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Code Compliance Officer


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Department :   Community Development                                                                                
$18.28-$22.85 per hour
Closing Date:   Open Until Filled                                              

Position Summary
This position is responsible for the enforcement of city codes and ordinances.

Position Description
Essential Job Duties

  • Enforces city zoning, development, sign, landscape, soil erosion and sediment control, solid waste, housing, utility, nuisance, alcoholic beverages, tax, and license ordinances.
  • Notifies individuals of violations in person, by telephone, or by mail as needed.
  • Builds and maintains case files, including photographs, written notices, and case notes.
  • Prepares and presents cases to the City Court Judge; re-inspects property for compliance at the end of the time period specified by the Judge.
  • Serves court papers.
  • Attends construction and reviews site plans.
  • Removes illegal signs from rights-of-way.
  • Assist in traffic control at work sites.
  • Accepts, reviews, comments on, approves, and signs permits, site plans, and landscape plans.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge required by the position

  • Knowledge of all relevant local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of relevant city codes and ordinances, legal processes, construction and trade codes, and the zoning ordinance.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the city, including streets names and rights-of-way.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in investigation techniques.
  • Skill in reading maps, charges, and microfiche.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Supervisory Controls
The supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.

Guidelines include relevant city codes and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.

Complexity/scope of work

  • The work consists of related code enforcement duties. Strict regulations, combined with the unique nature of each case in question, contribute to the complexity of the work.
  • The purpose of this position is to enforce city codes. Successful performance ensures compliance with all relevant codes and ordinances.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, property owners, law enforcement personnel, court personnel, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and negotiate, defend, or settle matters.

Physical demands/work environment

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.
  • The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain the appropriate state certification for the type of inspections conducted.


The qualifications listed above represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

                                          * * * * The City of Acworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer * * * *

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