Code enforcement officers are local government professionals who play a vital role in keeping the community safe (by ensuring buildings are built and remodeled so the structures will stay standing and will function properly) and appealing (help retain the community’s appeal by enforcing ordinances, make sure zoning laws are followed and unkempt properties are maintained by their owners.
Code enforcement officers must learn and apply the building codes and ordinances they are charged with enforcing, thus they need a strong working knowledge of these rules and must be able to tell the difference when these rules are followed and when they are not.
Finally, the officers must be able to explain their decisions. When they rule that a property is out of compliance, officers must articulate what is deficient and how that deficiency should be remedied. It isn't enough to point out errors. Officers help people bring their property into compliance.