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Job Number: Public Works
Job Title: Code Enforcement Officer
Category: Public Services
Status: Open
Salary: $15-19.23 hourly

Under the supervision of the City Administrator, the Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for enforcing violations of municipal and property code regulations.


  • Inspects building interiors, exteriors, fences, driveways, decks, and property for compliance with applicable municipal codes.
  • Issues ordinance violation warnings, citations and court summons. Patrols assigned sector neighborhoods for code violations.
  • Responds to complaints from residents regarding code violations; mediates disputes and resolves neighborhood problems regarding code violations.
  • Answers phone and provides assistance and advice regarding codes; interprets codes and provides referrals to other personnel/agencies.
  • Testifies in court as necessary.
  • Prepares required reports, memos, notices and correspondence; completes weekly reports. Checks business licenses and occupancy permits and take appropriate action.
  • Prepares court summons.
  • On call at all times to evaluate and declare properties unfit due to fires and uninhabitable conditions.
  • Performs related work as required and other duties assigned.

Publication Date/Time:
2/24/2022 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Filled
Special Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS • High school diploma or equivalent with vocational/technical training with a minimum of one-year inspection or related experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. • Position requires a valid Missouri driver’s license. • Requires computer knowledge and experience and be able to adapt to changes of new software and processes. • Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication. • Requires the ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. • Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives. • Requires the ability to persuade, convince, influence, train and monitor, in favor of a desired outcome. Requires the ability to act as a lead person. • Requires the ability to utilize a variety of reference, descriptive and/or advisory data and information such as inspection reports, summons, citations, warnings, ordinances, municipal codes, statutes, procedures, guidelines and non-routine correspondence. • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with property owners, Department personnel, law enforcement personnel and the public. • Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, and calculate percentages, fractions, and decimals. • Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objective. • Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental and/or subjective criteria, as opposed to criteria that are clearly measurable or verifiable. • Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate but not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects and materials of moderate weight, twelve to twenty pounds. • Requires the ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds, odors and textures associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks. • Ability to work under potentially dangerous and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature and noise extremes, wetness, humidity, or dusts can cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury.

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