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City of Rowlett

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Job title: Code Enforcement Officer
Job location: Rowlett, TX 75088 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 12/07/12
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: HIRING RANGE: $1,519.34 - $1,756.42 / bi-weekly

Job Classification

Job Category:Code Enforcement

Job Description

Job description:
Under direct supervision, enforces ordinances by notifying of non-conformance or by issuing citations at inspection sites, including but not limited to retail, public and private properties. Performs other duties as assigned.

Inspects sites to enforce ordinances concerning high grass and weeds, unsightly conditions, junk and abandoned vehicles, fences, trees and shrubs and other property maintenance issues. Responds to complaints of potential code violations relating to temporary signs, nuisances, dumping, or other code-related matters. Conducts field investigations of potential violations; gathers evidence; takes photos; questions complainants and witnesses; compares facts to code requirements and makes findings, issues warnings, correction notices or citations.

Drafts and distributes a variety of correspondence, memoranda, notices, fliers, brochures, media releases and reports relating to code enforcement issues and actions. Provides information to persons who request information or assistance in code enforcement related matters. Maintains a variety of logs and records related to inspection and enforcement activities; prepares recommendations for amendments and additions to codes or regulations which relate to the position. Coordinates efforts with the police, planning, building and related departments, the prosecuting attorney(s) and other staff or agencies as needed.

Meets with owners, tenants, contractors, developers, businesses, etc., to explain code requirements and violations or potential violations; secures code compliance. Prepares reports. Coordinates with Dallas County, property owners, and contractors. Works with police and prosecutors to obtain written statements, depositions or admissions, as needed. Reviews cases being prepared for trial with emphasis on the evidentiary and legal issues crucial to successful prosecution. Prepares detailed reports of activities and investigations made; consults with prosecutors and prepares case reports for court action; testifies in court. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Requires High School Diploma or GED. Two years experience preferred, but not required.

Must be a Texas Department of State Health Services Registered Code Enforcement Officer.

Ability to read and understand technical reports, ordinances, maps, plats, and instructions. Ability to generate reports, records, correspondence and regulations. Ability to address and solve code enforcement problems; ability to address multiple priorities; ability to comprehend relationship of code enforcement issues to other related city issues as necessary. Ability to work independently. Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people and possess strong customer service skills.

Valid Texas driver's license required. Must have and maintain a good driving record in accordance with the driving standards as established by the City of Rowlett. Must report all traffic citations to his/her departmental Director or his/her designee pursuant to city policy. Mobility within a field environment.

An online application is required for consideration. Please visit for more information and to apply online.

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