CITY OF ISSAQUAH
CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Positions in this classification are responsible for enforcement of Issaquah municipal codes
pertaining to land use, zoning, flood hazard, landscaping, signage and related issues in a fair,
complete and consistent manner by methodically patrolling the streets of the City,
performing field inspections, and responding to public complaints. Such work requires
effective communications skills and the ability to handle angry or upset citizens.
Considerable judgment is required in interpreting and determining solutions that meet
Reports to: Building Official
Independently performs work of a regular and recurring nature in accordance with
established and known policies, standards and regulations; performs more complex work
under limited supervision. Plans and arranges work sequence and develops improvements
for procedures in areas of assignment.
The work is performed primarily outdoors exposing the employee to inclement weather
conditions and requiring walking over uneven ground, occasional moderate lifting and
operating a motor vehicle.
• Monitors activities of the public and private sector of the City on a daily basis to
assure compliance with assigned aspects of municipal codes.
• Responds to and investigates complaints concerning land use code violations,
including illegal signs, garbage, business licenses, abandoned vehicles, illegal
discharge into storm system, illegal dumping, clearing and grading, toxic plants,
flood walls, trees in creek etc. Pertinent codes are enforced through voluntary action
or issuance of citations if necessary to obtain compliance.
• Inspects physical premises for possible violations, gathers evidence and summarizes
information. Investigates observed violations and complaints received through
personal contact, telephone contacts and written communication with responsible