Code Enforcement Officer

  • Type: Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate: $26.56/HR – $39.51/HR
  • Posted Date: 01/23/2024 5:07 PM

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This position is technical work investigating and enforcing the City Code of Ordinances. Work is performed under the direction of the Planning and Community Development Director.


  • Patrol the City looking for violations of the Code of Ordinances.
  • Pick up signs in right of way.
  • Conduct inspections where warranted.
  • Take code complaints by phone, email or walk ins.
  • Review tree removal permit applications.
  • Respond to a wide variety of calls and complaints involving municipal code violations.
  • Resolve violations through voluntary compliance.
  • Negotiate settlement agreement on behalf of the City.
  • When resolution is not possible through voluntary compliance, set in motion the Special Magistrate process by the issuance of a Notice of Violation.
  • Fully investigate all Code violations, gather relevant evidence, document each and every violation, identify and interview witnesses, take photographs of violations and prepare each case for presentation to the Special Magistrate.
  • Provide testimony and present the case for the City before the Special Magistrate.
  • Prepare orders for Special Magistrate.
  • Catalog records and make reports of activities in all cases investigated and filed.
  • Access, input and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Specific responsibility for developing and maintaining an accurate list of all entities or persons subject to the Local Business Tax Act and for enforcing the Act and the corresponding City of Alachua Ordinances.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.


  • Associate degree and three (3) years of related experience.
  • Code Enforcement Certification I – III within two (2) years.
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License.

 A comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


  • Knowledge of the Code of Ordinances and Land Use Regulations of the City.
  • Knowledge of City rules, regulations, policies and procedures as well as mastering relevant training programs and content.
  • Knowledge of construction and design.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the City, proximate areas and the City road network.
  • Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to enforce ordinances with firmness, tact and impartiality and to deal courteously with the general public.
  • Ability to keep records, make reports from such records and provide competent oral testimony.


  • Works inside.
  • Works outside in various weather conditions on slippery and uneven surfaces. Some stressful situations.
  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Walking, standing, bending, climbing and stooping.
  • Driving.

 Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.  

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