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Code Enforcement Officer

The Collaborative (City of Dunwoody)

Listing Summary

Title: Code Enforcement Officer Hours:

Full-Time Primary Service Area: Community Development Department

Reports to: Manager of Code Enforcement


The Collaborative, ( an award-winning consulting firm with a national reputation for excellence in planning, design, and communications, seeks a Code Enforcement Officer to join its team supporting municipal clients in the Georgia area. Our code enforcement team operates as a unified team of professionals committed to supporting our community clients and providing excellent customer service. We work in a fast-paced environment, requiring attention to detail and flexibility in prioritization.


The Code Enforcement Officer performs a variety of technical duties necessary to execute the requirements of a City’s code enforcement programs. The employee works under close supervision and with other City departments to monitor and enforce 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. The employee serves as a resource and provides information on City regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, and the general public, along with other City departments and divisions. Employee may, with adequate training, satisfactory performance evaluations, and competency in executing the routine job duties, advance to Senior Code Enforcement Officer.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities include:

• Enforces City codes and ordinances pertaining to zoning, housing, and land development.

• Schedules and performs systematic property maintenance inspections to maintain or achieve minimum property standards; attends neighborhood meetings to discuss and educate citizens about City codes.

• Responds to citizen concerns and complaints and City Council requests.

• Prepares records and reports pertaining to abatements, court actions, daily activities, enforcement actions and inspections. • Compiles documentation for and issues summons with approval of supervisor.

• Testifies in municipal court.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

• Prepare case summaries, initiate requests for criminal complaints when legal action is necessary to obtain code compliance and appear and testify in court as an expert witness on behalf of the City.


• High School Diploma or GED

• One year experience in enforcement related work including investigating allegations, conducting research and resolving complaints, concerns or conflicts.

• An equivalent combination of training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

• Willingness to obtain certification as Property and Housing Inspector from ICC.

• Willingness to obtain Georgia Association of Code Enforcement II Certification.

• Willingness to obtain Level 1B Soil and erosion certification.


• Associates degrees in Fire Technology, Environmental Studies, Law Enforcement, Construction Technology, Public Administration or closely related field.

• Two (2) years of experience in the code enforcement field.

• Knowledge of general construction practices, procedures and requirements; and dispute resolution techniques and methods.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens and elected officials;

• Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; make presentations;

• Ability to read, interpret, and explain City codes and site plans, maps and work plans.

• Georgia Association of Code Enforcement Level II Certification

• Level 1B Soil and erosion certification.

• Basic Spanish language proficiency.

• Continuing educations course from ICC.

Ability to:

• Communicate technical information and requirements in a clear and accurate fashion both verbally and in writing.

• Enforce codes evenly and fairly without prejudice, preferential treatment, or malice.

• Work in adverse weather conditions and on hazardous construction sites.

• Make field decisions based on adopted codes, ordinances, policies, and standards.

• Request assistance from other department staff about alternate approval options.

• Develop rapport with a variety of people and elicit cooperation.

• Be assertive as the situation demands; ability to work with angry people, defuse potentially hostile situations, and resolve disputes in the interest of code compliance in a respectful manner.

• Handle significant job stress.

• Meet deadlines and organize daily work effectively and in cooperation with other staff.

• Read plans and specifications to evaluate actual construction consistency and compliance with approved plans and code provisions.

• Write clear and legible narrative reports and correction notices.

• Adapt to emerging techniques, technologies, and codes; and keep proficient in currently adopted codes. 

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee typically encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all safety policies and rules and must be willing to report and/or act on safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.

Job requires employee to perform duties at company site and field locations.


Employee is expected to meet attendance standards as determined by management. Must be available and willing to work on either a part-time or full-time basis according to the assigned schedule and must be available and willing to work overtime (including daily, weekend and holidays) as determined by management as necessary to meet the business needs.

Salary and Benefits

The Collaborative offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Collaborative does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. The firm will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

Contact Information

Please send cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

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