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Code Enforcement Officer
114 S Zack Hinton Pkwy McDonough, GA
The purpose of this classification is to enforce Henry County codes and ordinances and to investigate complaints and violations to ensure adherence to established codes, ordinances, and regulations.
This is a full-time position that typically works 40 hours per week.
Examples of Duties
Responds to complaints of County code violations and investigates possible infractions, including codes related to building, grading, zoning, erosion control, storm water, business license, liquor licenses, signs, or other health and safety issues: conducts site visits to new and existing properties and businesses, public rights of way and roadways, etc., to determine validity of complaints or to enforce codes.
Determines compliance or non-compliance with codes: meets with property owners to discuss violations; issues code compliance notices and official correction notices to inform violators of discrepancies and compliance deadlines; issues citations/summonses to violators; serves citations via certified mail or in person; collects, evaluates, records, and preserves evidence; interviews witnesses and gathers information; takes and files photographs to document violations; prepares evidence for court cases; testifies in court as needed; and performs follow-up site inspections as needed.
Interprets and enforces the provisions of applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures: provides information and technical assistance concerning code requirements; discusses problem areas with developers, engineers, architects, property owners, residents, and contractors; makes suggestions and recommends solutions to violations; responds to questions or complaints concerning codes or code violations; conducts research associated with code enforcement activities as needed.
Maintains comprehensive records of enforcement activities: enters data into computer system; prepares and sets up files, sorts/organizes documents, and files documents in designated order; retrieves/replaces files; shreds/destroys confidential or obsolete documents; conducts records maintenance activities in compliance with guidelines governing record retention.
Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations: maintains an awareness of new products, methods, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
Communicates with supervisor, other County employees, business and property owners, contractors, law enforcement, court officials, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
High school diploma or GED required, with some vocational or technical training in building trades, code enforcement, or related field; supplemented by two years of experience in investigations (PREFERRED), inspections, or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver's license.
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
One year of experience in a Code Enforcement Department, Building Inspection, Development Inspection or similar environment dealing with investigative and case preparation work, is preferred but not required.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Must be 21 years of age and possess and maintain a valid Georgia Drivers license.
Knowledge, Skill, Abilities/ Supplemental Information
Knowledge of the codes and ordinances of Henry County; knowledge of County and department policies and procedures concerning code enforcement; knowledge of written and verbal standard operating procedures; knowledge of proper techniques in conducting investigative work; knowledge of basic legal procedures and case preparation; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to establish effective interpersonal relations.
It is the policy of Henry County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics or disability.
140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, Georgia, 30253