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Chief Code Enforcement Officer

Rockdale County

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  • Summary
    This position is responsible for supervising and executing all duties and activities of the County Code Enforcement Officers and Community Compliance personnel in the Planning and Development Department. This position reports to the Code Enforcement Manager.
    These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from position requirements and expectations.

    Provides support for scheduling, evaluating, and implementing code enforcement programs and activities that impact the entire commercial, industrial and residential districts of the county.
  • Ensures enforcement of codes and ordinances and supervises resolution to complaints received relating to abandoned and junk vehicles, excessive grass, and weeds, garbage, proper or improper use of special permits, zoning, signs, and other related permits and activities.
  • Supervises Code Enforcement Officers and Community Compliance staff, including assignment of work, directives, performance evaluations, processing employee concerns, counseling, disciplinary action, development and coordination of training programs, monitoring staff compliance with policies, and procedures, and monitoring their (officers) ability to accurately perform duties as related to enforcement of codes, laws, and regulations.
  • •    Supervises collection of facts and determines proper action be taken as related to violation of county codes and regulations.
    •    Supervises preparation of detailed reports and correspondence regarding county code violations.
    •    Prepares evidence and provides sworn testimony on legal actions regarding code violations.
    •    Assists Manager and Director in developing and implementing department policies and procedures, and assists in preparation of county code amendments.
    •    Supervises and participates in the issuing of warnings, written notices of violations, and tickets; follows departmental procedures for notification,re-inspections, and other actions required to ensure compliance.
    •    Provides technical assistance to all code Enforcement personnel with daily investigations and case preparation.
    •    Inspects vehicles and equipment to ensure proper working conditions.

    Additional Duties
    Employees in this classification may be expected to perform related duties as required by proper authority.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    •    Knowledge of Rockdale County zoning and land use regulations, rules and procedures, and geography of the county.
    •    Knowledge of legal, administrative, and procedural regulations applicable to the particular section assigned.
    •    Knowledge of County and department policies and procedures.
    •    Ability to maintain regulatory records and prepare and submit applicable reports.
    •    Ability to read and interpret site plans and specifications relating to land use and zoning code provisions.
    •    Ability to remain calm and composed while using conflict management skills in relation to potentially stressful and/or hostile situations.
    •    Ability to operate modern office equipment, including basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets.
    •    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, elected officials, and the general public, including meeting and working with persons of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
    •    Ability to explain zoning and land use codes concisely, tactfully, and impartially.
    •    Ability to recognize deviations from code requirements or from established policies and procedures and make corrections.

    Working Conditions
    The employee generally works in an outdoor environment and may be exposed to hot, cold, or inclement weather, rough terrain, dust, dirt, noise, and machinery with moving parts. Some work is performed in an office environment with occasional appearances in Board Room or Court Room setting.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Political Science, Public or Business administration or related field,
    Three (3) years of experience in code enforcement and/or law enforcement work including at least two (2) years' experience enforcing public agency codes and/or ordinances in a supervisory capacity including program development.
    A combination of equivalent experience and education may be considered.
    Valid State of Georgia driver's license

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