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Code Enforcement Officer

City of Stockbridge


Listing Summary

This position is responsible for performing a variety of technical duties in support of the City’s local code enforcement ordinances.   Monitors and enforces a variety of applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations related to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, graffiti, water waste, and other matters of public concern; and serves as a resource and provides information on City regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, the public, and other City departments and divisions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings and serve as a resource to other City departments, divisions, the public, and outside agencies in the enforcement of zoning regulations; provide research and documentation for meetings; interpret and explain municipal codes and ordinances to members of the public, contractors, business owners, and other interested groups in the field, over the counter, and on the telephone;
  • Conduct field investigations; inspect properties for violations; attempt to make contact at the residence or business in order to resolve violation; issue and post warning notices, notices of violation, corrective notices, orders to comply, and related documentation for code violations; schedule and perform all follow-up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls, meetings, discussions, and negotiations to ensure compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances; issue administrative and parking citations and notices of violation as necessary;
  • Locate vacant residences and businesses; secure buildings with proper materials as necessary; post the property as necessary; check vacant buildings regularly for transient activity, graffiti, and other forms of vandalism;
  • Maintain accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, enforcement actions, and other job related activities including accurate and detailed information regarding code enforcement activity to substantiate violations; draw diagrams and illustrations and take photographs;
  • May assist in researching, drafting, and rewriting municipal codes; participate in the development of forms and processes utilized to address various issues;
  • Operate computer to enter, process, and acquire data relative to complaints, inspection sites, and effective code enforcement; research complaints;
  • Participate in supervising the work of community service workers, county inmates, or volunteers engaged in community clean-up and preservation activities; determine locations and type of work to be performed;
  • Patrol assigned area in a City vehicle to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance violations; determine proper method to resolve violations;
  • Perform a variety of field and office work in support of the City’s local code enforcement program; enforce compliance with City regulations and ordinances including those pertaining to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, graffiti, water waste, occupational tax, and other matters of public concern;
  • Prepare a variety of written reports, memos, and correspondence related to enforcement activities;
  • Prepare evidence in support of legal actions taken by the City; appear in court as necessary; testify at hearings and in court proceedings as required;
  • Receive and respond to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and departments on alleged violations of City zoning and related municipal codes and ordinances; interview complainant and witnesses; conduct investigations and provide recommendations for resolution.
  • Minimum Requirements:
  • High School diploma or Associate's degree supplemented by specialized training and/or college level coursework in criminal justice, public administration, business administration, or other related field; two (2) years of work experience involving a high level of public contact including some experience dealing with the public in an enforcement, inspection, investigation, or customer service capacity; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job; must possess, or obtain within 24 months of hire, Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE) Level I Certification; valid State of Georgia Driver’s License.  Salary commensurate with experience.    

Listing ends on:

1/21/2022