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Check with seller Code Enforcement Officer Wichita

Published date: April 3, 2022
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas, United States

Description:
Summary

Under the supervision of the Assistant City Manager, the Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for community beautification and the preservation of the public health, safety, and welfare through the consistent and proactive enforcement of City codes related to zoning violations, tall grass and weed nuisances, inoperable vehicles, and other nuisances (trash/junk/rubbish) located on private property.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Proactively patrols the community and enforces adopted nuisance abatement codes.
Investigates violations pertaining to tall grass and weeds on private property and coordinates abatement with the property owner or designated abatement contractor.
Investigates violations pertaining to inoperable vehicles and coordinates abatement of violating issues with the property owner.
Investigates violations pertaining to nuisances on private property including, but not limited to trash, junk, rubbish, and coordinates abatement with the tenant and/or property owner or designated abatement contractor.
Removes signs that are illegally placed within the public right-of-way.
Conduct field inspections in response to violation complaints issued and communicate with complainants and property owners as needed.
Coordinates with City Planner to resolve violations of the adopted zoning regulations.
Issue notices of violation of nuisance codes and provides information in the time frame allowed for achieving compliance.
Follow-up on violations to ensure they are corrected through voluntary compliance, abatement, or judicial action.
Answer questions and provide information to citizens pertaining to municipal code violations.
Issue contractor licenses to general and trade contractors who meet the requirements of adopted city code after all required information has been submitted to the Community Development Office.
Issue building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fencing, roofing, right-of-way; floodplain development, and other project permits to general contractors, trade contractors, and the public who meet city requirements after all required project information has been submitted, reviewed, and approved.
Confer with other city staff to ensure consistent code enforcement and to develop recommendations for improvement.
Maintain case files, logs, and other records related to inspection and enforcement activities, and ensure that appropriate evidence, such as field notes, photographs and statements from complainants are included.
Prepare written staff reports and present evidence pertaining to code violations to management, and occasionally to the City Council and/or municipal court.

The duties listed in the Essential Functions and Responsibilities are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Continually looks for new and improved ways of completing the Essential Functions and Responsibilities. Other tasks as assigned will be performed in order to address business needs. Abide by all standards, conduct, and policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

. Requirements:
Qualifications

Education, Licensure, or Certification

High School Diploma or GED required.
Valid Kansas Driver’s License required at all times during employment.
International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification required within first 12-months; ongoing Continuing Education Units (CEUs) required.
Current and ongoing membership in good standing with the Kansas Association of Code Enforcement (KACE) and ICC required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – With or without accommodations

Ability to interpret and enforce laws, ordinances, codes, and procedures.
Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public and communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
Ability to gain a thorough knowledge of the City’s municipal codes.
Knowledge of safe working environment principles, including appropriate methods of lifting heavy objects, climbing on ladders, and the proper use of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Safe driving practices and knowledge of state and local laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles on streets, roads, and highways.
Ability to prepare detailed investigative reports.
Ability to access, input, process and retrieve information from the computer and learn required computer software.
General knowledge of Mayor – Council – Manager form of government required.

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, standing, walking, talking, bending, reaching, grasping.
Uses hands repetitively to handle, feel and operate standard office equipment and computers.
Occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds.
Normal vision and depth perception, with or without correction.
Normal hearing, with or without correction.
Ability to work within varying environments and weather conditions, depending on the job site and time of the year.

Cognitive Requirements

Ability to listen, understand, read, write, and communicate information.
Ability to maintain detailed files and records.
Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity.
Knowledge of algebra and geometry with ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify appropriate solutions or approaches to problems.
Ability to record details about names, faces, and incidents quickly and accurately.
Ability to plan, negotiate, direct, control, and monitor other activities.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, and the public, often during difficult or potentially conflictual circumstances.

Work Environment

Approximately 80% of work is performed outside. Regular exposure to adverse weather conditions, hazardous elements, and dangerous situations. The employee regularly stands for extended periods of time. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes, dirt, grease, fuel, chemicals, toxins, rough terrain, dark or poorly lit areas, and wet and/or humid conditions. The employee will be exposed to mechanical and traffic hazards. Indoor duties will be performed in a climate-controlled environment and the employee may regularly sit for extended periods of time. The employee may be exposed to conflictual circumstances that requires working with abusive individuals in disputes over decisions. After hours call-out may be required.

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