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Code Enforcement Officer

at City of Aurora

Pay: $21.69 to $25/hour
$21.69 - $25
Posted: 5/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2347731
Keywords: city

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City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

The mission of Neighborhood Services is to maintain community appearance and enhance the quality of life in Aurora's neighborhoods. This is accomplished through a combination of community outreach, code enforcement, animal services and numerous neighborhood improvement programs and services.

The Neighborhood Services Department is looking for individuals to join their team to perform interior and exterior inspections of commercial buildings, structures, multi-family complexes, residential properties, and developed and undeveloped land to ensure compliance with municipal codes and ordinances relating to public nuisances, zoning, trash, weeds, signs, housing standards, business licensing, and other duties for the Neighborhood Services Department. 

Work Schedule:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, with every other Friday off
Hours during training Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The process may include a written and/or performance exam, individual and/or panel interviews and reference checks. Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.  


Inspection/Compliance Duties

  • Interprets and enforces City codes and ordinances pertaining to zoning, housing, building, and planning
  • Researches property ownership
  • Schedules and performs detailed inspections through the Multi-Family Systematic Housing Inspection Program (Aurora Health and Housing Code - Section 22-566) to maintain or achieve minimum housing standards
  • Coordinates and performs inspections of rental properties to ensure compliance with general housing, electrical, plumbing, and structural maintenance requirements
  • Issues Notice of Violations and makes contact with homeowners and businesses
  • Performs site plan inspections and reviews, reads and interprets maps and plans
  • Conducts investigations, including occupancy violations and illegal businesses
  • Prepares electronic records and reports pertaining to abatements, court actions, daily activities, enforcement actions and inspections
  • Compiles documentation for and issues summonses to municipal court
  • Testifies in municipal court
  • Photographs and documents evidence of violations
Community/Communication Duties
  • High contact with city citizens and residents
  • Attends neighborhood meetings to discuss and educate residents and businesses about City codes
  • Participates in conflict resolution procedures to resolve neighborhood disputes
  • Responds to residents' concerns and complaints, including City Council requests
  • Gives presentations to neighborhood associations
  • Acts as a liaison between residents and other City departments for City services and actions
Other Duties and responsibilities
  • Required to be On-Call rotation schedule and occasional weekend work (as needed).
  • Performs additional duties as assigned



  • High School Diploma or GED.  At least two years Law enforcement or Code enforcement college level course work, highly preferred.  

  • At least 1 year experience in enforcement-related field work including investigating allegations, conducting research, and resolving complaints, concerns, or conflicts. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices for enforcement or regulatory codes pertaining to municipal law

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

  • Knowledge of general building, construction & housing practices, standards, procedures, and requirements; dispute resolution techniques and methods; personal computers and software applications,
  • The ability to interpret laws and ordinances, building and housing codes, land use requirements. 
  • Inspections require general knowledge of building structures, electrical, plumbing, heating, hot water heaters, fire regulations, egress windows, lighting, and occupancy standards.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials
  • Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and make presentations; read, interpret, and explain City codes and site plans.
  • Ability to write descriptive reports 
  • To work in a high stress environment with little supervision
  • To protect yourself from dangerous situations and people, and ability to conduct face to face conflict resolution. 
  • Ability To Work Overtime, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays, as Required.

Skills:  Strong interpersonal and analytical skills, technical/computer skills, reasoning ability, independent judgment; common sense skills required to make judgment calls on the field; high contact customer service skills required.

Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required
  • A Colorado Driver's License with less than four points within the last 3 years.
  • ASTM qualified Shoes are required for the position -  after successfully completing your 6 month introductory period, a stipend for the cost of these shoes is reimbursed
  • A cell phone is required and the City will provide a stipend to offset the expense.
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment. 

Preferred certifications (can be obtained after employment):
  • RCB and OC Pepper Spray certification required to carry devices
  • Colorado Association of Code Enforcement (CACEO) Basic Certification
  • Colorado Association of Code Enforcement (CACEO) Advanced Certification
  • International Code Council (ICC) Zoning Inspector Certification
  • International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification


Physical Demands:  Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds without assistance; requires frequent walking, standing, climbing stairs, and bending to perform inspections; frequent hand/eye/foot coordination needed for operation of motor vehicle and operation of vehicle mounted computers and other equipment; speech and hearing for communication with employees and residents; vision for visual inspections, and driving; the ability to conduct a large number of housing inspections in a day which requires climbing stairs and carrying the required equipment, the ability to retreat from or defend self against volatile or aggressive people,  animals, and/or unpredictable situations.

Work Environment:  Works both inside and outside in varying types of weather; may work in a dusty and noisy environment, walk and drive in slick/snowy conditions, exposure to odors that constitute a public nuisance, field work where hostile citizens and dangerous animals are present.  This position has direct contact with residents; inspects private properties, both interior and exterior while in an enforcement capacity; which can pose an inherit danger or safety risk.

Equipment:  Uses standard office equipment that includes an assigned laptop computer, scanners, printers, copiers, vehicle mounted computers and printers, two-way radio communication, digital cameras, hammers and basic tools, operation of an assigned City vehicle. Uniforms, badge, body armor, RCB and OC Pepper Spray (certification required) are provided to the employee.


For Veterans points: Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants. It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at: 303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

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