Director of Code Enforcement - Saco

The Position

The City of Saco, one of Maine’s fastest growing cities, seeks an experienced code enforcement professional to serve as the Director of Code Enforcement.  This position is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic team to make a difference in an organization and city constantly seeking ways to provide quality services to a fast-growing community. 

The Code Enforcement Director is responsible for the administration and enforcement of construction and zoning codes, and other regulatory requirements of the City of Saco. The Director of Code Enforcement acts as the Chief Building Official for the city and is responsible for managing the department’s inspection schedule, budget, management of staff, and representing the city in land use violations and complaints. The Code Enforcement Director is also the local public health officer.


The Community

The City of Saco is located at the mouth of the Saco River in southern Maine along the Atlantic Ocean, less than 20 minutes south of the Greater Portland Area, and less than two hours north of Boston, Massachusetts.  Home to a growing population of 19k+ residents, a revitalized and repurposed mill district, world-class education system, a thriving economy, and many recreational opportunities, including fishing, hiking, biking, and kayaking, the City of Saco has plenty to offer residents, visitors, and businesses alike.  With easy transportation via Interstate 95, U.S. Route 1, and as a destination stop along the Amtrak Downeaster, Saco’s residents, visitors, and labor force have easy access to and from the city.  Comprised of 39 square miles, with farmland and areas of resource protection to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east -- and a picturesque and historic Main Street at its center -- Saco boasts a diverse landscape that has something to offer for everyone.


The Qualifications

The ideal candidate would have a working knowledge/understanding of municipal zoning, shoreland zoning, experience in building/construction trades, maintaining continued education regarding the current Maine Uniformed Building and Energy Code, National Electrical Code, and Uniformed Plumbing Code. The ideal candidate is certified as a Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) and Local Plumbing Inspector (LPI).


The position requires five (5) years of direct experience on a managerial or supervisory level in a directly related field (engineering, construction management, etc.) or broad supervision of all aspects of construction ranging from single family to commercial/industrial uses and experience in business or municipal governmental operations preferred.


How to Apply

Please contact Bryan Kaenrath, City Administrator, at (207)282-4191 if you have any questions about the position.


To be considered for the position, you must submit a completed employment application, letter of intent, resume, and references. To apply, you can use our website application at, email, or drop one off at Saco City Hall, 300 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072 using the drop box on the side of the building.


The City of Saco is an equal opportunity employer. Saco offers a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package.

A complete job description is available on the City of Saco’s website:

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