Salt Lake City


Requisition ID
Minimum Salary
USD $28.01/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $38.24/Hr.
Post End Date
US-UT-Salt Lake City



Under the direct supervision of the Building Services Manager and the general guidance of the Director of Building Services, serves as the Administrative Hearing Officer for housing appeals.  Writes and maintains the Existing Residential Housing Code and actively participates in the supervision of Civil Enforcement personnel as they conduct enforcement related activities.   Represents the City in meetings and hearings with property owners in an attempt to resolve disputes regarding code violations.


This is a professional position requiring knowledge of and expertise in housing codes and ordinances as well as regulatory enforcement and implementation and interpretation of relevant zoning ordinances. 




  • Hears administrative appeals and develops alternative solutions to housing code violations.  Renders decisions and ameliorate guidelines on appeals regarding substandard housing code violations.  Serves as the administrative hearing officer for the Housing Advisory and Appeals Board (HAAB). Prepares staff reports for all appeal matters brought before the HAAB.  Prepares and presents to the HAAB, requests for demolition and landscape waivers, analyzing their potential impact on the City.  Advises the HAAB on building permit fee waiver requests.


  • Reviews, interprets and approves plans for compliance to housing/zoning codes and other applicable ordinances. Negotiates solutions with citizens, developers, and officials from the City and other agencies. 


  • Collaborates with the Building Services Manager in supervising and hiring staff. Makes recommendations to the Building Services Manager for training programs for all inspection personnel and assists in training. Advises and makes recommendations to the Building Services Manager regarding enforcement related issues, including ordinance changes.  In the absence of the Building Services Manager, supervises all enforcement activities.


  • Coordinates record retention for Civil Enforcement files and records as required by state law.


  • Represents Division at public hearings. Conduct special studies and research, as required.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned.





  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Urban Planning or a closely related field and three years, full time, paid professional experience in building inspections, zoning operations or related activities. Additional experience and/or education may be substituted on a year‑for‑year basis.


  • Possession of two current ICC (International Code Council) certifications or another nationally recognized building code certification program, in building inspection and one other related discipline.


  • Knowledge of the Salt Lake City housing and zoning codes and related enforcement procedures.


  • Demonstrated ability to write professional staff reports and policies related to housing codes and zoning enforcement. Must communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals from diverse organizations and backgrounds.                                                                                                                                       


  • Ability to communicate with and coordinate work between staff, the Mayor’s Office and City Council Office, the Attorney’s Office, other City departments and developers, the business community and the general public.


  • Ability to communicate effectively and to resolve housing and zoning issues equitably between property owners and the City.


  • Use of a personal or city vehicle to visit housing sites will require valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card is required within 60 days of hire.  



  • Housing and zoning code compliance experience.


  • Demonstrated ability in computer applications related to graphic reports and desktop publishing.


  • Certification by the International Code Council as a Plans Examiner. 
  • Ability to analyze and make sound recommendations on technical problems and enforce regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.



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