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Code Enforcement

Now Hiring.....
Code Compliance
Hourly Rate: $19.29-$25.84
Minimum age of 18 yrs old
High School graduate or equivalent
Valid Nebraska Operator's License
Must have computer/word processor experience and be able to prepare and file his or her own correspondence

Description of the Job:
The Compliance Officer shall perform enforcement procedures related to vegetation, sidewalks, fences, refuse, nuisances, alleys, obstructions, public trees, animal control, abandoned vehicles and trailers, and other City ordinances. This work involves on site inspection and reporting of all violations and investigations of citizen complaints including personal contact with property owners and residents. The goal of this enforcement program is to secure voluntary compliance with codes by citizens through direct contact and distribution of information regarding regulations. When necessary, the Compliance Officer may issue written notices of violations and assist in the prosecution of any and all general maintenance and property code violations. All tasks performed by the Compliance Officer will be done under the supervision of the Chief of Police.

A full job description can be found the in the application packet.
Scan the QR Code, or go to www.scottsbluff.org, or paper applications can be picked up at City Hall 2525 Circle Drive, or the Police Dept. 1801 Ave B.

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The City of Scottsbluff  Code Enforcement officers protect the quality of life within the neighborhoods by seeking maximum compliance to the City code  requirements concerning exterior property maintenance.
 
The purpose of ordinance enforcement is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Scottsbluff. This purpose includes protecting neighborhoods against hazardous and deteriorating conditions that contribute to the degradation of neighborhood property values.
 
The officers are liable for all complaints in their areas and enforce all City codes relating to building, health, and zoning.

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Do you have a complaint or question?

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Listed below are a few reminders of city ordinances to keep our community safe and looking great!
 
Guidelines for your yard:
 
  • Grass/weeds maximum height of twelve (12) inches or less.
  • Trees trimmed to at least twelve (12) feet above the street and alley and eight (8) feet above sidewalk.
  • All weeds deemed noxious, [Bindweed, Puncture Vine, Sandbur Plants, Thistle, etc.] shall be removed and properly disposed of.
Litter, trash and rubbish:
 
  • Litter shall include but not limited to wood, sheet rock, plaster, brick or stone building rubble; Lawn trimmings, dead leaves, tree and shrubbery trimmings [unless these are being composted].
Nuisances; Junk, litter, rubbish, any condition which promotes harborage for rats, mice, snakes and other vermin.
 
  • Junk/litter/rubbish shall be properly abated and removed from the property within the allotted time frame given.
Junk includes scrap metal, parts of machinery, appliances or vehicles, any machine or vehicle which is not in operating condition or has lost its identity, character utility or serviceability as such through deterioration, dismantling or the ravages of time, or which has been cast off, discarded or thrown away or left as waste or wreckage.
 
  • Unlicensed or inoperable motor vehicles: You may keep no more than two (2) parked on a property for repair or restoration only if the motor vehicles are moved to the back of the property and covered with an automobile cover.
Trailers Parking on a public street/alleys.
 
  • Trailers, utility trailers, recreations vehicles, campers, travel trailers, boats, personal watercraft, trailered barbeques and all other items intended for attachment to a vehicle; shall not be parked on a public street unless these trailers are properly attached to a properly licensed and insured motor vehicle.
  • Trailers used by contractors with the insurance of a permit are allowed to park on a public street at a location as long as it does not interfere with required driveway and vision requirements.
  • Permits for contractors may be found at City Hall from Development Services.
Please contact our Code Compliance Officer at (308) 630-6261 or compliance@scottsbluff.org with any questions or concerns
 
CONTACT INFO
 
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 
 
 
Public Safety Building
1801 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
 
F: (308) 632-2916
 
Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm
 
 
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