NATURE OF WORK
This is specialized technical work which provides professional training in the enforcement of land use regulations and property maintenance standards. Work involves conducting field inspections to identify suspected code violations, issuing Notices of Violation, referring to zoning maps and plats, researching property legal information and testifying at hearings related to the violations.
Work requires some knowledge of property record research and computer usage. Work also includes providing general information to the public on established policies and procedures with the assistance of a Code Enforcement Officer. Upon completion of an initial training period, the employee is required to work with increasing independence with a Senior Code Enforcement Officer available for advice or assistance. Work is reviewed by the Senior Code Enforcement Officer.
Answers inquiries from the public regarding established policies and procedures.
Performs land use and zoning inspections under the codes.
Researches and reviews legal descriptions, plats restrictions and property ownership information.
Inputs violation information into computer system for automation tracking.
After training period, conducts field investigations to determine compliance of properties with the codes and issues Notices of Violation for non-compliance.
Maintains records concerning workload, field checks performed and related activities.
Prepares and process reports on inspection results.
Testifies at hearings regarding Notices of Violation issued to code violators.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Some knowledge of office practices and procedures.
Some knowledge of the geography of the county.
Ability to readily learn assigned tasks.
Ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of the legal and procedural regulations applicable to the area of assignment.
Ability to understand and follow complex written and oral instructions.
Ability to make decisions in accordance with information supplied.
Ability to prepare, maintain and submit reports.
Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
Ability to deal with the public on a one-to-one basis.
Ability to operate a personal computer.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County 's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
Skill in the operation of standard office equipment and a personal computer.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Successful completion of job related tests.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License
Ability to obtain Level I Florida Association of Code Enforcement certification within one year of hiring date.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E9/94 R04/12