Polk County

 

Certified Codes Investigator I,II,III or CEP

Bartow, Florida

Bartow , FL

Order: 77317

Order Type : Direct Hire

CODE 0266, 0267, 0268, 0269

PG 14, 15, 16, 17

NON-EXEMPT

CERTIFIED CODES INVESTIGATOR I,II,III or CODE ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL

(Code Enforcement)

Pay Ranges:

Certified Codes Investigator I: $17.05/hr. - $25.42/hr. ($35,464.00 - $52,873.60/annually)

Certified Codes Investigator II: $17.76/hr. - $26.51/hr. ($36,940.80 - $55,140.80/annually)

Certified Codes Investigator III: $18.46/hr. - $27.56/hr. ($38,396.80 - $57,324.80/annually)

Code Enforcement Professional: $19.19/hr. - 28.65/hr. ($39,915.20 - $59,592.00/annually)

Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (40 hrs./week)

Location: 330 W. Church St. Bartow, FL.

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

Certified Codes Investigator I

Perform field inspections to enforce compliance with the Land Development Code. Employees in this class perform duties of average difficulty requiring reasonable initiative and independent judgment under direct supervision of Level III or Level IV Investigators. Meets with property owners, tenants, complainants to assist, advise, and guide them in working within the regulations.

The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the following activities: Under direct supervision of Level III or Level IV Investigator, performs field investigations from complaints of alleged code violations. Meets with property owners, tenants and complainants to determine the nature of violations. Assists, advises, or guides the public regarding code compliance, interpretations and explanations. Ensures that codes, ordinances and laws are conformed with or issues appropriate violation notices.

By end of first year, must have knowledge on how to research land ownership by using legal descriptions, tax records, Property Appraiser records, deeds and other related documentation. Keeps accurate case narratives and is able to open new cases and is knowledgeable in the Code Enforcement computer program and any related programs. Prepares and presents cases to the Polk County Special Magistrate as required. Performs general neighborhood inspections for code compliance. On more difficult land use violations and grandfathering issues, works directly with Level III and Level IV Investigators. May be called upon to assist other investigators as assigned.

During first year, works directly with Level III or Level IV Investigators while performing inspections of substandard residential dwellings to determine and enforce the Minimum Housing Ordinance. Prepares detailed reports of minimum housing inspections. Discusses with property owner(s) necessary work needed to bring dwelling(s) up to Minimum Housing Ordinance standards. Explains and interprets regulations to property owners and occupants to secure corrective action. Inspects private residential properties to determine the conditions required to meet the Minimum Housing Code standards for occupancy. Reviews and evaluates dwellings and structures after property owner has complied with violation notice of deficiencies to insure that requirements have been met. Signs off on case with approval of Level III or Level IV Investigator.

Certified Codes Investigator II

Performs field inspections to enforce compliance with the Land Development Code. Employees in this class perform duties of average difficulty requiring reasonable initiative and independent judgment under occasional supervision of Level III or Code Enforcement Professional (C.E.P.) Investigators. Meets with property owners, tenants, complainants to assist, advise, and guide them in working within the regulations.

The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the following activities: Under occasional supervision of Level III or C.E.P. Investigator, performs field investigations from complaints of alleged code violations. Meets with property owners, tenants and complainants to determine the nature of violations. Assists, advises, or guides the public regarding code compliance, interpretations and explanations. Ensures that codes, ordinances and laws are conformed with or issues appropriate violation notices. Must have knowledge on how to research land ownership by using legal descriptions, tax records, Property Appraiser records, deeds and other related documentation.

Keeps accurate case narratives and is able to open new cases and is knowledgeable in the Code Enforcement computer program and any related programs. Prepares and presents cases to the Polk County Special Magistrate as required. Performs general neighborhood inspections for code compliance. On more difficult land use violations and grandfathering issues, works with Level III and C.E.P. Investigators when needed. During second year, emphasis is placed on learning the sign ordinance and how to address violations of that ordinance. Training for sign issues is done by Level III Investigators. Level II Investigators may be called upon to assist other investigators as assigned.

