The Department of Community Development of the Township of Derry (a Second Class Township), Dauphin County, PA is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Code Enforcement Officer. The successful candidate will be tasked with administration of the PA Uniform Construction Code (PA-UCC), International Property Maintenance Code, and other ordinances of Township.

Duties primarily include plan reviews, on-site inspections, meeting with the public, and prosecution of code violations. ICC and/or PA-UCC certifications for plan review and field inspection or the ability to obtain the certifications is required.

Applicants should be self-motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent benefits package provided.

A resume, cover letter, and salary requirements may be submitted to the Township of Derry, Department of Community Development, 600 Clearwater Road, Hershey, PA 17033. Applications will be accepted until a qualified applicant is employed.

Typical Responsibilities & Essential Duties —

  • Review of permit applications for compliance with codes and ordinances.
  • Inspection of construction work for which a building permit is required.
  • Read and interpret codes, technical manuals, construction drawings and specifications as related to construction projects.
  • Confer with architects, contractors, builders, developers, and the general public in the field and office to explain and interpret requirements of the various codes and ordinances.
  • Investigate all credible complaints from the general public and Township officials of various codes and ordinance violations and take appropriate actions to resolve issues as directed by Department Director.
  • Conduct inspections to ensure the protection of public health, safety and welfare as contained in the ordinances of the Township.
  • Make written reports on all inspections, issue corrective action notices on violations, and maintain records necessary for possible legal action as required.
  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director with the issuance of Zoning permits and inspections.
  • Attend meetings as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications —

  • High school diploma and two years of experience in inspection or the construction trades, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certification in a minimum of three areas of residential inspection from the International Code Council or PA Department of Labor and Industry.
  • Must obtain either ICC Residential Building Inspector certification or ICC Building Inspector certification within six months of employment.
  • Ability to obtain additional certifications as directed.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of building inspection.
  • Knowledge of structural design and engineering for residential and commercial construction methods.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices used in the establishment and enforcement of local ordinances.
  • Ability to interpret and enforce statues, ordinances and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to detect hazards and violations and recommend corrective measures during field inspection work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, and the public.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to enforce regulations with firmness, consistency, tact and courtesy in field inspection work.
  • Ability to remain calm, objective and impartial under stressful conditions.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License or transferable equivalent out-of-state license.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Chuck Emerick, Director of Community Development, at chuckemerick@derrytownship.org or 717-533-2057, Option 2.

The Township of Derry is an Equal Opportunity Employer