Ordinance Officer

$15.83 hourly
  • City Of Dearborn Heights
  • Dearborn Heights, MI, USA
  • Oct 11, 2022
Full time Entry Level Government Other Technical/Technician Landscaping/Snow Removal/Lawn Care

Job Description

Job Summary

This position requires extensive knowledge of city ordinances.  The employee in this classification will be responsible for citing and enforcing all city ordinances for which enforcement is changed to the Building Department. The employees of the City are required to serve citizens and customers in a tactful, courteous manner; establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, directors, elected officials, and general public.



Starting Pay at $15.83 per hour

This position is a union, hourly position eligible for over time; generous benefit package with medical, dental, vision, STD/life insurance after 90 days; 14 vacation days after 1 year; 12 sick days; 5 personal days; 14 paid holidays; PENSION. Monday -Thursday 7am – 4pm



  • Must have earned a High School diploma or equivalent with coursework in public relations, law, business administration or related field
  • Must have between 6 months and up to 1 year of training/experience
  • Must have experience in building code enforcement, court procedures, public relations
  • Must have earned a college degree with coursework in public administration or public relations preferred
  • Must have knowledge of City ordinances, related codes, laws and regulations, court procedures and practices
  • Must have an ability to interpret the written word of the ordinance and intent
  • Must have an ability to work flexible hours and be okay with a work schedule that may include weekends
  • Must have a valid Michigan State Driver’s license and meet the General Government Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations driving standard requirements
  • Must pass a background check and a civil service examination process with a minimum of 70% score
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer physical and drug screening and have an ability to type 25 WPM


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares, types and keeps records of violation and tickets issued, as well as disposition of the same
  • Schedules follow-up procedures for violation issued
  • Prepares records as necessary for court appearance
  • Represents the department in court as required
  • Maintains vehicle, keeps it clean and reports problems with vehicle or radio
  • Attends meetings as required, performs clerical duties, and any others assigned by the Building Director
  • Maintains the uniform in a professional manner, is able to work with the public in a professional and courteous manner and performs good follow-up skills with the citizens
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality


Environmental Conditions and Equipment Used

  • Exposure to indoor and outdoor weather conditions as well as a moderate amount of noise
  • Uses tools and equipment that are relative to the position, including computers, code and ordinance information, etc.