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This job application closes on Sunday, September 22nd, 2019. Please apply as soon as possible in order to be considered.
At Community Planning and Development, we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. Denver's Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring that all buildings are safe. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the Central Business District; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Stapleton; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The department's three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections. Learn more about how we're "BUILDING COMMUNITY" at www.DenverGov.org/CPD and www.DenverGov.org/DS.
Interested? At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top of this posting and/or visit www.denvergov/jobs
The City and County of Denver's Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly dedicated individual to fill a Chief Inspector position with our Development Services Division's Zoning and Neighborhood Inspection Services unit. We seek a problem solver who enjoys innovation and can champion continuous improvement. Who can handle multiple priorities and will serve as a key member of the division's management team.
In order to protect the safety, health, and welfare of all residents, city regulations require property owners keep their properties safe and well maintained. To accomplish this task, Denver has roughly two dozen zoning and neighborhood inspectors who handle public education and code enforcement throughout the city's 155 square miles.
The Chief Inspector will supervise a staff of Zoning and Neighborhood inspectors engaged in the enforcement and compliance statutes, ordinances, laws, rules and regulations. Inspectors in the Zoning and Neighborhood Inspections Services work group protect the quality of life within Denver neighborhoods by seeking maximum compliance to Denver code requirements concerning external property maintenance and use. Inspectors in this work group pursue citizen awareness to code requirements to gain the voluntary compliance by performing inspections of residential and business properties to assure code conformity.
Key responsibilities will include:
Review, develop, or modify work plans, methods and procedures to determine work priorities, and develop work schedules to provide adequate staffing coverage
Provide work instruction and support staff with difficult or unusual assignments
Assign and distribute work, review work for accuracy and completeness, and return assignments with recommendations for proper completion
Be a part of the recruitment and hiring of inspectors
Resolve problems and mediate conflicts encountered during daily operations and determine appropriate solutions
Encourage regular communication and inform staff of relevant business issues
Develop performance enhancement plans, document performance, provide feedback and formally evaluate the work of employees in relation to business goals and objectives
Develop and execute training plans and programs
Develop and apply safety standards and ensure compliance
Respond to formal and informal employee grievances and assist in the preparation of written responses
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested
Work schedule is Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. (some weekend or alternative work hours may be required).
Please include a cover letter and resume in a single PDF with your application.
Our ideal candidate:
Experience interpreting and applying zoning and municipal codes, rules and regulations to the public in a municipal setting
Bachelor's degree in public administration, architecture, construction science or building maintenance
Experience supervising team
Knowledge of the layout of the City and County of Denver streets
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Excellent time/work management skills
Works well under pressure
Problem solver that can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to mitigate risky outcomes
Strong attention to detail and highly organized
Self-motivated and motivated to help others
Ability to work as part of a team to support both internal and external customers
Dependable and can maintain confidentiality
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and SharePoint is preferred
Familiarity with Accela Permit Tracking System and Map-It Denver
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education: Associate's Degree.
Experience: Three (3) years of experience performing inspection to ensure compliance with standards or ordinances at the full performance level.
Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
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CN1855 Chief Inspector
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Position Salary Range
$53,694.00 - $85,910.00
Based on education and experience
Community Planning & Development
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