The Code Enforcement Officer (Sworn) performs a variety of routine and complex work in the interpretation and enforcement of adopted codes, ordinances, related rules and regulations, as well as enforcing the laws of the State of Georgia. The position is responsible for work relating to the enforcement of all Macon-Bibb County Property Maintenance Codes for single, multi-family and commercial properties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Enforces city/county codes and Georgia law not primarily enforced by the Sheriff’s Office.
- Performs systematic site inspections of properties and building structures to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and regulatory requirements; enforces all aspects of the codes and ordinances.
- Investigate citizen complaints of code violations; investigate obvious code violations observed during site investigations; determine appropriate action to be taken; locate property ownership information and County Assessor’s parcel information; research legal information for property owners, mortgage holders, and interested parties; issue warnings, letters and citations as appropriate; conduct follow-up investigations and take additional actions until cases are resolved and files are closed
- Develop and maintain detailed case files with a numbering system and case log; maintain complete records of all cases including ownership information, all communications and action taken with names, dates, and times, before and after photographs as needed, and copies of all other documents and information.
- Organizes own work, sets priorities and meets critical deadlines.
- Communicates information regarding violations, code requirements and necessary steps to correct for compliance. Consults with owners and occupants regarding provisions of city code. Communicates clear information with all persons regarding code requirements.
- Develops legal cases with legal staff in code enforcement proceedings. Develops procedural remedies with legal staff to effectively use the legal system when dealing with repeat code violation offenders. Prepares case files for court actions including writing reports, maintaining inspection files, preparing chronologies and violation explanations.
- Presents public nuisance cases or provides testimony to designated municipal judge or other court official as needed or required.
- Review, develop and recommend procedures, schedules and code changes as needed to make the code enforcement program more effective and efficient.
- Provides information and answers questions from the general public, other agencies, and city/county departments regarding codes and enforcement issues.
Education, Training, and Experience:
The Code Enforcement Officer (Sworn) must possess, at a minimum, a High School Diploma or GED. Two (2) years of college/technical school in commercial building construction or related field is desirable. General experience in the construction related field is desired. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. Must have successfully completed the Basic Mandate Law Enforcement program certified through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST). The POST law enforcement certification must be current with sufficient annual training hours in the required subject matter areas and be in good standing with POST with no disciplinary actions or investigations. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License.
Macon Bibb County Government offers a generous benefits package to all regular full-time employees, as well as training and educational opportunities to enhance personal growth. We are an equal opportunity employer, join our Team! #Forwardtogether