Code Compliance Investigator III
As certified by the state of Virginia (VDHCH) and/or appointed by the relevant Code Official to do so on their behalf, researches, prepares for and investigates complaints and inquiries regarding alleged violations and appropriate compliance actions regarding violations of zoning, noise, property maintenance, building code, fire code violations. Conducts field investigations and interviews, gathers evidence, uses unique investigative techniques, advises violators of code violations, placards unsafe violations, and conducts follow up investigations to ensure compliance. Prepares automated reports, updates information in system databases, issues formal notices and orders as prescribed by relevant code or ordinance. Prepares evidentiary material and testifies in local courts, local and state governing bodies pertaining to violations observed and aspects of the case. Communicates with residents and provides general code awareness information to the community. Duties are performed under the direction of a Division Supervisor.
Position may be underfilled as a Code Compliance Investigator II; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.
This vacancy may be underfilled at the level of Code Compliance Investigator II (Grade S24, $58,451 - $97,420). The employment standards for the Code Compliance Investigator II are: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a field of study related to the enforcement of environmental and property maintenance codes such as urban planning, biological or environmental science, law enforcement, legal studies or a related field; plus two years of relative work experience in the area of code enforcement or equivalent (e.g., performing land use, zoning, building, public safety, or related code enforcement, inspection, investigative or abatement work). Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Code Compliance Investigator II. Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Code Compliance Investigator III.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:Must have and maintain a valid motor vehicle driver's license;
Completion of at least one certification in three of the following areas:
Certification by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development within twelve (12) months of appointment in Property Maintenance;
Demonstrated competency in and knowledge of the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance or equivalent as directed by the department;
VDHCD certification in each of the four disciplines (building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical) in residential construction; OR
VDHCD certification in each of the four disciplines (building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical) in commercial construction;
Certification as ICC Fire Inspector I.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Considerable knowledge of state and county codes and regulations related to zoning, noise, property maintenance, residential, and/or commercial building codes. Ability to maintain effective relationships with the public and fellow employees. Excellent written and oral communication skills; proficiency in Spanish or other language preferred.
Ability to lift 50 pounds with assistance. Ability to distinguish appropriate nomenclature in colors in accordance with the VUSBC and other regulatory codes. Ability to lawfully operate a county vehicle. Work requires the ability to speak clearly and understandably. Must be able to operate equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.