Code Enforcement Manager

City of Menifee


Under direction, to manage, supervise, assign, review, and participate in the operations and activities of the City's Code Enforcement program including implementing City activities related to setting and ensuring compliance with applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations related to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, graffiti, and other matters of public concern; to ensure work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; to perform the more technical and complex tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility; and to perform other related duties as required. 

Receives direction from the Director of Building & Code Enforcement.  Provides general direction over the Code Enforcement staff.    


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.  

1.    Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work plan for code enforcement staff; assigns work activities, projects and programs; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.

2.    Reviews and edits work of staff, including letters, reports, logs, evaluations, and other written correspondence.

3.    Oversees and provides direction in the management and enforcement of all Code Enforcement programs including the Public Nuisance Abatement, Trash Abatement, Vehicle Abatement and Property Maintenance programs and all development code-related violations.

4.    Selects, trains, motivates, supervises, and evaluates code enforcement personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.

5.    Prepares and manages the Section's budget, including forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitoring and approving expenditures, and implementing adjustments.

6.    Serves as the City's representative to interpret municipal code violations, determine public nuisances, and issue civil fines when administrative remedies are employed to gain code and permit compliance.

7.    Manages the development of goals and objectives for programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

8.    Formulates discretionary judgments and determinations for complex and/or disputed cases.

9.    Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate services and staffing levels.

10. Responds to and handles difficult compliance cases regarding municipal code provisions and explains City regulations to City officials and the public relating to building, zoning, land use, planning, and related issues.

11. Serves as a liaison for the code enforcement section with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies.

12. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies as necessary.

13. Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence; responds to council, staff, media and the public as appropriate.

14. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of relevant issues and changes to codes, ordinances, laws and regulations.

15. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

16. Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.

17. Performs related duties as assigned.

 Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a code enforcement program;
  • principles and practices of code enforcement including identification and investigation techniques;
  • methods and techniques of code enforcement; Legal aspects of code administration;
  • principles of municipal budget preparation and administration;
  • methods and techniques of research, business letter & legal writing, and report preparation;
  • office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications;
  • principles of management, training and performance evaluation;
  • pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Safe work methods and safety practices pertaining to the work;
  • Safe driving principles and practices;
  • Principles and practices used in dealing with the public tactfully, and in a non-confrontational approach.

Skill In:

  • Operating modern office equipment including computer equipment;
  • Operating a motor vehicle safely.

 Ability to:

  • Oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive municipal code and permit compliance program;
  • supervise, train, direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of lower level staff;
  • oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive municipal code and permit compliance program;
  • participate in the development and administration of section goals, objectives, and procedures;
  • interpret and explain City code enforcement policies and procedures;
  • operate code enforcement equipment including City vehicle;
  • operate office equipment including computers and supporting software applications;
  • conduct site inspections for code violations;
  • prepare clear and concise reports;
  • manage sensitive and confidential issues;
  • prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
  • respond to requests and inquiries from the general public and resolve code related issues;
  • analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals;
  • research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques;
  • interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations;
  • communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Read and interpret data, maps, plans, and legal descriptions;
  • Maintain work records and compile operating, budget, and program or activity reports.
A combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 

  • Five years of increasingly responsible municipal code enforcement or professional planning experience including a minimum of two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility, and
  • The equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree (120 semester units) in a related field.  
  • Two additional years of qualifying experience may substitute for two years of the required education.  
Possession of a valid Class "C" California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.

  • Possession of a P.C. 832 Peace Officer's Standard and Training (POST) Certificate is required at the time of employment.
  • Possession of any combination of certifications are highly desirable including those from the California Association of Code Enforcement Officials (CACEO), California Association of Code Enforcement (CACE), American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) or certification as a Zoning Enforcement Officer, and/or Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector.  
  • Ability to work weekends, evenings and attend special events as needed is required.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is constantly required to sit and frequently stand, walk, talk and hear, both in person and by telephone; drive and operate a motor vehicle; use hands or fingers to handle, touch, or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally reaches for items above or below desk level, and lifts and carries records and documents, typically weighing less than 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. 

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the employee may be required to deal constructively with conflict and in developing effective resolutions. 


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