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Code Enforcement Officer I or II

Athens


Listing Summary

PURPOSE OF JOB
The purpose of this job is to investigate alleged violations of county ordinances and state law reported by other county departments and the general public. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, enforcing compliance with codes and ordinances, performing on-site inspections and investigations, issuing citations, and performing additional tasks as assigned.

 

MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Code Enforcement Officer I: High school diploma or equivalent and one year experience in code compliance or enforcement required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must possess or be able to complete a minimum of 16 hours of the curriculum required for the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE) Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer, OR be able to obtain the International Code Council (ICC) Certification as either a Property Maintenance/Housing Inspector or a Zoning Inspector, within 18 months from date of hire.


Code Enforcement Officer II: High school diploma or equivalent and two years experience in code compliance or enforcement required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 

Must possess a valid driver's license. 

Must possess the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE) Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer, and have obtained the International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification, and the Georgia State Soil and Water Conservation Commission- Level 1B Certification in Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC). 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

For Code Enforcement Officer I:
Conducts initial surveys of buildings, structures, and land to determine if they are substandard and in violation of applicable codes and ordinances; inspects existing structures for violations of safety and sanitation regulations, or when adopted codes and ordinances require an inspection.

Maintains files of inspections, reinspections, consultations, phone conversations, inspection notes, and other required reports; compiles status reports on specific assignments as requested.

Inputs inspection reports, investigation notes, and consultation data into computer database.

Issues citations for code violations.

Responds to telephone inquiries from citizens, builders, owners, utilities, public officials, and property managers related to code interpretations and enforcement.

Participates in professional development activities.

Operates testing equipment.

Maintains data as required by Division Administrator for Workload and Performance Management reports.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Code Enforcement Division.

Knowledge of terminology used within the division. 

Knowledge of relevant unified government codes and ordinances.

Knowledge of the geography of Athens-Clarke County.

Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of code enforcement; government and department policies, procedures, and methods required in the performance of duties. 

Ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.

Ability to effectively communicate and interact with supervisors, citizens, public officials, and other staff members. 

Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.

Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.

Ability to plan, organize, and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities. 

Ability to communicate by both oral and written means.

Ability to read plans and other technical diagrams, plats, and documents. 

Ability to detect code violations, organize, analyze, and problem solve.


For Code Enforcement Officer II:
Inspects buildings, structures, and land to determine violations of applicable codes and ordinances; inspects existing structures for violations of safety and sanitation regulations, or when adopted codes and ordinances require an inspection; performs detailed analysis to determine corrective actions that are needed.

Notifies contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, owners, or property managers of code violations and discusses possible options to correct violations.

Reviews and decides on issuance of zoning related permits, i.e. signage location, home occupation permits, alcoholic beverage licenses, and family day care permits.

Maintains files of inspections, reinspections, consultations, phone conversations, inspection notes, and other required reports; compiles status reports on specific assignments as requested.

Inputs inspection reports, investigation notes, and consultation data into computer database.
Issue citations for code violations.

Coordinates with other State and Federal regulatory agencies in assuring compliance with relevant regulations.

Responds to telephone inquiries from citizens, builders, owners, utilities, public officials, and property managers related to code interpretations and enforcement.

Participates in professional development activities.

Operates testing equipment.

Maintains data as required by Division Administrator for Workload and Performance Management reports.

Assists Code Enforcement Officer I in day to day operations when necessary.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and activities of the Code Enforcement Protection Division.

Knowledge of terminology used within the division. 

Knowledge of relevant unified government codes and ordinances.

Knowledge of the geography of Athens-Clarke County.

Knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of code enforcement; government and department policies, procedures, and methods required in the performance of duties.

Ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.

Ability to effectively communicate and interact with supervisors, citizens, public officials, and other staff members. 

Ability to use independent judgement in routine and non-routine situations.

Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of daily assignments.

Ability to plan, organize, and/or prioritize daily assignments and work activities.
 
Ability to communicate by both oral and written means. 

Ability to read plans and other technical diagrams, plats, and documents. 

Ability to detect code violations, organize, analyze, and problem solve. 

 

STARTING SALARY DEPENDS ON QUALIFICATIONS

See Minimum Training & Experience Requirements below for more information

 

To apply, please visit www.accgov.com/jobs

 

 

 

Listing ends on:

2/1/2022