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6 Aug 2021

Full-Time Code Compliance Officer

City of Douglasville – Posted by hollandl@douglasvillega.gov Douglasville, Georgia, United States

Job Description

Pay Grade:                 108

Job Code:                  TBD

FLSA Status:             Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

This person in this position is responsible for on-site inspections of commercial and residential properties in the City including the investigation of potential violations and the enforcement of municipal codes, ordinances and regulations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Investigates complaints of violation of City code, appropriate zoning ordinances, sign regulation and related laws, ordinances or codes; issues courtesy notices, notices of violation, citations, correction notices and stops work orders to ensure compliance; conducts follow-up investigations to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances;
  • Patrols and monitors assigned area including demolition,  new  construction, renovation, housing violations and basic building and mechanical inspections;
  • Seeks compliance with City ordinances from citizens and businesses; acts as liaison between the complainants, alleged violators and the City;
  • Meets with owners, tenants, contractors, developers, businesses, etc. to review and explain code requirements, violations and/or potential violations; secures code compliance;
  • Prepares written reports of inspections as specified by department procedures; issues warnings and citations when violations are proven;
  • Maintains files and records related to citations and violations; prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda and correspondence;
  • Inputs and retrieves a variety of information using a computer terminal;
  • Answers inquiries and provides information to the general public regarding existing code regulations and policies;
  • Assists with the City sign program;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Requires Associate’s degree or two (2) years of course work at a trade or vocational school in inspection or code enforcement preferred; one (1) year of inspections or code enforcement experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of general codes, ordinances, laws and regulations;
  • Knowledge of safe and efficient work practices as they relate to code compliance;
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods and techniques of code violation investigation and enforcement;
  • Knowledge of general City services and municipal organizational structure as they relate to code compliance;
  • Knowledge of City codes, ordinances, laws and regulations pertaining to code
  • Ability to learn principles, practices, methods and techniques of code violation investigation and enforcement;
  • Ability to learn City codes, ordinances, laws and regulations pertaining to code enforcement;
  • Ability to learn, interpret and apply state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations;
  • Ability to maintain and update records, logs and reports;
  • Ability to learn and enforce pertinent codes, ordinances, laws and regulations with impartiality and efficiency;
  • Ability to respond to inquiries, complaints and requests for service in a fair, tactful and firm manner;
  • Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision;
  • Ability to operate and use modern office equipment, including a computer;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Financial Responsibility: Accountable for inventory/property management

CERTIFICATION, LICENSE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Requires Code Enforcement Certification; State of Georgia Driver’s license (Class C) and a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is sedentary work and requires hearing, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT       

The incumbent works in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

How to Apply

Please apply at the City of Douglasville website https://www.douglasvillega.gov/

Job Types: Full-Time.

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