Housing Code Enforcement Officer

  • Part Time
  • Niles

Website Niles City

Housing Code Enforcement Officer


Performs a variety of tasks/duties for a department head or equivalent city official; also does related work as required.


Responsible for implementation of the Code Enforcement Program to ensure residential properties are maintained and in compliance with City Ordinances including, but not limited to, property maintenance, rental and other related codes, and of wide varied scope. Enforcement Officer must be computer efficient and must be familiar with city government; its rules and regulations. The work is of such nature that the employee often works on large volumes of work on a wide variety of subjects under the pressure of completing it within a limited time period. This job frequently works with considerable independence, gathering and giving information, receiving and responding to complaints; routine inspections and other public work. This person must exercise discretion and independent judgment regarding development and enforcement of operational policies, advise the City, participate in long-term planning, and carry out major assignments within areas of responsibility. These employees are under the general supervision of the department head and top level city officials who may from time to time review said work, methods of results, and are given general instructions on assignments through conferences.

Job specifications and/or examples of work:

Knowledge of housing codes and code enforcement.

Ability to maintain accurate records and other documentation in an organized fashion.

Ability to enforce ordinances and regulations firmly, tactfully, impartially and the ability to effectively testify in court.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department personnel and outside agencies as well as the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to deal with difficult and stressful situations in a tactful and professional manner.

Ability to understand and interpret ordinances and codes and follow processes in a timely manner.

Ability to work in extreme conditions both cold and hot, outside and inside areas

Ability to assess and evaluate hazardous situations.

Ability to drive a vehicle between inspections and other work assignments.

Any other work given within reason from the administration of the department.



Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, business English, spelling and commercial arithmetic; thorough knowledge of the operations, functions and scope of authority of city departments and offices as related to the handling and disposition of complaints and requests for information; ability to make minor decisions in accordance with the laws, ordinances, regulations, and department policies and procedures; ability to prepare effective correspondence on routine matters; ability to maintain effective working relationship with other employees and the general public; dependability; good physical condition. Must keep confidential information obtained, as this information can/should be confidential in nature to the department and the city.


Extensive experience in performing inspection work of a progressively responsible nature. High school graduate (or GED equivalent) required; preferred to have at minimum some college level course work or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge’s, skills, and abilities. Valid Ohio driver’s license

Position is part time:  28 hour per week

To apply for this job email your details to estredney@thecityofniles.com