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Code Enforcement Officer - Code Enforcement Department - Position #1057

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$16.01 Per Hour
  • Posted Date:01/18/2019

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POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for the enforcement of the International Property Maintenance Code, zoning, occupation tax, signs, manufactured homes, alcohol, and all other applicable ordinances for the County.

Physical demands include sitting at a desk, standing, walking, driving, bending, crouching, and stooping, occasional lifting of light (less than 25 pounds) and heavy (more than 25 pounds) objects, ascending and descending ladders and the ability to distinguish between shades of color.

Work is performed in an office (10%) and outdoors (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 reqired.

The Code Enforcement Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. Some tasks require more specific instructions, but personal objectivity, self motivation, and sound judgment is required in determining how to proceed with work.

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Level of competency and knowledge base commonly associated with specialized training acquired through successful completion of a high school education. One to three years experience in the field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience and a valid driver’s license is required. Obtain ICC Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification within first 6 months. Obtain Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer through the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement within 2 years. Master Certification Level for Code Enforcement is desired.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Performs on-site property maintenance and zoning inspections and investigations.

Issues notice of violations via personal service for ordinance violations and processes all correspondence relevant to those inspections and investigations.

Issues court appearance citations via personal service for non-compliance with any relevant county ordinance violations to include follow-up incident reports and representation of the Code Enforcement Department in Magistrate Court for said citations.

Assists County Attorney with prosecution of ordinance violations and court citations.

Maintains effective working relationships with other departments, business owners, adult probation, Attorneys, Judges, and the general public.

Conducts follow-up inspections of adjudicated court cases to ensure compliance with court orders.

Communicate with Adult Probation regarding probationers.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of County codes, policies and procedures.

Knowledge of code enforcement terminology and procedures.

Skill and ability in dealing with hostile complainants and/or violators.

Skill and ability to obtain voluntary compliance from property owners.

Skill and ability at face to face discussions with complainants and violators in the field.

Skill in communicating effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to adapt and to be flexible to changes in Departmental policies.

Ability to work effectively with elected officials, co-workers and the general public

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Level of competency and knowledge base commonly associated with specialized training acquired through successful completion of a high school education. One to three years experience in the field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience and a valid driver’s license is required. Obtain ICC Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification within first 6 months. Obtain Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer through the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement within 2 years. Master Certification Level for Code Enforcement is desired.

Email:  mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov
Fax:    (706) 868-3301

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