Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

A Code Compliance Officer performs a variety of duties necessary to execute the County's Code Compliance programs and International Property Maintenance Code. They execute a range of tasks involved in the investigation of potential violations and the enforcement of zoning regulations, environmental blight, and property maintenance codes. This position reports to the Neighborhood Services Manager.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Investigate/inspect complaints of zoning violations, property maintenance codesand environmental blight; issue letters to property owners notifying them of violations as appropriate; affix notices of violation on property to abate zoning violations and blight; conduct follow-up investigations to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Inspect existing buildings for change of use, occupancy, or compliance with applicable ICC codes and ordinances. Inspect the demolition and removal of structures in the county.
  • Issue "Notices to Comply" on violations; issue "Stop Work" orders on work that has been completed without a permit or that is in violation of the established codes; maintain records of historical facts for possible legal actions.
  • Perform inspection activities with other county departments and outside agencies as required.
  • Research problems and complaints regarding residential buildings, building construction, and code compliance.
  • Remove graffiti from County, public, private, and commercial properties using a variety of specialized equipment and chemicals/solvents.
  • Paint over graffiti using appropriate paints; match and mix paints; determine the appropriate paint-color, materials, equipment, and supplies needed to complete job.
  • Remove non-approved signs and posters from County property.
  • Distribute and retrieve waivers from members of the community who submit graffiti removal requests.
  •  Provide information to the public regarding graffiti removal services offered by the County.
  • Research records for legal descriptions of property, owner's records, and zoning regulations; research and collect data to determine accurate mailing address for alleged violators.
  • Coordinate blight clean-up orders and secure vacant properties with outside contractors.
  • As appropriate, prepare documentation for submission to the County Attorney to file complaint for noncompliance; testify in court as necessary on behalf of the County.
  • Provide information to violators, the general public, business community, and other government agencies regarding codes, laws, and ordinances; respond to questions, complaints, and inquiries.
  • Maintain a log of inspection activities performed regarding the findings of daily inspections.
  • Maintain files and records related to complaints, citations, and violations; prepare a variety of written reports, memorandums, and correspondence.
  • Perform searches of legal records for names of property owners not in compliance with construction regulations.
  • Input and retrieve a variety of information using a computer terminal and iPad.
  • Perform minor maintenance on assigned vehicle.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Ability to coordinate with other agencies regarding a variety of matters including joint inspections.
  • Ability to remain motivated and dynamic and engage in problem-solving throughout the day.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of basic codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning, property maintenance, and blight.
  • Apply principles, practices, methods, and techniques of zoning and property maintenance, code violation investigation, and enforcement.
  • Engage in safe and efficient work practices as they relate to code enforcement.
  • Apply basic principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Apply safe driving principles and practices when operating a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to operate photography equipment.
  • Operate modern office equipment, including computer equipment.
  • Learn County codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning, property maintenance, and blight abatement.
  • Learn, interpret, and apply State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  • Learn court procedures, including, but not limited to, citation issuance and obtaining various types of inspection warrants and court documents.
  • Maintain and update records, logs, and reports.
  • Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for service in a fair, tactful, and timely manner.
  • Work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Enforce necessary regulations with firmness and tact, always maintaining excellent customer service whenever possible.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to learn the operation of computer and County-supported software, to include MS Office Suite, Accela, JD Edwards, E-Docs and other software used in the Community & Economic Development Department, including the use of iPads for field inspections.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; make presentations.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Take proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances, and act accordingly to prevent accidents. Use all required safety equipment.
  • Ability to operate a noise meter.

More Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of experience working with the public and in the interpretation of rules, laws, or procedures including investigating allegations, conducting researchand resolving complaints, concerns or conflicts. Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Education and Training: 
    • High School Diploma or GED required.
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • License or Certificate:
    • Possession of a valid driver's license.
    • Within 12 months of hire, obtain a Code Enforcement Officer Basic certification, from the Colorado Association of Code Enforcement Officials and a Property Maintenance Inspection certification obtained through the International Code Council (ICC).
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Application Instructions

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