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Graduation from high school or equivalent and three years codes enforcement or related experience; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.

Level 1 certification by the Florida Association of Code Enforcement (FACE) must be obtained within 12 months of employment in this classification.

A Valid Florida Driver License is required and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets the requirements of Alachua County policy #6-7; Motor Vehicle Records will be reviewed prior to employment.   If, in the past 24-month period, the applicants Motor Vehicle Record has more than three (3) moving traffic infractions or three (3) or more at fault motor vehicle accidents (or combination of both and /or a conviction/pending charge for driving under the influence) or is in violation of any standard mandated by Federal or State Law or Regulation, the minimum qualifications are not met for the position.  

Successful completion of all applicable background checks pre-hire and ongoing are required.

Position Summary:
This is independent, specialized technical work in the field, involving the interpretation and enforcement of Alachua County codes and Waste Collection contracts related to refuse and recycling collection.

An employee assigned to this classification may be directed to support the enforcement of codes generally associated with other divisions or departments and is responsible for conducting various compliance reviews and inspections, reporting violations, and issuing citations.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher- level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties:

This is an emergency essential classification. Upon declaration of a disaster and/or emergency, all employees in this classification are required to work.

Exudes a positive customer service focus.

Advocates building organizational culture through aligning decisions with core values including: integrity, honesty, respect, diversity, innovation, accountability and communication.

Investigates citizen complaints and/or requests related to standard housing, zoning, land development, refuse, recycling, yard trash and illegal dumping.

Prepares notices of violation to be sent to violators after inspection; communicates with alleged violators regarding complaints, the process he/she will be involved in and the resolution to the violation.

May issue citations for enforcement and violations through both administrative and court actions.

Initiates follow-up actions and contact with violator to ensure compliance with codes. Notifies supervisor when it appears that no compliance progress is attempted.

Processes complaints of contractual violations for administrative and monetary remedy for the County against the contractor.

Prepares and maintains detailed files of ongoing cases.

Prepares and presents information to the Special Magistrate regarding alleged violations; provides date of incident, photographs, and written statements from witnesses, etc.

Prepares monthly summary report of actions including notice of violations, affidavits from inspections, results of compliance or noncompliance and hearing requests for Special Magistrate.

Coordinates activities of contractor and field personnel to ensure compliance with County ordinances and regulations pertaining to refuse, recycling, and yard trash collection.

Remains current on adoption of new State and County codes, ordinances, and regulations.

Coordinates neighborhood clean ups in the mandatory refuse collection area.

Reports statistics on inspection activity and neighborhood clean ups.

Coordinates inspection, illegal dumping, and neighborhood clean-up activity.

Responds to inquiries from citizens to discuss code complaints and interpretation of codes and regulations.

Inspects sites for other county offices to determine the status of a parcel, whether it contains dwellings and/or the presence/size of solid waste containers.

Drives a County and/or personal vehicle to perform required duties.

Performs the duties listed, as well as those assigned, with professionalism and a sense of urgency.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Thorough knowledge of County ordinances, policies and procedures.

Thorough knowledge of  procedures of code enforcement inspection and County waste collections.

Considerable knowledge of waste collection investigative and inspection techniques and proper waste collection control procedures in field and office work.

Knowledge of regulations pertaining to solid waste, recycling, yard trash collection, and illegal dumping for residential and commercial properties.

Considerable knowledge of County-wide geographic area.

Ability to utilize code enforcement software to prepare notices of violations.

Ability to prepare and to present code enforcement cases to the Special Magistrate or County Court.

Ability to read and comprehend maps, plats, and aerial photographs.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the general public both in person and over the phone.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and the general public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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 functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; reach with hands and arms and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.