This position is responsible for the full-range of technical
field inspection and investigation work in the enforcement of
property maintenance, zoning, sign, and other nuisance and
environmental control ordinances.
Performs inspections for compliance of property maintenance,
zoning and other City ordinances. (70%) - Receives and responds to
complaints from Citizens, staff and outside agencies regarding
violations of municipal codes, ordinances, standards and health and
safety regulations. - Investigates and documents complaints by
conducting interviews and securing photographs and other pertinent
data, researching ownership records and prior complaints to
establish if a violation has occurred. - Issues notice of
violations to property owners and businesses of violations and the
need for compliance by telephone, certified mail or in person. -
Prepares documents (e.g. notices, search warrants) for unrelated
occupancy complaints and executes with Auburn Police Division
assistance. - Works with City Attorney's office to prepare
documentation for legal proceedings; appear in court when
necessary. - Works with violators to develop a solution to the
violation in a courteous manner. - Performs follow-up inspections
to ensure that compliance has been achieved. - Performs
preventative enforcement by conducting field inspections in
assigned areas. - Consults with Planning Director or his designee
when necessary on situations regarding zoning enforcement.
Performs outreach activities. (20%) - Works with various civic
and neighborhood associations to establish alternative means or
programs to assist in resolving violations to avoid abatement. -
Performs public education sessions regarding property maintenance,
zoning and other City ordinances. - Interprets and explains
municipal codes and ordinance to members of the public,
contractors, business owners and other interested groups. -
Prepares presentations for internal and external agencies. -
Creates educational materials to distribute to participants
Performs related duties. (10%) - Demonstrates punctual, regular,
and reliable attendance. - Performs work after hours (e.g. nights
and weekends) to handle inspections or emergencies as needed. -
Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions. - Provides
innovative solutions to enhance current processes and procedures
and/or resolve workplace issues. - Prepares a variety of written
reports, memos and correspondence related to enforcement
activities. - Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of City and departmental rules and regulations.
Knowledge of City standard details and design manuals.
Knowledge of City ordinances.
Knowledge of City codes and ordinances.
Knowledge of Auburn subdivision regulations.
Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
Skill in the interpretation of various codes and ordinance.
Skill in reviewing and interpreting plans, technical specifications
Skill in operating testing and measurement instruments, computers,
calculators, two-way radios, and cameras.
Skill in performing basic mathematical calculations such as
addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and
Skill in the analysis and evaluation of pertinent data.
Skill in decision making and problem solving.
Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the
Skill in preparing and presenting reliable and accurate
Skill in oral and written communication.
Ability to work cooperatively with others.
The Inspection Services Director assigns work in terms of
general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for
compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety
of the final results.
Guidelines include the City of Auburn Code, the Zoning
Ordinance, subdivision regulations, International Building Codes,
National Electric Code, state laws, City and department policies
and procedures, and City of Auburn Core Values, Vision, and Mission
statements. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and
interpretation in application
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
The work consists of varied codes enforcement duties. The high
volume and complexity of cases which include stressful and negative
situations contribute to the complexity of this position.
The purpose of this position is to enforce neighborhood codes and
ordinances. Success in this position contributes to the safety of
life and property.
Contacts are typically with co-workers, contractors,
subcontractors, architects, builders, property owners, and members
of the general public.
Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve
problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting,
standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee
occasionally lifts light objects weighing less than 24 pounds. The
employee climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high
degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color and
utilizes sense of smell.
The work is typically performed outdoors and in an office. The
employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease and occasional
cold or inclement weather.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an
Associate's Degree in a related field; and 1 to 2 years of related
experience; or Any equivalent combination of education, experience,
and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities
necessary to perform the work.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license
for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain an International Code
Council Property Maintenance certification within a year.