Revision:


Ad. Board- 1/17