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Code Enforcement Officer I Class

Town of Georgetown, Colorado

Salary Range - $22 - $29 per hour

 Job Summary:

Code Enforcement Officer perform a variety of office and fieldwork related to inspection and investigations to ensure compliance with City and State codes and regulations; and provide information on City regulations to homeowners, business and community groups to enhance and preserve the quality of neighborhoods and businesses.  

This is the entry level class in the Code Enforcement series.  Positions in this class typically have limited directly related work experience.  The Code Enforcement Officer I class is distinguished from the Code Enforcement Officer II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Code Enforcement Officer II level.  Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned. The areas of focus include zoning, nuisance, property maintenance, vehicle abatement or other neighborhood related improvement issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conducts field investigations and property inspections to uncover violations of nuisance, zoning, junk and debris, abandoned/inoperative vehicles, housing and related ordinances.
  • Issues infraction/misdemeanor citations for violations of City and State Codes relating to nuisance, zoning, junk and debris, housing deficiencies, and abandoned/inoperative vehicles, and animal issues (both domestic and wildlife).
  • Performs investigations for possible violations; photographs evidence; contacts responsible persons, landlords or tenants and performs follow-up investigations to ensure that remedial action has been taken; develops and maintains accurate case files.
  • Presents a variety of information and statistics in the form of written, graphic, or oral reports for use by elected and appointed officials, special committees, or community organizations involved in code enforcement matters.
  • Confers and coordinates with other public and private agencies and City departments on the investigation of violations across agency boundaries.
  • Responds to public inquiries and public nuisance abatement complaints and answers questions related to City code enforcement activities by researching, interpreting and explaining policies and regulations; analyzes, recommends and communicates appropriate solutions to problems; addresses customer complaints and schedules site visits.
  • Deals effectively, courteously, and productively with angry and upset customers.
  • Works closely with homeowners, landlords, tenants, businesses, and community groups to grow strong neighborhoods through public relations, education and code enforcement activities.
  • Coordinates inspections and dispositions of cases with various City departments.
  • Maintains integrity of work by taking responsibility and accountability for completion of work, customer interactions, and by maintaining punctuality and attendance at work.
  • Acts as a representative of the Town by representing the Town in community and official meetings with other City departments, organizations and professional groups on code enforcement matters.
  • Code Enforcement Officer II may lead and provide technical assistance to Code Enforcement Officer I and/or hourly staff.
  • May perform other work as assigned such as NIBRS, SB-217, which may include:
    • Interpret and determine which crimes meet criteria for mandatory reporting.
    • Create JSON exports for Colorado 217 and upload them to database.
    • Review reports from patrol officers for NIBRS reporting.
    • Uploading electronic files and reports to external drives and databases.
    • Communicate with CBI when errors occur in the reporting process and correct them.
    • Must be able to pass a NCIC/CCIC background check, permitting them to obtain an OSN.
    • Must possess a basic understanding of operational security, and privacy rights/restrictions.

 Employment Standards & Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

  • Basic principles and practices used in the enforcement of a variety of laws, ordinances, and codes.
  • Principles and methods of investigation.
  • Appropriate safety, hazardous materials and fire prevention techniques and requirements.
  • Basic terminology used in zoning, housing, fire codes, landlord/tenant law, and inspection warrants.
  • Regulations and requirements for record keeping, report writing and court evidence documentation.
  • Windows-based applications, including word processing.
  • Discovering property ownership and zoning background.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Proper English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Ability to:

  • Research, interpret, explain, and apply applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations related to zoning, nuisance abatement, and health and safety issues.
  • Inspect, identify violations and enforce applicable codes, ordinances, laws and regulations with impartiality and efficiency.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments, outside agencies and the general public.
  • Exercise sound independent judgment and discretion within established guidelines.
  • Organize and set priorities; tactfully and effectively enforce applicable laws and regulations, including resolving conflicts and problems.
  • Design public information and education programs to present to community groups concerning codes, ordinances, and city compliance programs and testify in court.
  • Read maps and learn the city's geography; develop and accurately maintain a variety of work records and documents including complete case files, logs, reports, and memoranda.
  • Operate computers and variety of software and database applications, work independently in the absence of supervision.

Minimum Qualifications & Guidelines:

Any combination of education, training and experience that will provide the ability to perform the work and provide performance results as stated above.

  • Licensure or Certification: Possession of a current valid Colorado Class R driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the Town of Georgetown required at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class R License is cause for discipline.
  • Education: Equivalent to completion of a high school diploma.
  • Experience: No experience necessary, but any work experience performing similar duties to Code Enforcement Officer is desirable.

Physical Working Conditions and Requirements:

Requires the mobility and manual dexterity to work in a standard office environment, use standard office equipment and attend off-site meetings; speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; and strength and agility to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds. On a continuous basis work in an office environment sitting at a desk for long periods of time; travel from job site to job site sitting in vehicle; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while performing field work; may be exposed to dust, noise, machinery, moving objects and other vehicles while performing field work; may work on uneven or slippery surfaces; and may intermittently perform field work while exposed to various types of weather including extreme heat during summer months and cold temperatures during the winter months. Some accommodation may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.

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