Building and Code Enforcement Supervisor


City of St. Charles, IL / St. Charles, Illinois United States



This newly created position applies superior customer service skills and professional building and code enforcement knowledge to manage permitting and inspections for the improvement of buildings and properties in the community to assure public health, welfare, and safety. This position manages permitting and field inspections and responds to inquiries and complaints related to property maintenance/improvement of properties; licensing; special events; and home occupations; ensures compliance with applicable International Code Council (ICC) codes and City ordinances and standards. The position reports to the Building & Code Enforcement Division Manager. Directly supervises the Building and Plumbing Inspectors and the Code Enforcement Officers (union positions), and may assume the duties of the Building and Code Enforcement Division Manager when needed. The position will serve as staff liaison to the Building Board of Review and Administrative Adjudication.


Strong leadership and technical skills to effectively and efficiently supervise, organize, direct, and coordinate personnel are a must. Effective interpersonal communication skills to interact with residents, property owners, city officials, employees, outside agencies, other governmental units, and the public are required. Effective written communication skills with report writing, editing, interpretation and analysis of technical information, and proficiency with software programs such as GIS, Windows, Word, and Excel are also required. Experience using Microstation CADD preferred. Thorough knowledge of building codes, zoning codes, code enforcement practices, property maintenance codes, health codes, and related ordinances and codes. Applicants must have considerable knowledge of construction processes, structural engineering, state and federal laws pertaining to public health and safety, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in construction management, building technology, architecture, civil or structural engineering, planning or a related field; five (5) years of experience in building and code enforcement, including field work with construction activities and surveying; and three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a union environment. Possession of an International Code Council (ICC) certification in the appropriate fields of construction or must obtain within one year of hire. Applicants must be able to perform strenuous physical activity in an outdoor environment and lift 20 lbs. If selected, successful completion of a background investigation, physical, functional capacity evaluation and drug screen are required. Salary The salary range is $76,000 - $109,000 and starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Apply on line at by Sunday, August 13, 2017. Please thoroughly complete the employment application, including salary history. Resumes should be attached in the on-line application. Any additional documents may be sent to If you are unable to apply online, or for other assistance, please contact 630-377-4446. The City of St. Charles is an equal opportunity employer.


$76,000 - $109,000