City of Tampa

Senior Code Enforcement Officer (#250220) 030

$29.67-$42.10 Hourly / $5,142.80-$7,297.33 Monthly / $61,713.60-$87,568.00 Yearly


This is responsible lead fieldwork involving enforcement of municipal standards.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

Under general direction, an employee in this class performs lead work for day-to-day tasks of code enforcement officers. Work is of more than average difficulty and involves participating in and providing guidance and direction to lower level inspectors in the investigation of complaints, preparation and processing of appropriate corrective actions to be taken to gain compliance in zoning, housing, and Municipal Code violations. Employees in this class are required to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgement in determining the best method of obtaining compliance. This position is also responsible for providing assistance on more technical and complicated code enforcement cases and presents these cases to the court and related boards. Employees are required to drive extensively within the city limits to oversee the activities of lower level employees, who work in the field. Considerable tact and courtesy are required when dealing with the public, officials and employees. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Consults with the general public and explains code requirements and enforcement policies regarding land development, minimum housing regulations, lot cleaning and parking enforcement activities.

 Conducts more complicated technical inspections; inspects properties to resolve conflicts and complaints regarding plan deviations, plan and code interpretations or to provide guidance and technical assistance; maintains inspection records and suspense schedules for re-inspections; completes reports on inspections conducted.

Keeps abreast of new code developments and conducts training sessions to keep others informed of code changes; provides input in evaluating the performance of subordinates as needed to correct deficiencies and improve performance; develops goals and objectives to enhance career development and personal growth.

Prepares a variety of periodic and specialized reports of code enforcement inspections and activities; prepares accurate and detailed documentation of inspection findings and other written materials; reviews daily activity reports prepared by code enforcement officers.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: geographical layout of the city. Working knowledge of: operation of computers and software; all applicable state and local laws, codes ordinances, and other regulations relating to zoning, rights-of-way sanitation, and revenue compliance.

Ability to: train others; oversee the work of others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing and prepare reports; address and solve complex problems; interpret and enforce departmental policies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school supplemented by two (2) years of college course work and/or three (3) years of public contact experience including one (1) year of experience in the enforcement of standards and codes; preference will be given to individuals with six (6) months in supervisory training/experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of: a valid Florida driver’s license; certification from Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)/International Code Council (ICC).


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 250220; EST: 8/10/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;