Inspection Division Manager - City of Portland, Oregon

December 05, 2017

City of Portland, Oregon

Portland , Oregon 97201

Bring your talent and expertise to the City of Portland as a

Inspection Division Manager

  • Salary: $8,165.00 - $11,063.00 Monthly
  • Open for Application – Apply Now
  • Recruitment Closes: Monday January 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific

The Bureau of Development Services' mission is to promote safety, livability, and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.  Find out more

About Our Job

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is actively recruiting for two Inspections Division Managers to join our team. In this exciting new role, you will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the operation of either the Residential Inspections or Commercial Inspections Services Division, which is comprised of work groups providing a wide range of services in inspections and code enforcement.

The right person for this new role will have a broad understanding of federal, state, and municipal policy in the administration and enforcement of building, zoning, and housing codes and related laws / regulations pertaining to construction, alteration, use and occupancy. If you are skilled at tracking performance and work collaboratively to continuously improve on the services provided to the community in the areas of timeliness, efficiency, quality, equity, etc., you are probably a great fit for our team!

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for developing and improving division programs and practices and contribute to the development of the division's annual budget. You will apply cost containment strategies while ensuring that safety and loss prevention goals and objectives are met, customer service standards are maintained, and services are provided in an equitable manner.

As an Inspections Division Manager, you will:

  • Serve as a change agent within the Bureau, identifying trends within the industry and developing appropriate inspection and code enforcement responses, as well as being a front-line implementer of the Bureau Technology initiative – Portland Online Permitting System.
  • Effectively manage personnel matters and provide leadership for the division, including mentoring direct reports and creating a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports the City's and bureau's missions, objectives and customer service goals.
  • Successfully build effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including internal customers, community groups, developers, politicians, and the media. Excellent oral and written communication skills, creative problem solving, and the ability to achieve practical solutions are critical to the work of this position.

Ideal Candidate Profile

A competitive candidate for the position of Inspections Division Manager will possess the qualifications/competencies identified in the Position Description above and the knowledge, skills and abilities in minimum qualifications below. Please be sure to provide sufficient information in your responses to the supplemental questions and your resume to display to our subject matter experts the extent of your qualifications.  A building inspector certification is desired.

To qualify the candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of and experience applying Federal, State and municipal code and regulations, as they pertain to building construction, rehabilitation, and alteration of structures and sites.
  2. Demonstrated skill in representing an organization effectively in meetings with organization personnel and outside groups and in presentations before public bodies and private organizations.
  3. Ability and experience planning, organizing, assigning and evaluating the work of an assigned division, including its supervisors, inspectors and administrative support staff.
  4. Demonstrated ability in effectively applying the principles and practices of program management, supervision and administration, including using sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
  5. Proven ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with managers, employees, customers, contractors, representatives of other governmental agencies and others encountered in the course of the work.

Applicants must submit a professional resume at the City of Portland Employment Center online, as well as answer several supplemental questions, which are specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified above.