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Job Specification

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

 DEFINITION

 Under  direction, performs varied types of field and office  work
 involved  in seeing that residents, businesses, and citizens
 comply  with  various municipal ordinances other than  the  State
 Sanitary  Code, State Uniform Construction Code or  any  of  its
 subcodes,  or  the  State Uniform Fire Code;  does  other  related
 duties as required.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
  
 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Conducts field inspections and special investigations to ensure
 compliance with various municipal ordinances.

 Initiates and enforces rules and regulations in relation to
 enforcement of various municipal ordinances.

 Initiates necessary legal action against violators of various
 municipal ordinances.

 Prepares needed reports.

 Establishes and maintains needed records and files.

 May assist in promulgation of municipal ordinances.

 Attends meetings of municipal agencies as requested.

 Appears and testifies in the municipal court or other appropriate
 boards and agencies to obtain compliance with all laws and
 ordinances.

 Establishes a schedule of proposed systematic inspection of
 all properties in the municipality, including interiors of businesses, 
 multifamily premises, schools and places of worship and assembly.

 Submits monthly reports of inspections made including names and
 addresses of owners, occupants, or lessees of premises, dates of
 inspection, code violations found, if any, notices of violation
 served,  complaints filed with courts or agencies, and dates of
 compliance or disposition of cases.

 Coordinates inspections of occupancies requiring joint inspection
 with  other  public  agencies,  such  as  the  health  department,
 building  department,  police department, and  other  appropriate
 bodies and agencies.

 Attends public meetings when required of the Board of Adjustment,
 Planning Board, and other appropriate boards and agencies.

 Prepares periodic reports of inspections and investigations.

 Establishes and maintains a complete and comprehensive
 record system of inspections.

 Inspects the interior and exterior of premises for safety hazards
 and unsightly or unsanitary conditions, such as loose and
 overhanging objects, accumulation of ice, excavations,
 projections, obstructions, and so forth.

 Inspects  exterior porches, elevated patios, landings, balconies,
 stairs, and fire escapes to see that they are in good condition.

 Inspects the exterior of structures to see that they are
 maintained in good repair and that they are free of broken 
 glass, loose shingles, peeling paint, or crumbling stone, brick,
 or cement.

 Inspects signs and outdoor light poles and stanchions for
 condition.

 Receives and responds to complaints of alleged violations
 of local zoning code.

 Conducts inspections of such sites, writes initial complaints
 and may refer matters to zoning officer.

 Advises owners or other persons of violations to the zoning code.

 Receives complaints and inspects business premises for display
 of proper license, checks license to see that it is valid, and if no
 license is displayed or license validation has expired, issues a
 written notice of violation.

 In  response to complaints, inspects sites where garbage, refuse,
 and/or  debris have accumulated and orders such matters abated,
 or issues notices of violation of local code pertaining to same.  

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
 manual recording and computerized information systems used by
 the agency, office, or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

  EXPERIENCE 

 One (1) year of experience in conducting inspections or investigations
 to detect violations of and ensure compliance with laws, rules, and 
 regulations.

 LICENSE:

 Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
 New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of provisions of the municipal rules, regulations,
 policies, procedures, and ordinances.

 Knowledge of problems involved in organizing work and developing
 effective work methods both in the field and in the office.

 Knowledge of procedures to be followed and  precautions to be
 taken when observing and collecting facts which are significant
 in determining whether laws are being observed.

 Knowledge of inspection techniques and the writing of reports
 that substantiate findings and serve as a basis for legal
 proceedings.

 Ability to analyze, comprehend, and interpret municipal rules,
 regulations, policies, procedures, and ordinances, and apply 
 them to specific cases.

 Ability to note significant conditions and to take proper action,
 when action is called for, in accordance with prescribed
 procedures.

 Ability to make accurate observations and record conditions,
 and abstract, and note those things which are significant.

 Ability to make necessary inspections and investigations
 without giving unnecessary offense.

 Ability to take and maintain a firm, correct stand when
 controversial matters are considered.

 Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative
 reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Ability to establish and maintain needed records and files.

 Ability to make evaluative judgments based on the application
 of statutory or regulatory provisions.

 Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the
 agency, office, or  related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate
 in English sufficiently  to perform the duties of this position.
 American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
 as acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
 long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.
 If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause
 the employer undue  hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Job
Spec
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VariantState,
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Common
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01285LC N/A04-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

10/1/1996