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Job title: Property Standards Specialist
Job location: Plano, TX 75074 United States
Requisition code: 213044
Date posted: 01/28/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: All information available on-line at

Job Classification

Job Category:Code Enforcement

Job Description

Job description:
Will inspect properties and structures for compliance with applicable Zoning and Code of Ordinance regulations;
Conduct field inspections of residential and commercial property to ensure housing and property maintenance code compliance with all applicable codes and ordinances;
Attend community meetings and work directly with residential groups to alleviate neighborhood issues;
Educate community on City standards in the area of housing, zoning, health and safety;
Maintain accurate records of inspections and actions taken; prepare technical and statistical reports;
Issue citations as required; prepare documentation and represent the City in court cases when necessary;
Maintain case files on ongoing and/or substandard structure cases;
Prepare files, recommendations and documents for presentation to the Building Standards Commission or other boards as needed.
Issue contract work orders for abatement services as needed;
Conduct neighborhood assessments and surveys to determine overall residential condition;
Collect data required to assist the department in the development of program plans;
Notify property owners of violations regarding City codes and ordinances;
Make recommendations for corrective actions in accordance with current codes and ordinances, and monitor compliance;
Research and apply relevant codes;
Input inspection data into database system and update case information.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Knowledge and Skills:

Understanding of codes, ordinances, or other statutory guidelines preferably related to housing, zoning, health, and safety required.
Working knowledge of computer systems and computer usage;
Familiarity with typical construction practices and material applications preferred.
Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Must be skilled at customer relations, public presentations, research capable, decisive, and possess sound judgment skills.
Must be able to read maps, prioritize daily duties and apply effective time management practices.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Social Science, Architectural Design, Construction Management, Government, or related fields required
Two years demonstrated experience in effective implementation of community programs, case management, building, and housing inspections.
One (1) year experience in code enforcement is preferred.

Certifications and Licenses:

Texas Class C driver’s license is required and must be maintained in good standing throughout employment in position.
Must be a certified Code Enforcement Office in the State of Texas or must obtain certification as a State of Texas Certified Code Enforcement Officer within one (1) year of assignment to position.

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