Under limited supervision, ensures compliance with city codes through field inspections, notices of violation and citations; educates citizens and community groups regarding code compliance. Investigates and follows-up on complaints of residential, commercial and sanitation, quality of life safety issues and nuisance code violations. Determines and recommends resolution of the issues involved. Investigates, prepares and presents cases to code enforcement board. Researches legal descriptions of properties; submits violations and notices to property owners. Attends homeowners or neighborhood association meetings and makes informative presentations. Meets with property owners and residents and explains public works code compliance requirements. Performs re-inspections before and after code board hearings to ascertain compliance. Maintains records and prepares periodic reports for supervisors. May supervise community service workers and special groups during community clean-up efforts; and performs related duties as assigned. Occasional evening hours and Saturday rotation is a requirement for position.
$21.99 hourly – Code Enforcement Officer I
High school diploma or GED is required for this position. Education will be verified using the "Education Requirements" listed below. One (1) year related experience is required, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess the F.A.C.E. (Florida Association of Code Enforcement) Level I Certification or the ability obtain certification within one (1) year from date of employment. Never been convicted of a felony; or a misdemeanor involving perjury, false statement, moral turpitude, or domestic violence.
A valid Florida driver's license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.
Education Requirements: To be considered valid (or verified) for position qualification purposes, and consistent with City Hiring Policy 4-5, a High School, GED or equivalent diploma, and all higher education degrees or certifications must have been issued by:
a public education institution in the State of Florida or any State or Territory of the United States; or
an institution accredited by an accrediting organization that is recognized by the Florida Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education; or
an institution that is accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
an institution whose degree or certification is accepted by institutions identified in either a), b), or c), above, for the purpose of admission to institutions identified in either a), b), or c) above.
International degrees will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy qualification requirements.
Special Driving Requirements:
The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests:
State of Emergency: When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration by the Mayor that a state of emergency exists, all employees will be deemed critical by the City. For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work. Employees deemed critical by the City but not needed for the initial preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail may be directed not to report to work, and given paid administrative leave or they may be reassigned to another location that best meet the needs of the City.
How To Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position you may apply online by selecting the Apply Now button at the end of the job posting. Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date.
The City of West Palm Beach is an equal employment opportunity employer. The City values the service of veterans to our country, supports recruitment of veterans and veterans' preference will be given in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes for those who met the minimum requirements of the position. Background investigation, physical, and drug and alcohol screening is required as condition of employment.
Closing Date 03-Dec-2021