City of Tampa

Code Enforcement Officer II (#002502) 025

$24.34-$34.63 Hourly / $4,218.93-$6,002.53 Monthly / $50,627.20-$72,030.40 Yearly


This is responsible entry-level inspections work involving the enforcement of standards code compliance.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing inspections of average difficulty to determine and enforce compliance with environmental standards and related codes. Inspections are conducted in assigned geographical areas on the basis of surveillance and complaints received. The purpose of such inspections is to uncover and correct such conditions as storage of junk and inoperative vehicles, excessive accumulations of trash 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. Additionally, employees perform inspections to determine compliance with zoning, noise, and sign related ordinances. In order to complete inspections in a timely and proper manner, employees must be knowledgeable of the contents of the code and keep abreast of any changes therein. Although employees have access to lead or supervisory personnel for assistance in resolving difficult, unusual or sensitive situations, reasonable initiative and independent judgment are required in seeking code compliance through voluntary cooperation, notices of violation and, when non-compliance persists, issuance of citation. Tact and courtesy are also required as work involves extensive public contact, often with irate or unreasonable persons. Although work is performed under general supervision, considerable time is spent engaged in fieldwork without proximity to the immediate supervisor. Work is reviewed through reports submitted, field observation, conformance to work load standards, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

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 of trash and debris, and other public nuisances; inspects illegal dump sites and participates in stakeout activities to identify and apprehend persons responsible for illegal disposition of materials and trash; performs inspections to determine and enforce compliance with such usage provisions of zoning and related sign ordinances; takes noise decibel readings.   

Receives, records, and investigates code violation complaints; explains code violations and requirements for corrective action to property owners and occupants of residential and commercial properties.

Maintains records of inspections and other work performed; prepares and submits reports of field activities; utilizes computers and related software for research and report generation.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working 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.

Some knowledge of: 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; perform work requiring moderate physical exertion; operate a lightweight motor vehicle; operate a decibel reader, various electronic devices and digital cameras; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and one (1) year of public contact work experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license.

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


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 002502; EST: 8/8/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;