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Electrical and 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 Associate’s degree in electrical construction technology, electrical technology, electrical engineering or related field AND three (3) years of full time paid experience (or its part time equivalent), as a Journeyman Electrician or other electrical trades work experience OR

(b) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma AND five (5) years of full time paid experience or its part time equivalent, as a Journeyman Electrician or other electrical trades work experience OR

(c) Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that described in (a) and (b) above.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.

NOTE:  Experience as a Code Enforcement Officer with electrical inspection experience may be substituted for the work experience in the electrical field required in (A), (B) and (C) above.


• Incumbent must complete IAEI certification within eighteen months of appointment, if they do not already have it.  Incumbent must maintain certification 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.  Incumbent must maintain said certification for the duration of employment.

• Must possess and maintain a valid New York State Drivers’ License.

*Failure to maintain the licenses and certifications specified above may result in termination of employment.