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Code Enforcement Officer

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  At the time of application, the candidate must demonstrate:
(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associates degree in Engineering or Construction Technology or related field; OR
(b) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND two years of full time paid (or the equivalent part-time) experience in building inspection, or as an independent contractor, skilled construction worker, or similar work in a closely related field; OR
(c) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND possession of one or more of the following certifications: Introduction to NYS Code Enforcement Practices Part I and Part II;  Building Codes of New York State; Residential Codes of New York State; General Construction Principles; or Inspection Procedures for Existing Structures
Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.
Must possess a valid New York State Drivers’ License at the time of application and maintain such license for the duration of employment.
Incumbent must successfully complete the prescribed training programs established by the NYS Fire Administrator and the NYS Fire Fighting and Code Enforcement Personnel Standards and Education Commission within eighteen (18) months of appointment.  In addition, incumbents must attend and complete the continuing education requirements on an annual basis.