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Code Enforcement Inspector

For City of Burlington

This position is responsible for carrying out routine minimum housing code inspections in rental units, as well as investigation and enforcement for violations of Burlington City ordinances and health and environmental regulations throughout the City of Burlington.


Essential Job Functions


  • Conduct inspections of rental property, assess compliance with minimum housing codes, prepare documentation of findings, prepare letters and orders directing compliance with minimum housing standards.
  • Conduct complaint and patrol inspections to determine compliance with a variety of Burlington ordinances, including, but not limited to: exterior property violations; zoning violations; and violations of environmental or health and safety regulations. Should alert colleagues within Permitting & Inspections of potential building code violations if discovered or suspected.
  • Conduct appropriate follow-up activities in a timely manner to ensure abatement and removal of violations within jurisdiction per office protocols.
  • Issue clear instructions, letters, orders, tickets, fines and penalties per office protocols.
  • Prepare affidavits and other documents, and appear as a witness in legal proceedings associated with rental housing.
  • Conduct inspections and record results for Zoning permit certificates of occupancy.
  • Serve as Deputy Health Officer. Conduct investigation of health complaints and carry out enforcement actions under the direction of the Health Officer or Permitting & Inspections Director.
  • Provide consistent documentation of inspection and investigation findings in City property database per office standards.
  • Participate in job-related trainings and certification programs.
Non-Essential Job Functions:
  • Performs other duties as required.
Sep 25, 2019
10/2/2019 11:59 PM Eastern
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Ability to facilitate cooperation and timely compliance on the part of property owners and tenants. Knowledge of City ordinances including the minimum housing standards. Knowledge of health, safety and environmental regulations Knowledge of basic plumbing, wiring and building systems and codes. Basic computer skills and ability to learn and utilize software for documentation of inspection and investigation results.Familiarity with email, wordprocessing and database systems. Knowledge of social welfare systems, landlord/tenant laws, related government agencies and property management methods. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Ability to communicate diplomatically with a diverse public. Ability to conduct thorough investigations in a timely manner, thoughtfully weigh multiple, and often competing factors, and take decisive action to protect health, safety and community standards, often under pressure. Ability to discern priorities in cases requiring immediate action and to make decisions concerning building safety, environmental hazards and other unsafe conditions. Ability to work effectively in a self directed work team environment. Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development. Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel polici
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Burlington, VT
Regular Full Time Non Exempt
$21.46 - $23.90 Hourly
The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veter