Code Comp Investigator II
As certified by the state of Virginia (VDHCH) and/or appointed by the relevant Code Official to do so on their behalf, researches, prepares for and investigates complaints and inquiries regarding alleged violations and appropriate compliance actions regarding violations of zoning, noise, property maintenance, building code, and fire code. Conducts field investigations and interviews, gathers evidence, uses unique investigative techniques, advises violators of code violations, placards unsafe violations, and conducts follow up investigations to ensure compliance. Prepares automated reports, updates information in system databases, issues formal notices and orders as prescribed by relevant code or ordinance. Prepares evidentiary material and testifies in local courts, local and state governing bodies pertaining to violations observed and aspects of the case. Communicates with residents and provides general code awareness information to the community. Duties are performed under the direction of a Division Supervisor.
Position may be underfilled as a Code Compliance Investigator I (S22); the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
The salary offer for the position will not exceed the mid-point (or $79,573.10) of the advertised salary range.
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Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a field of study related to the enforcement of environmental and property maintenance codes such as urban planning, biological or environmental science, law enforcement, legal studies or a related field; plus two years of relative work experience in the area of code enforcement or equivalent (e.g., performing land use, zoning, building, public safety, or related code enforcement, inspection, investigative or abatement work).
This position may be underfilled as a Code Comp Investigator I (Grade S22; $54,219.36 - $90,365.81). The employment standards for the Code Comp Investigator are: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a field of study related to the enforcement of environmental and property maintenance codes such as urban planning, biological or environmental science, law enforcement, legal studies or a related field.
Applicants hired at the Code Comp Investigator I will be non-competitively promoted to the Code Comp Investigator II level upon successful completion of an underfill agreement.
Considerable knowledge of state and county codes and regulations related to zoning, noise, property maintenance, residential, and/or commercial building codes. Ability to maintain effective relationships with the public and fellow employees. Excellent written and oral communication skills; proficiency in Spanish or other language preferred.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
•Valid driver's license.
•Building Maintenance Inspector (VDHCD)/ Property Maintenance (VDHCD).-Required within 12 months
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Ability to lift 50 lbs. with assistance. Ability to distinguish appropriate nomenclature in colors in accordance with the VUSBC and other regulatory codes. Ability to lawfully operate a county vehicle. Work requires the ability to speak clearly and understandably. Must be able to operate equipment. Ability to climb, walk/traverse rough, icy, or broken terrain: go up and down steep inclines. Ability to exit structures quickly in case of an emergency/life safety situation. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include exercise
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.