Code Enforcement Officer
Technical work investigating implementing the Town Code of Ordinances and Land Development Regulations. Work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Director of Growth Management with minimal supervision.
This position pays a salary of $32,344 annually. It is a non- exempt position.
The Town provides 100% paid employee health insurance, dental insurance, long-term disability, life and accidental death insurance. The Town also provides 50% paid dependent health insurance, a 401a retirement plan that is fully vested after three years, paid time off, and paid holidays. Employees have the option of purchasing additional life insurance, short-term disability insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and vision insurance at reduced rates.
This position will remain open until filled.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Responds to a wide variety of calls and complaints involving municipal violations of law from the public, Building, Public Works and other departments.
- Utilizes Town vehicle to conduct inspections for violations of the Town Code of Ordinances and Land Development Regulations. Determines through inspection whether individual properties are in compliance with Town codes, identifies any deficiencies and takes appropriate enforcement action. Conducts code inspections of residential, as well as non-commercial and properties.
- Resolves violations through voluntary compliance or, when not possible, prepares a case to be presented to the Town’s Special Magistrate or other enforcement procedures.
- Conducts research to determine necessary facts, through interview with violators, complainants, property owners, public records, tax rolls, inter-agencies or other sources. Conducts research on zoning use issues and zoning regulations. Researches property ownership records using tax folio and alternate key property identification numbers, mortgage companies and county recorded documents.
- Performs all facets of case preparation and development for the Special Magistrate Hearing. Prepares all documentation including all Notices of Violation, Notice of Hearing, Orders of Enforcement, Order Imposing Fines, affidavits of compliance, affidavits of non-compliance, postings, mailings, personal service, certified mail and subpoenas.
- Presents cases to the Special Magistrate, as applicable. Provides testimony and evidence in code violation matters.
- Keeps records and makes reports of activities and cases filed or forwarded for filing. Prepares and manages all active, closed pre-and post-Special Magistrate Hearing case files.
- Prepares, distributes and files notices, letters, notices, memos, liens, drafts ordinances and records information pertinent to active enforcement cases, pre-and post-Special Magistrate Hearing cases.
- Prepares and maintains Special Magistrate Hearing Activity log which details lien accruals on post Special Magistrate Hearing cases.
- Inputs daily inspection report into the computer.
- Maintains data and collect fees in association with the abandoned property registration program.
- Meets with the general public to explain and interpret Town codes and zoning regulations. Provides interpretation and information regarding Town Code and Florida Statues to a variety of individuals and groups including Town personnel, local police, county sheriff, county code enforcement, licensing agents, animal control, health department, property owners, business owners and state code enforcement association and others.
- Attends workshops and professional seminars as required.
- Enforces occupational licenses violations of non-payment, unlicensed or under licensed business entities. Works directly with Town Clerk’s office on enforcement activities.
- Conducts inspections on all Villages approved modification/alterations at individual properties to determine if the work was performed, completed and if applicable permits were obtained. Non-compliant properties are cited and enforcement processes are utilized.
- Attends to the Growth Management Department counter when needed, answering telephone and providing public with general information.
- Initiates and coordinates the Abatement Process to correct specific code violations and prepares liens to be recorded on properties serviced.
- Report street and traffic light problems, street sign damage and other problems within public right of ways to appropriate agency or department for action.
- Removes illegal signs from public Right of Ways.
- Develops and updates general code enforcement forms and Special Magistrate Hearing forms, as needed.
- Conducts the necessary preliminary research for drafts of ordinance, resolution or other projects as directed by the Growth Management Director or their Designee.
- Prepares agenda items for Stipulation Agreements and proposed Lien Reductions for presentation before the Town Commission.
- Operates a variety of office equipment and machinery in the performance of job duties, Town vehicle, computer, copier, tape recorder, digital camera, personal computer and printer, internet research, facsimile machine, typewriter, tape measure, telephone and tools used in standard inspections and posting of property.
- Answers telephone; performs routine clerical work and provides information to the public.
- Prepares necessary reports of code enforcement activities.
- Assess and make recommendations for operational changes, new or necessary revisions to codes and regulations.
- Provides input and professional recommendations to Town on issues related to or affecting code enforcement activities at public and/or staff meetings, as directed.
- Prepares performance evaluations of code enforcement official for review by the Department Head.
- Performs additional duties as directed by the Department Head.
- Knowledge of accepted Code Enforcement principles and practices.
- Knowledge of the Code of Ordinances and Land Development Regulations of the Town.
- Knowledge of the geography of the Town, proximate incorporated areas and the Town’s road network.
- General Knowledge of various species of trees commonly planted in the Town.
- Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.
- Ability to enforce ordinances with firmness, tact and impartiality, and to deal courteously with the general public.
- Ability to keep records and make written and verbal reports from such records.
- Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer.
- Ability to perform work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to relay less than favorable accepted information in a practical, polite manner.
- Ability to deal with stressful situations and deadlines.
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalency.
- At least two years of specific land used related, code enforcement experience and clerical experience to include proficient computer knowledge. An Associate’s Degree could be accepted in lieu of Code Enforcement experience.
- Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.
- Certification by Florida Association of Code Enforcement, Inc. desirable.
- Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector certification is desirable.
- Florida Association of Code Enforcement (FACE) membership and certification desirable.
Essential Physical Skills
- Ability to communicate with individuals in person and on the telephone.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
All positions are regular full time unless stated otherwise. Employment applications for vacant positions may be submitted online, at Town Hall or by email. Each application must include the position title, and each position requires a separate application.
All submitted materials are subject to public disclosure by the Florida Public Records Act. The Town is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.