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Code Enforcement Officer

City of Benbrook   Benbrook, TX   Part-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on June 5, 2022
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The City of Benbrook is accepting applications for the position of Part Time Code Enforcement Officer.

Under the administrative direction of the Director of Public Services, the Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer performs complaint investigations and enforces municipal code regulations and other adopted policies.  The Code Enforcement Officer also performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility within the organization.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by the incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Inspects properties; ensures compliance with applicable zoning and environmental health codes, ordinances and regulations. Determines whether property is in compliance; issues notices of violation as required. Documents all actions and notices; perform follow-up inspections to ensure compliance.

  • Responds to alleged violations; interviews complainant and witnesses, takes photographs of violations, document activities and update records. 
  • Meets with citizens who are in violation of city codes; explains actions required to comply with ordinances. 
  • Provides and maintains a positive customer service relationship at all times. 
  • Performs research to determine the approved conditional uses of property; researches ownership and takes action to enforce city codes. 
  • Maintains records and reports of inspections and surveillance activities; prepares reports as required.
  • Responds to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provides information within the area of assignment; resolves complaints in an efficient and timely manner. 
  • Assists in preparing case reports for court or administrative proceedings; testifies in court and at administrative proceedings as necessary.
  • Participates in joint enforcement efforts with the Police Department and other state or federal agencies on special projects designed to better maintain corridors or thoroughfares.
  • Adheres to assigned work schedule and provides updates to the Director of Public Services regularly. 
  • Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a code enforcement program.
  • Principles, practices, methods and techniques code enforcement. 
  • Methods and techniques of investigating property ownership and conflict resolution. 
  • General construction methods. 
  • Basic record keeping and file maintenance systems. 
  • Basic mathematical principles. 
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation. 
  • Office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. 
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Skill in: 

  • Making sound decisions and using good judgment. 
  • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities. 
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of programs and personnel. 
  • Communicating clearly.

Ability to: 

  • Read, interpret and enforce applicable City, State and Federal codes, ordinances and regulations. 
  • Research property records and related documents to establish property ownership.
  • Perform mathematical computations.
  • Prepare clear and concise letters and reports. 
  • Interpret and communicate city codes and ordinances to the general public. 
  • Prepare simple sketches. 
  • Collect and compile data from different sources. Operate office equipment, including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications. 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
This position typically requires touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, repetitive motions, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, lifting and inspect job sites in extreme temperatures.
 
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION:

  • High School diploma or equivalent. 
  • Valid Texas Vehicle Operators License.
  • Preferred Licensed Code Enforcement Officer or must be eligible for such registration within six months of employment.

WORK HOURS:

  • 20 hours/ week - generally during regular City Hall hours.
  • Schedule flexibility available.    

SALARY: $15.00/hour (No benefits).
 
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

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