Code Compliance Inspector I (Code) Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the supervision of the Code Enforcement Official, performs a wide array of activities involved with the enforcement of City ordinances. Incumbent performs a variety of specialized tasks at times under difficult circumstances to enforce the City's codes. Work is performed with independence in the field as well as office related activity; making decisions requiring critical thinking with reasonable and appropriate discretion, professionalism and diplomacy. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and for results obtained. Incumbent will be required to work irregular hours from time to time. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responds and resolves violations of City codes such as overgrown lots, trash, debris, abandoned vehicles, zoning, substandard housing and other City codes; researches to secure name and address of owner; prepares correspondence notifying owner of violation(s), requesting resolution under terms of the ordinance, and follows up to ensure compliance.

Acts in professionally appropriate manner to educate residents regarding codes.

Works with all City, County and other Government Agencies in areas of common benefit to City goals.

Maintains established community standards through monitoring and enforcement of assigned areas.

Handles responses to complaints received by the department; researches and notifies complainant of resolution.

Prepares special reports, maintains activity records, and completes departmental forms.

Prepares notices of violations and other legal documents related to cases assigned.

Prepares and presents cases before the City's Code Enforcement Board.

Significant use of computer related functions to include excel, word, internet, etc

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent. Associates of Arts (AA) degree or FACE certification required. One year experience in a position involving public contact. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver’s License or obtain one within 10 days of hire. Applicant must provide a typing test from Career Source Brevard with application.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of Florida Statute: 162 & County or Municipal Code Enforcement procedures.

Knowledge of the City Code of Ordinances.

Knowledge of computer key board functions and other related computer tasks.

Knowledge of the geography of the City.

Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with persons of diverse cultures.

Ability to explain and enforce the municipal codes with professionalism and tact.

Ability to handle citizens, officials and others in a professional, courteous manner.

Ability to work independently and to make sound decisions based on well established procedures of municipal regulations.

Ability to communicate professionally and clearly, both orally and in writing.

Skill in interpreting and applying municipal codes to field problems and situations in a professionally fair and impartial manner.

Ability to attend night meetings and work weekends.

Ability to compose letters, memorandums and reports.

Ability to research and retrieve records from the internet

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to work in heat, cold, around noises and other undesirable weather conditions and distractions.

Ability to operate motor vehicles including small trucks, vans or cars.

Ability to stand, walk and sit for extended periods of time and in various weather conditions.

Ability to hear and comprehend conversations spoken at various tones of voice and various speeds.
Ability to operate a cell phone, notebook or portable computer.

Ability to operate a Sound Meter.

Ability to see, read, write, speak and comprehend conversation and symbols in English.

Ability to operate a camera, which requires dexterity in hands and fingers.

Ability to climb steps and ladders to perform inspections.

Ability to lift weights not to exceed twenty (20) lbs. and carry for distances not to exceed fifty (50) yds.

Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl and squat periodically.

Ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers to write and type.

Ability to drive stakes into ground with hammer while posting property.



THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 05/10/2017