Division Manager - Housing and Inspections

Recruitment #24-1006A-001



The Division Manager (DM) - Housing & Inspections is responsible for programs that maintain and improve the housing and physical environment of neighborhoods and our commercial corridors. Those programs include but are not limited to housing and zoning code enforcement activities, nuisance abatement, rodent control efforts, emergency securing and boarding, exterior improvement programs, and other programs designed to enhance the quality of Dayton’s neighborhoods. The incumbent exercises considerable freedom in developing and implementing code enforcement programs within general policy guidelines that contribute toward the achievement of the City’s goals for neighborhood and economic vitality. The Division Manager oversees a staff of 25 and directly supervises the Conservation Supervisor(s), Nuisance Abatement Supervisor, and the professional, inspectional, and clerical employees of the division.  Planning and policy development is one of the incumbent's primary responsibilities including developing long and short range plans for the division consistent with the City Commission’s goals. Must be knowledgeable about local, state and federal laws related to code enforcement and nuisance abatement activities. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of citizens’, neighborhoods’, and contractors’ needs to ensure division programs and satisfy these needs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Planning and Urban Studies, Public Administration, Political Science, Environmental Science, Business Administration, or a related field AND 7 years’ experience in Urban Planning, Code Enforcement, Law or a related field.

Must have 2 years of management/supervisory experience.

A Master’s Degree, PhD, or Juris Doctorate will substitute for management or supervisory experience. 

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission or equivalent region. 

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check

A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position.

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer



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