Green River Job Posting: Code Enforcement Officer

Code enforcement addresses a wide range of property issues that affect our environment, health, safety, and property values that enhance quality of life. It is often a difficult task in maintaining the balance between the rights of individual property owners and the welfare of the general public when enforcing the codes, but hiring a code enforcer is the next step for Green River in eliminating blighted properties. Below is the job posting for the first ever City of Green River code enforcer. The position is currently coupled with the Special Function Officer (aka animal control), which makes sense to some extent. There have already been two applications for the position, but please share the job posting with anyone in the region who is qualified. Everyone at Epicenter has always been a strong advocate for the City Council hiring a code enforcement officer, so this is great news for us!

Code Enforcement Officer/Special Functions Officer
City of Green River, Emery County, Utah

OPEN DATE: January 2, 2013
CLOSING DATE: February 1, 2013

STARTING SALARY: $10.25 – $14.85 Hourly (Based on Experience, Knowledge, and Certifications)
TERMS: Full time
SHIFTS: Day, Swing, Some Call Outs
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Holidays, Retirement Benefits, Sick Leave, Vacation and Clothing Allowance

JOB DESCRIPTION: Interpret and enforce municipal codes; assists the residential, commercial and industrial community in compliance with municipal codes; manages various code enforcement programs including, but not limited to, zoning, trash abatement, trash accumulation, special events and public nuisance abatements; conducts field inspections for code violations; prepares appropriate follow-up procedures; performs legal investigations regarding code violation issues; gathers evidence; receives and responds to citizen inquiries and complaints concerning alleged code violations; responds to requests from other departmental agencies for information; acting animal control officer; and performs other duties as required. Maintains accurate records describing work performed, action taken, etc.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must be knowledgeable of City of Green River Codes; Possess computer skills experience and abilities to research online codes; Must possess a valid state driver’s license. ** Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer, Special Functions Officer, or Law Enforcement Officer is highly recommended but not necessary.

SELECTION PROCESS: All applications will be reviewed. The qualifications and requirements stated on this announcement represent only the minimum required to file an application. (Although candidates may meet the minimum qualifications listed, an interview is not guaranteed.)

TO APPLY: Resumes will be accepted in lieu of the City’s employment application. Send or hand deliver resumes to Green River City Hall, 460 East Main Street, P.O. Box 620, Green River, Utah 84525. The City of Green River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ideal Candidate: Certified Code, Animal Control, Special Functions, or Law Enforcement Officer

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of municipal codes and regulations; methods and techniques of code enforcement; court procedures and legal actions; methods and techniques of field inspections and investigations; office procedures; and pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to: Interpret and explain various codes to the public; respond to requests and inquiries from the general public; prepare formal complaints for the courts; manage stressful situations; work independently in the absence of supervision; operate office equipment, including computers; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Aspects of the Job can be physically demanding; must possess the ability to move unencumbered over uneven terrain and work in and around unsafe conditions.