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Springettsbury Township

1501 Mt. Zion Rd.
York, PA, United States

Phone: 717-757-3521
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Code Enforcement Officer I


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York, PA, United States 



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Township Related: Code enforcement officer

Job Description:

Position Summary & General Statement of Duties:
This is a full-time position responsible for the administration of all property maintenance complaint activity in the Township. This includes the administration of the Springettsbury Township Code of Ordinances, the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) as amended, the International Building Model Codes (ex. IBC, IPC, IMC, IEC, and Energy Code), and the International Residential Code (IRC). This position conducts all complaint inspections, issues notice of violations, attends hearings as needed. The individual in this position must have good interpersonal skills to deal with developers, construction workers, and residents in their building/renovation projects. Another key component of this position is the successful completion of UCC plan review and inspection certifications. At a minimum it is expected that the following certifications will be completed over a 24-month period:
• UCC Certification – Building Inspector
• ICC Property Maintenance Code and Housing Inspector (64)
• Building Code Official Certification
• A minimum of two (2) of the following:
  - UCC Certification – Access Inspector
  - UCC Certification – Mechanical Inspector
  - UCC Certification – Comm. Energy Inspector

Job Responsibilities: 
• Responds to email questions, phone questions relating to all complaints related to current building codes, IPM as adopted by Township along with other adopted Springettsbury Township Codes;
• Reviews Township complaint forms and performs preliminary review of complaint using Township permit software and GIS systems available online;
• Conducts all property maintenance inspections, follow-up inspections, and authorize work and/or issues stop work orders where warranted;
• Performs shadow residential and commercial ICC & UCC inspections.
• Assists township residents and the public in complying with Township residential and non-residential building code requirements.
• Administers all Property Maintenance code appeals, notice of violations, and citations.
• Assists other Township officials in investigation and enforcement duties as needed.
• Assists the Township in administration of its MS4 Program.
• Assists in the performance of building and sewer enforcement inspections, as needed.
• Conducts sidewalk, curbing, site stakeouts, and stormwater seepage pit inspections, as needed.
• Resolves all property maintenance complaints.
• Performs other related duties and special projects as required.
• Delivers board packets when requested.
• Attends meetings when directed by the Director of Community Development.
• Arranges and conducts meetings with the public and any applicable government officials to resolve permit issues.
• Maintains current knowledge of issues, trends and developments in regulatory standards and building code requirements governing the construction industry.
• Attend applicable building code training to maintain current ICC and UCC certifications.

Job Requirements:

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of PA UCC (as amended), ICC 2009 International Property Maintenance Code.
• Ability & motivation to successfully obtain UCC plan review and inspection certifications.
• Knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office 2016.
• Ability to build proficiency with ArcView GIS and permit management software.
• Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment.
• Ability to interpret plans, maps, and various technical materials.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with associates and the public.
• Ability to resolve conflicts in calm, successful manner.
• Ability to work on projects and tasks with and without direct supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
• Ability to prepare concise and accurate reports and maintain accurate records.
• Advanced knowledge of Township policies, procedures and ordinances*
• Advanced knowledge of Township geography*
• First Aid / CPR/ EAD certification for adults, children, and infant is required. *
 *Indicates developed after hiring

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:
• Five (5) years of relevant previous experience in the construction trade.
• Two (2) years of previous experience in code administration in the public sector is desired.
• High School Diploma or GED.
• Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license. If out of state, the ability to obtain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license within 30 days.

Special Requirements
• Ability to advance into the position of Code Enforcement Officer II in 24-Months
• Ability to pass physical/medical tests, including functionality test.
• Ability to pass drug screening test.
• Ability to pass psychological exam.
• Ability to pass background investigation.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Work may involve conditions that can only be partially controlled and expose the employee to raw sewage and sewage sludge. Work is frequently performed alone and may be performed inside and/or around noisy equipment or outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Work is performed around a variety of potentially hazardous mechanical and electrical equipment and occasionally around hazardous substances. In emergency situations work after normal hours may be required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required to perform the job.

EEO Statement
Springettsbury Township provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetics or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Springettsbury Township complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the township has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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