During second year, Investigator works when needed with Level III or C.E.P. Investigators while performing inspections of substandard residential dwellings to determine and enforce the Minimum Housing Ordinance. Prepares detailed reports of minimum housing inspections. Discusses with property owner(s) necessary work needed to bring dwelling(s) up to Minimum Housing Ordinance standards. Explains and interprets regulations to property owners and occupants to secure corrective action. Inspects private residential properties to determine the conditions required to meet the Minimum Housing Code standards for occupancy. Reviews and evaluates dwellings and structures after property owner has complied with violation notice of deficiencies to ensure that requirements have been met. May need occasional assistance from Level III or C.E.P. Investigator.

Certified Codes Investigator III

Performs technical field inspections to enforce compliance with the Land Development Code. Employees in this class perform duties of higher than average difficulty requiring initiative and independent judgment without need of supervision but still closely connected to the Code Enforcement Professional (C.E.P.) Investigators. Meets with property owners, tenants, complainants to assist, advise, and guide them in working within the regulations.

The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the following activities: A Level III Investigator performs field investigations from complaints of alleged code violations. Meets with property owners, tenants and complainants to determine the nature of violations. Assists, advises, or guides the public regarding code compliance, interpretations and explanations. Ensures that codes, ordinances and laws are conformed with or issues appropriate violation notices.

Must have knowledge on how to research land ownership by using legal descriptions, tax records, Property Appraiser records, deeds and other related documentation. Keeps accurate case narratives and is able to open new cases and is knowledgeable in the Code Enforcement computer program and any related programs. Prepares and presents cases to the Polk County Special Magistrate as required. Performs general neighborhood inspections for code compliance. Level III Investigators are knowledgeable of the sign ordinance and able to instruct Level II Investigators. Level III Investigators are also called upon to help C.E.P. Investigators with training of the Level I and Level II Investigators.

During third year, Investigator works independently while performing inspections of substandard residential dwellings to determine and enforce the Minimum Housing Ordinance. Prepares detailed reports of minimum housing inspections. Discusses with property owner(s) necessary work needed to bring dwelling(s) up to Minimum Housing Ordinance standards. Explains and interprets regulations to property owners and occupants to secure corrective action. Inspects private residential properties to determine the conditions required to meet the Minimum Housing Code standards for occupancy. Reviews and evaluates dwellings and structures after property owner has complied with violation notice of deficiencies to ensure that requirements have been met. May need occasional assistance from Level IV Investigator.

Code Enforcement Professional

Performs technical field inspections to enforce compliance with the Land Development Code. Employees in this class have ability to perform all duties assigned. This employee requires initiative and independent judgment without need of supervision. Meets with property owners, tenants, complainants to assist, advise, and guide them in working within the regulations.

Following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the following activities: A C.E.P. Investigator performs field investigations from complaints of alleged code violations. Meets with property owners, tenants and complainants to determine the nature of violations. Assists, advises, or guides the public regarding code compliance, interpretations and explanations. Ensures that codes, ordinances and laws are conformed with or issues appropriate violation notices. Must have knowledge on how to research land ownership by using legal descriptions, tax records, Property Appraiser records, deeds and other related documentation. Keeps accurate case narratives and is able to open new cases and is knowledgeable in the Code Enforcement computer program and any related programs. Prepares and presents cases to the Polk County Special Magistrate as required. Performs general neighborhood inspections for code compliance.

