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Code Enforcement officer

City of Stonecrest

Listing Summary

lease note: Application materials are only accepted for vacant advertised positions. Applications received for positions that are not posted will NOT be considered. You will need to complete a separate application for each position for which you would like to be considered.

To be considered for an advertised position, please submit via email a cover letter identifying the position you are applying for, a resume, and a list of five employment references to Make sure to enter the position name as the subject of the email.

In addition to a competitive salary, full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to enroll in Medical, Dental, Vision & Pharmacy benefits

  • City paid group life insurance, with an opportunity to pay for additional coverage

  • City paid accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • City paid short-term disability

  • Twelve (12) paid holidays

  • Paid vacation leave

  • Paid sick leave

  • Inclusion into the City’s 401a Defined Contribution retirement plan - The City will contribute the equivalent of 11% of your salary into the plan. The plan vests at a rate of 20% per year, or 100% after completion of 5 years of service.

  • Opportunity to defer a portion of your salary into a 457b Deferred Compensation plan. The City will match up to 4% of your deferred contribution (matched contribution is subject to vesting rule).

The City of Stonecrest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, military status, or disability in employment or the provision of services.


Code Enforcement Officer

Open date: 12/18/2021

Job Description

The purpose of this classification is to conduct investigations regarding zoning code violations and to enforce local zoning codes and ordinances. This position performs a variety of technical duties necessary to execute the requirements of the city’s code compliance programs; monitors and enforces zoning, building, property maintenance, noise, abandoned vehicle and other codes and ordinances designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents and the general quality of life. Prepares records and reports pertaining to abatements, court actions, daily activities, enforcement actions and inspections; testifies in municipal court as required; and serve as a resource and provide information on city regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, and the general public, along with other city departments and contractors.

Major Duties & Qualifications

  • Responds to complaints of City zoning code violations and investigates possible infractions: conducts site visits to determine validity of complaints or to enforce codes; collects, evaluates, records, and preserves evidence; interviews witnesses and gathers information; and takes and files photographs to document violations.

  • Determines compliance or non-compliance with codes: meets with property owners to discuss violations; issues code compliance notices and official correction notices; issues citations/summonses to violators; serves citations via certified mail or in person; and performs follow-up site inspections as needed.

  • Interprets and enforces the provisions of applicable zoning codes, specifications, and standards: provides information and technical assistance concerning code requirements; discusses problem areas with property owners, residents, and contractors; makes suggestions and recommends solutions to problems; responds to questions concerning code violations; and conducts research as needed.

  • Maintains records of enforcement activities: enters data regarding work activities and violations into computer system; maintains comprehensive case files; and conducts records maintenance activities in compliance with guidelines governing record retention.

  • Performs various tasks involving court-related proceedings: prepares related documents and reports to assist in building and documenting case information; interviews witnesses; prepares evidence for court cases; and testifies in court as needed.

  • Maintains a comprehensive and current knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and standards: maintains an awareness of code enforcement methods, practices, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; and attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Requires a high school diploma (associate degree in criminal justice, zoning, urban planning, or related field is preferred), and the equivalent of two years of experience in code enforcement or a related field, or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License. 

Certification as a zoning inspector, certified code enforcement officer in State of GA, ICC property maintenance inspector, or Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Level IB Certification( Red Card) is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances related to municipal code enforcement
  • Excellent communications, self-motivated and team-oriented work practices
  • Experience working in a public setting
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service skills



On rare occasions, may work an adjusted schedule for assisting in events occurring after 5:00 p.m. such as meetings, or planned events.


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