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Code Enforcement Official
- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:Grade 3
- Posted Date:03/02/2020
Date: February 2020
Job Title: Code Enforcement Official
Division: City Hall
A Code Enforcement officer performs inspects and investigates complaints regarding health, safety and welfare, property value and the environment of the city.
Reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Building Official.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Regular attendance with the ability to work in an occupied environment. Receives, investigates, and works to resolve violations of city and state ordinance and health violations. Patrols the city in a proactive manner to identify immediate public safety and health violations. While investigating violations, the Code Enforcement officer will attempt to make contact with the residence or business in order to resolve the desecration. Issue and post warning notices, notices of violations, corrective notices, orders to comply, and send letters to property or business owners. Schedule and perform all follow-up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls, meetings, negotiations to ensure compliance with city and state ordinances. Maintain accurate documentation for case files that investigations, inspections, and enforcement actions. Draw diagrams and illustrations, along with keeping photo documentation of violations as necessary. Prepare evidence in support of legal actions taken by the City. Appear in court, as necessary, and give testimony in municipal or district court regarding cases.
Complete all duties assigned by supervisor, keep job site and work area clean, and must keep tools clean that are used in performing work. Provide backup to subordinate positions as needed. Coordinate traffic control for projects and special events. Serve on various employee or other committees. Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
- Valid Texas Class C Driver’s License is required.
- Possession of a State of Texas Code Enforcement certification is preferred.
- Possession of a State of Texas Food Handler’s license is preferred.
- Previous experience in Code Enforcement, planning and zoning, or government relations is preferred.
Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS
Working knowledge of city zoning ordinances, health codes, and some knowledge of principles and practices of city planning. General knowledge of health codes and their application.
Uses logic and reasoning to analyze, understand, and evaluate complaints or ordinance and health violations. Exercises appropriate judgment in establishing priorities. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Assessing the safety of a work site is imperative. Good critical thinking and problem-solving skill is necessary.
Ability to assess work and manage a schedule and assets to complete task on time and within budget. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, other departments, council members, executive staff, and the public. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from citizens, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community in complex, stressful, or combative situations. Ability to identifying and avoiding safety hazards. Ability to maintain complex logs, records, and files and prepare accurate and detailed documentation of investigation findings. Ability to effectively present information to management.
Must receive State of Texas Code Enforcement certification within 18 months of hire
Must receive State of Texas Food Handler’s license within 12 months of date of hire.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Motorized vehicles, various phone types, personal computer including word processing, and other software, copy and fax machines.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to handle and feel/operate/manipulate objects, and reach with hands and arms.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those and employee typically encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in various inside and outside locations, exposed to extreme heat in summer and cold in winter. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is also occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and may work in environments that expose them to risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud in field settings and moderately quiet in office settings.