(A)   Pursuant to the authority of KRS 83A.087, there shall be, and hereby is, created the position of Code Enforcement Officer.
   (B)   Purpose of classification. The Code Enforcement Officer shall administer all aspects of state statutes and local ordinances relating to the enforcement of the City Code of Ordinances. The employee in this classification shall investigate all complaints relating to any violation of any city ordinances, except as noted herein, and take appropriate action to enforce or abate violations. This is a full-time position.
   (C)   Essential functions.
      (1)   The following duties are normal for this position: (The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.)
         (a)   Responds to any complaint concerning a claimed violation of any city ordinance; issues and writes certified letters to owner or persons having control of any property that a nuisance has developed; inspects the violation, after giving proper notice, and takes the criminal or civil action that is appropriate to abate the nuisance or ordinance violation.
         (b)   Prepares court case information when appropriate or required by the court; provides testimony for civil and criminal cases.
         (c)   Reviews tax records to determine persons or other companies who have control of a property where a violation has developed.
         (d)   Checks for people conducting business without a city business license.
         (e)   Operates a computer, vehicle, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions. Enforcement of and the issuance of citations for the violation of the city nuisance ordinance.
         (f)   Enforcement of and the issuance of citations for the violation of any ordinance relating to inoperable or disabled vehicles.
         (g)   Enforcement of and the issuance of citations for the violation of any other ordinance with the exception of (1) moving motor vehicle violations; and (2) offenses which constitute a violation of the criminal laws of Kentucky as set forth in the Kentucky Penal Code.
         (h)   To appear in court or at any administrative hearing on behalf of the city relating to the enforcement of or any violation of any city ordinance except as noted in the previous division (C)(1)(g); and
         (i)   To perform such duties and responsibilities as may be reasonably requested by the Mayor and/or the Council.
      (2)   The Code Enforcement Officer shall not have the power to make arrests or carry a deadly weapon.
   (D)    Additional functions.
      (1)   Delivers documents to the bank or other offices.
      (2)   Performs other related duties as required.
   (E)   Minimum qualifications. Three year(s) of experience in local government, inspections, or law enforcement; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Kentucky driver's license.
   (F)   Performance aptitudes.
      (1)   Data utilization: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
      (2)   Human interaction: Requires the ability to act as a first-line supervisor, including instructing, reviewing work, maintaining standards, and coordinating activities.
      (3)   Equipment, machinery, tools, and materials utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
      (4)   Verbal aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.
      (5)   Mathematical aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
      (6)   Functional reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
      (7)   Situational reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
   (G)   ADA compliance.
      (1)   Physical ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
      (2)   Sensory requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds, taste, odor, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
      (3)   Environmental factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dust, pollen, odors, machinery, or traffic hazards.
(Ord. 2006-28, passed 12-18-06; Am. Ord. O-2022-1, passed 1-3-22)