Solid Waste Code Enfor Officer

FLSA: Hourly

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(025) $17.45 - $24.86 an hour     $36,296.00 - $51,708.80 a year

JOBCODE: 003880


  • Conducts inspections to enforce compliance with provisions of the municipal solid waste code and department rules and regulations regarding solid waste collection and disposal.

  • Identifies accumulation of unsightly loose trash or such materials as dirt, rocks, and building materials that the department does not collect, to include illegal dumping.

  • Inspects commercial containers overflowing with accumulations of refuse or refuse blocking path to containers, lids left open allowing trash/debris to scatter and unsightly accumulations of such commercial trash as boxes and pallets.

  • Inspects improved and unimproved properties, including vacant lots and residential and commercial buildings, both occupied and vacant to determine compliance with environmental standards and related codes.

  • Observes and records detected violations, such as storage of junk and inoperative vehicles, placement of offensive matter on streets and vacant lots, littering, improper or unsanitary harboring of animals, harboring animals which are harmful to the public health, excessive accumulations oftrash and debris, and other public nuisances.

  • Perform inspections to uncover and correct such conditions as storage of junk and inoperative vehicles, excessive accumulations oftrash and debris, illegal dumping, and improper or unsanitary harboring of animals which are a public nuisance or which represent potential hazards to the health, welfare and safety of the city's citizens.

  • Performs inspections to determine compliance with zoning, and sign related ordinances.

  • Provides responsible testimony on behalf of the city before county judge in criminal court, civil court, special magistrate, the Code Enforcement Board and other specially appoint boards .

  • Provides regular updates and reports to supervisors/management staff of all pertinent events, incidents and routine case progress.

  • Maintains availability and flexibility for recall to respond at odd hours and on short notice to report as a team for incident management operations.

  • Performs inspections to determine and enforce compliance with such usage provisions of zoning and related sign ordinances.

  • Receives, records, and investigates code violation complaints.

  • Explains code violations and requirements for corrective action to property owners and occupants ofresidential and commercial properties.

  • Maintains records of inspections and other work performed.

  • Prepares and submits reports offield activities.

  • Utilizes computers and related software for research and report generation.

  • Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of: the contents and interpretations of environmental standards and related codes; methods and techniques used in conducting code enforcement inspections; content and interpretation of zoning and sign ordinances; and the geographic layout of the city; computers and related software.

Ability to: communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and prepare written reports; interpret and enforce applicable codes and ordinances firmly, tactfully and impartially; provide responsible, truthful testimony of a highly technical nature to the court, magistrate or board; perform work requiring moderate physical exertion; report at odd hours and on short notice to report for incident management operations; operate a lightweight motor vehicle; operate various electronic devices, and digital cameras; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.


Graduation from an accredited high school and one (1) year public contact work experience, preferably including six (6) months experience in the enforcement of municipal codes; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Possession of a valid Florida driverís license.

  • Successful completion of HAZWOPER certification course, within 1 year of selection.

  • Must obtain an ICC (International Code Council) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector certification within 12 months of employment. Failure to obtain certification within 12 months of employment may result in termination.


Evaluation of training and experience.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of September 5, 2014. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION: Please register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications. Please make certain your application is complete and the information you provide clearly demonstrates that you possess the minimum job qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Resumes can be submitted in support of an application, but not in lieu of an application. Resumes and copies of certifications or other required documents may be attached to your online application or e-mailed to

8-22-14 (003880)

Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date. Applications received or postmarked after 9/5/2014 will not be processed.

This office reserves the right not to consider those applications that have incomplete information, or that are received without necessary transcripts, certificates, licenses, or other required documents.