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Creating a new position for code enforecement

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  • Creating a new position for code enforecement

    Our department is currently in the process of creating a full time code enforcement officer. We are in search of other departments SOPs, salaries/benefit package, and duties to help come up with our own job description. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    code enforcement as in fire code annual inspections


    as in

    high grass and weeds and the such??


    • #3
      As in fire code, plan review and new construction permitting.


      • #4
        Do you mind saying which state it is in???

        Well depending on the size of your city, and location,

        Is there a fire marshal already, or will this be a one person show??

        Plus what qualifications you want the person to have,, do not ask for a fire protection engineer, and pay them 10 an hour.

        I would look at a building inspectors salary range, in your city, and base it off of that. Now that may be higher or lower than some on the fire department is making.

        As far as sop, I would say you need to define the duties first.

        Will they do annual inspections, with they do construction, will they do plan review, will they do public education???

        I guess your department needs to decide what jobs are to be done, but do not make it a laundry list. Make it realistic.
        Last edited by fire5555; 10-24-2017, 01:09 PM.


        • #5
          some current postings: Just take what you need out of each one:: some have salary ranges

          You might want to print them off, before the link disappears


          • #6
            We are in Indiana.Currently I am the inspector but not full time.I am still on shift and do not get to do inspections depending on our staffing for the day. The new position will help take the load off of the building commissioners office so the job duties are yet to be determined. I know for sure we will do annual inspections, complaints, plan review and new construction of commercial structures. We are a small career department of 17 members including Chief so adding even 1 man will be huge for us.


            • #7
              Yep, that is the problem balancing the new salary against shift people.

              Plus having do find or ask for money in the budget

              Some pay at the driver's level pay, if they have a separate pay scale.

              Just try to get city officials to understand also, the work load, and demand against what they want to pay you.

              I would say you should not do it if you are going to loose money coming off of shift, unless there are other factors that you want to get off of shift work.

              Good luck, at least they are trying to get some fire prevention going. Plus you might from the start get the shifts to do some inspections, it at least gets them in buildings they should be walking through anyway in case they ever have to go into them


              • #8
                On a positive note this is a collaboration of the Chief,Mayor and current building commissioner. If it actually happens it will be a pay raise and a take home vehicle. 15 years of 24 hour shifts, I think I'm ready for a change.


                • #9
                  Yes the one perc I have always wanted,,, a take home vehicle,,,

                  But will never obtain

                  Good to hear higher ups are supporting this.

                  Yes sometimes a change is nice



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