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Patton Township is accepting applications for Ordinance Enforcement Officer, a permanent part-time position requiring 20 hours per week. Some evening, weekend or holiday hours may be required. The position requires a person with the ability to enforce all township ordinances and perform other job related tasks.  At a minimum, applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, and have earned a high school diploma or GED.  Driving, criminal and credit background checks will be conducted.   

Please return a completed Patton Township Employment Application to the Patton Township Municipal Building, 100 Patton Plaza, State College, PA 16803 by Friday, March 22, 2019. 

Applications can be picked up in person at the Patton Township Municipal Building, found on the Township’s website or mailed upon request.  Completed applications can be dropped off at the Patton Township Municipal Building or sent by US Mail.   Electronic submissions will not be accepted. 

Patton Township is an EOE.

 

Patton Township

Job Description

Job Title: Ordinance Officer

Pay Grade:      Hourly (Part-time)

Reports to:     Chief of Police/Public Works Director

Date:               February 2019

 

JOB SUMMARYThe Ordinance Officer is to fairly and accurately monitor and enforce the ordinances of Patton Township as they relate to parking, non-parking and animal.  Enforcement includes proactively searching for violations, monitoring locations found in violation and responding to complaints of ordinance violations from citizens.  The Ordinance Officer is responsible for issuing verbal and written violation warnings and notices, filing citations and/or other legal processes and testifying in court.  He/She will monitor all permanent and temporary signs within the Township, monitor construction sites and other locations for compliance to regulations and permits and be responsible to address sidewalk repair issues.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties described below are indicative of what the Ordinance Officer may be asked to perform.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE:

--Update the business files.

--Prepare and maintain daily reports and logs of ordinance enforcement activities. 

--Perform other duties as assigned and required.

 

FIELD OPERATIONS:

--Enforce the posted parking regulations within the Township rights-of-way and at commercial businesses and shopping centers within the Township.  Issue warnings, tickets, and citations as appropriate and attend court hearings.   Represent the Township in enforcement proceedings. 

--Monitor all permanent and temporary signs within the Township.  Assist the Zoning Officer in the issuance and/or updating of sign permits.  Checks for permits/ordinance compliance on signs.

--Monitor peddlers, solicitors, and temporary retail dealers and ensure that they are licensed.  Perform preliminary background checks on solicitation permit applicants and provide that information to the Chief of Police for approval or denial.  Also monitor special events and sales.

--Monitor construction sites and vacant sites for damage to curb and sidewalks and mud tracking and debris caused by construction or hauling activities.  Assist staff in providing warnings or issuing citations to violators. 

--Check for compliance on and enforce weed, grass and vegetation regulations as well as snow removal, junk, rubbish and nuisance ordinances.

--Patrol the township to note violations associated with outdoor storage, refuse disposal, lighting, noise, and landscape maintenance requirements.

--Enforce the animal control ordinances.  Respond to complaints and proactively patrol for animal complaints (domestics and wild not covered by PA Game Commission).  Capture and transport (or request an officer to dispatch as appropriate), at-large, sick or injured animals.

--Assist in collecting information for GIS database.

--Assist with other duties related to the day-to-day operations of the township.

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS:

--Meet with builders, developers, contractors and private citizens who seek information or guidance on parking, debris, snow removal, grass and weeds and addressing regulations or other Township ordinances.  Provide information as requested.

--Ensure compliance with weed ordinances, snow removal ordinances. 

--Assist the public by answering inquiries and providing available information as requested.  Facilitate solutions to parking, snow removal, weed and grass problems by addressing concerns with residents, developers and anyone else who requests information.

 

CLERICAL:

--Enter and update/maintain records in police records database system as they relate to certain ordinance enforcement activities.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individualmust be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

--High School diploma with experience related to duties. 

--Computer experience. 

--Experience in handling animals.

--Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

--Preferred, but not required, five (5) years’ experience related to law enforcement or public administration.

--Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

--Must be 21 years of age or older

 

 

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

--Ability to collaborate with elected officials, staff and the public.

--Computer literacy and ability to work with software systems.

--Ability to receive, interpret and communicate information accurately in written and oral form.

--Capable of entering construction sites or rural or suburban terrain for visual site evaluation.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

--Ability to communicate effectively with elected officials, staff and the public.

--Ability to comprehend and prepare reports.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

--Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

 

REASONING ABILITY:

--Ability to anticipate challenges and take appropriate actions to reduce or alleviate them.

--Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control and adapt to stressful situations.

--Ability to use good judgement and effectively solve problems. 

--Ability to multi-task, evaluate and set priorities.  Possess effective time management skills.

 

PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical and work environment described is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

 

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:

--This work requires occasional exertion to move objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds.

--Work may require movements and activities to include stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and repetitive motions, etc.

--Vocal communication skills are required to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and to convey detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly.  Required listening skills include receiving detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.

--Visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, observing general surroundings and activities, and the ability to focus.

--The worker may be subject to varied and extreme environmental conditions, noise, hazards and atmospheric conditions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

--Work with animals, potentially hazardous and vicious.

--Working under distractions (telephone calls, distractions and disturbances)

--Unpleasant social situations (necessity of dealing with irate or disturbed individuals).  

 

 

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