Code Enforcement Inspector

City of Covington | Covington , KY

Date Posted: 11/8/2021 3:13:00 PM


The Code Enforcement Inspector is responsible for the enforcement of existing housing, building, and property maintenance codes, as well as rental dwelling and shelter licenses. They are also responsible for: the inspection of existing buildings and structures to determine compliance with adopted codes and approved plans. determine deficiencies relative to housing/building codes and preparation of concise narrative reports and give testimony at appeals hearings and court actions Re-inspect buildings and structures to determine compliance and correction of deficiencies. Administration of the City’s rental dwelling inspection program. Monitoring of vacant properties, ensuring they are secure from trespass Monitoring the City’s Abandoned Urban Property program. Candidates must possess the ICC International Property Maintenance Certification or attain the certification within 6 months of employment. The City will cover the cost of the first exam only.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Performs entry-level inspection work. Inspects property to determine conformance to applicable property maintenance and development code standards. Interfaces directly with residents and property owners on a daily basis. Issues Citations and Notices to offenders. Obtains administrative warrants to enter properties. Assists in ensuring databases are current and accurate, including, but not limited to Rental License, Shelter License, Monitored, Vacant, Abandoned Urban Property, and City Maintained lists. Provides testimony in court and at Code Enforcement Board hearings. Communicates with staff, residents, neighborhood groups, Covington Fire Department, Covington Police Department, and other City groups on the status of properties. Works with the Department of Public Works for property maintenance. Works with several computer programs - Excel, Word, and Code Enforcement-specific software. Documents inspections with concise notes and photographs that may serve as evidence in administrative hearings or court proceedings. Works with smartphones, tablets, and digital cameras. Spends the majority of the workday in the field, in all kinds of weather. Operates city vehicles safely, obeying all traffic rules and regulations, including specific safety rules that apply to City of Covington and Code Enforcement Division employees. Required to wear designated uniform as prescribed. Performs related work assigned.

Salary Information: $40,000- $45,000
Application Deadline: 12/03/2021

Please submit an application at:

Patrick T Duffy
Human Resources Generalist
20 W Pike St.
Covington, KY 41014

Phone: 8592922351
Fax: 8592922351