This individual performs a variety of investigations of alleged violations of the local zoning, sign ordinance and development, health and sanitation code; work involves significant public contact.
Examples of Duties:
Receives and investigates alleged violations of local and state law, ordinances, or code relating to housing, zoning, sign ordinances, nuisances or health and safety.
Prepares reports and maintains records of field investigations.
Prepares and submits data and information to ensure that appropriate records are maintained.
Responds to citizen inquiries and complaints.
Performs community education outreach efforts to inform citizens of City standards in the areas of housing, zoning, health, nuisance and general property maintenance.
Coordinates with other city departments to abate violations
Documents decisions and schedules ongoing actions as required
Experience and Training:
Requirements OF THIS POSITION
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Ability to receive Basic Code Enforcement Officer Certification within two years of employment.
This position requires you to be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
Spanish highly desirable.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access
Must pass a drug-screening test and criminal history background check.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Texas drivers license and proof of liability insurance.
Current city ordinances or their location in the codebook when requested
Health and sanitation codes relating to trash, weeds, stagnant water, sign ordinance, zoning ordinance or other health and sanitation codes.
Perform responsible and technical administrative work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
Operate and use modern office equipment, including computers for word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and desktop publishing.
Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Conduct a variety of inspections and maintain records and prepare reports.
Communicate effectively through written and verbal skills.
Prepare and maintain records and reports; read and interpret laws and policies concerned with sanitation;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public; obtain cooperation from the public; and
Enforce regulations firmly and tactfully.