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Code Enforcement Officer I

The City of Sandy Springs

Posted: Jul. 9, 2018

End Date: Oct. 9, 2018


Code Enforcement Officer I is the Entry Level class position of the Code Enforcement Officer Series classification.  Employees in this class perform a variety of technical duties necessary to execute the requirements of the City’s code enforcement programs.  Employees in this class work 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, competency in executing the routine job duties, master the skills necessary to advance to the next higher level class, Code Enforcement Officer II.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duties and responsibilities include:
  • Enforces City codes and ordinances pertaining to zoning and housing.
  • 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; performs additional duties as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  


  •   High School Diploma or GED
  • Six months 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.
  • Obtain certification as Property and Housing Inspector from ICC.
  • Georgia Association of Code Enforcement Level 1 Certification.
  • Associates degrees in Fire Technology, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, 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
  • Obtain Level 1B Soil and erosion certification.
  • Obtain basic Spanish language training.
  • 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 and department operations needed for job performance.
  • 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.
The employee will perform most duties in a typical office environment. The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Job requires employee to perform duties at company site or client 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 info@thecollaborative.com. No phone calls please.