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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N7826

CONSUMER PROTECTION INSPECTOR III

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced technical and supervisory work, in the enforcement of various Broward County Ordinances and Regulations.

Work involves limited supervision of staff engaged in various aspects of ordinance enforcement compliance including contractor/tree trimmer case investigation and enforcement. Work may include collection of fees, ensuring certification of contractors/tree trimmers, technicians and overseeing the issuance of citations for Ordinance violations. Work also involves extensive interaction with representatives of the industry and the general public as to the provisions of County Ordinances. Work is supervised by an administrative superior through the review of reports and program achievements.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This classification is distinguished from a Consumer Affairs Inspector II by the responsibility for independent operating decisions based on additional experience and knowledge of operations and the limited supervisory responsibilities.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Supervises and participates in the inspections of shops to ensure that they have the correct license and equipment as required by Ordinance.

Issues citations and Notices of Violations to companies not in compliance with ordinances and regulations.

Testifies at hearings presided over by a Hearing Officer who is a member of the Florida Bar when the citations are appealed.

Testifies before the Consumer Protection Board when the Division determines that prosecution is warranted; attends and testifies at Licensing Boards and disciplinary hearings.

Reviews daily reports submitted by team members for completion of work assigned and compliance with Ordinances and procedures; maintains records of inspections and can coordinates the inspection activities of team members.

Performs in-depth contractor/tree trimmer case investigation and enforcement.

Collects fees and maintains records for the issuance of contractor/tree trimmer licenses, shop licenses, technician certifications and trainee permits.

Interprets applicable Ordinances for industry representatives and the general public.

Supervises the training of newly assigned personnel.

Monitors the distribution of work for subordinate staff to maintain a balanced work load.

Assists with the preparation of statistical reports of staff activities.
Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of licensing and regulating Ordinances of Broward County.

Thorough technical and administrative knowledge of the area assigned.

Thorough knowledge of the geography of the County.

Ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of the legal, administrative and procedural regulations applicable to the area of assignment.

Ability to meet the general public and to explain and enforce regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.

Ability to maintain and submit reports.

Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Skill in the use of a personal computer to retrieve and input information.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from high school; six (6) years experience conducting inspections and enforcing rules, regulations and/or ordinances; including two (2) years experience in the supervisory and administrative aspects of the work and Florida Association of Code Enforcement LEVEL I, II and III certification; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of appointment.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 02/1991 R  10/2012


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