Code Enforcement Officer:
Work involves enforcing all city ordinances including business licenses, and other code violations which do not constitute violations of the criminal laws as set forth in the Kentucky Penal Code by the issuance of citations and similar type duties. Work is performed in accordance with administrative rules and regulations and oral instructions from a superior, but some initiative and judgment must be exercised in performing daily and routine work assignments. While most decisions are limited by established procedure, some independent judgment must be exercised in handling specific cases. However, unusual or difficult problems should be directed to a superior for decision. The employees of this class are subject to assignments, which may include building and business license inspections and enforcement, and other duties in accordance with administrative needs as provided by the La Grange Code of Ordinances. Work does not involve supervising subordinates; however, a Code Enforcement Inspector, may, on occasion, be designated as a training officer, directly supervising a new Code Enforcement Inspector. The employee must be able to act without direct supervision and to exercise independent judgment in most situations; however, advice and guidance from the Police Chief is usually available for unusual or difficult problems. Detailed instructions, both oral and written, are received regarding administrative aspects of the job. Work assignments and special instructions are received from the Police Chief who reviews work methods and results through the examinations of reports, personal inspections, on-the-job observations and discussions of work problems.