Code Enforcement Inspector
Under general supervision, this position performs property maintenance inspections for conformance to standards, codes, and ordinances.
Performs inspections involving standards, ordinance, code violations, property maintenance, and complaints on minimum rental housing standards, single family dwellings, vacant structures, non-residential buildings, inoperative vehicles, weed and debris, sanitation, enforcement nuisance and refuse and zoning ordinances.
Recommends and or prepares case files for legal action against unresponsive or absentee property owners and cases of non-compliance; appears in court to provide expert testimony regarding property maintenance code interpretation and enforcement procedures; conducts research information on violators; prepares and sends violation notices, post properties of unknown or absentee owners and delivers summons to magistrate.
Ensures systematic scheduling for inspections in specified areas; follows through with complaint investigations; contracts various services for weed and debris removal, boarding of vacant structures and for the removal of inoperative motor vehicles; inspects and reviews contractor services for compliance in accordance to departmental guidelines.
Advises property owners, contractors and builders regarding building code standards and resolves problems or concerns; conducts citizen and staff educational programs, and provides information to the general public; collects special data as requested; provides citizens with information for housing assistance and legal aid as necessary, and assists citizens through complaint investigations.
Keeps abreast of current and future issues and trends; attends training classes, workshops, etc. as appropriate to enhance and maintain knowledge of developments in the field of code enforcement; prepares data for monthly reports related to property maintenance and environmental/zoning functions; maintains and pulls files, makes copies and answers telephone inquiries.
Performs other related work as required. Individual assignments will be determined by supervisor based on current workload and department needs.