Part Time Code Enforcement Officer

City of Covington - Covington, KY (30+ days ago)4.3


City of Covington
Job Description

Job Title: Part Time Code Enforcement Officer
Department: Department of Development
Reports To: Code Enforcement Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Civil Service: No
Union: No
Salary Range: $14.61/Hourly
Prepared By: Jo Ann Simpson
Prepared Date: 3/26/2002
Revised Date: Rev.5/08, 10/2/12
Approved By: O/R-222-12
Approved Date: 10/9/2012

Field enforcement of existing housing and property maintenance and building codes; inspect existing building and structures to determine compliance with the adopted codes and approved plan; determine deficiencies relative to housing/building codes and prepare concise, narrative reports and give testimony at appeals hearings and court actions, re-inspect buildings and structures to determine compliance and correction of deficiencies. Administer City’s Rental Inspection Program. Six month probationary period.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs entry-level inspection work.
Responsible for learning to conduct inspections of property to determine conformance to applicable property maintenance and development code standards.
Issue citations and violation notices to offenders.
Assist in keeping rental property database up to date and accurate
Develop schedules and timelines to inspect all rental properties within the geographic area they are assigned to.
Obtain administrative warrants to enter properties.
Assist part-time Enforcement Officers as needed.
Provide testimony in court and at Code Board hearings
Communicate with staff, residents, and neighborhood groups on the status of property.
Issue work orders to DPI for property maintenance.
Performs related work assigned.
Perform fire inspection on properties with 3 or more rental units
EXAMPLES OF THE WORK (These statements are intended to be illustrations of the work of this class)
Participates in training programs.
Inspect properties to determine violations of applicable code standards and documents code violations.
Learn to prepare activity reports and maintains records of pending re-inspections.
Learn to determine property-owners, agents or other interested parties and to make contact to verify property ownership and responsibilities and to discuss code violations, code enforcement actions, and intended remedies.
Learn to perform court/administrative-hearing inspections.
Identify dangerous and/or defective heating devices.
Learn to operate all required equipment such as testers, measuring tapes, and computer.
Learn to establish and maintain working relationships with property owners, occupants, agents, contractors, representatives of other agencies, and the public.
Learn to detect existence of pests, insects, rodents, etc.
Learn to prepare, review, sign and maintain letters, notices, and reports as required in the inspection process.
Learn to discuss code violation requirements and enforcement processes at government and community meetings and at court and administrative hearings.
May be required to work flexible hours, including weekends, to observe meetings, hearings and inspections.

Experience in construction, housing rehabilitation, property management and maintenance, building or housing code enforcement or the equivalent in college level courses in related topics.
Ability to express ideas clearly, accurately, and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to learn property maintenance codes and all related regulations and ordinances governing building construction; mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems; light and ventilation requirements; safety, sanitation and egress requirements; environmental nuisances; occupancy related aspects of residential housing; land use, and sign requirements.
Ability to recognize hazardous conditions of faulty construction and devices.
Ability to learn and discuss infractions of codes in a firm, tactful, and impartial manner.
Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in order to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with property-owners, occupants, agents, contractors, representatives of other agencies, and the public.
Skill in observation to determine code violations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and six months experience in construction, building trade, real estate, or a closely related field or comparable education or certification.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License. Must successfully complete fire inspection training and maintain certification as a Level 1 State of Kentucky Building Inspector.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee is oc