Code Enforcement Officer (Full-time)

Oconee County Board of Commissioners
Watkinsville, Georgia

The purpose of this classification is to ensure compliance with county regulations with respect to zoning, development, and other issues relating to public safety, health, and welfare issues of the citizens of Oconee County. This position reports to the Code Enforcement Director.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Enforces the provisions of the Unified Development Code (UDC) and other codes of Oconee County.
  • Provides information and/or responds to questions or complaints from the public, other agencies, and county departments regarding UDC and enforcement issues.
  • Performs site inspections to verify code compliance or to investigate code violations related to business licensing, new development construction, soil erosion and sediment control, solid waste violations,
  • Reviews or inspects new business locations for compliance with county ordinances and state laws, investigates unlicensed businesses and works with other departments as required. Performs follow-up inspections of business renewals to ensure compliance with county ordinances.
  • Responds to questions and complaints related to codes and violations; provides information, research problems, and initiates problem resolution.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to conduct inspections and to investigate complaints.
  • Conducts inspections of new construction grading and developments.
  • Inspects site for soil erosion and sedimentation control compliance.
  • Assist others in conducting inspections of community development projects to assure minimum construction standards and infrastructures meet or exceed required minimum specifications.
  • Consults with contractors, workers, and engineers to review work requirements, status, and problems; assists with complex or problem situations; provides direction, advice, and technical expertise.
  • Issues citations for violations as appropriate. Prepares cases for court and testifies in court as required.
  • Prepares reports and takes photographs to document violations of county ordinances.
  • Receives, processes, distributes or retains a variety of documentation associated with departmental operations, per established procedures and within designated time frames; to include various forms, reports, correspondence, soil erosion plans, driveway permits, construction plans, subdivision plans, maps, manuals, ordinances, specifications, reference materials, or other documentation. Maintains departmental records.
  • Communicates via telephone, email or text and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages. Communicates with supervisor, manager, officials, employees, other department, contractors, engineers, homeowners, utility companies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
  • Maintains a comprehensive, knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Attends meetings; serves on committees as needed.
  • Adheres and ensures adherence to established safety procedures and county Safety Policies and Procedures to ensure safety of employees and other individuals.

Job Requirements
Associate’s Degree or Two Year College equivalent preferred supplemented with two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving code enforcement, code inspection; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must possess or be able to complete a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of the curriculum required for the Georgia Association of Code Enforcement (GACE) Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer. Must possess or obtain Level II of GSWCC Certification for soil erosion to comply with state law.

Salary & Benefits
Starting Salary: $45,577 (based on experience)

How to Apply
To apply online, please complete our application and submit. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of applications, however, they may be attached to your application submission.

To apply in person, we are located at 7635 Macon Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677. Paper applications are located at the reception desk in the second floor waiting area. There is a drop-box there for your convenience.