Job Opening: Nuisance Enforcement Officer (Part Time)

WHERE: Marshall County Building Codes and Zoning Office

The position currently would be part time, but has the potential to become a full time position.

Nature of Work
     This is responsible technical and administrative work assisting with activities associated with the enforcement of zoning and nuisance resolutions adopted by Marshall County.  Activities associated with the job include inspecting residential properties and commercial buildings for compliance with all applicable zoning and nuisance resolutions and ordinances, responding to complaints regarding junk cars, over grown lawns, etc. and assisting with enforcing existing zoning and nuisance issues.  Additional activities include working with the County Court Clerk’s office to issue summons for zoning and nuisance violations, counting and recording of all building inspections for monthly ISO reports and researching issues pertaining to the status of prior and current zoning of properties.   Job responsibilities require a high school diploma supplemented with additional education and training in property and/or residential inspection processes and procedures, experience in building construction, architecture and/or engineering, strong organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills, sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job and the ability to interpret and explain governing resolutions and ordinances.  Job performance is evaluated by the Building Official through review of the level of compliance by property with nuisance and zoning of building, ability to interpret and apply governing regulations, organizational and decision making skills and ability to interact effectively with contractors, developers, local and regional officials, homeowners and the public.

Illustrative Examples of Work
 
  • Assists with inspecting residential properties and commercial buildings for compliance with all applicable zoning and nuisance resolutions and ordinances.
  • Performs field inspections and re-inspections of zoning and nuisance complaints in an effort to obtain compliance by property owners.
  • Inspects existing properties for hazardous conditions, structural failures and/or improper uses.
  • Receives and responds to complaints regarding junk cars, over grown lawns, etc. and assists with enforcing existing zoning and nuisance issues.
  • Issues warnings in the event property owners are not bringing properties into compliance with existing resolutions.
  • Assists with interpreting and enforcing provisions of zoning ordinances and property maintenance resolutions and ordinances necessary to correct identified deficiencies or violations.
  • Assists with providing information on building regulations, required inspections and permits and related matters to contractors, architects, developers and the public.
  • Inspects the use and occupancy of residential properties and surrounding premises to verify the stability, sanitation, lighting, ventilation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.
  • Assists with ensuring contractors, developers and sub-contractors have obtained all appropriate licenses and permits.
  • Maintains records and files in a computer database and produces reports and other documentation as needed.
  • Works with the County Court Clerk’s office to issue summons for zoning and nuisance violations.
  • Counts and records all building inspections for monthly ISO reports.
  • Researches issues pertaining to the status of prior and current zoning of properties.
  • Remains current with proposed and/or newly enacted legislation and/or resolutions pertaining to zoning and nuisance issues.
  • Addresses citizen complaints and concerns and reacts in an appropriate and timely manner to emergency and/or urgent situations.
  • Attends workshops, seminars and other meetings as required.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Necessary Requirements of Work

     Graduation from an accredited four year high school supplemented with additional training and education in construction, property maintenance and inspection procedures; a minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience as an inspector, contractor or field superintendent; strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical and decision making skills; sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience to provide the following knowledge, abilities and skills:
 
  • Considerable knowledge of building design and construction technology.
  • Considerable knowledge of building codes and ordinances as adopted by Marshall County government.
  • Considerable knowledge of the zoning and nuisance resolutions as adopted by the Marshall County commission.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of building inspection and codes enforcement procedures including all civil and criminal actions.
  • Considerable knowledge of the geographic area of Marshall County including significant geological sub-structures, soil types, etc.
  • Considerable knowledge of acceptable grammatical form required for the composition of reports, memorandum and correspondence.
  • Considerable knowledge of basic and advanced mathematical calculations including algebraic and geometric principles and calculations.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints, as-built drawings and schematics.
  • Ability to analyze complex technical information, draw logical conclusions and make appropriate decisions taking into account all technical, legal and financial consequences.
  • Ability to compile, prepare and present detailed information in a concise and understandable manner.
  • Ability to obtain the cooperation of concerned parties when dealing with codes and regulatory issues.
  • Ability to interpret and explain pertinent provisions of laws, ordinances and regulations.
  • Ability to react in an appropriate and timely manner to emergency and/or urgent situations.
  • Ability to prioritize job related activities in an effective and efficient manner to ensure meeting established deadlines and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, local and regional officials, architects, engineers, contractors and developers.
  • Ability to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Skill in interpreting and analyzing detailed blueprints, schematics and as-built drawings.
  • Skill in diffusing potentially confrontational situations between concerned parties.

Necessary Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver’s license and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.

Physical Requirements
  • This is moderate work requiring considerable static, explosive, dynamic and trunk strength and the exertion of 50 pound of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects
  • Work requires good flexibility, mobility and speed of limb movement
  • Work requires considerable effort and stamina
  • Work requires both gross body equilibrium and coordination for balancing, bending, stooping, kneeling and walking
  • Work requires arm/ hand steadiness and manual and finger dexterity
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word
  • Hearing is required to perceive information in both quiet and noisy environments and determine the direction of sounds
  • Visual acuity is required for the inspection of small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, color differentiation, and observing general surroundings and activities
  • The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions

The current open position at the Marshall County Building Codes and Zoning Office is for a part time Nuisance Enforcement Officer, but has the potential to become a full-time position depending on the work load. If this position becomes full-time, duties would include those described in the Building Inspector job description which can be obtained from Human Resources upon request. Certification by the State of Tennessee as a Building Inspector must be completed with Plumbing and Mechanical Certifications within 1 year of employment.

TO APPLY:
  • Application may be picked up from the Marshall County Human Resources Office, 3309 Courthouse Annex, 3rd floor, Lewisburg, TN 37091 or obtain from www.marshallcountytn.com
  • Completed application and resume will be accepted until 4:00pm on July 18th, 2019 by the Marshall County Human Resources Office.
  • Absolutely no late, faxed, or emailed applications will be accepted.