Code Enforcement Officer

Takoma Park, Maryland
Jul 03, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time


The City of Takoma Park seeks an Code Enforcement Officer. This position is responsible for the enforcement of City codes and ordinances.

Typical Duties:

  • Conducts property maintenance code inspections initiated by complaints from the community, staff, or City officials; schedules and performs staff initiated inspections.
  • Follows up on initial inspections in a timely manner.
  • Documents inspection findings and related matters using Code software and standard forms; photographs code violations.
  • Researches property ownership records.
  • Maintains case records.
  • Uses form documents to respond to generate case specific correspondence.
  • Responds to complaints, questions and concerns from the general public.
  • Prepares and processes violation notices for non-compliant properties; works with property owners to resolve problems; prepares citations and related documents for court hearings; appears and testifies in court under the direction of the City Attorney; monitors abatement orders.
  • Participates in landlord seminars as needed.
  • Schedules and performs work to remove illegal signs.
  • Performs related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of code enforcement inspection principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Knowledge of property records research principles.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state and county laws, City ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge on how to use photographic equipment.
  • File management.
  • Problem solving.
  • Prioritizing and Planning.
  • Interpersonal Relations.
  • Oral and Written Communication.


The City offer an excellent benefits package to include State retirement plan; medical, dental and life insurance; long-term disability; employee assistance program; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; and other supplemental programs.

To Apply:

To officially apply please complete an online application at:

Only online applications will be considered.

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