The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.
Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.
Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.
Housing & Neighborhood Services (H&NS) focuses on creating vibrant, diverse neighborhoods through the delivery of five major service areas: Community Engagement, which works to create successful neighborhoods where people of diverse backgrounds and incomes can build successful lives, Office of Equity, Mobility, and Immigrant Integration, which advances upward mobility, immigrant services, diversity, equity and inclusion, Code Enforcement, which works to improve the appearance of communities and maintain standards of living, Housing Services, which provides housing and other programs and services for families residing in the City of Charlotte, and CharMeck 311, which provides important information and services for customers in the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
The primary duties of a Code Enforcement Inspector are conducting nuisance, housing and/or zoning inspections. The position will also attend community meetings to provide updates related to the work being conducted in neighborhoods.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs technical work conducting inspections of properties to ensure compliance with City's Housing, Health & Sanitation and Zoning Ordinances
- Serves as neighborhood liaison for code enforcement issues
- Inspects single and multi-family dwellings, vacant commercial properties, vacant lots, abandoned/junk vehicles, businesses, etc., to ensure compliance with City ordinances
- Takes necessary steps to ensure ordinance compliance by notifying property owners and tenants of violations
- Testifies at hearings such as the Housing Appeals Board, Zoning Board of Adjustment and Environmental Court
- Participates in meetings and educational sessions with citizens, neighborhood groups, neighborhood leaders and civic organizations to explain the City's ordinance enforcement programs
- Serves as a member of Service Area team with an objective to identify and connect all H&NS functions
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Must be able to obtain State Building Inspection Certification within two years of employment
- Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems
- Demonstrated good written and oral communication skills
- Ability to plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate assigned areas
- Excellent facilitation, negotiation and problem-solving skills
- Must have ability to use a personal computer and related technology to prepare reports and correspondence
- Valid driver's license required
- Ability to obtain a City driving permit
- Graduation from a two-year college or university with a degree in business administration, public administration or related field with related work experience preferred
- Experience in residential construction or delivery of inspection/code enforcement services preferred
- Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required. Employees who pass a fluency test are eligible to receive a 5% hourly pay premium.
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent and must receive a State Building Inspection certification within two years of employment.
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.
You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.
Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.
The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
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