Recruitment Closes: Monday December 18, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific
The Bureau of Development Services' mission is to promote safety, livability, and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes. Find out more https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/
About Our Job
The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is actively recruiting for a Residential Inspections Division Manager to join our team. In this exciting new role, you will report directly to the Director and be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the operation of the Residential Inspections Services Division, which is comprised of work groups providing a wide range of services in residential inspections and code enforcement.
The right person for this new role will have a broad understanding of federal, state, and municipal policy in the administration and enforcement of building, zoning, and housing codes and related laws / regulations pertaining to construction, alteration, use and occupancy. If you are skilled at tracking performance and work collaboratively to continuously improve on the services provided to the community in the areas of timeliness, efficiency, quality, equity, etc., you are probably a great fit for our team!
In this exciting role, you will be responsible for developing and improving division programs and practices and contribute to the development of the division's annual budget. You will apply cost containment strategies while ensuring that safety and loss prevention goals and objectives are met, customer service standards are maintained, and services are provided in an equitable manner.
As the Residential Inspections Division Manager, you will:
Serve as a change agent within the Bureau, identifying trends within the industry and developing appropriate inspection and code enforcement responses, as well as being a front-line implementer of the Bureau Technology initiative – Portland Online Permitting System.
Effectively manage personnel matters and provide leadership for the division, including mentoring direct reports and creating a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports the City's and bureau's missions, objectives and customer service goals.
Successfully build effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including internal customers, community groups, developers, politicians, and the media. Excellent oral and written communication skills, creative problem solving, and the ability to achieve practical solutions are critical to the work of this position.
OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSIONS:
To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessions that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are welcome to join us for an optional session:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CH2M Center - Lincoln Room, 1st floor (2020 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97201)
Monday, December 11, 2017 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 1900 Building - Conf. Room 5a, 5th floor (1900 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97201)
Participate Remotely? For instructions on how to participate via Skype, please contact Saraat Sara.Flores@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-5019 no later than 2:00 p.m. (PST) two business days prior to the information session date.
Ideal Candidate Profile
A competitive candidate for the position of Residential Inspections Division Manager will possess the qualifications/competencies identified in the Position Description above and the knowledge, skills and abilities in minimum qualifications below. Please be sure to provide sufficient information in your responses to the supplemental questions and your resume to display to our subject matter experts the extent of your qualifications. A building inspector certification is desired.
To qualify the candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
Knowledge of and experience applying Federal, State and municipal code and regulations, as they pertain to building construction, rehabilitation, and alteration of structures and sites.
Demonstrated skill in representing an organization effectively in meetings with organization personnel and outside groups and in presentations before public bodies and private organizations.
Ability and experience planning, organizing, assigning and evaluating the work of an assigned division, including its supervisors, inspectors and administrative support staff.
Demonstrated ability in effectively applying the principles and practices of program management, supervision and administration, including using sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
Proven ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with managers, employees, customers, contractors, representatives of other governmental agencies and others encountered in the course of the work.
Applicants must submit a professional resume at the City of Portland Employment Center online, as well as answer several supplemental questions, which are specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified above.
The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.
To meet the needs of our community, we pursue the following goals:
Support community vitality and protect life, property, and natural resources by promoting compliance with applicable codes and regulations
P...rovide cooperative and responsive internal and external customer service
Process all Bureau functions efficiently
Create a collaborative workplace that promotes mutual respect through trust, fairness and open communication
Support continual professional growth of the workforce and organization through education, technology and diversity
Dedication to serving the public
Pride in our work
Care for the long-term viability of our community
Recognition of worth, quality and importance of each employee and member of the community
Support of continual learning, education and innovation