Code Enforcement Manager

JOB CODE: 1722


SALARY RANGE: $66,972 - $112,213

Department of Development

Under the direction of the Development Director, performs very responsible work in directing blight code enforcement programs for the purposes of reducing and eliminating blight across the City-Parish. Primary work includes overseeing City-Parish city codes and ordinances pertaining to signs, housing, litter, overgrowth, abandoned vehicles, garbage containers, and dump sites, as well as supervising the daily activities of blight code enforcement officers. Incumbent has wide latitude for exercising independent judgment and use of delegated authority, particularly with respect to the daily interpretation and enforcement of the laws, rules, regulations, codes, and ordinances applicable to blight code enforcement and blight elimination. Employee is also responsible for continuous process improvement, operational efficiency reviews, and informing the Development Director and Mayor's Office on key issues relative to blight elimination programs. Performs other work as requested.

Actively participates in the senior leadership team of Development to enhance operational efficiency, continually improve client services, and build the capability of the staff through workforce development programs. In this role, consults closely with the Development Director, Mayor's Office, and fellow senior leadership team members. Directs blight elimination and related code enforcement activities on behalf of City-Parish. Plans, organizes, develops, implements, administers, and evaluates policies and procedures for the Blight Code Enforcement division and program; develops annual plan for key initiatives and strategic goals for the division; monitors annual goals and objectives for the division. Develops, implements, and monitors work plans to achieve mission, goals, and performance measures for the Blight Code Enforcement division. Oversees Litter Court initiative. Prepares budget requests; maintains necessary records for the submission of required reports; reviews and makes recommendations to the Development Director and Mayor's Office on the division's budget and budget requests. Oversees adherence to City-Parish codes and ordinances pertaining to signs, housing, litter, overgrowth, abandoned vehicles, garbage containers, and dump sites. Directs responses to complaints of violations, deficiencies, or other issues related to City-Parish housing or property ordinance; directs investigations of public nuisance structures or conditions. Analyzes and interprets legislation and government directives and regulations affecting the division and its programs and policies. Confers with the Development Director, Mayor's Office, and members of the City-Parish Metropolitan Council on matters concerning major program and division activities. Attends meetings of professional societies and represents City-Parish in speaking before professional and civic organizations on varied progress and status updates of blight elimination initiatives. Confers with other division heads relative to mutual problems. Confers with property owners, contractors, and the general public relative to complaints and requests. Hires, trains, reviews performance, and disciplines subordinate personnel. Reviews the work of subordinate supervisors and advises them on policies, procedures, practices, and problems of an unusual nature. Instructs supervisors in safety procedures, supervisory techniques, hazard or emergency response protocols, and in code enforcement practices and policies.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of code enforcement and blight elimination. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban redevelopment, urban renewal, and public housing. Knowledge of City-Parish Code of Ordinances, City-Parish Resolutions, and Unified Development Code (UDC). Knowledge of the modern principles and practice of office administration and customer relations. Knowledge of budgeting, the budgeting process, financial planning, financial tracking and reporting, and accounting principles. Knowledge of policies and procedures of the department. Knowledge of the principles of supervision and training. Knowledge in providing effective performance feedback and conducting performance appraisals. Skill in enforcing conformity with firmness, tact, and impartiality. Skill in the safe operation of a light motor vehicle. Ability to coordinate and plan inspection activities of the City-Parish. Ability to analyze complex operational and administrative problems, evaluate alternatives, and recommend or implement effective course of action. Ability to collaboratively develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and management controls. Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel performing code preparation, interpretation, and enforcement tasks. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to effectively respond to complaints concerning plan implementation. Ability to prepare clear and concise records, reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Ability to utilize a computer, including the use of standard computer applications and global positioning systems. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other City-Parish agencies, contractors, and the public. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.


Bachelor's in public administration, urban planning, or a related field, and eight years in code inspections and enforcement or municipal housing/redevelopment program administration, including four years of managerial experience (may include complex project management).

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must be maintained throughout employment in this position.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.