SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Code Enforcement Specialist I is an integral part of the Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services Team and is responsible for the enforcement of the City’s property standards and Zoning Ordinance.  This position performed under the general supervision of the Chief Building Official, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Assignments are carried out following broad policy guidelines, general goals, and objectives.  Individuals in this position must be able to establish effective working relationships with others and communicate well with other employees, the public, other City Departments, and other agencies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED and two years related experience in administrative and field duties securing compliance with ordinances and/or laws or any equivalent combination of experience and training Experience in law and/or code enforcement, including court or other hearing procedures preferred.  Must possess a Maryland Class C Driver’s License, or a comparable license issued by the employee’s state of residence, and a proven safe driving record.  Completion within 6 months of employment the ICC International Property Maintenance Inspector Certification and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Inspector 1.  Completion of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) command courses required by the City Office of Emergency Management within six (6) months of employment with the City.  Must obtain, within six (6) months of employment, the designated (OEM) Incident Command Systems Courses.  Ability to operate a personal computer.  Proficient in the use of typical word processing software such as Microsoft Word and the use of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Able to learn and apply other office software and automated office procedures.  Able to learn and use other computer-based processes including the City’s Software Packages for permits and GIS (Geographical Information Systems). EOE

 

MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL examination, INCLUDING DRUG SCREEN, AND A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

Fire Marshal & Permit Services

The Department of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services (FMPS) is divided into two Divisions who are responsible for the management and enforcement of the City’s codes and ordinances as it relates to wide range of areas, to include building and property standards, fire and life safety standards, rental housing licenses and permitting services.  

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