CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (SPANISH SPEAKING) 5173
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under direct supervision, an employee in this class is involved in the enforcement of local town or village codes and ordinances, and is exclusive of the enforcement of Vehicle and Traffic laws as well as all other Suffolk County and/or New York State laws. The work differs from that of a Code Enforcement Officer in that the incumbent is also responsible for communicating in Spanish with Spanish speaking residents and property owners. Work is performed in accordance with departmental regulations under the supervision of supervisors and is reviewed through the submission of written and oral reports. This is NOT a law enforcement position. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Patrols the jurisdiction by foot or automobile and notes violations of local codes and ordinances, such as litter, open container, noise, peddling, dumping, parking violations, etc.;
Investigates complaints referred by the public or other agencies regarding the violation of local codes and ordinances;
Communicates with Spanish-speaking residents and property owners;
Investigates reports of violations of local codes and ordinances and issues summonses to violators when sufficient evidence exists;
Testifies in town or village court in cases that are contested;
Notifies Police Department immediately when activities of a criminal nature are observed.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of town or village codes and ordinances; good knowledge of the geography of the jurisdiction; ability to enforce the town or village ordinances and codes with tact and impartiality; ability to prepare activity and case reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in English and in Spanish; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a standard senior high school, or vocational school in a job related field, or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
There will be a qualifying Spanish language examination.
At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.