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Code Enforcement Officer

Newton County Board of Commissioners

Posted: May. 11, 2018

End Date: May. 25, 2018

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.
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.