This position is responsible for enforcing compliance with city codes and ordinances, issuing notices of violations, and issuing city ordinance citations.
Patrols the city to look for code violations
Field code enforcement related complaints by responding to telephone, internet, email, or facsimile from citizens, builders, property owners, utilities, public officials, and property managers
Issues code violation notices
Issues city ordinance citations
Attends Municipal Court and testifies as required
Attends city workshop/council meetings as required
Works in a safe manner
Reports unsafe activity and conditions to the appropriate city department and/or emergency services
Completes a Daily Activity Report (DAR)
Maintains data as required by the Department Head for Work and Performance Reports
Maintains city vehicle, equipment, tools, books, etc.
Maintains certifications by attending training classes to obtain required continuing education credits
Performs other job-related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations related to code enforcement
Knowledge of local codes and ordinances
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Police Department
Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs
Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
Skill in using independent judgement in routine and non-routine situations
Skill in effective communication and interaction with supervisors, citizens, public officials, and other staff members
Skill in the preparation of clear and precise reports
Skill in oral and written communication
Ability to detect code violations, organize, analyze, and problem solve
Ability to operate a motor vehicle
The Chief of Police or designee assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include the Georgia Law Enforcement Handbook; the International Property Maintenance Code; and city ordinances. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
The work consists of varied inspection and code enforcement duties. Strict regulations and deadlines contribute to the complexity of the position.
The purpose of this position is to complete inspections to ensure compliance with relevant property maintenance codes and to enforce city codes and ordinances. Success in this position contributes to the provision of a safe and healthy environment for the general public.
Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, vendors, court personnel, and members of the general public.
Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and utilizes the sense of smell.
The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Ability to complete minimum curriculum required for the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE) Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer and/or be able to obtain the International Code Council (ICC) Certification as either a Property Maintenance/Housing Inspector or a Zoning Inspector, within two years or otherwise set forth by supervisor.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver"s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.