City of San Antonio Dangerous Premises Officer in 1901 S ALAMO ST SAN ANTONIO, Texas
Dangerous Premises Officer
Dangerous Premises Officer
Code Enforcement Services
7/30/2021 11:59 PM Central
Under general supervision, is responsible for performing investigative work, enforcing code regulations relating to dangerous buildings and distressed properties for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Exercises no supervision.
Essential Job Functions
Performs premise inspections to investigate and respond to citizen complaints regarding vacant and unsecured or dilapidated structures which includes occasionally lifting and carrying equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.
Conducts extensive research to determine ownership, lien holders, and other characteristics of the property.
Video tapes each location on Building Standards Board (BSB) agenda and provides a detailed description of the condition of the structure for BSB review.
Coordinates with other City departments and regulatory agencies participating to assure City Code conformity (i.e. Fire Department, Planning Department, City Attorney's Office, Public Works, Municipal Courts, Police Department, etc.)
Prepares and makes presentations to the Historic Design and Review Committee (HDRC) and the BSB.
Hand delivers notices to property owners and posts notices on dangerous buildings for BSB hearings.
Establishes owner contact to offer alternative options such as Hold Harmless Agreements, referrals to other agencies, Weed and Seed Project, etc.
Educates citizens on procedures for abating dangerous buildings and alleviating volatile situations.
Maintains detailed records, reports, and other documents.
Prepares proper documentation for court prosecution in Municipal, Civil and District Court and testifies during court proceedings.
Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
Three (3) years of structural investigative work or related field.
This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
Must become certified and State licensed as a Code Enforcement Officer within 18 months of hire or as otherwise designated by the Director of Development Services.
Previous enforcement experience in any discipline.
Knowledge of ICC related fields (property maintenance, residential building inspector, and zoning inspector)
Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing. Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks. If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of City of San Antonio codes and regulations, specifically Chapters 6 and 14-16, Article VIII, Dangerous Buildings and Distressed Properties, Sections 6-156.
Knowledge of safe and efficient work practices relating to code enforcement activities.
Knowledge of building structure components.
Knowledge of performing title and deed searches.
Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.
Skill in utilizing video recording devices.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.
Ability to maintain records, logs, and reports.
Ability to communicate with the public in difficult and stressful situations.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co- workers, management, City staff and the general public.
Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.
Working conditions are primarily in an outdoor environment with frequent exposure to temperature extremes, uneven and damaged surfaces, heights, dimly lighted structures and areas subject to unsanitary conditions.
The City of San Antonio (CoSA) strives to provide a competitive compensation and benefit package to attract and retain a highly skilled workforce. To accomplish this, CoSA offers subsidized health care benefits for active and retired employees, paid disability benefits, paid life insurance, as well as automatic participation in a pension program which is currently matched two to one.
For more detailed information, please click on the following link to view Benefits offered by the City of San Antonio:
Part-Time and Temporary positions are not eligible for CoSA Benefits.
Holiday and Leave benefits for Pre-K 4 SA positions may be different than what is listed at the above link.
The City Of San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. This means that the City does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex (gender), age, disability, national origin, genetic information, or sexual orientation. All individuals are encouraged to apply and compete for jobs with the City of San Antonio.
If you require assistance at any stage of the application process due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department (https://www.sanantonio.gov/Hr/About/ContactUs?sendto=HR) so that accommodations may be made to meet your needs. Our telephone number is 210-207-8705 and our fax number is 210-207-2285.