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CODES ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM DIR

Class Title: CODES ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM DIR
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 073137

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and experience equivalent to five years of full-time work in one or a combination of the following: inspection, design or construction management of commercial/residential buildings, of which three years must involve the supervision or training of building or fire codes enforcement staff.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate course work credit received from an accredited college or university in architecture; electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering; or fire administration, fire-prevention technology, fire safety engineering technology, fire-protection engineering, or related fire sciences may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years (e.g. an additional 36 graduate quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required experience), there being no substitution for the three years of experience in supervision or training of building or fire codes enforcement staff.

OR

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in fire-protection engineering technology, fire science, engineering technology, and/or construction technology and experience equivalent to five years of full-time work in one or a combination of the following: inspection, design or construction management of commercial/residential buildings, of which three years must involve the supervision or training of building or fire codes enforcement staff.

Substitution of Experience for Education: Qualifying experience in inspection, design or construction management of commercial/residential buildings may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years (e.g. experience equivalent to one year of full-time work in one or a combination of the above listed fields may substitute for one year of the required education).

OR

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in architecture; electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering; or fire administration, fire-prevention technology, fire safety engineering technology, fire-protection engineering, or related fire sciences, and experience equivalent to four years of full-time work in one or a combination of the following: inspection, design or construction management of commercial/residential buildings, of which three years must involve the supervision or training of building or fire codes enforcement staff.
Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications:   Applicants for this class must:
  1. Certification as a Building Inspector or Fire Inspector by the State of Tennessee’s Fire Marshal’s Office is required within the first six months after employment.

Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.
Job Overview:

Summary: Under direction, is responsible for codes enforcement program management and oversight and supervisory codes enforcement training work of considerable difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: 
The employee in this class has supervisory responsibility for the work of subordinate codes enforcement training/instructional staff and management responsibility for the day-to-day operations, functions, activities and services of the Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy. This class differs from Fire and Codes Academy Exec Dir in that the incumbent of the latter directs all Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy operations, functions, activities, and services.

Work Activities: 1. Directs the Codes Enforcement training curriculum; plans scope of program and course descriptions; participates in the budget planning process for a training facility; prepares rough draft of schedule and class offerings to determine the number of instructors needed; coordinates the activities of instructors in the development and delivery of codes enforcement training curriculum; may participate in the delivery of training curriculum.

2. Evaluates staff and their work; ensures decisions and recommendations made by supervisory staff regarding staff employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, retention and/or other human resources issues are fair and appropriate.

3. Provides consultation to Codes Enforcement instructors and support staff on all technical, procedural, and regulatory matters; suggests solutions and resolves problems with staff concerning curriculum and program effectiveness; assists in the development and execution of policy and procedures for the Codes Enforcement program based upon national standards and strengths and weaknesses of the training program; ensures training is in accordance with national standards and approved to support the academy’s resident and non-resident training mission of providing appropriate certification to trainees.

4. Ensures affordable tuition for primary State customers through a national marketing and cost recovery program; supports the academy’s efforts to be financially self-sustaining; pursues federal grants, corporate donations, community cost-share and premium tuition rates from commercial and out-of-state customers.

5. Establishes and maintains personal contacts with government officials, Codes Enforcement personnel, and staff; explains the purpose, objectives, and operations of the academy and its potential contribution to communities and their emergency service providers and building officials; acts as liaison to the fire service training program for overall curriculum program development; develops primary customer base through participation and communication with professional organizations associated with building codes; promotes the latest technology and certifications in codes enforcement offered by the Academy with in-state and out-of-state officials and organizations.

6. Supervises the maintenance of staff records and reports; compiles data from staff reports to determine the progress of the program; assures that expenses of staff are within budget; maintains administrative records and reports, including activity reports, expense reports, statistical documentation and certification awards.

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