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City of Bloomington, Community Enhancement Division Manager

Plans, supervises and directs functions of the Community Enhancement Division. Oversees and provides direction in the management and enforcement of all community enhancement programs including code enforcement and grant administration. Provides overall leadership and manages the City’s efforts to improve the quality of life in the business community and neighborhoods, through fair administration of the city’s zoning and property maintenance codes and implementation of all grant-funded programs.

This list may not include all tasks and/or knowledge which may be expected of the employee, nor does it cover all specific duties which may be required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work for Community Enhancement Division, and assists the Director with developing and attaining long-range Division goals.
  • Assigns work activities, projects and programs, reviews and evaluates work products methods and procedures, meets with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Plans, directs, coordinates, reviews and oversees the work of Code Enforcement personnel engaged in the inspection and enforcement of a wide variety of municipal land use, building, property maintenance and zoning ordinances, codes and regulations, assigns work activities, projects and programs. Oversees related programs for existing dwellings focusing on the preservation of the older housing stock and neighborhood preservation. Reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
  • Supervises work of the Grants staff in grant writing and submission and the administration, tracking and reporting of State and Federal grant programs including the set-up, maintenance and monitoring of all accounting and financial records. This includes coordination, tracking, and monitoring associated with a wide variety of grants that assist low/moderate income households and the homeless population to ensure that all grant program funding is expended in accordance with applicable rules and regulations. Prepares and creates grant subrecipient applications and agreements and ensures that subrecipients are able to perform their outlined activities. May attend hearings, review budgets and assist the Grants Coordinator in other grant related activities. Works with others to develop creative programs to address community needs. Oversees the City’s Affordable Housing services and activities; oversees and provides support to programs that provide safe, sanitary and affordable housing for the community. Oversees inspection and clerical activities to ensure compliance with grant requirements, local ordinances and other regulations by reviewing inspection activity reports, billing and collections and other activities, which include rehabilitation, demolition, capital improvement projects, relocation, acquisition, down payment assistance, public service activities and environmental reviews.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures and recommends appropriate services and staffing levels.
  • Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies.
  • Assists with the Division’s budget, including forecasting funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Interacts and maintains communication with the Director, Assistant Director, and Building and Safety Manager as well as the City Attorney’s Office on assigned case investigations; assists with reviewing, researching and analyzing investigative cases. Represents the Department Director in legal strategy and office meetings with the City Attorney’s Office.
  • Responds to and handles difficult compliance cases; explains City regulations relating to building, zoning, and land use, planning and related issues. Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints. Develops and sustains public and private partnerships within the community, participates in the evaluation and maintains effectiveness in serving the public, monitors program compliance. Provides oversight and ensures staff compliance for the Property Maintenance Review Board. May make presentations on the code compliance program; attends and participates in professional group meetings.
  • Serves as liaison with other City departments to establish or enhance programs to serve residents. Coordinates and communicates with other employees, divisions, and departments to accomplish tasks and organizational goals. Responds to requests for information from other employees, divisions, departments, administration, elected officials, and members of the public and external organizations as appropriate.
  • Ensures employee safety by providing or arranging for safety training, including the proper use of machinery and safety equipment. Verifies that safe work practices are employed.
  • Provides leadership to develop and retain highly competent public service-oriented staff that supports the City’s mission and values. Makes staff assignments and directs the work of staff. Develops and trains or recommends training for staff.
  • Stays current on Federal/State and other grant regulations and requirements, applicable building and safety codes and departmental software systems.


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in in business, planning, construction or related field. Minimum of 5 years related experience, which includes at least 3 years at a supervisory level. Any equivalent combination of training and experience to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities will also be accepted.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree. In-depth knowledge of Federal CDBG or HUD regulations, HUD course completion, CDBG Home, HUD Environmental Regulations and IDIS/Community 20/20 background.


  • Required: Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment but may also include on-site visits to properties which may include maneuvering through construction/demolition sites, unheated or uncooled structures, traversing uneven ground and being outdoors in hot, cold or inclement weather. Work may involve in-town travel and occasional out-of- town travel to attend meetings or training.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $72,380.00 – $90,470.00 per year


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