Payette

Opening effective August, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Code Enforcement Specialist
Department: Police
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Chief of Police
Revisions Date: April 2017

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, the Code Enforcement Specialist ensures compliance to ordinance requirements related to nuisances, signs, hazardous buildings and structures, litter, weed control, animals and business licenses. Responds to complaints of ordinance violations, conducts field inspections when necessary, and prepares case documentation.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Receives, investigates and researches complaints, violations and issues concerning City codes and ordinances
• Conducts field inspections and investigations and identifies legal owners and parties of interest; notifies parties of code non-compliance; issues corrective letters, notices and citations for violations of City Codes
• Conducts interviews and takes statements; photographs or draws pictures of property as required; analyzes situations and determines appropriate action
• Works with property owners to inform them of requirements and to gain compliance
• Prepares case files and provides complete documentation to support legal pleadings and/or revocation of permits and/or licenses
• Performs follow-up inspections to verify compliance with specified corrective actions
• Often works independently showing initiative and creativity in reaching solutions
• May testify in court
• Compiles reports to identify the status of enforcement activities
• Prepares and maintains detailed records and reports of inspection, violation and enforcement activities
• Communicates with the Chief of Police, City Clerk, City Council, departments, inspectors and the public to exchange and review information
• Develops informational materials based on City code requirements
• Enforces City codes related to such areas as weeds and litter, health, sanitation, signs, animals and non-structural encroachments from public right-of-way
• Picks up and arranges for disposal of dead animal carcasses
• Maintains the dog holding facility
• Transport dogs to a holding facility on a timely basis
• Destroys critically injured animals per department procedures
• Prepares written response to complaints; interprets and explains decisions as necessary
• Operates and maintains vehicle to perform work; operates a variety of machines including computer and camera
• Familiar with the body worn camera policy
• Writes articles and notices in the local paper
• May perform traffic control for funeral escorts, traffic accidents or other assigned events
• Responds to all internal and external customers (City employees, other governmental representatives, business organizations, community groups and/or the public) in a courteous, responsive, timely and friendly manner
• Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress
• Informs immediate supervisor of any present or potential work problems and make suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems
• Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures, and safety practices • Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, and TRAINING REQUIREMENTS Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:
• Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, preferably supplemented by additional education and training in interviewing, fact-finding and documentation
• Experience in investigative field work or code enforcement • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor and effectively communicate with City employees, other governmental representatives, business organizations, community groups and/or the public • Ability to manage time effectively; prioritize work; identify alternatives to problems and make sound decisions • Ability to complete assignments in a timely fashion • Stays abreast of pertinent federal, state and city laws, statutes and ordinances • Displays an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations; communicate effectively at a level necessary for efficient job performance • Understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations • Maintain prompt and regular attendance • Ability to perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager • Ability to operate vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record
• Due to the nature of the work, the incumbent must demonstrate good interpersonal skills using tact, diplomacy and courtesy

LICENSING and OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Payette background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks. Applicants must be able to pass, or have:
o Valid Idaho driver's license o Driving Record Check o Education Verification

Drug Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Payette Drug Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.

WORKING CONDITIONS The work environment will include inside conditions and outdoor weather conditions. Employees work in/at heights and confined spaces. The noise level is occasionally loud. Employee will drive a vehicle as part of the position. Must be able to perform the following duties with or without accommodations: • Must have sufficient clarity of speech and hearing with permits the employee to communicate effectively • Must have sufficient vision which permits the employee to make observations and identify criminal activity, includes close, distance, peripheral and depth perception • Must have sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate required equipment • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, run, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, climb and balance • Must have sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to patrol and investigate assigned areas • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds, rarely lifting/carrying up to 101 + lbs. Also the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 50 pounds, rarely pushing/pulling up to 101 + pounds This position works: assignments may include holidays, swing and/or graveyard shift, overtime, on-call, call-back, and others as needed.

Disclaimer:
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skill required of all personnel so classified. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.