Condemnation Supervisor-Public Works/Code Enforcement

City of Memphis Memphis, TN
Job Functions

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general supervision of the Code Enforcement Manager. Supervises, assigns, and participates in the operations and activities of the City's Condemnation Program to ensure compliance with applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations. Provides work direction, assignment of duties, evaluation of work performance, and discipline of assigned staff. Participates in the development of goals, policies and procedures. Monitors staff work activities to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and ordinances including activities related to the Neighborhood Preservation Act (NPA). Conducts training to ensure compliance with required workplace safety standards and industry regulations. Coordinates and maintains accurate files on all condemnation court related cases to ensure reports, legal documentation, and other information gathered for court proceedings is properly prepared, maintained, reviewed, and communicated. Facilitates and reviews all property title search information. Coordinates the Abandoned Structures program to include researching property owners' information, communicating condemnation procedures, and preparing cases for hearing review. Coordinates and schedules courtrooms with MPD to ensure a police officer is present during condemnation hearings. Testifies and represents the City of Memphis during the condemnation hearings when appropriate and makes recommendations to courts. Coordinates removal of utilities by Memphis Light Gas and Water prior to the demolition process. Tabulates square footages and various costs for contractor assignments. Prepares bid documents, invoices, and purchase orders for contractors. Creates and prepares a variety of correspondence, memorandums, notices and reports by utilizing various computer applications. Interacts and communicates verbally and in writing with general public, staff, and management on a variety of condemnation and demolition issues and concerns. Makes off-site visits to attend meetings and training classes by driving to various locations.


* Acts as Manager dealing with condemnation related activities in his/her absences

* Performs the full range of code enforcement duties as it relates to Condemnation functions as needed.

* Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

Typical Qualifications

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a personal computer and telephone. Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with the general public, court personnel, staff and management at all levels of the organization. Requires ability to make all types of installation inspections, including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing. Must be able to climb under houses and climb into attics. Requires ability to operate various equipment, such as electrical tester, real estate wheel, and measuring tape. Requires ability to operate automobile to make inspections throughout the City.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed both inside the office and throughout the City in assigned geographical area. Work involves contact with the public at times under stressful conditions. May be required to work in extreme temperatures. Will travel frequently to meetings or sites across the City for visual inspections of properties. May be exposed to various weather conditions, fumes, odors, dust, and noise.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and four (4) years' experience in code enforcement; or High school graduate and eight (8) years' experience in code enforcement; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess and maintain have a valid driver's license as a condition of continued employment. Two (2) of the four (4) years' experience in a supervisory or lead/senior positon preferred. Certification by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and Southern Building Code Congress International preferred.

Special Requirements

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.

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Division: Public Works

Service Center: Code Enforcement