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Hillsborough County Government

Codes Enfcmnt Ofcr Supervisor (#CEFOSVGENP) GENP
$20.72-$32.89 Hourly / $3,591.47-$5,700.93 Monthly / $43,097.60-$68,411.20 Yearly


Performs duties supervising and investigating community code and ordinance violations and notifying violators of infractions to enforce compliance with property maintenance, zoning, sign, landscaping, environmental conservation/preservation, and other assigned code and ordinance requirements that provide for the general health, safety and welfare of the public.


An Associate's degree; and
Two years of experience as a Codes Enforcement Officer with Hillsborough County, or
Four years experience performing inspections and investigations to enforce building, zoning, sign, or environmental codes and ordinances; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of the policies and procedures of the department to which assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of Hillsborough County codes and ordinances enforced by the department to which assigned.
  • Considerable knowledge of laws and regulations governing the enforcement of codes and ordinances.
  • Considerable knowledge of property inspection and code investigation techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of basic building structural, electrical, plumbing, gas, and mechanical codes and ordinances applicable to existing residential and commercial structures. 
  • Working knowledge of the geographical layout of Hillsborough County.
  • Working knowledge of department and County safety standards.
  • Some knowledge of building construction methods and materials.
  • Skill in the operation of tools and equipment needed to perform code inspections.
  • Ability to read, understand and explain Hillsborough County codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to read and understand legal descriptions and tax rolls to determine property ownership.
  • Ability to enforce applicable codes and ordinances firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow legal procedures related to the enforcement of codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to effectively manage case load in a timely manner.
  • Ability to properly and safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to operate a computer and related software.
  • Ability to operate cameras and video recorders.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a sub-tropical climate under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to kneel, bend, reach, climb steps and walk extended distances over rough terrain.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to work non-standard hours.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 30 pounds.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Supervises subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Reviews and approves inspection reports and other work submitted by subordinate staff for accuracy and completeness.
  • Supervises and participates in the inspection of commercial and non-commercial  properties for compliance with County codes and ordinances related to zoning, landscaping, natural resources, signs, graffiti, adult use, pain management clinics, construction and land alteration permits, building addresses, property registration, hand sanitizer, shopping cart, and solid waste management.
  • Supervises and participates in the inspection of existing residential and commercial structures to determine if county code and ordinance violations exist related to basic building maintenance and dwelling requirements, and basic electrical, plumbing, gas, and mechanical systems.
  • Supervises and participates in conducting inspections of land for compliance with environmental and property maintenance codes and ordinances related to overgrowth, accumulation of discarded materials, storage of dangerous materials, inoperable vehicles, improper or damaged fences, and other nuisance conditions.
  • Supervises and participates in the investigation of code and ordinance violation complaints through physical inspections and meetings with complainants and alleged offenders to explain regulations and promote corrective actions needed to resolve infractions.  
  • Supervises and participates in collecting evidence related to code and ordinance violations by conducting interviews, taking photographs, researching internet sites, obtaining property ownership information, researching vehicle information, and collecting and reviewing zoning documentation and related information.
  • Provides technical support to subordinate staff in the interpretation of Codes, Ordinances, and established department and County policies and procedures.
  • Communicates verbally and through written communication to notify violators, complainants, county staff, and public officials of the status of code and ordinance investigations and enforcement actions to be taken if resolution of the infraction does not occur within an established period of time.
  • Researches legal descriptions, tax records, property maps and other sources to determine property ownership; maintains inspection records and suspense schedules for follow up inspections; and completes reports on inspections conducted.
  • Provides technical assistance to other County agencies and departments, citizen groups, and the general public concerning enforcement of community codes and ordinances.
  • Conducts pre-condemnation inspections of dangerous buildings, prepares complete condemnation inspection reports relating percentage of damage, estimated repair costs, and degree of community hazard.
  • Issues notices of violations and conducts follow up inspections after an established period allowed for compliance to ensure that work is complete and meets established code and ordinance standards.  
  • Refers code violation cases in non-compliance to the Code Enforcement Board or Special Magistrate for review to consider initiating the issuance of citations or other legal remedy.
  • Attends, provides testimony, and/or presents cases before the Code Enforcement Board or Special Magistrate as required.
  • Makes recommendations to the Code Enforcement Board, Special Magistrate, and/or County Attorney’s Office on the reduction of fines and/or the extension of cases in non-compliance.
  • Enforces administrative policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure operational efficiency and effective administration of assigned personnel.
  • Assesses manpower needs and identifies shortfalls; and assists in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new personnel.
  • Trains, and/or coordinates the training of entry level employees in performing code enforcement duties.
  • Attends civic meetings to respond to questions and explain codes and ordinances. Coordinates with other agencies for assistance as needed.
  • May be required to provide operational support during periods of local, state and national emergencies.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: CEFOSVGENP; EST: 6/17/1996; REV: 1/26/2012;