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Code Enforcement Officer


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Code Enforcement Officer

City of Newnan GA

The City of Newnan is seeking a Code Enforcement Officer to join a collaborative team that works together with our citizens to build a healthy community through connection and care. Under the direction of the Chief Building Official, the Code Enforcement Officer enforces city codes and ordinances, investigates complaints and violations, issues warnings and citations and educates the public regarding code compliance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct inspections to determine compliance or non-compliance with City ordinances and building codes

  • Meet with owners, tenants, contractors, developers, businesses; gather evidence; compare facts to code requirements; document findings.

  • Issue code compliance notices, correction notices, citations/summons and perform follow-up site inspections as needed.

  • Maintain a variety of logs and records related to inspection and enforcement activities;

  • Prepare reports of outstanding cases, disposition of complaints, forms, correspondence, code violation history, citations and other related documents.

  • Make determinations regarding the repair or demolition of buildings; presents information to Council for consideration; oversees repair or demolition of structures as directed.

  • Perform various tasks involving court related proceedings: prepares related documents and reports to assist in building and documenting case information; interview witnesses; prepare evidence for court cases; and testify in court.

  • Maintain comprehensive and current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and standards: maintain awareness of code enforcement methods, practices, trends and advances in the profession; read professional literature; maintain professional affiliations; and attend workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

  • Assist in completing administrative reporting and document preparation and the issuance of building permits.


  • Valid Driver's License

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associate Degree in Zoning, Urban Planning, or related field preferred

  • Two (2) years experience in code enforcement, building inspection, investigations, plan review or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, GACE-Georgia Association of Code Enforcement Certification within 3 years of employment or equivalent IPMC Certification through ICC.

  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight

  • Exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, odors, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, heights, confined spaces, or rude/irate customers


Background check, Motor vehicle history, and Pre-employment drug screen must be successfully completed.

Base Pay Range $22.00 - $28.00 hour. Rate determined based on experience and education.

Position is Full-time, non-exempt and eligible for our excellent benefit options:

  • Health, Dental, Vision for employee and family at remarkably affordable pricing, some at no cost to employee

  • Basic Life Insurance for employee and family at no cost to employee, additional Voluntary Life options for employee and family

  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account linked to provider for ease of use

  • Short-term and Long-Term Disability, Accident Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance options available

  • Pension Plan 100% funded by the City of Newnan

  • 457 Deferred Compensation Retirement Plan options

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program for continued education

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Vacation - Holiday - Sick - Comp paid time accruals

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the number of qualified applicants has been received or until the position is filled. This posting may close at any time without notice.

The City of Newnan's goal is to hire and provide a highly qualified workforce, to employ, train and maintain a quality workforce of highly effective and efficient individuals; to treat City staff with fairness, respect and dignity; to create and foster a healthy work environment promoting high morale, ethics and job satisfaction; to encourage employees to identify opportunities which will improve efficiency and effectiveness.

The City of Newnan is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. We value inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Newnan, GA. The City of Newnan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender orientation, national origin, disability or any category protected by applicable federal or state law. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

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