City of Tampa

Solid Waste Code Enforcement Supervisor (#388500) S12

$30.34-$45.44 Hourly / $5,258.93-$7,876.27 Monthly / $63,107.20-$94,515.20 Yearly

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing a variety of activities relating to conduct of code enforcement inspections of improved and unimproved property to enforce compliance with environmental standards and related codes. Work is of more than average difficulty and involves serving as supervisor and conducting inspections when there are reasonable grounds to believe that a code violation exists. Employees might also have the authority to issue citations in cases where non-compliance persists and no other means of enforcement is effective; if the citation is being issued on the recommendation of a lower level inspector, an employee in this class makes the final recommendation as to whether or not the use of a citation is appropriate. In order to complete inspections in a timely and proper manner, employees must be knowledgeable of the contents of applicable municipal codes and keep abreast of changes therein. An important responsibility is to observe potential hazards to the health, welfare and safety of the City's citizens or other adverse conditions that would affect the environmental quality of life, and ensure that they are corrected within the provisions of the municipal code. Performance of assigned tasks requires that employees exercise caution, tact and diplomacy when in contact with persons of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds concerning compliance matters which are often sensitive in nature. Under general supervision, employees are required to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in determining the best method of obtaining compliance. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and conformance to workload standards.

Examples of Duties

Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinates; recommends employment, promotions, transfers, discipline, demotion, and dismissal of subordinate employees as necessary; responds to requests for leave; may serve as respondent to grievances; completes employee performance evaluations; processes employee leave requests; ensures that employees are properly trained.

Supervises inspections of improved and unimproved properties to include lots and unoccupied land parcels, vacant houses, housing units, and apartment complex locations to enforce compliance with environmental standards for placement of trash, debris, and other declared public nuisances; observes and identifies instances when the disposition of trash, debris, or other materials constitute violations; enforces emergency code involving hazardous conditions to life and limbs or unsanitary conditions resulting in immediate citing; investigates and inspects illegal dump sites; participates in stakeout observation activities to identify and apprehend persons responsible for illegal disposition of materials and trash.

Provides guidance and assistance to subordinate field officers in resolving difficult, unusual and sensitive problems; utilizes legal descriptions, tax records, property maps, and other sources to determine property ownership; maintains inspection records and suspense schedules for reinspections; completes reports on inspections conducted.

Receives, records and investigates code violation complaints; calls on complainants and alleged offenders to resolve problems; explains and interprets regulations to property owners and occupants of residential and commercial properties to secure corrective action; prepares and serves notices to remove existing violations; conducts re-inspections and writes and issues citations when less stringent measures involving notices and personal contact have not produced desired results; testifies in court as chief witness, as required.

Trains lower level officers in proper work procedures, code interpretation and enforcement; provides assistance when a technical interpretation is needed in the field; reviews daily field reports submitted by lower level personnel for accuracy, completeness and conformance to section requirements.

Attends unit meetings and briefings; directs the operation of the section in the absence and upon the request of the unit chief.

Operates a city owned vehicle in the performance of assigned tasks.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: local environmental standards and health department requirements and regulations; legal procedures related to execution of regulatory codes and ordinances; layout of the city.

Some knowledge of: effective training and supervisory techniques.

Ability to: supervise and review the work of others; communicate effectively both orally and in writing and prepare reports; interpret and enforce departmental policies and regulations tactfully and impartially; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, governmental officials and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school supplemented by (two) 2 years of college course work and three (3) years in 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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Completion of a prescribed course of law enforcement training prior to employment in this class.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license. Must obtain an ICC (International Code Council) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector certification within 12 months of employment.  Failure to obtain certification within 12 months of employment may result in termination.  


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: 388500; EST: 8/12/2013;