Code Compliance Specialist 3

Grade 27

New York State has approximately 4 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Code Compliance Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  2. Code Compliance Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  3. Code Compliance Specialist 3

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

Code Compliance Specialists provide technical assistance and training in code enforcement and administration, research, analyze, and process variance applications, and inspect new and existing construction for compliance with approved plans and specifications and the New York State (NYS) Uniform Fire, Building, and Energy Codes. Positions in this class are found at the Department of State and Thruway Authority.

Oversees enforcement, and technical assistance and training for multiple regions; reviews work; informs subordinate supervisors of changes in code regulations, laws, policies and procedures; assists subordinate supervisors in establishing performance measures; and resolves performance issues.

Reviews recommendations made by lower-level Code Compliance Specialists; resolves the most difficult or contentious issues and makes final recommendations for pursuing legal action to the Director Code Enforcement and Administration; coordinates technical assistance Statewide; and represents the Director in various roles associated with the administration of the Uniform Code.

As head of the Training Bureau, directs the development of various code related public education programs and materials; plans for and coordinates course curriculum revisions; recommends changes in program development and policy in the field of building codes; develops and maintains basic Codes Training and Code Enforcement Training Services; determines participant needs and modifies program as necessary; evaluates the effectiveness of all training programs and makes needed changes; conducts reviews and makes recommendations in building code training programs; develops and oversees written materials, reports, letters, and staff papers; and coordinates bureau activities with other bureaus to ensure that training initiatives address significant issues, concerns, and new developments.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Serivice examination in order to be considered for this position.

One year of service as a Code Compliance Specialist 2.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

How to Apply

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Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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