Salary: $34,984.30 Annually
Location: Longview, TX
Job Type: Full-Time
Department: Development Services
Job Number: 2016-260
DESCRIPTION: Performs a variety of code compliance functions on behalf of the City’s Code Compliance division; responds to code violation inquiries/complaints from the public; investigates alleged code violations; inspects zoning and property maintenance violations; prepares and maintains code compliance records and reports; and performs other related duties.
Examples of Duties: Participates in enforcing local, State, and Federal laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances governing environmental code, safety and zoning issues. Responds to environmental and code compliance inquiries, concerns, and complaint from the public. Interprets, explains, and provides information regarding the City’s codes and ordinances. Investigates public nuisance complaints involving junk vehicles, littler, overgrown vegetation, stagnant water, unsanitary conditions, illegal signage, illegal dumping, or other alleged code violations. Identifies and documents violations; obtains photographic and/or other types of evidence. Prepares and issues written correspondence, notices, and/or citations regarding violations. Communicates necessary corrective action required to property owners. Conducts re-inspections and follows up on violations to ensure appropriate compliance. Researches court, tax, and title records; obtains information regarding properties and/or vehicles under investigation. Recommends and/or initiates legal action against violators as required; prepares and provides case testimony in court. Performs inspections of zoning and property maintenance violations for compliance with applicable regulations. Prepares, updates, and maintains a variety of code compliance records, logs and reports. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
Minimum Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent combined with additional coursework related to Code Compliance, and one year code enforcement experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License. State of Texas Code Enforcement Officer certification is required within one year of employment. NPDES Certified Storm Water Inspection – Municipal required within two years of employment.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: Work is performed in a standard office environment and in the field. Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds. Exposure to variable weather conditions, vehicle traffic, extreme noise, electrical currents, hazardous materials/chemicals, infectious diseases, animals/wildlife, and potentially irate members of the public is involved.
Agency: City of Longview
Address: 140 E. Tyler St., Suite 400, Longview, Texas, 75601