The Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) supports neighborhood improvements by enforcing standards for buildings, property and land use. The department uses its enforcement, financial, and educational resources to encourage investment in housing and other buildings in Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. Various inspection and enforcement activities ensure compliance with building and property codes, supporting an attractive investment environment and fostering reinvestment into neighborhoods.
Under the direction of the Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS), the Neighborhood Services Operations Director oversees the operations of the Development Center, Trades Inspection, and Neighborhood Improvement Project (NIP) Divisions and serves as a technical adviser to the Commissioner.
The Neighborhood Services Operations Director performs all acts required by law in the absence of the Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood Services. The Neighborhood Services Operations Director, one of two, serves in a deputy capacity, at times exercising supervision over a department of approximately 285 employees.
Administration and Oversight:
Oversee and direct the Development Center, Construction Trades Inspection, and Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) Divisions. Consults regularly with managers and supervisors to ensure smooth operation.
Resolves problems and complaints which may arise in the performance of departmental functions.
Provide oversight and coordination of significant projects; work with staff in other departments to ensure timely execution of those projects.
Provide management oversight to ensure the Department meets key performance indicators, including staff development and training necessary to ensure continuity and improve retention.
Direct staff services and supervision of the department involving personnel, fiscal management, budget preparation, and public relations.
Maintain an effective working relationship with legislative committees, administrators of other departments, communications media and other organizations interested in the policies and activities of the department; develop methods of informing and gaining the cooperation of the public in departmental programs.
Provide direction of building and zoning code development in conjunction with other City and State agencies.
Plan, develop and direct the implementation of departmental administrative programs, policies and regulations.
Review building code variance requests and makes recommendations to the Commissioner.
Building code enforcement experience.
A related master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Architect license or Professional Engineer (PE) credential with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).
The current salary range (Pay Range 1LX) is $93,232 - $130,521 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $96,029 - $134,437 annually.
Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.
The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:
Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here.
Must be willing to work beyond standard business hours to accomplish work and meet departmental needs.
Travel outside the City of Milwaukee, including overnight, may be required.
Bachelor’s Degree in architecture, engineering, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
Five years of building code enforcement or comparable technical/specialized experience related to building inspection or building trades, including one year of administrative oversight and staff supervision.
Obtain the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) certifications within one year of appointment:
Commercial Building Inspector
UDC Construction Inspector
UDC HVAC Inspector
Valid Wisconsin Driver's License at the time of appointment and throughout employment.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.
APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.
If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or email@example.com.
The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
The City of Milwaukee is the 19th largest city in the United States, with a population of over 600,000. The area of the City is over 95 square miles, and it has a large diverse population. Milwaukee has a technology driven economy, rich culture, close-knit neighborhoods and exciting recreational opportunities.
Milwaukee is the major medical, financial and educational center for the State of Wisconsin. Milwaukee is also a great transportation hub, with a large port on the lake and major rail, trucking and air transportation available.
An arts and entertainment center, Milwaukee boasts first class museums, a world-renowned symphony, opera, dance and repertory theater companies, and is a popular stop for Broadway road shows and major musical acts. Summerfest and the ethnic festivals, State Fair, the Sports show and a host of other special events are uniquely Milwaukee. Milwaukee is home to the Bucks, the Brewers, the Admirals, the Wave, a PGA golf tournament. and several major auto races. World competitors are trained at the Pettit National Ice Center.
City government provides the core of basic services concerning the health, safety and welfare of the city’s residents. It als...o serves the large physical infrastructure of the area. The largest portion of City resources goes to providing Police and Fire protection. The next largest amount goes to Public Works, including solid waste collection, recycling collection, streetlights, street paving and maintenance, trees, landscaping, sewer, and water services.
The City provides a large library system, health services, public housing sites, building and health inspections, zoning and housing codes, land management, port services, a geographic information system, and a Municipal Court. A number of departments provide important internal services to other departments, such as the Comptrollers Office, the Department of Administration, and the Department of Employee Relations. Many of these are housed in historic City Hall.
City government is made up of over 8,000 employees in over 1,200 different job classifications in nearly 30 departments. If the city were a private corporation, it would be the third largest company in the state!
The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider employment opportunities with the City of Milwaukee!