City of Anniston
Job Announcement
PURPOSE:  Under the direction of Senior Code Enforcement Officer, the Code Enforcement Officer performs a range of duties involving the investigation, enforcement, and resolution of violations of City codes and ordinances. The Code Enforcement Officer prepares notices of violation and issues citations and performs other related duties as assigned. The Code Enforcement Officer works under the supervision of the Senior Code Enforcement Officer and exercises considerable judgment and personal initiative. The Code Enforcement Officer receives only occasional instructions or assistance as new or unusual situations arises and is fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the City of Anniston and Anniston Planning Department.
  • Receive, record, and investigate violations regarding municipal codes, ordinances, standards, health and safety regulations
  • Document violations by securing photographs and other pertinent data
  • Research property ownership records, prior violations, municipal codes and ordinances, and state regulations to establish whether a violation has occurred. Initiate contact with residents, business representatives, and other parties to explain the nature of incurred violations and to encourage compliance with municipal codes, ordinances, and community standards. Meet with City planning, building, and public works staff and legal counsel regarding violations coordinate activities with other staff and code enforcement personnel.
  • Prepares written notices of code violation or noncompliance and citations according to applicable codes and regulations
  • Issue letters to property owners notifying them of a violation
  • As appropriate, affix a notice of violation on property to abate public safety hazards and public nuisances.
  • Coordinate and conduct follow-up inspections including the preparation of additional correspondence, compliance inspections, site visits, and communication with property owners and attorneys
  • Prepare non-compliance cases for legal action
  • Present testimony in a court of law
  • Make drive-by or on-site inspections of residential, industrial, and/or commercial areas
  • Note possible violations at other property sites during the course of field investigations. Provide information to violators, the general public, business community and other governmental agencies regarding codes, laws, ordinances
  • Respond to questions, complaints and inquires. Maintain files and records to citations and violations
  • Prepare a variety of written reports.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the City Manager.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of modern office practices, methods and computer equipment. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Basic mathematical principles. Principals and practices used in dealing with the public. Principles of record keeping and reporting. Principles, practices, methods and techniques of code violation investigation and enforcement. Methods and procedures used in code enforcement including citation issuance procedures, methods used to obtain vehicle safety. Interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including administrative and departmental policies. Read and interpret maps, plans, and legal descriptions. Maintain and update records, logs and reports. Respond to inquiries, complaints and requests for service in a fair, tactful and timely manner. Interpret, explain and apply applicable policies, procedures, laws, and regulations. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Ability to remain calm in adverse situations. Willing to work nonstandard hours and overtime as required, and travel to attend meetings and conferences.  Ability to become certified within one (1) year of employment as a certified Code Enforcement Officer through ICC/AACE.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree from a state accredited college or university in Public Administration, Planning, Criminal Justice or related field; or an Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of municipal or other governmental code enforcement experience; or four (4) years of municipal or other governmental code enforcement experience. Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license is required by the time of appointment.

Minimum/Maximum Annual Salary: $35,193.69 - $53,544.65
Candidates must submit resumes as Email attachments in PDF format to or mail a copy to: City of Anniston Attn:  Human Resources P. O. Box 2168 Anniston, AL  36202.  The announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Anniston is an Equal Opportunity Employer