Employment Opportunities  >>  Community & Economic Development, Planning

Code Compliance Officer

City of Statesboro

Posted: May. 1, 2019

End Date: Jul. 1, 2020

Code Compliance Officer
 Planning & Development
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: $16.65 - 
Details: Position Open Until Filled

Job Summary

The Code Compliance Officer is responsible for enforcing City of Statesboro municipal ordinances and work with the Planning and Development team in order to promote a clean and attractive city to draw business and people.
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Essential Job Functions

  • Serves as the principal enforcement agent of adopted City Ordinances where designated and does not have primary full time law enforcement responsibilities or duties as that of a POST Certified Police Officer assigned to the Patrol Bureau or other sections of the Investigative Bureau;
  • Assists other City Departments in the enforcement of various City Ordinances where not otherwise designated as the primary enforcement agent;
  • Determines appropriate corrective action to bring about ordinance compliance;
  • Works with property owners, business owners, tenants and members of the general public to explain City Ordinances;
  • Coordinates the prosecution of code violations with various City Departments, Law Enforcement Officials and the Municipal Court;
  • Participates and/or testifies in court proceedings where necessary;
  • Inspects properties and structures to determine compliance with various City Ordinances and initiates compliance or enforcement activities where apparent violations of City Ordinances are found to occur;
  • Issues educational material and notices of violation or citations where appropriate;
  • Conducts research regarding property ownership, current and past permits, applications and applicable codes;
  • Responds to inquiries from City staff, elected officials and the general public regarding ordinance requirements, code violations and appropriate corrective action;
  • Responds to complaints and requests for service regarding potential code violations;
  • Enforces appropriate time frames for compliance achievement;
  • Initiates proposals to improve pertinent City ordinances, compliance and enforcement policies or procedures and code compliance programs and coordinates with the supervisor to implement proposals in the appropriate manner;
  • Works closely with the Planning and Development Administrative Assistant to maintain accurate and complete records of complaints, inspections, violations and citations;
  • prepares periodic written reports detailing code enforcement activities and results;
  • Works with the staff attorney to prepare and present violation cases for prosecution in court and represents the City of Statesboro in court;
  • Keeps written logs and researches prior records;
  • Enters, distributes and maintains records and documents and may assist in coordinating period record auditing;
  • Responds to employees, co-workers and superiors in a cooperative and constructive manner;
  • Provides support to other department personnel by responding to requests for information and assistance;
  • Facilitates a respectful, friendly atmosphere in the workplace;
  • Uses office machines and software to include: digital scanner, multiple line telephones, voice mail, document shredder, computer, e-mail, internet, scheduler, contact listings, copier, printers, fax machine, electric stapler, etc.;
  • Participates in professional development activities, including certification programs as assigned by the Supervisor;
  • Receives and delivers bank deposits for City Hall as well as the Municipal Court;
  • Escorts the Tax Clerk on taxation notices and till pulls;
  • Performs security searches for people in abandoned and/or dilapidated houses;
  • Provides security for Planning Commission meetings;
  • Deals with code violations involving people with severe mental health issues; and
  • Performs other assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Three (3) years of experience in a related field;
  • Or equivalent training, education, and/or experience; and 
  • Valid State of Georgia Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualification -
  • Georgia POST certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, search and seizure laws, City ordinances, and Department policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of traffic investigation techniques and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the geography and streets of the City;
  • Knowledge of first-aid and CPR techniques;
  • Knowledge of the court system and judicial procedures;
  • Skilled in operating police vehicles, firearms, emergency equipment, and other standard and specialized law enforcement equipment;
  • Skilled in interrogation and interviewing techniques;
  • Skilled in restraining persons without causing physical harm;
  • Skilled in the use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems;
  • Skilled in using computers for data entry;
  • Skilled in using computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes;
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Act;
  • Ability to analyze situations and to adopt quick, effective, and reasonable courses of action based on surrounding hazards and circumstances;
  • Ability to carry duty belt, other weapons, and evidence equipment and sometimes lifting and/or carrying of tires and debris, or of individuals in a rescue effort;
  • Ability to maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others; and
  • Ability to cooperate with fellow employees as a team member.

Additional Information


The candidate(s) selected for hire must provide the following items at the time of Conditional Offer:

  • Driver's License
  • Official Copy of High School Transcript and/or College Transcript 
  • Void Check or Direct Deposit Form/memo from Bank 
  • SSN's of dependents for benefits enrollment
  • Original Social Security Card
  • If applicable Marriage Certificate

*New Hires who do not provide the above information at the time of Conditional Offer will not begin employment.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The City of Statesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Statesboro will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with eligible disabilities (unless the disability precludes performance of the essential functions of the position).

The City of Statesboro is a drug free workplace. 
The City of Statesboro participates in E-Verify. 

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