Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer

Community Development:


$43,775.00 Per Year DOE

Range ID #44: $43,775.00 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package
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Job Description

Position Summary

Code enforcement officers have a complex job, working with businesses and residents, understanding the myriad of codes, and educating customers to help bring them into compliance with the law. Code enforcement conducts field inspections, writes letters, and coordinates enforcement efforts with Community Development Director. Enforcement is a vital part in keeping our City beautiful.

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1. Enforces provisions of City zoning ordinance by receiving and evaluating complaints, performs site inspections sending violation notices, and works with the City Attorney as necessary.

2. Enforces City sign code through issuance of sign permits and sending violation notices and works with planners on other sign enforcement action as necessary.

3. Receives, reviews, responds, and follows through on nuisance complaints, including weeds, dust, noise, encroachments, and related problems.

4. Identifies hillside ordinance violations, illegal dumping, and vandalism of public property and reports to appropriate City department.

5. Meets with people involved in code violation situations, both persons lodging complaints and the alleged code violator, to resolve code violation problems.

6. Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Primary work environment is inspection site environment and driving a vehicle. Frequent standing, sitting, and walking; some climbing, stooping, crouching, and bending; and some inspecting in confined areas. Exposure to dust and noise. Moderate physical activity exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently. Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather. Exposure to stress as a result of dealing with people. Irregular work schedule may be required.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years full time public contact involving interpretation or enforcement of laws and regulations, i.e., land use, safety regulations, building or business regulation, or related field.

Licenses and/or Certifications: Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• City codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning and code enforcement.

• Safe and efficient work practices as they relate to zoning and code enforcement.

• Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of code violation investigation and enforcement.

• Positive interpersonal, public relations, and customer service.

• Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Ability to:

• Learn to interpret and enforce zoning, land use rules, and building codes.

• Learn to simultaneously investigate multiple inquiries and complaints, conduct multiple field inspections, accurately document findings, and maintain appropriate records.

• Enforce pertinent codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations with impartiality and efficiency.

• Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for service in a fair, tactful, and firm manner.

• Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.

• Analyze situations and develop solutions; identify, interpret, explain, and enforce violations; review and interpret codes and rules; and maintain awareness of safety at all times.

• Obtain information through interview and dialogue and work fairly and courteously with the public.

• Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.

• Work independently in the absence of supervision.

• Use a computer, calculator, typewriter, telephone, facsimile machine, photocopy machine, and photographic camera.

• Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with all levels of personnel as well as the public.

• Maintain effective working relations with supervisors, coworkers, public officials, and the public.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 12/04/2023 12:00 AM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.