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City of Reno, NV Senior Code Enforcement Officer in Reno, Nevada

Senior Code Enforcement Officer

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Class Title

Senior Code Enforcement Officer

Class Code



$71,164.62 - $100,180.63 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under direction, leads, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for code enforcement; enforces zoning and specified codes to ensure the safety, protection, and visual enhancement of the community; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.


This is the advanced journey level class in the Code Enforcement series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned including exercising technical and functional supervision over lower level code enforcement staff. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Plan, prioritize, assign, review, and participate in the work of staff responsible for code enforcement; participate in performing the most complex work of the unit.

Train assigned employees in their areas of work including code enforcement methods, procedures, and techniques.

Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Maintain a variety of accurate and detailed logs, records, reports, and files regarding inspection activities, code violations, and resulting actions; prepare correspondence, routine reports, and weekly status reports as required; reviews logs, records, reports, and files of code enforcement staff.

Advise property owners, contractors, and other responsible parties of code violations and changes needed to conform with standards; conduct follow-up inspections to determine if code deficiencies have been resolved; issue notices of violation, administrative citations, misdemeanor citations, notices, and orders.

Patrol the City to detect hazardous or non-permitted sign installations.

Monitor compliance activities and conduct follow-up and final inspections.

Inspect single and multi-family homes, industrial and commercial buildings, and vacant lots and properties to ensure compliance with applicable zoning, nuisance, building, health and safety codes, ordinances and regulations; issue notices of violation as necessary.

Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Coordinate activities with federal, state, and local agencies.

Confer and coordinate activities with other City staff.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a code enforcement program.

Principles of lead supervision and training.

Methods and techniques for dealing with a diverse group of individuals over the telephone and in person.

Applications of City municipal codes and regulations.

Methods and techniques of code enforcement.

Methods and materials used in the building trades.

Methods and techniques of field inspections and investigation.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Principles and practices of research and report preparation.

Principles and procedures of administrative and legal proceedings including 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments under the U.S. Constitution.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Lead, organize, and review the work of staff on a project or day to day basis.

Independently perform the most difficult code enforcement duties.

Instruct others in work procedures.

Interpret and explain various codes to the public.

Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.

Conduct field investigations and determine if codes have been violated.

Advise property owners, contractors, and other responsible parties of code violations and changes needed to conform with standards.

Respond to requests, inquiries, and complaints from the general public.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

Maintain accurate and detailed logs and records of work performed.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent supplemented by specialized course work in construction technology, business, or a related field.


Five years of increasingly responsible experience in enforcing zoning, building or related codes and regulations.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of Code Enforcement Officer certification from the International Code Council (ICC) or American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE).

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a field setting with travel from site to site and exposure to an outdoor field environment and all types of weather and temperature conditions; may work irregular hours; exposure to potentially hostile individuals and environments, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, and gases; work at heights or in confined spaces; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and in a field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; walk on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations; to operate equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Supervisory


Last Update: 8/2019

JD 11/2018

BENEFITS IN BRIEF Please Note: The following benefits are currently under review and subject to change at any time. No state income tax. Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years. No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required). City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage. City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance. Twelve paid holidays. Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available. Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Credit Union available.


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