CERTIFIED CODE INVESTIGATOR I, II, OR III
(Building and Codes)
THIS POSITION MAY BE FILLED AT ANY OF THE THREE LEVELS, DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS
Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:
Perform field inspections to enforce compliance with the Land Development Code. Employees in this class perform duties of average difficulty requiring reasonable initiative and independent judgment under direct supervision of Level III or Level IV Investigators. Meets with property owners, tenants, complainants to assist, advise, and guide them in working within the regulations.
The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the following activities: Under direct supervision of Level III or Level IV Investigator, performs field investigations from complaints of alleged code violations. Meets with property owners, tenants and complainants to determine the nature of violations. Assists, advises, or guides the public regarding code compliance, interpretations and explanations. Ensures that codes, ordinances and laws are conformed with or issues appropriate violation notices. By end of first year, must have knowledge on how to research land ownership by using legal descriptions, tax records, Property Appraiser records, deeds and other related documentation. Keeps accurate case narratives and is able to open new cases and is knowledgeable in the Code Enforcement computer program and any related programs. Prepares and presents cases to the Polk County Special Magistrate as required. Performs general neighborhood inspections for code compliance. On more difficult land use violations and grandfathering issues, works directly with Level III and Level IV Investigators. May be called upon to assist other investigators as assigned.
During first year, works directly with Level III or Level IV Investigators while performing inspections of substandard residential dwellings to determine and enforce the Minimum Housing Ordinance. Prepares detailed reports of minimum housing inspections. Discusses with property owner(s) necessary work needed to bring dwelling(s) up to Minimum Housing Ordinance standards. Explains and interprets regulations to property owners and occupants to secure corrective action. Inspects private residential properties to determine the conditions required to meet the Minimum Housing Code standards for occupancy. Reviews and evaluates dwellings and structures after property owner has complied with violation notice of deficiencies to insure that requirements have been met. Signs off on case with approval of Level III or Level IV Investigator.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Ability to learn applicable rules, regulations, codes, ordinances and laws. Ability to complete and write clear, concise and accurate narratives and forms. Ability to operate a computer and any work related computer programs. Ability to use good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Ability to drive from work site to work site to look at and provide investigative related work. Ability to see, talk, ambulate independently, and make written notes. Ability to speak in a manner that can be understood. Ability to bend, sit, stand. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, officials and other employees. Ability to effectively communicate orally. Ability to perform investigator work in all weather conditions.
Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable diploma and have a minimum of three (3) years real estate, building construction, investigation, governmental regulatory work or related work experience.
Certifications Required for Level I:
Florida Association of Code Enforcement (F.A.C.E.) Level I Certification Polk County Code Enforcement Property Maintenance
Certifications Required for Level II:
Florida Association of Code Enforcement Level I Certification Florida Association of Code Enforcement (F.A.C.E.) Level II Certification Polk County Code Enforcement Property Maintenance Certification
Certifications Required for Level III:
Florida Association of Code Enforcement Levels I, II & III Certifications Polk County Code Enforcement Property Maintenance Certification
Must have a valid drivers license and be able to secure a valid Florida drivers license at the time of employment within this classification.
JOB LOCATION : Building and Codes, Bartow, FL
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
HIRING RATES: Inspector I - $30,139.00 - $37,044.00 (Pay Grade 14)
Inspector II - $31,440.00 - $39,688.00 (Pay Grade 15)
Inspector III - $32,760.00 - $40,248.00 (Pay Grade 16)
Interested applicants and employees should apply by creating an application profile as detailed below. Apply no later than the closing date indicated above.
APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY ON THIS WEBSITE.
POLK COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, HUMAN RESOURCES (863) 534-6030
POLK COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IT IS OUR POLICY TO PROVIDE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS, REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER CATEGORY PROTECTED BY LAW.