City of Lake City
Code Enforcement Officer
The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for enforcing municipal ordinances relating to public nuisance issues and land use requirements in residential and commercial districts. The Code Enforcement Officer also maintains liaisons with appropriate state and local agencies. Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief of Police but the Code Enforcement Officer also exercises considerable independent judgment and discretion in the performance of his/her duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities of the Code Enforcement Office include, but are not limited to, the following:
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
- Maintaining all records in the Code Enforcement Office;
- Providing assistance to the public;
- Attending meetings and serving as a resource to other City departments, divisions, the general public, and outside agencies in the enforcement of zoning regulations;
- Investigating land use complaints and violations;
- Conducting field investigations and inspect properties for violations;
- Patrolling assigned areas in a City vehicle to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance violations; determining proper method to resolve violations;
- Issuing violation notices as necessary;
- Prosecuting violations under appropriate ordinances;
- Completing all reports as required;
- Documenting all official actions and determinations;
- Assisting Ordinance Committee in preparation of ordinance amendments.
Indoor and outdoor environments; work alone; travel from site to site; incumbents may be exposed to noise, dust, inclement weather conditions, and potentially hostile environments.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field environment; to stand, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, squat, climb ladders, and walk on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; to lift and/or carry light weights; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations.
Required Knowledge and Abilities:
Required Qualifications, Education, and Experience
- The ability to deal with the public firmly and courteously under adverse or strained conditions;
- The ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
- The ability to recognize codes violations and to take appropriate enforcement action;
- The ability to communicate well both orally and in writing;
- The ability to work independently without close supervision;
- The knowledge of modern office procedures, methods, and equipment to include computers, word processing, spreadsheets, and other record keeping software;
Preferred Qualifications, Education, and Experience
- At least 18 years of age
- High school diploma or GED
- Full-time resident of the State of Georgia
- U.S. citizen
- Possess a valid State of Georgia driver’s license
- Have the physical ability to carry out the inspection and administrative duties of the office.
- Ability to pass a background investigation (No felonies and no misdemeanors involving theft or dishonesty)
Salary and Benefits
- Work experience in the field of construction, planning, or code enforcement;
- GACE certification levels.
- Starting Pay
- Based on experience and certification level, starting salary could be higher
- Defined Benefit Pension Plan
- 5% Employee Contribution
- Vested in 5 Years
- Optional 457(b) Retirement Program (Employee-only contributions)
- Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability for Employee
- Paid Life Insurance for Employee
- Employer pays Peace Officer Annuity Benefit (POAB) Dues
- 15 Vacation Days per year
- Sick Leave
- Health and Dental Insurance Plans
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