Code Enforcement Officer Job Description

Code Enforcement Officer

March 18th, 2019

A Code Enforcement Officer is a government employee who enforces laws pertaining to nuisance, health and safety. Code enforcement is a function of local government. This may include enforcing laws pertaining to municipal affairs, public works, businesses, consumers, buildings and land use.

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We are looking to hire a fair, dependable Code Enforcement Officer to enforce nuisance ordinances in our city. The Code Enforcement Officer will promote positive working relationships with the community and other officials. The Code Enforcement Officer will compile monthly parking statistics, initiate dangerous dog hearings, remove animal carcasses from public spaces, respond to court hearings and write search warrants. You will direct traffic manually following motor vehicle accidents and road closures. You will maintain records, complete daily logs, capture data and file paid tickets.

To ensure success you would need to use discretion to make prudent decisions in the absence of immediate supervision. Ideal candidates will be flexible, adaptable and work harmoniously with the public and other officials.

Code Enforcement Officer Responsibilities:

  • Performing vehicle and foot patrols to investigate and enforce animal control, parking and other nuisance ordinances.
  • Patrolling assigned areas searching for illegally parked and abandoned vehicles.
  • Issuing summons, placing immobilization devices on or providing for towing of offending vehicles.
  • Enforcing bicycle and taxi ordinances.
  • Responding to and investigating complaints from public.
  • Responding to complaints involving stray dogs, barking dogs, dog bites and reports of alleged animal cruelty or neglect.
  • Transporting injured animals to veterinary clinics for treatment and attempt to locate owners.
  • Maintaining documents and records such as daily logs, incident reports, case files, and records of investigations.
  • Assisting with telephone and counter inquiries.
  • Maintaining equipment, animal cages and vehicles.

Code Enforcement Officer Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma, GED or appropriate equivalent.
  • Completion and passing of two-week basic legal course at Criminal Justice Academy, and ability to become certified to carry a weapon.
  • Completion of two-week course at National Animal Control Association Training Academy.
  • Completion of polygraph examination, drug test, and credit and criminal background checks.
  • Available to work during inclement weather, on call, shifts, and over weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work alone at night.
  • Undeterred by disinfectants, cleaning chemicals, and animal waste and bites.
  • Physically​ agile.
  • Familiar with topography and street layout of county.

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