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120 S. Florida Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
Phone: 386-626-7000
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Pay Grade: 18
Dept: Buildings
Exempt:  No
Reports to: Chief Building Official
Hours: 40 per week
Date:  April 2010

SUMMARY:   This position is responsible for the enforcement of the City of DeLand Code of Ordinances and other related laws, through voluntary compliance, followed by enforcement through the issuance of citations or other legal proceedings with the City of DeLand Special Magistrate. Code Enforcement Officers have the primary responsibility to assure that the safety and health of the public is maintained through adherence to those requirements as established by law. This position reports to the Chief Building Official.


  • Enforces and maintains general policies for code enforcement.
  • Performs field inspections and reinspections to determine compliance with zoning and land development requirements; property maintenance and performance criteria; conformance with business tax receipts; and related codes as assigned.
  • Initiates general notices and correspondence relating to Code enforcement, identifies existing code violations and compiles a noncompliance list.
  • Recommends corrective actions to bring about compliance, determines time frames for compliance achievement, and attempts to secure voluntary compliance wherever possible through positive methods.
  • Issues notices of violation and citations in accordance with city code.
  • Maintains detailed and accurate records of violation and compliance dates and assembles and maintains evidence. Enters all data in computer compliance tracking system.
  • Answers inquiries from property owners, builders and the public regarding compliance with zoning regulations,  site plan and property maintenance standards, regulatory practices, and active code enforcement cases.
  • Conducts research regarding property ownerships, current and past permits and applications, applicable codes and laws, and coordinates code enforcement actions with other city departments and other government agencies when necessary.
  • Attends Special Magistrate and other Court Hearings and presents testimony.
  • Prepares reports, presents facts and recommendations to various appointed or elected boards and committees.
  • Assists the building inspectors, in enforcement duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and /or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: The applicant must be a high school graduate, supplemented by courses related to this occupational activity.  Level I Code Enforcement Certification with (AACE) is desirable.  Knowledge of city, county and state laws and regulations pertaining to land use, zoning, building permits, and property maintence is required. Knowledge of principles and methods of research and investigation related to code enforcement; effective public relation practices, and the evidentiary requirements for courts of law is also required.  Licensure with the State of Florida (DBPR) as a Standard Building Inspector is highly desirable.


  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning.
  • Applicant must possess a valid Driver’s license issued by the State of Florida.
  • Ability to read site plans.
  • Ability to read and understand Land Development Code and related regulations.
  • Ability to input, retrieve and access information on a computer.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/ADA:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to work inside in an office environment or outside in various weather conditions.  The employee may also be required to work on uneven surfaces, or in noisy conditions.

Lifting:                15-45 Pounds
Environment:            Inside/Outside Environment
Vision:                 20/20 or Corrected to 20/100; color vision also required
Hearing:                Normal to High Noise Levels

*Class Descriptions are not intended to be restrictive.  The use of (or absence of) a particular illustration of duties shall not be held to exclude or limit the authority of a Department Head to assign other duties which are similar and related to work.

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****All Applicants are Required to Submit a General Employment Application****

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