Institute for Building Technology and Safety

  • Code Enforcement Official

    Posted Date 7 months ago(5/1/2018 1:20 PM)
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    Building and Construction
  • Responsibilities

    The Code Enforcement Official is responsible for administration of applicable City codes, ordinances and other regulatory requirements. Assists with interpretation of applicable codes and court decisions related to codes.  Performs site inspections to resolve complaints and to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances, and required regulations. Ability to negotiate, explain and reason the city codes and ordinances to local citizens, building community, and others as applicable. Works closely with other staff with building and planning responsibilities.

    This person filling this position will receive opportunities to expand their capabilities and knowledge in all building department responsibilities. This person may receive training to be able to perform the duties of building inspector. Existing knowledge or certifications in both enforcement and building inspections will be viewed more highly and allow increased responsibilities and opportunities to support building inspections.



    • Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to, perform inspection work, interpret and enforce applicable codes and ordinances.
    • Review complaints and assist staff in developing recommendations to resolve complaints concerning code violations.
    • Oversees, reviews and prepares cases for presentation and testifies as necessary before the City Council or such other designated public body.
    • Researches and prepares reports as required.
    • Keeps current of new code developments, interpretations and conducts training sessions with staff or even assists with training outreach to the community for building department matters.
    • Performs systematic site inspections of properties and structures within the City to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances and regulatory requirements.
    • Researches, interprets and responds to complex technical matters and investigates code or ordinance non-compliant conditions on private property, public property and business establishments.
    • Oversees departmental responsibilities for granting sign, tree removal, and irrigation permits to ensure consistency with ordinances and the issuing of citations when codes are not upheld.
    • Retrieves information in order to perform research, update records, process case documentation or to respond to actions or requests.
    • Reviews case documentation and incident reports and compiles supporting documentation in order to document and explain facts and circumstances surrounding violation(s).
    • Ensures codes, ordinances and other regulatory requirements are periodically reviewed and updated as needed.
    • Presents evidence in various legal proceedings to ensure that complete and correct information is relayed to all participants; provides depositions to the court.
    • Performs other work as directed.


    • Associates degree in related field or a combination of training and experience comparable to a degree.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License or a valid out of state driver’s license and ability to obtain Oklahoma Driver’s license within 10 days of employment.
    • Candidates with the following will be considered more highly:
      • Certification(s) relevant to code enforcement
      • Certifications related to building planning and review


    • Knowledge of modern practices and methods employed in the enforcement of codes and ordinances.
    • Knowledge of applicable codes, ordinances and other regulatory requirements.
    • Knowledge of investigative principles, methods, collecting evidence, establishing documentation and an audit trail for legal purposes.
    • Knowledge of record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management.
    • Knowledge of the geography, streets and principal locations of the City’s zoning areas or ability to acquire this knowledge rapidly.
    • Skill in understanding and utilizing zoning maps, land use maps, plats, tax rolls and other documents related to real property.
    • Skill in applying sound principles on independent judgment and discretion
    • Ability to write clear, concise letters and memorandum using standard business English, spelling and punctuation.
    • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing; ability to speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with coworkers, business and community interest groups and the general public.
    • Ability to organize work and establish priorities. Work is performed with some degree of latitude and requires considerable independence and decision making. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, and reports and through results obtained.
    • Ability to read and understand plans and specifications.
    • Ability to present cases before the City Council, other City boards and court of law.
    • Ability to handle citizen complaints tactfully, firmly and with fairness.
    • Ability to operate a computer and tablet.

    Physical Demands

    • Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice. Use of senses which include sight, smell, hearing and touch.
    • Ability to see, print, draw and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols, both large and small as well as identify colors. Work must be legible and understood by others.
    • Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.
    • Ability to lift, carry, push or pull items which weigh up to 50 lbs. over uneven terrain, up/down stairs or ladders.
    • Ability to stay in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position for periods less than 10 minutes.
    • Ability to carry items for a distance which ranges from 10 feet to no more than 300 feet.
    • Ability to go from a standing or sitting position to a bending, kneeling, or squatting position, or vice versa, periodically.
    • Ability to lift and/or carry items which are considered awkward to grasp or hold on to.
    • Ability to learn complex tasks and remember how to complete tasks without assistance once trained.
    • Ability to lift items (weighing less than 40 lbs.) above the head or down from over the head.
    • Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods longer than 30 minutes. Walk continuously for more than 5 minutes at a time.
    • Ability to hold items (weighing between 1-10 lbs.) for a period less than 10 minutes.


    Bring your passion, expertise, and experience to IBTS, where we appreciate and are committed to our employees. We offer outstanding benefits, growth opportunities and work hard to maintain a culture that values our employees. 


    The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that was established to provide unbiased professional building code compliance services, while enhancing the communities in which we work. At IBTS, our mission is to deliver quality services to meet the challenges of governance at all levels while enhancing public safety, economic development, and the general welfare of the community. Our services include Building and Community Development, Energy and Sustainability Services, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Quality Assurance, as well as Compliance and Risk Monitoring.


    IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, VA, with additional offices in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, DC.


    We are committed to building a community of experts with diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives who are passionate about our mission. IBTS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. Section 3 residents, people with disability, and veterans encouraged to apply.


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