CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - 0221 Salary
$38,480.00 - $56,763.20 Annually
206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
BUILDING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE
2/26/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
- Brief Description
Brief Description of the Job
Under general supervision of the Code Enforcement Supervisor, inspects properties, structures, and vacant lots to determine compliance with applicable property maintenance codes and City of Greenville codes and ordinances. Issues written notices and citations for violations of codes and ordinances. Maintains accurate computer records and case files for all inspections and enforcement actions. Prepares documents, reports, correspondence, notices, and evidence for testimony in court proceedings. Develops and maintains a working knowledge of current electronic data management and records systems. Participates in community outreach as directed to educate the public on the department`s services and purpose.
- Job Duties
Conduct Field Inspections (70%): Inspect properties, structures, and vacant lots to determine compliance with applicable property maintenance codes and City of Greenville codes and ordinances. Locate, investigate, inspect and properly document violations within the boundaries of the City Of Greenville. When violations are found or reported, document and gather evidence such as vehicle info, owner data, complaint materials and other materials using various tools such as mobile phone or tablet, computer, camera and written communication. Draft violation and inspection notices, letters for contractors/property owners and other documents used to communicate with the public. Use both written and verbal communication with the general public and/or specific violators to ensure an understanding of the City`s position and requirements for compliance.
Perform Administrative Duties (20%): Utilize data management system to document information collected from field inspections such as relevant records, pictures, notices, letters etc. Conduct research of property records using the City`s mapping system, county tax data, and other property and persons search tools. Assist customers in person and via telephone, providing information on property maintenance codes and City of Greenville codes and ordinances.
Attend Court Proceedings (5%): Appear in court proceedings to present documentation and supporting evidence for property and housing code violation cases as a result of site investigations, research, and/or inspections.
Provide Community Outreach (5%): Conduct community education sessions and attend neighborhood meetings regarding codes and ordinances within the City of Greenville. Educate the public on the department`s services and purpose. Listen to community concerns and report back to Supervisor.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Formal Education: Two year Associate`s degree or equivalent work experience in Architecture, Building Sciences, Construction Management or similar degree/experience is required.
Experience: Over one year of experience in code enforcement, law/ordinance enforcement or a construction related field is required.
Driver`s License Required: Class D South Carolina license.
Certifications and Other Requirements: Must have or obtain International Code Council Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector certification within one year of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge: Work requires a comprehensive practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making. Must be able to exercise independent thinking and the ability to conceptualize and develop new or improved procedures, techniques or ideas appropriate to the work environment. Work product primarily affects processes and program/functional areas within the department.
Reading: Intermediate Level: Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, and policies.
Math: Basic Level: Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
Writing: Intermediate Level: Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, summaries, meeting minutes, and emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Levels, tape measures, flashlights, calculators, ladders, vehicles, safety equipment, copy machine, telephone, printers, and fax machines. Personal computer, tablets, printer, scanner, and code compliance related software.
Primary Work Location: Outdoors (conducting inspections).
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperature and wetness and/or humidity. Weekly exposure to physical hazards. Seasonal exposure to respiratory hazards. Frequent exposure to electrical hazards and fire hazards. Occasional exposure to mechanical hazards, communicable diseases, and physical danger or abuse.
Protective Equipment Required: Steel-toed shoes, gloves, and hard hat.
Continuously requires hearing, and talking. Frequently requires standing, fine dexterity, walking, sitting, kneeling, crawling, vision, foot controls, bending, crouching, and twisting. Occasionally requires handling, climbing, and balancing. Light strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds occasionally.
Frequently requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and working closely with others as part of a team. Occasionally requires emergency situations, irregular schedule/overtime, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.
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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.