Code Specialist BPS (City of Portland) Closes July 20, 2015

The current vacancy is in the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (Solid Waste and Recycling Dept); however, other bureaus may use this recruitment to fill future vacancies.


Closing Date/Time:Mon. 07/20/15 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Salary:$22.24 - $29.45 Hourly

Job Type:Full Time

Location:1900 Building, 1900 SW 4th Ave, Oregon


The Code Specialist II applies considerable autonomy and independent judgment applying codes and policies to ensure compliance with City regulations. The Code Specialist II conducts extensive research; applies complex code(s) requiring considerable interpretation; exercises latitude and variation in developing compliance solutions, facilitates considerable interaction with a variety of interested parties to develop compliance solutions, and exercises autonomy and authority in negotiating settlements. Duties include investigating complaints by inspecting premises, gathering evidence, researching sources, and determining violations. The Code Specialist II meets with a variety of interested parties to explain actions and communicate regulations; reviews applicable codes and develops recommendations for corrective action in difficult or complex regulatory cases; tracks and manages cases, and issues enforcement letters and assessments. The Code Specialist II works with other bureaus, outside agencies, businesses, citizens, affected parties and other interested parties to provide assistance and to develop solutions for violations and related issues;  composes correspondence and maintains records to document enforcement cases using standard and custom computer programs and databases;  and prepares cases for fee assessments and code hearings. 

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