Code Compliance Officer I -Full Time $16.44/DOQ: Full-Time + employer paid benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement)

SUMMARY: Performs duties of a Code Compliance Officer within the Code Compliance, reporting to the Code Compliance Manager. The purpose of this position is the overall investigation, compliance, and enforcement of the Citys laws, regulations, and ordinances governing land use, building, zoning, signs, and related issues. This position will include both office and field responsibilities in the investigation of complaints and enforcement of the Citys laws, regulations, and ordinances during both typical business hours and atypical business hours, including evening and weekend shift work. The shift for this position will be required to work evening and weekends. Work is routinely performed independently and requires regular use of technical judgement and discretion in determining compliance and enforcement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following are not to be construed as an exclusive or all-inclusive listing of skills and abilities required to perform the job. Management may delegate other responsibilities as required. Demonstrates commitment to Team Destin and our mission, vision, values, and goals and represents the city in a professional, dignified manner at all times both in actions and appearance. Contributes to the development and accomplishment of home teamwork-plans. Demonstrate competent knowledge of all applicable policies, codes, ordinances, regulations and statutes. Demonstrate competent knowledge of all divisional Key Functions and their associated processes. Patrols assigned parking and Right-of-Way areas by vehicle or on foot in order to ensure compliance with existing parking ordinances. Responds to complaints from citizens and initiates follow-up activities and, if needed, represents the City in legal proceedings. Composes legal notices to be used in Code Enforcement Investigations. Assists with the review and regulation of the Citys Livery Vessel Permitting Program. Assists with the review and regulation of Beach Vendor Permits, as well as other water related permits. Assists with the review and regulation of other City Permitting Programs, as assigned. Cooperates with City departments and law enforcement personnel, as needed. Prepares reports and recommendations for the Code Compliance Manager and, City Manager Code Enforcement & Compliance Board/Special Magistrate, and City Council. Performs various marine duties, such as patrolling harbors, beaches, and public beach access areas. Assists code violators in achieving compliance. Explains codes and permitting procedures, assists in the completion of necessary forms, and refers to other departments as necessary. Assists with preparation and interpretation of the Citys laws, regulations, and ordinances; assists in updating the Citys codes, as assigned. Returns promptly from hurricane evacuations for immediate reviews and inspections. Tracks and reports status of violations and liens placed on properties. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of departmental policies, procedures, and practices. Knowledge of planning and zoning, construction terminology, and code enforcement is desirable. Skill in the use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.Skill in using computers for data entry, data management, and time management. Skill in using computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes. Ability to communicate effectively with the public and coworkers.Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, compositional or identifiable characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.Ability to read a variety of professional, technical and administrative documentation, directions, instructions, methods and procedures. Ability to produce reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ability to learn and understand subject matter principles and techniques. Ability to make independent judgments in absence of supervision within the scope of respective job duties and tasks. Ability to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add and subtract, multiply and divide totals; determine percentages; and determine time and weight and interpret same as may be appropriate. Ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape. Ability to differentiate colors and shades of color. Ability to interact with people (staff, supervisors, general public and elected officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions to include tactfully mediating conflicts and achieving positive results. Ability to perform under maximum stress when confronted with short deadlines, heavy workloads, conflicting interests and high customer demand.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervision of other city employees is not required of this position.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma and two (2) years of work experience focused on general investigative, regulatory compliance, and enforcement work; or any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience related to regulatory compliance and enforcement and provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position.

Special Requirements

Licenses or Certifications: Must be FACE (Florida Association of Code Enforcement) certified Level I, or be able to become certified within 1 year in the position. Parking Enforcement Specialist (for civilians) certification. Valid Florida Driver’s License.

Miscellaneous Information Background check required.

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