Posted 3 weeks ago

Code Enforcement Officer

Company: City of Naperville
Category: Communications, Government


Type: Full Time

The City of Naperville now seeks a Code Enforcement Officer for its Transportation, Engineering and Development (TED) department to effectively communicate and enforce City codes, ordinances, and other regulations with residential and commercial property owners. The Code Enforcement Officer investigates alleged violations of the Municipal Code (including property maintenance and public safety complaints) and works with property owners to achieve compliance. As a vital member of a small Code Enforcement team, you will initiate, manage and close investigations related to property maintenance and other code violations. You will generate data/reports, write management memorandums based on your investigative case involvement, write summary reports, issue citations, and represent the City in court when necessary. Other responsibilities include special assignments that are assumed by the Code Enforcement Team, and support for other City departments and teams, including Police, Fire, Finance, Social Services, Building and Planning teams. Your specific responsibilities would include:

  • Investigating complaints of alleged violations of the Municipal Code related to building, zoning, property maintenance and public safety matters, from initial complaint to resolution.
  • Preparing and maintaining documentation of all communications to internal and external clients regarding compliance matters, and updating records in a timely manner.
  • Working with commercial and residential property owners to bring properties into compliance.
  • Issuing citations to property owners in accordance with Municipal Code.
  • Initiating legal action in response to Code violations; and working with Legal Department staff to prosecute cases.
  • Providing court testimony for Code violation cases.
  • Negotiating fines and plea bargains with Code violators.
  • Conducting follow-up investigations to ensure compliance within an established timeframe.
  • Conducting safety element inspections for special events; and ensuring proper posting of necessary warning notices.
  • Performing annual inspections of licensed liquor establishments for appropriate licensing; and verifying that surrounding areas meet zoning and building requirements.
  • Facilitating/presenting public education regarding various components of Municipal Code requirements, enforcement and compliance.
  • Providing Code interpretation and support to Municipal Boards and Commissions, other City Departments and the public, as requested.
  • Identifying inconsistencies within the Municipal Code and recommending updates/revisions.