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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
Lexington, KY, United States (on-site)
2 days ago



The purpose of this position is to work with property owners to bring the condition and appearance of their property into compliance with the International Property Maintenance Code, Kentucky Residential Code, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Code of Ordinances.


  • Investigates reported code violations related to the maintenance of all commercial and residential properties and yards/lots
  • Conducts on-site inspections related to general structure maintenance, sidewalk serviceability, property nuisance violations, and the placement of temporary signs
  • Prepares and issues official documents to notify property owners of violations such as compliance letters, stop work orders, condemnations, and citations; provides testimony before the Administrative Hearing Board and District or Circuit Court as needed
  • Provides guidance, assistance, and collaboration, internally and externally, to aide in the understanding and achievement of code compliance; assists owners with the application process for any federally-funded financial assistance programs as needed
  • Performs administrative duties such as record keeping, reporting, research, and case preparation
  • Responds to emergency situations investigated by Lexington Division of Fire & Emergency Services regarding damage to building structures as needed
  • Performs related work as assigned


Submit LFUCG electronic application through and attach/upload applicable documents to verify your education, training, certification/license(s), or DD214 (for military preference with appropriate discharge) by filing deadline date. 

RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE APPLICATION, but may be electronically attached/uploaded to the application. 

Please note that the section titled "Application Questionnaire" has to be completed every time a new or revised application is submitted.  Even if other information is pre-filled, the Questionnaire does not transfer.



Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offers an outstanding benefits package.  Links to our most popular benefits are provided below:
The LFUCG is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, and as such is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay and other aspects of employment.


For further information, call, e-mail, or visit:
Division of Human Resources
200 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 258-3030
Web site: 



  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of experience in a directly related construction position, such as a foreman, that requires reading and interpreting building plans and specifications; or work performing building design or drafting duties for an architect or engineer
  • Additional years of education in architecture, engineering, fire science, building technology, or other construction related subject may substitute for years of related experience


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must pass either the NCPCCI 1A, One- and Two-Family Dwelling General exam or the ICC B1, Residential Building Inspector exam within the six (6) month probationary period as a condition of permanent employment.
  • Upon hire must enroll and maintain membership in the Kentucky Certified Building Inspector Program as a condition of continued employment.
  • One- and Two- Family Dwelling Inspector Certification is preferred but not required


  • Employees within the Divisions of Building Inspection and Code Enforcement, whose job duties include issuing civil citations or permits for the use of and/or conditions on real property and/or residential real property within Fayette County, or inspectors within the Division of Fire - Fire Prevention Bureau must comply with CAO Policy 23R (“Acquisition of Real Property From Property Owners Under Certain Notices and/or Orders”), which states that employees shall not own any interest in residential real property or possess an ownership interest in a business that manages, maintains or oversees the management or maintenance of any residential, real property in Fayette County. In addition, no employee who works in a Division with regulatory or civil enforcement authority over real property located in Fayette County shall acquire an interest in real property in Fayette County with any outstanding citation, notice or order from the Division in which he or she works regardless of whether the citation, notice, or order was issued by the employee or someone else in the Division. This policy extends to immediate family members, any supervisor(s), Director and Deputy Director, and Commissioner of the Department in which the identified employee is employed. Employees may be required to disclose all real property owned by the employee as well as his/her immediate family members. Property and business ownership exemptions may apply.

  • All positions require drug testing and background check before employment and may require a post-job offer physical as stated in Ordinances 21-14(b), 22-13 and 23-16


Examination will be a training and experience evaluation from information provided on the application at filing deadline date.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67988970
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Lexington, KY, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
  • Position Title: Code Enforcement Officer
  • Job Function: Inspector - Property
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%

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