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Job Opening - Code Compliance Officer II Investigator


Code Compliance Officer II Investigator

The City of Holmes Beach invites you to join our family.  We are a small beach community municipality on Florida’s west coast.   We strive to serve our residents, businesses and visitors in an efficient and cost-effective manner to enhance the quality of life in our community.  In addition to our ideal location near beautiful white sand beaches, we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive array of benefits, pension, gym membership, opportunities for professional or technical development and a City vehicle provided for work..  Come join our dedicated team and be a part of a fast-paced, customer service focused local government that makes a difference every day.

FUNCTION:     The Code Compliance officer ensures that properties comply with City Ordinances, the Land Development Code and applicable Florida Statutes.  The job operates out of a professional office environment which includes a variety of hardware and software necessary to maintain detailed records on a continuing basis.  The job requires a large amount of field work every day in order to conduct proactive surveys of neighborhoods, beaches, streets and rights-of-way; and to conduct investigations based on citizens’ code complaints.

CLASSIFICATION:   The position of Code Compliance Officer is considered a non-exempt position as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

REPORTS TO:   Reports to Code Compliance Supervisor

Scope of Work/Responsibilities:

  • Maintains current knowledge city ordinances, land use and development codes and state statutes governing all aspects of code compliance
  • Makes spontaneous on-site inspection of properties to ensure code compliance daily
  • Conducts required inspections during condemnation procedures, annual inspections of properties applying for rental business tax receipts, business tax receipts, boat slips owned by the City of Holmes Beach, and abandoned and blighted properties
  • Investigates complaints regarding properties not in code compliance, plots a course of action, and follows it through to resolution
  • Answers questions in person and on the telephone regarding property ordinance compliance and citizens’ complaints
  • Maintains a daily log of complaints and/or issues; prepares and writes departmental reports and correspondence
  • Conducts follow-up calls to the complainant stating action taken by Code Compliance
  • Maintains evidence in a database that may be used in any action taken by the Special Magistrate, including, but not limited to date/time stamped photographs, affidavits, e-mails, professional opinions of licensed and certified building officials, police reports
  • Maintains an electronic record of code offenses by property address and type of offense
  • Assesses fines for code violations according to ordinance and statute
  • Prepares all cases going before the Special Magistrate in concurrence with the Code Compliance Supervisor
  • May operate and oversee the Drone Pilot Program which will be used for pre and post storm assessment, safety assessment or missing persons
  • Must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays if necessary
  • May be required to report to City Hall in the event of an emergency
  • Serves on the Damage Assessment team immediately after an emergency or storm. This includes:
    • Make emergency damage and substantial damage assessments of all occupied structures
    • Document high water marks
    • Follow up with vacation rental owners/management companies to provide information about facility status and occupancy
  • Serves on the Public Assistance team after an emergency or storm
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice


  • Customer service skills
  • Communication proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Thoroughness
  • Results driven
  • Collaboration skills
  • Computer and typing skills
  • Professional demeanor


  • Basic Florida Code Certification
  • Desire to attain additional certifications
  • Continuing education as needed
  • Knowledge of municipal, county and state codes
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and ordinances governing code compliance
  • Knowledge of computers and area specific software (MS Windows, MS Office, CitizenServe)
  • Must be highly organized and able to multi task
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Must be able to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA
  • Required FEMA courses 100, 200 and 700 (offered by the City)
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug screening, a background check and a COVID test

Ability to:

  • Work under pressure with interruptions and challenging deadlines
  • Obtain necessary certifications on time
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Comprehend and apply technical information
  • Follow a code complaint/violation to its conclusion/resolution in a timely fashion
  • Deal effectively and professionally with customers
  • Physical dexterity to perform essential job functions

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions including seasonally hot temperatures and high humidity
  • Daily routine requires average body strength for agility in reaching, stooping, bending, lifting, carrying and walking

The City of Holmes Beach is an equal opportunity employer  and drug-free workplace

Applications are required.  Please forward completed Applications/Resumes to:
Attn:  Human Resources
The City of Holmes Beach
5801 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach  FL  34217

Fax # 941-708-5812           
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Deadline for Applying :   Open until filled