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City of Des Moines Neighborhood Inspections Administrator in Des Moines, Iowa

Neighborhood Inspections Administrator



Neighborhood Inspections Administrator


$90,022.40 - $128,585.60 Annually


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Neighborhood Services

Job Number



11/30/2020 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Non-Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Neighborhood Services



Selection Method

Applicants deemed most qualified based on qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY at Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942 prior to closing date.

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

The principal function of an employee in this class is to direct the Neighborhood Inspection Division and its personnel to obtain compliance with the City’s housing, vector control, noise, odor, graffiti, zoning, public nuisance, other related ordinances and regulations. Supervises and assists staff involved in the enforcement of the City’s housing, environmental health, vector control, noise, odor, graffiti, zoning and public nuisance ordinances and other assigned regulations. Provides leadership for the division in promoting a high level of customer service, being proactive in obtaining community compliance with code requirements and works closely with neighborhood groups and other organizations.

Please Note: Recruitment for and the projected timeline for filling this vacancy is not impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This position is part of an operation that must be performed regardless of circumstances.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, urban planning, construction management, construction technology, architecture or related field; and

  • Considerable experience in building construction inspection, housing or code enforcement, or a related field with increasing responsibility; and

  • Some of the required experience must be in a related supervisory or administrative capacity; or

  • Possession of a master’s degree in one of the above fields may be substituted for one year of experience, but may not be substituted for the supervisory experience.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Iowa Driver’s License or evidence of equivalent mobility.

The City of Des Moines' Residency Requirement is in effect for this position. Applicant must be a resident of the City of Des Moines within seven (7) months of appointment date and maintain residency within the City of Des Moines while employed in this position.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Supervises and evaluates the work of employees; recommends personnel actions related to selection, disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves, grievances, work schedules, and assignments; administers personnel policies and procedures;

  • Assigns ongoing work to subordinates; explains methods and procedures giving special instructions on unusual problems and situations; spot checks work in process or upon completion; participates in ongoing work;

  • Coordinates work activities with others in matters that directly impact assigned program operations;

  • Makes recommendations concerning budget, personnel, and related resource requirements for the area supervised based upon experience, anticipated workload, and production capability of the department;

  • Provides financial and program/operational data for higher-level management decisions; gathers, analyzes, and compiles data to prepare narrative and statistical reports on department activities;

  • Drafts recommendations for policy and procedural changes for approval by a higher authority.

  • Plans work activities and sequential operations on a daily, weekly, monthly, or longer-term basis;

  • Works with department director and deputy director and explains and interprets regulations and procedures; coordinates and improvises work schedules and systems;

  • Provides detailed responses about technical support programs and organization activities; explains criterion for evaluations, status of projects or program activities, coverage and limitations of services or programs, reasons for regulations or procedures, and how systems function and processes interrelate;

  • Compiles statistical or narrative information for agency personnel, other state, federal, county, or municipal officials, legislators, the news media, and the general public;

  • Explains the work of the department, program policies, and procedures to interested parties and staff; drafts detailed responses about programs, regulations, procedures, activities, and status of projects; compiles statistical or narrative information about the program;

  • Represents the department at various and related business meetings;

  • Exercises a substantial measure of responsibility and accountability for the technical soundness of the work which is supervised.