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July 9, 2019

The City of Pass Christian announces the following employment opportunity:

The City of Pass Christian is currently accepting applications for the position of Community Development Director with a starting salary of $42,000 per year. For a complete job description, see below or pick up at City Hall, 200 W. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian, Ms. 39571 between the hours of 8a.m. to 5p.m.

All interested individuals may submit an application at Pass Christian City Hall or mail to the City of Pass Christian, Attention: City Clerk, 200 West Scenic Drive, Pass Christian, Ms. 39571.

Deadline for submittal of application is July 24, 2019 before 4:00p.m.

The City of Pass Christian reserves the right to refuse any and all applications received.  The City of Pass Christian is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Community Development
Department: Code
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Revised: 06.11.2011
Date Approved: 6.21.2011
EEO Class: Management
Reports to: Mayor
Directly Supervises: Code Office Personnel
Position Overview
The Director of Community Development also serves as:
The Code Enforcement Officer
Floodplain Manager
The Historic Preservation Commission Enforcement Officer
The Building Official Zoning
Zoning Enforcement Officer
Hazard Mitigation Compliance Officer
Code Official for the City of Pass Christian
ADA Section 504 Coordinator
Building Inspector
The Code Enforcement Officer inspects existing housing, structures and property, as well as enforcement of ordinances regulating zoning and environmental nuisances.
The Historic Preservation Commission Enforcement Officer is responsible for the enforcement of Ordinance #575 and amendments thereto.
The Building Official is responsible for the enforcement of Ordinance #616 and amendments thereto.
The Code Official for the COPC is responsible for compliance of the City Flood Damage Prevention per Ordinance #610.
The Hazard Mitigation Compliance Officer is responsible for devising, implementing and updating (every 5 years) the Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Work includes responsibility for performing both field and office work in the inspection of buildings, structures and property to determine compliance with pertinent federal, state and local codes. Work also involves enforcement activities relating to pertinent ordinances. Inspections are conducted independently, but in accordance with departmental regulations and established codes and technical standards. Work requires the exercise of initiative, independent judgment, coordination with other employees, and follow-up activities. The inspection and enforcement activities also involve substantial public contact.

Building Inspector Duties:
• Receive, investigate and respond to complaints related to building and zoning code complaints and code violations. Meets with community groups on building and zoning code enforcement activities.
• Inspect buildings in the process of construction, alteration, or repair to determine compliance with building and zoning codes. Inspects buildings as to use and location and those being moved to insure conformance with city ordinances and regulations.
• Enforce ordinances and regulations consistently, tactfully and impartially.
• Make reports and keeps appropriate records of inspection and enforcement activities.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Look for and document any violations found in (SFHA).
Hazard Mitigation Compliance Duties
The City of Pass Christian’s Building Official’s Office will be the lead implementing unit within the City. The Building Official will work in concert with the Administration and other department heads such as the fire and police chiefs to implement the prioritized measures and will engage other municipal departments as necessary and appropriate to assist with implementation activities. In addition to general oversight of implementation, the Building Official will identify specific work to be completed, timelines for completion, estimated project costs, and identification of potential funding sources. It is understood that some measures may be implemented without the assistance of external
funding. In those cases, the Building Official, working through the City’s budgeting process, will assign those projects for implementation as internal budget resources allow.
Plan Maintenance, Evaluation, and Revision
Under the direction of the Building Official, the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, as the lead planning group for development of the Hazard Mitigation Plan, will continue to serve in an advisory role with respect to plan maintenance, evaluation, and subsequent revisions to the plan. The Committee will meet twice per year to ensure that implementation schedules as provided in Table 8.5 of the plan are being followed and to ensure the plan continues to be relevant with respect to actual conditions. A recommended meeting schedule will include two meetings per year, with one conducted in the spring and one in the fall. Plan updates will continue to be an ongoing task and will be reported to the Committee for their comment, input, and approval. A plan implementation worksheet is included as Appendix E of the plan and is designed as a tool for the Committee to monitor implementation progress.

Essential Job Functions
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, May include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
• Participates in the enforcement of the laws, ordinances and codes relating to the maintenance of public and private houses, structures and property.
• Patrols the City to detect code or ordinance violations or responds to complaints; identifies weeded and overgrown lots, abandoned vehicles, junk, trash and other observed code or ordinance violations.
• Oversees inspections of new and existing structures for compliance with the City minimum housing and zoning codes; determines dwelling unfit for habitation. Oversees the office administration in locating owners of property using tax rolls, maps and courthouse records.
• Sends out violation notices and establishes time limits for compliance; prepares items for Board agenda and placement of advertisements for property clearance; recommends successful bidder to perform work.
• Conducts follow-up investigations to insure corrective measures are taken for all non-compliance; issues compliance letters upon completion of investigations; prepares lien assessment packet for Finance Department.
• Compiles and completes data for administrative and public reports; composes routine memos, letters, legal forms, notices and other material required for efficient job performance and code compliance. Maintains records on all work performed.
• Present a written report to the Mayor and Board of Alderman on a monthly basis. The report should be a summary of your department’s activities for the previous month. The report should be presented no later than the agenda deadline for the scheduled meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must posses required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
• Knowledge of all federal, state and local housing, building, and zoning laws, codes and regulations governing all aspects of use and occupancy.
• Knowledge of city street locations.
• Knowledge of the code dealing with businesses, occupations, minimum structures and environmental nuisances.
• Ability to detect code and ordinance violations and to determine appropriate remedial actions.
• Ability to extract legal descriptions and ownership information from records.
• Ability to enforce regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality.
• Basic knowledge in operating personal computers and word processing software.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Ability to write concise reports as required.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the
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Education and Experience
• A four-year degree from a college or university with experience in municipal code enforcement including the possession of a Flood Plain Manager Certification is preferred
• Certification as a Flood Plain Manager will be required within one year from date of employment
• In lieu of above requirements, the incumbent may possess any combination of relevant education, training and experience which would demonstrate the individual’s knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential duties listed above.
Required Licenses or Certificates
• Valid Mississippi Driver’s License at the time of appointment or ability to obtain one within thirty (30) days and a driving record acceptable to the City’s insurance carrier.
• Must receive 14 credits every two years for Flood Plain Manager Certification.
• Must be bondable.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands described here 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 functions.
Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 50+ pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are both indoors and outdoors.
The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.