F: 570-839-0981
1361 Pocono Boulevard, Suite 100
Mount Pocono, PA 18344
1361 Pocono Boulevard, Suite 100
Mount Pocono, PA 18344

Code Enforcement Officer

The Position
Mount Pocono Borough is seeking an individual to work as a Code Enforcement Officer. If you are a dedicated individual with a positive attitude, are prompt, and pay attention to details, this may be the position for you. Apply today!

Interested candidates should submit their resumes using the form below or they can send it by email to:

Joshua Walker, Borough Manager at office@mountpocono-pa.gov.
Part-time employment.
Work hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; Tuesday – Saturday; hours and days can vary depending on season.
Wage: $19/hr

Description of Work
Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical duties in support of the Borough’s local code enforcement program; monitors and enforces a variety of applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations related to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, and other matters of public concern; and serves as a resource and provides information on Borough regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, the general public, and other Borough departments and divisions.

Essential Functions:
Perform a variety of field and office work in support of the Borough’s local code enforcement program; enforce compliance with Borough regulations and ordinances including those pertaining to zoning, land use, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight, and other matters of public concern.

Receive and respond to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and departments on alleged violations of Borough zoning and related municipal codes and ordinances; interview complainant and witnesses; conduct investigations and provide recommendations for resolution. Conduct field investigations; inspect properties for violations; attempt to make contact at the residence or business in order to resolve violation; issue and post warning notices, notices of violation, corrective notices, orders to comply, and related documentation for code violations; schedule and perform all follow-up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls, meetings, discussions, and negotiations to ensure compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances; issue administrative citations and notices of violation as necessary.

Prepare evidence in support of legal actions taken by the Borough; appear in court as necessary; testify at hearings and in court proceedings as required. Maintain accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, enforcement actions, and other job-related activities including accurate and detailed information regarding code enforcement activity to substantiate violations; draw diagrams and illustrations and take photographs.

Prepare a variety of written reports, memos, and correspondence related to enforcement activities.

Patrol assigned area in a personal vehicle to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance violations; determine proper method to resolve violations. Attend meetings and serve as a resource to other Borough departments, divisions, the general public, and outside agencies in the enforcement of zoning regulations; provide research and documentation for meetings; interpret and explain municipal codes and ordinances to members of the general public, contractors, business owners, and other interested groups in the field, over the counter, and on the telephone.

Operate computer to enter, process, and acquire data relative to complaints, inspection sites, and effective code enforcement; research complaints.

Identify vacant residences and businesses.

May assist in researching, drafting, and rewriting municipal codes; participate in the development of forms and processes utilized to address various issues.

Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services, and activities of a municipal code compliance program.
  • Pertinent codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning, nuisance abatement, property maintenance, building, health and safety, and related areas.
  • Procedures involved in the enforcement of codes and regulations including methods and techniques of conducting and documenting field investigations.
  • Borough services and organizational structure as they relate to code compliance.
  • Legal actions applicable to code enforcement compliance.
  • Effective public relations practices.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Methods and techniques of business correspondence and technical report preparation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Geographic features and locations within the area served.

Ability to:

  • Independently perform a full range of municipal code enforcement and compliance duties.
  • Interpret and apply applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations related to zoning, nuisance abatement, and health and safety issues.
  • Inspect and identify violations of applicable codes and ordinances.
  • Enforce pertinent codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations with impartiality and efficiency.
  • Respond to inquiries, complaints, and requests for service in a fair, tactful, and firm manner.
  • Investigate complaints and mediate resolutions in a timely and tactful manner.
  • Prepare accurate and detailed documentation of investigation findings.
  • Maintain logs, records, and files.
  • Research, compile, and collect data.
  • Prepare clear and concise technical reports.
  • Make oral presentations and testify in court.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Read County Assessors maps and property profiles.
  • Read and interpret legal documents and descriptions.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Type and enter data accurately at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Required Education, Experience and Eligibility Qualifications:
Preference will be given to residents of Monroe County.
High School Diploma Required. Associates Degree or higher is preferred.
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year in office environment, and/or public sector.
Necessary Special Requirement – This position requires possession of a valid PA driver’s license.
Must have a good driving record.
Must be able to problem solve and take initiative.
Must be able to perform essential job functions.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Indoor and outdoor environments; work alone; travel from site to site; incumbents may be exposed to noise, dust, inclement weather conditions, and potentially hostile environments.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field environment; to stand, stoop, reach, bend, kneel, squat, climb ladders, and walk on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; to lift and/or carry light weights; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

*Management has the right to add or change these duties of the position at any time.

Mount Pocono Borough is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Borough values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the residents of Pennsylvania. The Borough does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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