Position Description

Code Compliance Officer Senior
Location DeKalb County
Requisition ID 10775
Closing Date
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Job Term:
Annual Range:
$43,011- $66,669
Hourly Range:
Class Code (Job Code):

Salary Range:   $44,280 - $68,634



Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to ensure compliance with County regulations including zoning, signs, property maintenance, building codes, business licenses, noise complaints, and historical preservation.  


Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Responds to citizen’s complaints; inspects locations for violations; gathers and investigates evidence; and issues warning notices and court summonses.

Addresses illegal signage; removes illegal signs; issues citations; and educates businesses regarding sign regulations, facilitates sign disposal.

Attends court hearings; performs re-inspection of properties; processes photographic evidence; and prepares evidence for testimony.

Performs property inspections; inspects multi-family dwellings and businesses for compliance; issues court summonses and citations; prepares action reports; and coordinates operations with local law enforcement.

Conducts community meetings; coordinates and attends meetings to educate the public about code compliance and safety; and participates in volunteer efforts to improve the community.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated time-frames and per established procedures; receives and reviews various documentation, including citizen complaints, citations, and business licenses; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including photographic evidence of violations, court summonses, and action reports; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in Construction Technology, Engineering, Architecture or a related field required; three years of  experience as a Code Enforcement Officer; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required:  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license and; requires Level II GACE, or ICC Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector certification.

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