Job Opportunity - Special Projects Coordinator / Code Enforcement Officer

Job Description for:
Special Projects Coordinator / Code Enforcement Officer

Job Title:            Special Projects Coordinator / Code Enforcement Officer

Department:      Town Administration

Reports To:        Town Manager or his designee

Classification:   Full-time; Non-Exempt

Compensation: $15.00 (per hour depending on experience)

Summary:          
The Special Projects Coordinator / Code Enforcement Officer Takes direction primarily from and reports to the Town Manager or designee.  The incumbent will spend approximately 40% of their time on Code Enforcement related events.  The rest of the incumbent’s time will be spent working on a variety of tasks in the field as well as in the office. 

These tasks include the distribution of public information, maintaining work orders, assuring high-quality work by town staff, working, maintaining NPDES-permit related records, creating and distributing environmental/safety-related public education/information, working with volunteers/interns, and various tasks as assigned by the Town Manager.

The Special Projects Coordinator / Code Enforcement Officer will work with other Town Staff to maintain the annual business tax processes including the inspection of commercial operations town-wide.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Support the Administrative Assistant in greeting public entering or calling Town Hall, determines nature and purpose and directs to specific department/personnel.
  • Provides information in person, by telephone or email to answer routine inquiries and general information.  Takes messages when necessary.
  • Provides assistance to department supervisors, as needed and works closely with other staff to ensure adequate administrative coverage is maintained.
  • Maintains a data base of volunteers, vendors and outside resources for events.
  • Coordinates the work activities of employees, volunteers and interns at events.
  • Prepares status reports and outcomes of events for Town Manager and Town Council.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Stays abreast of issues related to stormwater and emergency management.
  • Enforce ordinances, specific state law sections and the international property maintenance code
  • Respond to citizen’s complaints of code violations.
  • Inspects and investigates potential violations of Town codes and other laws which have been reported to determine if a violation has occurred.
  • Proactively patrols and surveys locations for code violations during the course of duties.
  • Researches land ownership records, permitting records and past or current code violations using computer.
  • Prepares a descriptive summary report on conditions and findings regarding each case investigation to document potential violations for case preparation.
  • Prepares notices of violation to be sent or served directly upon violators after inspection; communicates with alleged violators regarding findings, the process they will be involved in, and the resolution of the violation.
  • Re-inspects violations for compliance, issues citations and notices to appear, and prepares reports as necessary.
  • Appears in court or other judicial proceedings to submit evidence and case summaries for the enforcement/prosecution of criminal infractions of codes, ordinances and/or laws.
  • Works in compliance with other departments that are engaged in code compliance tasks. (i.e., building inspector, public works, storm water, fire codes, etc.)
  • Maintains communications for establishing coordination with other departments/agencies relevant to code enforcement activities.
  • Maintains Town work orders and reviews work as requested by the Town Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of municipal government operations.
  • Knowledge of code enforcement operations.
  • Knowledge of public works operations.
  • Knowledge of event planning methods and principles.
  • Skilled in prioritizing, organizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports, including oral, written and audio/visual.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading and speaking.
  • Ability to effectively use computer applications, MS Office proficiency a must.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as applicable to an event.

Additional Responsibilities/Requirements:

  • Within a 180-day probationary period, must acquire considerable knowledge of the Town’s functions, policies/procedures and applicable ordinances.
  • May perform work of higher classified positions as assigned.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Town Manager or designee.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station or on the telephone.
  • Tasks may also involve extended periods of walking, standing, kneeling and bending.
  • Tasks require sound and visual perception.

Qualifications:

  • While a bachelor’s degree is preferred, a minimum of a high school diploma is required and will be considered with at least five (5) years of customer service, construction management, local government, and/or secretarial.
  • Have or obtain Florida Association of Code Enforcement Level I within the first year of employment AND Level II within the second year of employment.
  • Have or obtain FEMA EMI ISP Course: IS.700(x), IS.800(x), IS.100(x), and IS.200(x) within the first year of employment.
  • Have or obtain FDEP Florida Stormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training Program – Tier I (Qualified Stormwater BMP Installer) and Tier II (Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector)
  • Maintaining a professional appearance and providing a positive image to the public is required.  

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The Town of Kenneth City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with United States Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Town of Kenneth City provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.