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Assistant Director of Building & Code Enforcement

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$78,999/yr
  • Posted Date:07/17/2017

The Village of Hoffman Estates is seeking a motivated manager & team leader for the position of Assistant Director of Building and Code Enforcement.

The Assistant Director manages the daily operations of all programs within the Building & Code Enforcement Division of the Development Services Department, including building permit reviews and inspections, property maintenance & rental programs, annual fire inspections, health inspections, and related work. The Assistant Director supervises Division staff and is a primary resource for complex situations that arise. The position responds to and interacts with residents, employees, and/or others within and outside the organization in a courteous, professional, and effective manner.

Building & Code Enforcement Mission Statement: To safeguard and protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents of Hoffman Estates through the application of the adopted codes and ordinances in an efficient and effective manner, through the wise use and management of all available resources.

40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. and as otherwise necessary to fulfill the duties of the position. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The required competencies listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for successful job performance.

Working Knowledge Of:
• Village of Hoffman Estates Municipal Code and ordinances.
• Management practices and procedures.
• Leadership and motivational principles.
• Construction engineering and architectural techniques, procedures and applications (desired).
• Problem solving and customer service skills.

Ability To:

• Work together with other Division Directors and Department Directors in a team approach.
• Oversee daily operations of the Division and supervise, develop, train, motivate and evaluate the performance of employees in a participative environment; must have excellent inter personal and time management skills.
• Coordinate with others with an interest in a particular issue to assure that a broad range of
perspectives are considered.
• Take a flexible, creative approach to problem solving.
• Basic understanding of architectural and construction drawings and plans, ability to read and
interpret codes.
• Prioritize, plan and schedule work.
• Develop and communicate performance standards to employees.
• Quickly comprehend and analyze problematic situations and defuse/resolve issues timely and
• Quantify, evaluate and draw conclusions from extensive data.
• Establish successful working relationships with other employees, supervisors and other

Proficiency In:
• Operating a personal computer in a network environment.
• Working efficiently under pressure and/or with frequent interruptions.
• Quickly switching from one task to another.

• Supervises and directs division employees either directly or through subordinates, implements Division procedures, assigns work tasks to team members, and monitors progress for completion. Evaluates work performance of immediate staff and assists with evaluation of all subordinate inspection and administrative support staff.

• Works with Director to plan, organize and coordinate operations of the Code Division. Serves as a resource and provides guidance for Division employees regarding all facets of work performed by the Division. Develops strategies to assure maximum efficiency and recommends changes or creation of new procedures and processes.

• Assists Division staff with complex permit, inspection, violation, and other situations to ensure accurate and prompt customer service for residents, business owners, and others.

• Coordinates and facilitates a team approach among all Division employees, primarily by fostering communication and cooperation between Division supervisors and the Building and Health Officials.

• Prepares and reviews performance reports, monitors work productivity, process effectiveness, responsiveness and accuracy of work performed in the Division. Facilitates training and mentoring for Division staff.

• Responds to complaints, questions and inquiries from residents and others regarding code violations, construction projects or project status, code requirements, etc. Delegates tasks as appropriate.

• Provides clear and concise summaries and informational communications to upper management or legal staff, as needed. Ability to communicate professionally when necessary with business leaders, elected officials, other agency officials, etc.

• Assists and provides input to the Director on the annual budget; monitors purchasing and expenditures; prepares monthly Division Reports; and assists with the Code Division portions of the annual and other reports.

• Assists in recommending changes in municipal ordinances, Division procedures, efficiency improvements in support of Village goals and objectives.

• Assists with hiring and training of new employees. Documents performance and takes disciplinary actions as needed.

• Assumes administrative responsibility for the division in the director’s absence or when so directed.


The designated education and experience levels best describe the minimum requirement needed to fulfill the essential job functions. However, any combination of equivalent education or experience may be considered.
• Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, or Public Administration required.
• Minimum 4 - 10 years of Community Development, Planning, or Municipal Government experience.
• Two years supervisory/management experience.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

For more detailed information please refer to the job description.

Submit a completed employment application with resume to:
Village of Hoffman Estates
Human Resources Management
1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847)781-2699 fax

Closing Date: Until Filled
(Application screening will begin on August 7, 2017)

The Village of Hoffman Estates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable
Federal, State and local laws regarding employment.

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Ways to Apply

Download and save the Village's employment application (PDF)

1.) Email your completed application to: applyhrm@hoffmanestates.org

2.) Fax your completed application to: 847-781-2699

3.) Mail your completed application to:

Village of Hoffman Estates
Attn: Human Resources
1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Please Note

All positions require a pre-employment Village-paid drug screen.

All employees must be at least 18 years of age.

The Village of Hoffman Estates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding employment.


The Village of Hoffman Estates offers rewarding employment opportunities in a wide variety of positions. Municipal government offers people the opportunity to serve the community as well as work in a professional and career fulfilling environment. Explore our employment opportunities often and consider working for a well-respected community.

The Village values employee diversity and offers an environment where shared goals, performance standards and a common vision of the future guide the efforts of every employee. Hiring, advancement and rewards depend solely on ability, performance and contribution to our organizational goals without regard to age, gender, race, ethnic origins, physical abilities, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other perceived differences that do not relate to ability, performance and contribution at work.

The Village of Hoffman Estates Department of Human Resources Management accepts applications and resumes for all positions, except sworn police officers and firefighters, even when there are no current positions open for hiring.

Your application will be kept on file for six months and considered if a position becomes available that suits your qualifications. Because of the many submissions received, the Village is unable to contact all applicants. You will be contacted if you are chosen as an interview candidate for an open position.

Thank you for your interest in the Village of Hoffman Estates.

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