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Code Enforcement Officer

City of Fairburn

Listing Summary


 The Code Enforcement Officer is an hourly position in the Inspections and Enforcement Department under the Police Department. The incumbent further assists with general Inspections related to existing neighborhoods.  The incumbent uses tact and diplomacy where appropriate and uses enforcement tools when necessary to achieve compliance.


SCHEDULE:  Normal operating hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

(schedule flexibility is available to accommodate needs of the City).


Job Responsibilities/Duties


Each position in this classification may not include all the duties listed below, nor do the examples cover all duties that may be performed.

Under General Supervision:

  • Inspects developed areas for code compliance.
  • Works outdoors and during inclement weather.
  • Ensures overall compliance with environmental protection, general construction, and general safety codes.
  • Issues notices of violation stop work orders, citations, and other enforcement documentation when necessary.
  • Ensures the prosecution of citations, as necessary.
  • Appears in court to prosecute citations.
  • Reports to supervisor as required regarding code enforcement activities.
  • Investigates and resolves complaints in a professional and timely manner.
  • Operates and maintains a city-owned vehicle, keeping it clean and neat inside as well as outside in the performance of their other associated duties.
  • Uses a computer for data entry and report generation of records of maintenance.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience



Education and Experience

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED;
  • Two (2) or more years Code Enforcement experience.
  • General experience of at least 2 years in the construction industry.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred, but not mandatory.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities -

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general code enforcement protocols.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and the general public;

    Required Certification

    Must possess a GACE Level I Code Enforcement Certification, required.

    Other Requirements        

  • Incumbents of this classification may be subject to drug and/or alcohol testing as mandated by federal regulations.
  • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job assignment.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid Class C Georgia driver’s license is required.
  • Incumbent will be required to work at night (court) and some weekends.
  • Technical knowledge of Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft Word.


Supervisory Controls

  • Works under the specific direction of the department supervisor or other supervisor, as assigned.


Working Conditions


Physical efforts and work environment


  • Physical Effort and Work Environment: Employee works mostly outside in all kinds of weather, driving City vehicles from location to location, and performs works inside sitting at a desk; standing to file; walking through building to perform needed tasks; carrying and holding equipment, reports, files, boxes, etc. up to 50 lbs. or more; stooping, crouching, bending, squatting and kneeling for the purpose of inspections; occasional crawling to retrieve or inspect items, feeling for needed objects; reaching and twisting in chair to reach phone and files; filing and sorting of files and reports; writing, typing, using computer and answering telephone in daily duties of job; simple grasping of objects and files and using fingers for fine manipulation of using computer keyboard; static, rotational, flexing and extension of head and neck needed to answer phone and turn to find files and reports; near acuity vision, color vision and up/down, right/left field of vision needed; requires speaking, hearing, and dealing with employees and the public.


  • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors.Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds.Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate tastes. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate odors.Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate depths.Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate textures.Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Many tasks require verbal communication skills.


  • Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, smoke, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature, and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, chemicals, explosives, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.


The City of Fairburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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