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(412) 466 8170 | 1020 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, Pa 15122 [email protected]

The Borough of West Mifflin will be accepting resumes for the position of Code/Ordinance Enforcement Officer. A complete job description and qualifications can be viewed at westmifflinborough.com or a copy can be obtained at the Borough Administrative Office at the Borough Building during normal business hours.  Resumes will be accepted until 4:00PM Friday August 21, 2020. Mail or email resumes with cover letter to

 

The Borough of West Mifflin

Attn: Brian Kamauf Borough Manager

1020 Lebanon Church Rd

West Mifflin, PA 15122

 

[email protected]

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

CODE / ORDINANCE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical duties in support of the Borough’s local code
enforcement program; monitors and enforces a variety of applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations
related to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, graffiti, water
waste, and other matters of public concern; and serves as a resource and provides information on Borough
regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, the general public, and other Borough departments and divisions.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

1. Perform a variety of field and office work in support of the Borough’s local code enforcement program;
enforce compliance with Borough regulations and ordinances including but not limited to those pertaining to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, graffiti, water waste, and other
matters of public concern.

2. Receive and respond to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and departments on
alleged violations of Borough zoning and related municipal codes and ordinances; interview complainant
and witnesses; conduct investigations and provide recommendations for resolution.

3. Conduct field investigations; inspect properties for violations; attempt to make contact at the
residence or business in order to resolve violation; issue and post warning notices, notices of
violation, corrective notices, orders to comply, and related documentation for code violations;
schedule and perform all follow-up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls,
meetings, discussions, and negotiations to ensure compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances;
issue administrative and parking citations and notices of violation as necessary.

4. Prepare evidence in support of legal actions taken by the Borough; appear in court as necessary; testify at hearings and in court proceedings as required.

5. Maintain accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, enforcement
actions, and other job related activities including accurate and detailed information regarding code
enforcement activity to substantiate violations; draw diagrams and illustrations and take photographs.

6. Prepare a variety of written reports, memos, and correspondence related to enforcement activities.

7. Patrol assigned area in a Borough vehicle to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance
violations; determine proper method to resolve violations.

8. Attend meetings and serve as a resource to other Borough departments, divisions, the general public, and
outside agencies in the enforcement of zoning regulations; provide research and documentation for
meetings; interpret and explain municipal codes and ordinances to members of the general public,
contractors, business owners, and other interested groups in the field, over the counter, and on the
telephone.

9. Operate computer to enter, process, and acquire data relative to complaints, inspection sites, and
effective code enforcement; research complaints. Proficient in computer skills ,Word, Excel, Arc View

10. Participate in supervising the work of community service workers, county inmates, or volunteers
engaged in community clean-up and preservation activities; determine locations and type of work to
be performed.

11. Locate vacant residences and businesses; post the property as necessary; check vacant buildings regularly for transient activity, graffiti, and other forms of vandalism.

12. May assist in researching, drafting, and rewriting municipal codes; participate in the development of
forms and processes utilized to address various issues.

13. Applicant must possess the ability to interact and communicate with the Borough Manager, Borough Council, solicitor and engineer as it relates to the enforcement of Borough Codes and ordinances, and to provide his or her opinions and views on matters that relates to his or her jurisdiction as it relates to municipal or legislative issues of these codes.

14. Perform duties and tasks as directed and assigned by the department director.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a municipal code compliance program.
Pertinent codes, IBC, IRC, Property Maintenance Code, UCC regulations ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning, nuisance abatement, health and safety, and related areas.
Procedures involved in the enforcement of codes and regulations including methods and techniques of
conducting and documenting field investigations.
Borough services and organizational structure as they relate to code compliance.
Legal actions applicable to code enforcement compliance.
Effective public relations practices.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Methods and techniques of business correspondence and technical report preparation.
Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word
processing and spreadsheet applications.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Geographic features and locations within the area served.

Ability to:

Independently perform a full range of municipal code enforcement and compliance duties.
Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations related to zoning, nuisance
abatement, and health and safety issues.
Inspect and identify violations of applicable codes and ordinances.
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.
Investigate complaints and mediate resolutions in a timely and tactful manner.
Prepare accurate and detailed documentation of investigation findings.
Maintain complex logs, records, and files.
Research, compile, and collect data.
Prepare clear and concise technical reports.
Make oral presentations and testify in court
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Read County Assessors maps and property profiles.
Read and interpret legal documents and descriptions.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Type and enter data accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Must be able to pass drug screen, criminal background check and have clean driving record.

Education/Training:

Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training and/or
college level coursework in construction, public administration, business administration,
or other related field.

Experience:

One year of work experience involving a high level of public contact including some
experience dealing with the public in an enforcement, inspection, investigation, or customer
service. Experience that includes previous municipal experience is highly
desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid PA driver’s license.
Possession of Uniform Construction Code certifications and registration, Commercial Building Inspector, ADA Accessibility, Commercial Energy, Commercial Mechanical.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Indoor and outdoor environments; work alone; travel from site to site; incumbents
may be exposed to noise, dust, inclement weather conditions, and potentially hostile environments.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and
field environment; to stand, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, squat, climb ladders, and walk on uneven
terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; to lift and/or carry light weights; to operate office equipment
requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard;
ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; and to verbally communicate to exchange
information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.