Salt Lake City

CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER II (MAY UNDER FILL TO A I)

Requisition ID
2021-4955
Department
COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
Minimum Salary
USD $17.68/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $29.64/Hr.
Location
US-UT-Salt Lake City

Overview

Under the direction of the Civil Enforcement Manager, incumbents conduct field inspections, investigate complaints, and enforce the City's zoning, sign, exterior housing maintenance, and other nuisance and environmental control ordinances.

 

The Civil Enforcement Officer II is distinguished from the Civil Enforcement Officer I by the ability to independently perform job duties with limited supervision and demonstrate a higher degree of judgment, discretion and familiarity with City codes and ordinances. At the higher level, incumbents are also expected to possess the ability to resolve more complex cases and conflicts with greater sensitivity and/or advanced negotiation skills.

 

(THIS POSITION MAY BE UNDER FILLED TO A I )

 

Position will remain open until filled. May close any time without notice. 

Responsibilities

  • CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER I

     

     

    • Responding to citizen complaints, inspects commercial and residential sites to determine compliance with all zoning and design guidelines (i.e., landscaping, outdoor storage, inoperable vehicles, vehicle parking, fences, signs and other prescribed regulations). Issues notices of violation to the responsible party to correct the violation. Uses an appropriate level of explanation and presence of authority in order to gain agreements on compliance deadlines and avoid civil and court action.
    • Investigates complaints concerning unsafe housing and vacant building violations. Determines appropriate action, and follows through for compliance.
    • Prepares accurate written documents (notices of violation, letters, civil citations and reports) with clearly organized thoughts and using proper sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar in order to convey the appropriate codes, facts, and statements. Develops written evidence in cases where legal action may occur.
    • Prioritizes work and responds promptly to citizen complaints.
    • Communicates effectively and persuasively with the general public, management and other City employees. Attends and represents the Division at various City and public meetings.
    • Organizes and coordinates with agencies (i.e., police, fire, health, and other agencies as necessary) in an effort to resolve complex community issues.
    • Comprehends and makes inferences from zoning maps, parcel maps, legal descriptions, property deeds, construction plans, specifications and other related documents in order to conduct investigations and inspections to ensure compliance with code requirements.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER II

    • Responding to citizen complaints, inspects commercial and residential sites to determine compliance with all zoning and design guidelines (i.e., landscaping, outdoor storage, inoperable vehicles, vehicle parking, fences, signs and other prescribed regulations). Issues notices of violation to the responsible party to correct the violation. Uses an appropriate level of explanation and presence of authority in order to gain agreements on compliance deadlines and avoid civil and court action.
    • Investigates complaints concerning unsafe housing and vacant building violations. Determines appropriate action, and follows through for compliance.
    • Prepares accurate written documents (notices of violation, letters, civil citations and reports) with clearly organized thoughts and using proper sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar in order to convey the appropriate codes, facts, and statements. Develops written evidence in cases where legal action may occur.
    • Prioritizes work and responds promptly to citizen complaints.
    • Communicates effectively and persuasively with the general public, management and other City employees. Attends and represents the Division at various City and public meetings.
    • Organizes and coordinates with agencies (i.e., police, fire, health, and other agencies as necessary) in an effort to resolve complex community issues.
    • Comprehends and makes inferences from zoning maps, parcel maps, legal descriptions, property deeds, construction plans, specifications and other related documents in order to conduct investigations and inspections to ensure compliance with code requirements.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER I

    • Completion of high school or equivalent and one (1) year of experience in building construction, construction management, zoning enforcement, housing inspection or experience in a closely related field. Post-high-school education in a related field may be substituted for the experiential requirement.
    • Must possess a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card.
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • Ability to work effectively with the public, including conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate outstanding customer service.
    • Adequate physical mobility to climb stairs, work in confined spaces and negotiate hazardous sites.
    • Demonstrated ability to read and write legibly, and maintain accurate records.

     

    CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER II

    • Completion of high school or equivalent plus two (2) years of experience in building construction, building inspection, construction management, zoning compliance, housing inspection or experience in a closely related field. Two (2) years of post-high-school education in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the experiential requirement.  Incumbents must possess and maintain one ICC certification in the International Zoning Code or International Residential Code.
    • Must possess a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card.
    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
    • Ability to work effectively with the public, including conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate outstanding customer service.
    • Adequate physical mobility to climb stairs, work in confined spaces and negotiate hazardous sites.
    • Demonstrated ability to read and write legibly, and maintain accurate records.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Work experience associated with City building or zoning enforcement, such as investigating building, housing, zoning, licensing, municipal codes and environmental ordinance violations.
    • Experience in working effectively with the general public and various government organizations.
    • One or more ICC Commercial or Residential certifications in Building, Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing.

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