Code Enforcement Officer Job Profile and Description

A Code Enforcement Officer has the responsibility of managing the Code Enforcement Unit in the monitoring of specific cases. He also has to coordinate joint code enforcement activities with different City agencies and divisions.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • A Code Enforcement Officer has to establish and maintain a monitoring system throughout the city he has been assigned to for code enforcement cases.


  • Investigation of reported violations of municipal resolutions, ordinances and codes are his main duties.


  • If necessity demands it, he has to pursue direct enforcement and voluntary compliance.


  • He has to conduct field inspections, maintain case files and gather supporting evidence of code enforcement cases.


  • He may have to involve himself in preparing and presenting information for the City Council, Planning Commission, Administrative Hearing Board, etc.


  • He has to speak in front of neighborhood and civic groups about the objectives and goals of the Code Enforcement Program.


  • He has to plan, assign, prioritize, review and supervise the work of the staff under him.


  • He also has to report back the activities of the staff to their respective direct supervisors with suggestions to ways of improving operations.


Skills and Specifications


  • Very good organizational and management skills are necessary for persons who want to become a Code Enforcement Officer.


  • He should have the ability to understand and interpret regulations, laws, and ordinances which deal with enforcement duties.


  • Very good customer servicing skills are a must in this profession.


  • He should have the ability to make and prepare verbal presentations for groups.


Education and Qualifications


A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning and other related field is necessary to become a Code Enforcement Officer. Additional training in public speaking, writing and other areas of code enforcement also help.