CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Published
February 19, 2021
Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type
 

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The Department of Sustainable Development's Community Enhancement and Compliance Division is seeking a Code Compliance Officer.

The Rate of Pay for this Position is $23.66 per hour.

The Code Compliance Officer conducts inspection and enforcement work in securing compliance with laws, regulations and ordinances governing land use, minimum housing, property maintenance, abandoned and uninhabitable properties, signs, seawalls, storm water, zoning, landscaping and related environmental issues. Employees may receive advice or assistance from a Senior Code Compliance Officer or supervisor concerning unusual or difficult inspections; however, most field work is done independently and requires knowledge of applicable regulations.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

"In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants)." Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary. Beginning January 1, 2021, the City offers participation in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which will require a 3% contribution from employees. Anyone hired after Jan 1, 2021 will be automatically enrolled in FRS.

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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Conducts reactive (complaints) and proactive (self-initiated) field and waterway inspections of residential, commercial, industrial, and vacant parcels
  • Enforces and reviews state, municipal, zoning, waterways, business tax, building laws and regulations
  • Prepares, organizes and maintains case files to present cases and testifies at quasi-judicial hearings
  • Researches information regarding policies, laws, regulations, business tax receipts, engineering, environmental, landscaping, permits and building and zoning requirements
  • Researches ownership of various residential, commercial, industrial, and vacant properties within the City
  • Provides code compliance information to address client issues and educate concerned parties
  • Attends homeowner and civic association meetings
  • Posts and mails hearing and violation notices
  • Compiles and prepares written reports on investigations, maintains all inspection results, prepares correspondence and notices of violations in a computerized case management environment
  • Identifies structures that may be unsafe and initiates the appropriate follow-up action
  • May be required to flex their work schedule, work nights and weekends and holidays, as necessary to perform assigned responsibilities
  • Performs related work as required

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  1. Graduated from a standard high school or vocational school or possess a G.E.D. certificate from a recognized issuing agency.
  2. Possess at least two (2) years of paid work experience dealing with the public in any of the following types of work: code enforcement, planning, building inspection or construction or other closely related fields; or Possess any one (1) level of F.A.C.E. (Florida Association of Code Enforcement) Certification or equivalent (i.e. American Association of Code Enforcement, Careers in Code Enforcement, Relevant State Association of Code Enforcement)
  3. Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days after hire

NOTE: Required certifications and license must be kept current to continue employment in this class.
Preferences:

  • Ability to accurately type 40 wpm
  • Previous experience in Code Compliance

Special Requirements:

Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

Ability to lift, carry, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, walk, push, pull, grasp, stand and access heights or areas where limited space is available.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204) at time of application.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Established Date: 11/18/2018 Revised Date: N/A
Management Category: N/A Classification Level: Foundation
FLSA: Non-Exempt Classification Status: Classified
Job Code: TM019 EEO Code: 5 - Paraprofessional
Job Grade: TG07
Closing Date/Time: 2/25/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

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