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Title

Code Enforcement Officer 

Location City of Griffin  
Description

Patrols the City to identify and evaluate code violations of municipal codes & ordinances and provides recommendations, warnings or tickets to violators.

Guidelines include city ordinances, departmental policies, and relevant state and federal laws. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

  • Receives and responds to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and departments concerning alleged violations of state laws, city zoning ordinances, and related municipal codes and ordinances.
  • Patrols the city to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance violations; determines proper methods to resolve violations.
  • Interviews complainants and witnesses; conducts investigations and provides recommendations for resolution.
  • Conducts field investigations; inspects properties for violations; issues and posts warning notices, notices of violations, corrective notices, orders to comply, and related documentation.
  • Schedules and performs follow-up inspections to gain compliance, including preparing correspondence, conducting new inspections, and coordinating meetings, discussions and negotiations.
  • Documents ordinance and law violations by collecting evidence, preparing case files, and using investigative and documentation equipment.
  • Reviews business license records, development/building permits, court records, case law and other materials to research violations.
  • Removes signs from the right-of-way that are in violation of state laws or local ordinances.
  • Locates vacate residences or businesses; secures buildings with proper materials as necessary; posts property; monitors vacant buildings for transient activity, graffiti, and vandalism
  • Provides information and assistance to the public regarding laws, ordinances and codes.
  • Prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda and correspondence related to enforcement activities.
  • Completes a daily activity report and ensures the report is correct.
  • Prepares evidence in support of legal actions taken by the city; testifies in court as needed.
  • Performs related duties.
 
Position Requirements
  • Knowledge of municipal code enforcement principles.
  • Knowledge of city ordinances, zoning laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the methods used in conducting and documenting field investigations.
  • Knowledge of records management principles.
  • Knowledge of modern office principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of standard safe work practices.
  • Skill in the use of computer and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated had a similar position for one to two years.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to interact professionally with the public.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
EOE Statement The City of Griffin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment to all people in aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or past or present membership in the Uniformed Services, applicants to the Uniformed Services, any protected concerted activity or any other legally protected status.

The City of Griffin is also proud to have the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
The City of Griffin is committed to a work environment that values and supports diversity and inclusion. Together, we strive to enrich our diversity and promote acceptance of the differences of others. We believe diversity strengthens our workforce and inclusion allows us to grow together. This growth will strengthen our work environment, our government, and our ability to serve our citizens.  
Hourly Rate of Pay Competitive pay with excellent benefit package including generous Pension Plan  
About the Organization The City of Griffin recognizes that a quality, comprehensive pay and benefits package is a critical component in retaining skilled and seasoned employees, as well as recruiting new talent when needed. If you are seeking a fulfilling and rewarding place to work and are willing to work hard, we are the place for you!


"The City of Griffin shall be a model of excellence in local government: a safe, well planned community with equal opportunity for all." ~ Vision Statement

"In partnership with our community, the mission of the City of Griffin is to protect and enhance the quality of life by providing a high level of service in an efficient and responsive manner for all the citizens." ~ Mission Statement  

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