Code Enforcement Specialist
- The Code Specialist detects and investigates violations; responds to inquiries and complaints involving code violations, and enforces city ordinances to ensure compliance and abatement. This work is to promote the health and safety of the community. Why Work as a Code Enforcement Specialist with the City of Littleton? Because it allows you to:
- Be part of a collaborative team to develop solutions and updates to code enforcement procedures.
- Participate in public outreach events to educate on the benefits of code enforcement.
- Work on special projects and programs that support safety and enhance the quality of life.
- Coordinate with volunteers and residents to ensure compliance and improve the community
- Essential Duties & Reponsibilities
Conducts code enforcement inspections of properties and performs follow-up activities related to enforcement of the city codes. Operates a city vehicle to conduct property inspections and perform field activities.
Receives complaints of code violations by telephone, in-person, or in writing. Determines if a violation of the code may exist. Initiates an inspection of property or other investigation to confirm if violation exists; and, if so, initiates appropriate action to ensure violation is abated.
Contacts tenants, owners and other stakeholders regarding residential and commercial properties in-person and by telephone to discuss complaints, codes, and violations; and the required actions and timeframe needed to correct violations.
Responds to requests for information and assistance.
Uses a personal computer to enter information regarding code enforcement actions and prepare letters, notices, reports, court documents and check requests. Uses computer maps to research properties, owners, and boundaries.
Prepares letters and notices to explain the code requirements and the nature and type of violation as well as the corrective action(s) needed.
Coordinates with other city departments and outside agencies to ensure enforcement and compliance of the city code.
May issue summonses to municipal court for violations, and give court testimony.
Observes and follows established city and department policies and procedures in the daily conduct of the job. Plans and arranges work schedule and establishes priorities to complete scheduled, assigned work within parameters assigned by the supervisor.
Prepares reports of violations and inspections.
May be assigned to coordinate the activities of contractors to abate properties including weed cutting, rubbish removal, and other abatement.
Delivers work products and services to customers within assigned full-time work schedule. In order to complete assigned work there may be occasional hours outside of the normal work schedule.
Performs other similar duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Coordinates special projects within the city including neighborhood clean-up, and natural area clean-up.
May serve as an Emergency Worker.
- Education, Formal Training & Experience
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent; college courses in related field preferred; and
A minimum of one-year code enforcement or related enforcement experience, or
An equivalent combination of education, training or work experience, which produces the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
Requires the possession of a valid Colorado Driver's License
Requires one level of CACEO certification within one year of hire.
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Advanced knowledge of city environmental codes, ability to research and interpret all city codes in order to enforce.
Basic knowledge of all city codes; the general layout of the city, locations of city neighborhoods, and the ability to locate property addresses using maps, verbal or written directions, or instructions.
Basic knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of local government codes enforcement operations and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
Advanced interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; the ability to effectively interact and communicate with individuals of varying social, cultural, economic, professional and educational backgrounds including the ability to effectively deal with individuals who may be angry or skeptical, argumentative or disagreeable; the ability to act with tact, good judgment, and discretion; the ability to effectively work with individuals under stressful conditions; and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of matters as appropriate.
The ability to demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills while working with the public and co-workers on problem solving and communication.
Advanced listening skills and the ability to negotiate solutions to problems intense or conflictual situations.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work is performed both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work includes operation of a city vehicle to travel to locations throughout the city to conduct code enforcement inspections and meet with customers. Physical requirements include: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects weighing up to 25 pounds with or without assistance;
Outdoor work involves exposure to adverse weather conditions. Possible exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, weeds/pollen, infectious agents; occasional exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards, high exposed work sites, burns, radiant energy, and toxic or caustic chemicals.