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Code Enforcement Officer

Newton County Board of Commissioners


Listing Summary

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs work in the enforcement of all County codes and ordinances related to zoning compliance, construction and building standards, soil erosion and sedimentation and related land use concerns.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Receives reports of violations from other departmental staff and from citizen complaints.

Patrols recreation areas to ensure citizens comply with ordinances.

Issues citations for violations.

Receives, reviews and records oral and written complaints from the public and City officials regarding various County ordinance violations.

Participates in hearings and court cases to provide testimony about complaint and violation; secures testimony of interested parties; conducts follow-up inspection to ensure compliance with orders resulting from hearing.

Files charges with County Prosecutor under appropriate County codes for persistent cases of non-compliance; prepares and swears in complaints in Municipal Court; writes citations.

Interacts with citizens by telephone, in person, or by mail to explain codes, grant extensions for compliance, suggest solutions, and provide other information.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

All candidates to fill a vacant position in this classification must submit to and pass a drug-screening test after meeting the following minimum requirements:

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent; and,

One year of progressively responsible related experience; or,

Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

Receive certification through Georgia Association of Code Enforcement within 24 months.

Valid Driver’s License.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

Geography of the county including major streets and landmarks.

Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.

Standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.

Applicable state, federal and county laws and ordinances.

Computer applications related to the work.

Procedures for prosecuting violations.

Skill in:

Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.

Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.

Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.

Mental and Physical Abilities to:

Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

Deal diplomatically with the public.

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Hearing ability sufficient to understand conversational tones and respond to telephone ringers.

Hearing ability sufficient to recognize changes in sounds made by machinery, equipment, or motors, as well as alarm signals, horns, sirens, and emergency sounds.

Vision ability sufficient to see shapes and outlines of objects both near and at a distance; depth perception and color recognition required.

Vision ability to see and interpret typed documents and computer screen at close range.

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to walk indoors and outdoors, sit at desk and in vehicle or equipment, stand for long periods of time, jump and run, reach with hands and arms; bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, and stretch.

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is not regularly required to move or lift objects greater than 10 pounds.

Working Conditions:

While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions, especially in hot and cold temperatures, humidity, rain, and sun. Also exposed to moving and/or mechanical parts, fumes, caustic chemicals, and potentially hazardous substances.

The incumbent's working conditions are typically quiet.

Listing ends on:

5/23/2022