Code Enforcement Officer
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Investigates and follows-up on complaints of housing, zoning, quality of life safety issues and nuisance code violations.
- Determines and recommends resolution of the issues involved.
- Investigates, prepares and presents cases to code enforcement board.
- Researches legal descriptions of properties; submits violations and notices to property owners.
- Attends homeowners or neighborhood association meetings and makes informative presentations.
- Meets with property owners and residents and explains code compliance requirements.
- Performs re-inspections before and after code board hearings to ascertain compliance.
- Coordinates with authorized contractors for board and securing of buildings and clearing lots.
- Maintains records and prepares periodic reports for supervisors.
- Cites inoperable vehicles on private properties for towing.
- May supervise community service workers and special groups during community clean-up efforts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of building, zoning, and minimum housing codes and regulations.
- Knowledge of minimum housing standards.
- Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of appropriate safety methods and techniques.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication, including group presentation skills.
- Skill in operating standard office equipment including a two-way radio, personal computer and related software.
- Skill in utilizing appropriate interpersonal skills when interacting with diverse communities or confrontational individuals.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma and one (1) year related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess or obtain F.A.C.E. (Florida Associate of Code Enforcement) Level I Certification within one (1) year of employment. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.
Last revision date: October 2001