C.E.P. Investigators have a complete understanding of all codes and ordinances. C.E.P. Investigators are qualified to train all levels of investigators. C.E.P. Investigators are qualified to sit with the Asst. County Attorney at the Special Magistrate Hearing and assume the duties of the Code Enforcement Manager. C.E.P. Investigators are qualified to supervise the office environment in the absence of the Code Enforcement Manager. The C.E.P. Investigator works with the Code Enforcement Manager in areas where assigned. The C.E.P. Investigator works independently while performing inspections of substandard residential dwellings to determine and enforce the Minimum Housing Ordinance. Prepares detailed reports of minimum housing inspections. Discusses with property owner(s) necessary work needed to bring dwelling(s) up to Minimum Housing Ordinance standards. Explains and interprets regulations to property owners and occupants to secure corrective action. Inspects private residential properties to determine the conditions required to meet the Minimum Housing Code standards for occupancy. Reviews and evaluates dwellings and structures after property owner has complied with violation notice of deficiencies to insure that requirements have been met.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Certified Codes Investigator I,II,III

Ability to learn applicable rules, regulations, codes, ordinances and laws. Ability to complete and write clear, concise and accurate narratives and forms. Ability to operate a computer and any work related computer programs. Ability to use good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Ability to drive from work site to work site to look at and provide investigative related work. Ability to see, talk, ambulate independently, and make written notes.

Ability to speak in a manner that can be understood. Ability to bend, sit, stand. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, officials and other employees. Ability to effectively communicate orally. Ability to perform investigator work in all weather conditions.

Code Enforcement Professional

Ability to learn applicable rules, regulations, codes, ordinances and laws. Ability to complete and write clear, concise and accurate narratives and forms. Ability to operate a computer and any work related computer programs. Ability to use good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. Ability to drive from work site to work site to look at and provide investigative related work. Ability to see, talk, ambulate independently, and make written notes. Ability to speak in a manner that can be understood. Ability to bend, sit, and stand. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, officials and other employees. Ability to effectively communicate orally. Ability to perform investigator work in all weather conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Certified Codes Investigator I

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable diploma and have a minimum of three (3) years real estate, building construction, investigation, governmental regulatory work or related work experience.

Certifications Required:

Must have at time of employment or within one year must obtain:

1. Florida Association of Code Enforcement (F.A.C.E.) Level I Certification

2. Polk County Code Enforcement Property Maintenance

Employee may be subject to termination if unable to meet these requirements.

Must have a valid drivers license and be able to secure a valid Florida drivers license at the time of employment within this classification.

Certified Codes Investigator II

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable diploma and have a minimum of three (3) years real estate, building construction, investigation, governmental regulatory work or related work experience.

Until Investigator passes the Level II exam through Florida Association of Code Enforcement, they remain a Level I investigator in training for the Level II position. This exam must be passed within the second year of employment.

Certifications Required:

Must have by end of second year:

1. Florida Association of Code Enforcement Level I Certification 2. Polk County Code Enforcement Property Maintenance Certification 3. Florida Association of Code Enforcement (F.A.C.E.) Level II

Certification Employee may be subject to termination if unable to meet these requirements.

Must have a valid drivers license and be able to secure a valid Florida drivers license at the time of employment within this classification.

Certified Codes Investigator III

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable diploma and have a minimum of three (3) years real estate, building construction, investigation, governmental regulatory work or related work experience.

Until Investigator passes the Level III exam through Florida Association of Code Enforcement, they remain a Level II investigator in training for the Level III position. This exam must be passed within the third year of employment.

Certifications Required:

Must have by end of third year:

1. Florida Association of Code Enforcement Levels I, II & III Certifications 2. Polk County Code Enforcement Property Maintenance Certification

Employee may be subject to termination if unable to meet these requirements.

Must have a valid drivers license and be able to secure a valid Florida drivers license at the time of employment within this classification.

Code Enforcement Professional

Graduate of an accredited high school or possess an acceptable diploma and have a minimum of five (5) years real estate, building construction, investigation, governmental regulatory work or related work experience.

Until Investigator achieves the Code Enforcement Professional (C.E.P.) certification through Florida Association of Code Enforcement, they remain a Level III investigator. The C.E.P. certification must be obtained within the fourth year of employment.

Certifications Required:

Must have by end of fourth year:

Florida Association of Code Enforcement Levels I, II & III Certifications, and Code Enforcement Professional Certification.

Polk County Property Maintenance Certification

Must have a valid drivers license and be able to secure a valid Florida drivers license at the time of employment within this classification.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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