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City of Southport Employment Opportunity:
Code Enforcement Officer

Position: Code Enforcement Officer

Closing Date: March 15, 2021

The City of Southport is seeking a Code Enforcement Officer. This position will be responsible for a variety of field and office work to track violations and ensure compliance with applicable regulations.

Under limited supervision, the officer will perform a variety of technical duties as part of the City’s Administration department; monitors and enforces a variety of applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations related to zoning, land use, public nuisances, minimum housing, health and safety, and other matters of public concern; and serves as a resource and provides information on City regulations to property owners, residents, businesses, the general public, and other City departments. Work is performed under the supervision of the City Manager. Salary Range: 34,000 – 47,000.

The Code Enforcement Officer will receive and respond to citizen questions and complaints regarding alleged violations of town codes and ordinances. Tact, courtesy, and firmness must be exercised in dealing with the public.

Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated based on periodic conferences, review of inspection reports, enforcement activities, and through public reactions.

High School Diploma as a minimum, preferably an Associate’s Degree. Experience in law enforcement, planning and zoning, code enforcement, or another related field is preferred.

Possession of a valid driver’s license is required. Possession of Certified Zoning Official (CZO) certification or ability to obtain within one year.

The successful applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background investigation.

The full job description may be viewed here.

Applications are found online at A completed City application, resume, and cover letter are required to be considered for this position.

Application packets can be submitted by email to [email protected] or mailed to City of Southport, Attn: HR Dept., 1029 N. Howe St, Southport, NC 28461.