City of Garland, TX

Code Enforcement Officer

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/22/2021 3:27 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Code Compliance
Job Family
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for enforcing city ordinances dealing with Property Maintenance, Minimum Housing, Single Family, Multi-Family and Zoning with a primary focus in residential areas.


Target Hiring Range: $19.92/hr - $24.95/hr

Essential Job Functions

  1. Respond to and investigate citizen complaints.
  2. Actively patrol assigned areas to review for code violations.
  3. Issue notices of violation, citations and nuisance abatement work orders for city contractors.
  4. Enforce minimum housing standards in assigned areas and prepare cases for Housing Standards Board including Notification of Condemnation.
  5. Enforce City Ordinances and International Building and Residential Codes by performing scheduled inspections.
  6. Represent City at Homeowner and Neighborhood Associations and in court as required.
  7. Assist with training new Code Inspectors.


Minimum Education & Work Experience

 60 college credit hours advanced training beyond high school level in related area.
 2 years experience in code enforcement
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Public Administration, Construction Science, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & (Abilities):

  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable ordinances, laws, codes and regulations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction standards and inspection procedures
  • Ability to learn quickly and remain flexible in a fast paced work environment
  • Ability to maintain neat and concise data
  • Multi-lingual (Spanish) skills highly preferred
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office (including: Word, Outlook, Excel)

Licenses & Certifications

Intermediate Texas Code Enforcement Officer*
Texas Real Estate Commission Professional Inspector License, preferred
Valid Class C Texas driver's license
*Based on current code requirements

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outdoor environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs. Must be able to walk on uneven and unpaved surfaces.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Service
Interpersonal Skills
Problem Solving
Adaptability/ Flexibility
Technical Skills
Work Environment Safety
Managing Conflict
Negotiation Skills


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