Code Enforcement Officer

City of Colorado Springs, CO

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other; Non-Department Head
  • Salary: $3,903 - $4,686. per month
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 416,427
  • Where: 30 S Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Nov 30 2018

Deadline: Dec 30 2018


Job Title Code Enforcement Officer
Closing Date/Time Sun. 12/30/18 4:00 PM Mountain Time
Salary $3,903.00 - $4,686.00 Monthly
Job Type Full-time
Location Neighborhood Services - City of Colorado Springs, Colorado
Department Planning & Community Svcs Dev
Description / Position Overview Benefits Supplemental Questions

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This position cannot be filled prior to January 1, 2019.

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Code Enforcement Officer

In this position, you will perform duties to support the Neighborhood Services Code Enforcement Program.

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
Investigate complaints, meet with citizens, and enforce codes related to housing standards, environmental health, vehicle and vegetation abatement, and zoning ordinances
Issue condemnation orders
Intervene and mediate to resolve potential conflicts regarding citations or code violations
Inspect homes, apartment buildings, businesses, vacant lots, and other properties to ensure compliance with housing standards, zoning and environmental health codes, ordinances, and regulations; determine whether properties are in compliance
Issue notices of violation; perform follow-up inspections
Document all actions and notices
Testify in court and at administrative proceedings
Respond in a courteous manner to public inquiries and complaints about code violations such as minimum housing standards, sanitation, weeds, junk vehicles, litter, land use/zoning, and graffiti
Interview complainants and witnesses
Take photographs of violations and document activities using a computer; effectively and accurately convey observations
Perform research to determine ownership and approved uses of property
Work with neighborhoods within designated Community Development Block Grant areas to interdict signs of blight
Foster community involvement with neighborhoods and organizations
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Knowledge of operations, services, and activities of a code enforcement program
Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques of technical inspection and code enforcement
Knowledge of methods and techniques of investigating property ownership
Knowledge of modern office technology
Knowledge of pertinent state and local ordinances, regulations, and health codes
Ability to use noise and light meters, police radios, and mobile field reporting equipment
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite and case management software
Successful candidate will have:
A high school diploma or GED supplemented by specialized training in housing codes, public health, environmental regulations, or a related field
One year of full-time code enforcement, law enforcement, technical inspection, or related experience
Possess and maintain a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
Possess, or obtain within one year of hire, Code Enforcement Certification from the Colorado Association of Enforcement Officials
Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:
Experience with investigations, inspections, and enforcement
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Noise meter, thermometer, camera, light meter, tape measure, fax, calculator, telephone, knife, wire cutters, hammer, loppers, mace, and police radio

Additional Information:
This is primarily a day shift position, Monday through Saturday, with hours between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The background check for this position includes a polygraph examination and fingerprinting.

Applicants that have used marijuana within 18 months from the posting closing date will not be eligible for hire. More information about the Colorado Springs Police Department's Marijuana Use Policy can be found at

Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently.

Environmental Conditions
Primary Work Environment - Office/field environment with travel from site to site
Extreme Temperature - Seasonally
Wetness and Humidity - Several times per month
Respiratory Hazards - Several times per month
Noise and Vibrations - Several times per month
Physical Hazards - Several times per month
Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Occasionally
Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Frequent contact with the public

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