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City of Reno, NV Code Enforcement Officer II in Reno, Nevada

Code Enforcement Officer II


Class Title

Code Enforcement Officer II

Class Code



$61,503.76 - $86,524.09 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under general supervision, inspects alleged violations of minimum housing standards and applicable zoning, nuisance, building, health and safety codes, ordinances, regulations and requirements.


The Code Enforcement Officer II is the second level in the Code Enforcement series. The Code Enforcement Officer II performs the full range of code enforcement duties as assigned and is distinguished from the Code Enforcement Officer I by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees within this classification are distinguished from the Senior Code Enforcement Officer in that the latter exercises technical and functional supervision over lower level maintenance staff.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Respond to and investigate alleged violations of minimum housing standards and applicable zoning, nuisance, building, health and safety codes, ordinances, regulations and requirements; interview complainant and witnesses; document activities; collect photographic and other evidence of violations.

Inspect single and multi-family homes, industrial and commercial buildings, and vacant lots and properties to ensure compliance with applicable zoning, nuisance, building, health and safety codes, ordinances and regulations; issue notices of violation as necessary.

Conduct investigations to determine the approved conditional uses of property; research ownership and take action to enforce City codes; prepare staff reports and make presentations to the City Council, Neighborhood Advisory Boards, and Redevelopment Agency.

Patrol the City to detect hazardous or unpermitted sign installations.

Advise property owners, contractors, and other responsible parties of code violations and changes needed to conform with standards; conduct follow-up inspections to determine if code deficiencies have been resolved; issue notices of violation, administrative citations, misdemeanor citations, notices, and orders.

Procure, supervise, and document abatements.

Prepare records and reports for judicial proceedings; may testify in hearings and court cases.

Interpret and explain ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, and codes to citizens, businesses, and other entities.

Develop and foster proactive education and outreach programs to encourage community participation in code enforcement operations and reduce code enforcement violations.

Coordinate activities with federal, state, and local agencies.

Maintain a variety of accurate and detailed databases, logs, records, reports and files regarding inspection activities, code violations and resulting actions; prepare correspondence, documentation, routine reports and weekly status reports as required.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Methods and techniques of code enforcement.

Applications of City municipal codes and regulations.

Methods and materials used in the building trades.

Methods and techniques of field inspections and investigation.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Principles and practices of research and report preparation.

Principles and procedures of administrative and legal proceedings including 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments under the U.S. Constitution.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:

Interpret and explain various codes to the public.

Conduct field investigations and determine if codes have been violated.

Advise property owners, contractors, and other responsible parties of code violations and changes needed to conform with standards.

Respond to requests, inquiries and complaints from the general public.

Research, interpret, and apply federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Develop lesson plans, teaching materials, and goals for community education.

Maintain accurate and detailed logs and records of work performed.

Prepare clear and concise reports.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.


Two years of increasingly responsible work experience in the enforcement of codes, regulations and ordinances related to building, zoning, and land use that would demonstrate the attainment of the knowledge, skills and abilities.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid certification as a Code Enforcement Officer from the International Code Council (ICC) or American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) within one year of employment.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a field setting with travel from site to site and exposure to an outdoor field environment and all types of weather and temperature conditions; may work irregular hours; exposure to potentially hostile individuals and environments, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, and gases; work at heights or in confined spaces; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and in a field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; walk on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations; to operate equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory


Last Update: 08/2019

JD 11/2018


No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.


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