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Employer: City of Andover
Division: Building Inspection
Job Title: Building and Code Enforcement Officer
Salary: $17.00 Hourly

Job Description:

Reports to:            City Engineer

Salary is dependent on applicant's experience. The salary range is $16.50-20/hour.


Primary Functions of Work

This is a skilled technical position, which deals directly with the public, contractors, and City staff.  The employee must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of public works improvement construction, and administration and enforcement of City Codes.

Essential Functions of Work

  • Performs Building and Construction Code compliance inspections and prepares report on the inspection results.
  • Assists the Building Official in the review of building plan and specifications submittals.
  • Assists the Building Code Official/Public Officer in enforcement of the Building Codes and Zoning Regulations of the City of Andover including: i.e., portable signs, parking, screening, and land use.
  • Performs surveying and engineering technician duties as needed.
  • Record and investigate code violations and complaints including, but not limited to, plant growth, trash, junk, litter, disabled vehicles, illegal dumping, pollution, animals and signage in a timely manner.
  • Consult with owners, property managers and other agencies on violations observed at a property.
  • Keep systematic records of inspections, violations and enforcement actions to include, but not limited to, field notes, case files, logs, photographs and statements from complainants.
  • conduct utility and Drainage system and ADA inspections on private Sites
  • Administer, monitor, and inspect Excavation permits, Sewer Taps / Utility connections, Irrigation systems / backflow preventers and Private wells
  • Help citizens understand the rules, due process and solutions for code enforcement issues.
  • Monitors all building code compliance.
  • Assists the Director of Public Works and Community Development in planning, development, mapping, and maintenance of the City’s utilities.
  • Performs utility connection inspections.
  • Monitors Right-of-way Permit compliance including drive approaches.
  • Gain familiarity with basics of MUTCD and assist in inspection and enforcement of temporary traffic control for construction, including utility franchisees and excavation permits.
  • Assists in the preparation and distribution of public meeting notices, agendas, etc

Marginal Functions of Work

  • Maintenance Projects— assist in inspection of various city infrastructure systems
  • Assist with plan reviews
  • Perform inspections, or assist, coordinate with consultant or contract inspection firms for City at Large Infrastructure Projects
  • Aide with public works and plan filing and retrieval
  • Perform Data collection
  • Perform, assist, or coordinate with consultant to conduct inspections on Public Infrastructure projects including New Subdivisions or Private Site developments.
  • Prepare evidence and appear in court as deemed necessary

Position Requirements

Experience: Three years related experience or equivalent education.  Employee is expected to have the necessary information and skills to perform the work satisfactorily within six months.

Education: High School diploma or GED. ICC B-1 Residential Inspector (or equivalent) preferred within 12 months. Additional ICC certificates desirable.


1. Positive communication skills, both written and oral.

2. Basic computer literacy skills.

3. The ability to perform a variety of duties in a timely manner.

4. Working knowledge of public works construction method, City Zoning Regulations, City Ordinances, and City Policies.

Problem Solving -Enforcement of regulations involves problem solving in counseling the public to abate violations and to systematically provide necessary enforcement.  Prioritization of workload while providing the level of service expected by the community is an essential trait.

Decision Making-Decisions are made daily concerning the violation of the regulations, the method of enforcement, and means of abatement.  Procedures, policies, and ordinances set forth the groundwork for most decisions. Performance of duties must be done without malice and in an unbiased manner.

Accountability-Employee is not responsible for budgetary control and does not directly participate in the annual budget process, but the position has some financial responsibilities in the efficient use of time and materials.

Supervision-The employee generally works independently under the direction of the City Engineer. Occasional supervision of subordinate personnel is required.

Personal Relations-Daily contact with contractors, homeowners, City staff, and the general public necessitates good working relationships and strong public relations skills.

Working Conditions-Medium manual labor is occasionally required.  Extreme weather conditions are often encountered.   Working with fuels, oils, maintenance chemicals, and electrical hazards are factors in this position.

Physical Requirements-Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, or push heavy (50 lb. or more) objects.  Frequently involves climbing in and out basements, crawl spaces, sewer and line ditches, manholes, attics, roofs, etc.  Also requires frequent bending and occasional crouching.

Vacancy Number: and-BI-2018-1

Open Date: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/21/2018 11:59:59 PM