Code Enforcement Officer
City of Greenville, NC - Greenville, NC

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Performs inspections work in the enforcement of the City Code in the areas of minimum housing and nuisance abatement; works with neighborhood associations and other agencies to take a proactive approach to positively impact the quality of neighborhoods. This is accomplished by conducting routine inspections to ensure compliance with state and local code and ordinances, surveying deteriorated areas, interacting with citizens to inform them of applicable ordinances, and writing and maintaining violation reports and files. Other duties may include working with the City, County, University, and other government agencies as well as neighborhood liaisons to cooperatively address and resolve community concerns, testifying in court regarding violations, training new Code Enforcement Officers, and performing other related duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties:
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Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED, supplemented by technical courses in building construction technology or college course work in planning, public administration, or a related field; and
  • One year of experience in inspection, investigation, compliance, building trades, or a related field, including some public contact work, preferably in an enforcement or regulatory environment; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of (or the ability to learn quickly):
  • Purpose and provisions of codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to minimum housing standards and nuisance abatement;
  • Operations, policies, and procedures of the various City departments, and knowledge of the location and characteristics of neighborhoods within the City.
Skill in:
  • Operation of a personal computer and related office technology.
Ability to:
  • Enforce policies, procedures, codes, and regulations pertaining to code enforcement activities;
  • Interpret, apply, and clearly explain related codes, ordinances, and regulations to the general public;
  • Make judgments and decisions in the enforcement of ordinances and codes;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar;
  • Plan work load based on established priorities to meet goals;
  • Work independently with little direct supervision;
  • Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements;
  • Perform work requiring good physical condition;
  • Deal effectively and tactfully with property owners, tenants, contractors, City staff, and the general public, often under difficult, stressful situations.
Special Requirements:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, current North Carolina driver's license that is not revoked, suspended, or subject to limited restoration or conditional operation privileges;
  • Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record;
  • May require occasional evening work.

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Greenville, NC is the 10th largest city in the state of North Carolina and the home of East Carolina University! Located halfway between the...