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Code Enforcement I

Gwinnett County

Listing Summary

Code Enforcement Officer I - Planning and Development


$43,718.00 - $50,275.00 Annually


Gwinnett County, GA

Job Type

Full-Time Merit

Job Number



Department of Planning and Development

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Class Summary


The mission of Gwinnett County’s Department of Planning and Development is to plan, preserve, and build a healthy community through continuous engagement and superior customer care. The department accomplishes its mission through programs and services that encourage high quality development as well as maintenance and revitalization of existing neighborhoods. The department consists of six divisions: Building, Code Enforcement, Housing and Community Development, Planning, Administration, and Development. For more information about the Planning and Development department/office, click here.

As a Code Enforcement Officer, you will be responsible for responding to citizen questions and complaints; performing field investigations to determine compliance with codes, ordinances, rules, and regulations for quality-of-life issues; issuing notices and citations as applicable; and preparing detail reports of findings.  

Essential Job Duties:

  • Researching property information by reviewing plans
  • Accessing databases
  • Performing data entry of zoning and other property information
  • Understanding current laws relating to codes and compliance
  • Training to perform independent field investigations (Level I only)
  • Performing independent field investigations (Level II only)
  • Issuing notices and citations
  • Completing reports detailing findings
  • Assisting supervisor in completing administrative reports and trains new employees (Level II only)
  • Other duties of a similar nature 

Public speaking duties:

  • Preparing and presenting cases to the Environmental Division of Recorders Court

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate degree* 
  • One year of code enforcement, inspections, or customer service experience* 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Security and Awareness Certification within six months of employment
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job will also be considered.

Grade B23(2)

Minimum Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.   The incumbent works in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs.
Work is performed in an office (10%) and driving (90%).  This exposes the employee to much noise, dirt, dust, machinery, and its moving parts, as well as inclement weather.  Work requires the use of personal protective equipment and devices when needed.  Occasional Saturday work may be required.

Effective 4/11/2023, this position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. 

For information related to position specific Essential Duties, Knowledge and Skills and Physical requirements, click here.
NOTE:  The class specifications listed on this site are not the official class specifications for Gwinnett County and are subject to change.


Additional Information

About Gwinnett County 


Welcome to Gwinnett County — one of America's fastest-growing counties for the past 20 years. Our dynamic and exciting county combines the best of big-city living with the comforts of the suburbs.

The county's population in 2000 was about 588,448 and we’ve only continued to grow since then, with the population expected to reach 1.5 million by the year 2023.
Gwinnett has many advantages, beginning with its location and road system. The county is just 45 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Thanks to this location, 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight. Georgia Highway 316 has been extended to Athens, reducing travel time to the University of Georgia to 25 minutes. Gwinnett's infrastructure includes more than 2,750 miles of roadways to provide excellent mobility for our residents.

The County Administrator and County Attorney are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serve at its pleasure. To implement the Board's policy directives, the County Administrator uses a management team consisting of members of his immediate staff and 14 department directors. The 14 departments that make up the executive side are Police Services, Fire and Emergency Services, Corrections, Communications, Support Services, Financial Services, Community Services, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Law, Planning and Development, Water Resources, Child Advocacy & Juvenile Services, and Transportation. Each department is run by a director who is charged with managing operations in a manner which stresses the County’s values.
In addition to the executive side of County government, certain services are provided through Constitutional officers and independent elected officials. These external offices are created by the Georgia Constitution or through state law. In Gwinnett, they include the Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, District Attorney, Solicitor, Probate Court Judge, and Chief Magistrate.

Gwinnett is the preferred community where everyone thrives! 

Gwinnett proudly supports our vibrantly connected community by delivering superior services. 


Integrity: We believe in being honest, building trust, and having strong moral principles.

Accountability: We believe in stewardship, transparency, and sustainability.

Equity: We believe in fairness and respect for all.

Inclusivity: We believe in engaging, embracing, and unifying our communities. 

Innovation: We believe in continual adaptation of technology, process, and experience.

Hiring Process 
Gwinnett County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information regarding our hiring process, please click the links below:

  • Hiring Process
  • FAQs



Gwinnett County


75 Langley Drive

Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30046




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