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Code Enforcement Officer

JOB TITLE:  Code Enforcement Officer

SALARY:  $32,000 - $45,000 (for 28-hour work week) DOQ

WORK SCHEDULE:  Part-time position consisting of twenty-eight (28) hours per week with additional hours required when necessary.

JOB SUMMARY / SUPERVISION:  This is a highly responsible position requiring considerable knowledge and independent judgment in the interpretation, application and enforcement of Federal, State and local laws regulating the construction and/or use of land and buildings.  This position performs most duties unsupervised.

ACCOUNTABILITY:  The position reports directly to and is accountable to the Chief Building Inspector.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (The following is illustrative of the duties and responsibilities associated with the position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.)
Investigates and reports on all hazards, complaints and violations.
Effectively handles inquires and complaints from private contractors, property owners, organizations, and public officials regarding code enforcement.
Understands and interprets Federal, State and local laws relating to land use, zoning, and building codes.
Effectively communicates with contractors, property owners, and other members of the public when explaining, interpreting and enforcing statutes, rules, regulations, codes and ordinances, especially under strained or adverse conditions.
Maintains inspection records and prepares and presents reports as required.
Investigates complaints and takes appropriate action(s), within scope of authority, to secure compliance with applicable Town regulations, codes, and ordinances.
Prepares and maintains records and present verbal or written reports as required.
Maintains an appropriate level of confidentiality regarding incidents, complaints and records.
Enforces State and local laws, rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to septic systems.
Issues compliance directives and citations.
Assists the Town Attorney in the prosecution and defense of code related court cases. Testifies in court regarding administrative procedures, historical practices and interpretations and requirements of the various laws, ordinances and codes.
Maintains working knowledge of Federal, State and local ordinances, regulations, and laws relating to zoning regulations and building codes.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Building Inspector.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  High School Diploma or equivalent is required.  Three (3) years experience in code enforcement or related field or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of required knowledge, skills and abilities is required.  Graduate of recognized trade school or college degree in engineering or related field is preferred.  

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:  Position requires valid driver's license from state of residence and the ability to become certified by ICC as a zoning inspector within one (1) year of employment and as either a residential building inspector or property maintenance and housing inspector within two (2) years of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  Three (3) to five (5) years experience in applying and interpreting rules, regulations, codes, ordinances and criteria is essential.   Three (3) to five (5) years experience in the building and construction industry and knowledge of approved methods and materials used in construction, repair and renovation is desired.  Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and speak English fluently.  

SUMMARY OF OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES:  May be exposed to cleaning fluids, photocopier toner, eraser fluids, printer cartridges, dirt, dust, paint, plaster, cement, wastewater, sewer gas, automobile fuel and lubricants, hazardous materials, insulation, vapors, chemicals, rabies and other communicable diseases that can be transmitted by wild and domestic animals and humans.

SELECTION PROCESS/APPOINTMENT:  May be required to pass personal interview, professional background investigation, criminal history check, post-offer medical examination, driver record check, alcohol and controlled substance test, and polygraph examination.  Town Manager appoints based on recommendation from the Chief Building Inspector.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 28, 2017.  To be considered for an interview, please send cover letter, resume and completed Town Application (available under the Human Resources tab on the Town website) to:  Lisa Drabik, Assistant Town Manager/Personnel Director, Town of Londonderry, 268B Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053. You may also submit your application materials via email to