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Lead City Marshal (Code Enforcement)

City of Smyrna

Posted: Aug. 6, 2018

End Date: Aug. 13, 2018

Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to serve as lead marshal to enforce city codes and ordinances, to include investigation of complaints and violations and inspection of existing structures for compliance with housing codes. The Lead Marshal works under direct supervision and exercises only limited discretion with regards to team activities.
Essential Job Duties
  • Assists in supervising, directing, and evaluating assigned code enforcement staff; provides input and recommendations regarding employee performance issues, performance evaluations, disciplinary issues and terminations.
  • Assists the Director in preparing the annual budget for the Code Enforcement section of the Department.
  • Oversees and coordinates daily work activities of code enforcement section; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.
  • Leads multiple code enforcement officers to in interpreting, explaining, and enforcing the provisions of City codes/ordinances or other applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures; researches code-related issues as needed; assigns or initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.
  • Recommends and provides staff training of information and assistance concerning codes/ordinances, code interpretation, code compliance, and related issues; acts upon or assists in discussing violations and problem areas with property owners, developers, contractors, engineers, or other individuals; recommends solutions to problems; responds to questions or complaints concerning violations.
  • Coordinates and participates in patrolling City areas to inspect for potential code violations; ensures proper maintenance of private and commercial property, proper disposal of old appliances/trash, removal of inoperative vehicles, and removal of illegal signs.
  • Responds to complaints of city code violations and investigates possible infractions, including codes relating to business licenses, dilapidated housing and other structures, signs, parking, health/sanitation, non-permitted use, property rental, or other issues; conducts site visits to determine validity of complaints or to enforce codes; interviews witnesses and gathers information;
  • Interprets and enforces the provisions of applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures; provides information and technical assistance concerning code requirements; discusses problem areas with property owners, residents, and contractors; makes safety suggestions and recommends solutions to problems; responds to questions or complaints concerning building codes or code violations; conducts research associated with code enforcement activities as needed.
  • Inspects existing housing/property  for exterior compliance or non-compliance of housing and/or construction codes and ordinances for all residential uses including multi-family units. 
  • Identifies code violations and  initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations; determines compliance or non-compliance with codes; meets with property owners to discuss violations; issues code compliance notices and official correction notices to inform violators of discrepancies and compliance deadlines; issues citations/summonses to cite violators to court; serves citations via certified mail or in person; testifies in court as needed; and performs follow-up site inspections as needed.
  • Maintains both paper and electronic records of inspection/enforcement activities; makes photographic or video records of inspection sites.
  • Works closely with the City Solicitor for Environmental cases to assist when needed, assists in the processing of violations through the City’s Environmental Court.
  • Prepares monthly code enforcement reports for city officials listing outstanding cases and disposition of complaints; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, code violation history reports, citations, or other documents. 
Minimum Requirements of Position
  • High school diploma or GED; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience and/or training involving code enforcement or law enforcement, with supplemental knowledge and experience in building inspections or the construction trades; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Must be sworn in as City Marshal.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
Salary Range: $20.62 – $25.77 per hour
Applications may be submitted online at: www.smyrnacity.com