Conducts zoning and housing inspections of buildings, structures, developed and undeveloped land to ensure compliance with municipal codes and ordinances.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Enforces City codes and ordinances pertaining to zoning and housing; schedules and performs commercial site plan inspections and residential site plan inspections in conjunction with the Systematic Housing Inspection Program to maintain or achieve minimum housing standards; attends neighborhood meetings to discuss and educate citizens about City codes; responds to citizens' concerns and complaints and City Council requests; prepares records and reports pertaining to abatements, court actions, daily activities, enforcement actions and inspections; compiles documentation for and issues summons with approval of supervisor; testifies in municipal court; frequent contact with citizens, residents, and property owners to educate and enforce city code violations and ensure compliance; and performs additional duties as assigned.
Education: Two years related college level course work. Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred.
Experience: At least 2 years experience in enforcement-related field work including investigating allegations, conducting research, resolving complaints, concerns, and conflict resolution. Prefer experience issuing summonses in a compliance-desired environment, working with municipal or county code compliance or inspection issues. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge: Knowledge of general construction practices, procedures, and requirements; enforcement knowledge to include conflict resolution techniques and methods to acquire compliance; self-defense techniques; laptop computers and software applications.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials; handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; make presentations to neighborhood groups; read, interpret, and explain City codes and site plans, maps, and work plans; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; hear and comprehend two or more different things at the same time from radio, telephone, computer screen or other source of information; testify in court as required; recognize and anticipate unsafe circumstances and act accordingly to prevent accidents.
Skills: Strong interpersonal and analytical skills.
Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required: Certification by American Association of Code Enforcement, Colorado Association of Code Enforcement Officials, or International Code Building Officials as a Certified Code Enforcement Officer preferred. Colorado Driver's License with a good driving history required. Candidates invited for interviews must provide a copy of latest driving record. May need to provide a dependable vehicle with reimbursement at current city approved rate. Candidates are required to obtain Fire Inspector 1 Certification within 12 months as well as participate in self defense training. This position requires use of personal cell phone in the course of their employment. Must successfully complete Officer I training within the first six months of employment.
Physical Demands: Light to moderate physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds; requires significant walking and/or standing, and may require one to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach with hands and arms; frequent hand/eye/foot coordination needed for operation of motor vehicle and operation of computer and other equipment; speech and hearing for communication with employees and citizens; vision for visual inspection, documentation, and driving.
Work Environment: Works both inside and outside in varying types of weather; occasional evening meetings and weekend work may be required; may work in a dusty and noisy environment; occasionally works in places exposed to toxic or caustic fumes and may be exposed to various safety hazards; duties include desk-related tasks in an office environment, patrolling in a vehicle, or assisting other personnel in the field; the position may involve working different schedules, including weekends and evenings and is subject to work beyond normal scheduled hours including emergency calls; mandatory overtime may be required with little or no advance notification.
Equipment: Uses laptop computer, two-way radio communication , digital camera; required to obtain O.C. spray certification and carry while on duty; other field safety equipment may be required.