Town of Windham Code Enforcement Director

Position Announcement & Candidate Profile.

The Town of Windham, Maine is seeking a Code Enforcement Director with broad and varied code enforcement and building construction experience, who has demonstrated success in leading and managing code enforcement and zoning administration in a demanding, fast-paced environment suited to one of Maine’s fastest growing communities.

The ideal candidate will have an established reputation as a confident, dynamic leader with excellent interpersonal and communications skills from a progressive, well managed code enforcement department; will be current in modern management practices; and will have well-developed skills in strategic planning, people management, conflict resolution, organizational analysis, and consensus building. Superior ability to communicate clearly, listen to, and be flexible, creative, and responsive to the needs of residents, property owners, builders, developers, and the business community while applying and enforcing applicable codes consistently and fairly is essential.

The next code enforcement director will be very familiar with the operations of a customer-service focused department and will have an understanding of the legal and public policy environment in which it operates, as well as the best management practices of that field. He/she will be constantly on the lookout for ways to maximize the responsiveness and innovation of the services the Town of Windham provides its residents.

The ideal candidate will be experienced and confident managing a small, but dedicated staff; will be a strong leader and an outstanding administrator who works well with other departments and administration, as well as the general public, those in building trades and construction, local businesses, and will be active and visible in the community.

Appointees to the position of Code Enforcement Director must possess the following qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Architecture or related field from an accredited college or university;

  2. Five (5) years’ experience in building construction management, design, inspection, or similar management-level position;

  3. Background of progressively responsible supervisory positions;

  4. Working knowledge of federal and state statutes with respect to building construction, zoning, fire prevention and environmental  issues; or

  5. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

    Other Considerations:

    1.  Maine driver’s license, Class C.

    2.  Maine Local Plumbing inspector Certification.

    3.  Maine Code Enforcement Officer Certification.

    4.  Maine Professional Engineer or Architect certification preferred.

    5.  Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office products and GIS.

    6.  International Code Council certification.

    The salary range for the code enforcement director’s position is $ 69,228 to $ 91,160 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Town of Windham offers a competitive benefits package, including health and dental coverage, Heath Reimbursement Account, Flexible Spending Account, retirement, vacation, etc. 

    The core function of the Windham Code Enforcement & Zoning Administration Department is to protect public health, life, and safety through the effective application of building codes and other related codes and standards; to improve building safety and foster economic development through education programs; and to provide a prompt and effective response to Windham residents, builders, tradespeople, and businesses.

    Community Profile.


    Nestled in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region, Windham is building on its heritage as a New England farming and mill community by preserving its farmland, revitalizing its villages and providing modern amenities.Windham’s rich heritage, shopping and dining options, innovative manufacturers and the short drive to both the quiet of the Sebago lakes region and the excitement of Portland makes this a great place to live, work and play. Whatever it is you’re looking for – you’ll find it here!


    Under the Town Charter, the Town is governed by an elected seven-member Town Council and managed by a professional, Council-appointed Town Manager who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Town.


    The Town Manager is responsible for the administrative and financial affairs of the Town. Tony Plante has served as Town Manager for 20 years as Windham has continued its growth as a bustling, multi-service, sub-regional service center community. Windham provides police and fire protection, emergency medical services, public works services, development services (including code enforcement), a public library, recreation and social services, and a full range of centralized administrative services including finance, IT, and human resources.  The Town, through all its departments, is committed to a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.

    Application Process & Dates.

    Email your resume and letter of interest to or mail it to Town of Windham, 8 School Road, Windham, ME 04062  Attn: Human Resources by April 7, 2017 no later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Resumes and Cover Letter due                                      :           April 7, 2017

    Candidate Evaluation and Interviewee Selection       :           April 14, 2017

    1st Interviews Completed by                                         :           April 21, 2017

    2nd Interviews Completed by                                        :           April 28, 2017

    Selection of Director by                                                  :           May 5, 2017

    Council Confirmation of Director                                  :           May 9, 2017

    Preferred Start Date                                                        :           May 31, 2017

    Questions should be directed to Phyllis Moss, Human Resources Director at 207-892-1907.

    The Town of Windham provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Town complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Town has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

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