Code Enforcement Officer

Application Deadline: Upon Hire

Hourly Rate $15.00

Title: Code Enforcement Officer Code:

Division: Code Enforcement Effective Date:

Department:Police Department Last revised:


Performs a variety of technical duties as needed to assure compliance with City codes, ordinances, regulations, and other legal issues related to nuisances, business licensing, building, zoning, and signing. Provides support to the other divisions of the Police Department.


Works under the general supervision of the Chief of Police or his designee.




Receives daily complaints from citizens regarding alleged violations of City ordinances, codes, and regulations; determines nature of the allegation and apprises callers of possible investigation schedule.

Advises property owners, builders. Contractors, architects, or developers as needed to apprise appropriate parties of concerns and potential violations; searches tax records, obtains facts necessary to determineproper course of action; coordinates and monitors solutions.

Conducts field investigations and property inspections to determineextent of violations; checks for clear view on corner lots, verifies business licenses for issuance and compliance, monitors sign compliance, monitors compliance with animal ordinances, monitors property use for zoning compliance; cooperates with board of health in monitoring health and safety practices of business operations; prepares various investigative reports; initiates legal proceedings where appropriate and coordinates the same with City legal staff; may administer preliminary sanctions as allowed by ordinance or code.

Coordinates code enforcement activities with other City departments as necessary; works closely with Community Development Department, Police Department, and City legal staff regarding interpretations and enforcement of codes.

Conducts regular review of codes, ordinances, and regulations; receives legal interpretations as needed to direct enforcement of compliance; makes recommendations related to practical application of codes and ordinances; assists in adapting, modifying or rewriting codes as needed.

Prepares and provides written and oral report to the Chief of Police or his designee, committees, and pubic interest groups as required to explain code enforcement activities and program needs, gives testimony in a court of law.

Performs related duties as required, to include working in and with the animal control division.


Education and Experience

Graduation from high school, plus two (2) years of specialized training provided through in-service, professional workshops, technical college or university studies is preferred.


One (1) year of responsible experience performing above or related duties; preference for experience related to local government and investigation; law enforcement civil and/or criminal investigation or some other related field.

Preference may be given to candidate who is P.O.S.T. certified as a Special Function Officer.

An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

Some knowledge of liability issues which arise out of investigative procedures; effective interpersonal communications; city and state codes and ordinances related to multiple aspects of public works, property rights, boundaries, zoning, signing, etc. legal system and securing sanctions for violations; various investigative techniques; report writing and public relations.

Considerable skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving.

Some ability to enforce regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality; keep operating records and maintain various written reports read maps and locate property; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public. Comprehend and interpret complex regulations relating to zoning and other City ordinances.

Special Qualifications

May be required to become P.O.S.T. certified as a Special Functions Peace Officer.

Must possess a valid Utah drivers license.

Maintain membership in U.O.C.A. and compete certification.

Must pass and maintain the department fitness test.

Work Environment

Tasks require a variety of physical activities not generally involving muscular strain. Physical demands may occur in activities related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, etc. Talking, hearing and seeing required in the daily performance of job duties. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability and discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Frequent local travel required in course of performing portions of job functions. May be exposed to uncomfortable weather condition while working outside. Will assist all other Divisions to include; Animal Welfare, and Police Department.

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