Rangeley - Deputy Code Enforcement Officer

The position is part time (24 hours per week).

It is an anticipated position contingent upon Town Meeting funding.  Town Meeting is June 8th, and the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget begins on July 1, 2021.

Starting pay is $15.50 per hour commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The position will remain open until filled.

DEPARTMENT:      CODE ENFORCEMENT                                          DIVISION:   NA




FLSA:                        _____ Exempt                                                ____X__ Non-Exempt


APPROVED DATE:           

REVISED DATE:                April 28, 2021


APPROVED BY:                  Town Manager



JOB PURPOSE: This is a responsible technical position inspecting construction and administering State and local codes and ordinances.  The Deputy Code Enforcement Officer also assists the full-time Code Enforcement Officer in the performance of his or her duties and in the event that the CEO is absent or otherwise unavailable, the Deputy is authorized to act on his or her behalf.  Work is performed under the general direction of the CEO with oversight by the Town Manager.


                              Employees of this class are responsible for inspection of all building construction and the monitoring of all zones for code and zoning violations.  Considerable effort is involved in the technical examination of structural plans and plot plans preparatory to issuance of building permits.  Detailed reviews and inspections may be made of building plans and specifications for compliance with Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC) and the Town’s ordinances.  This position is also responsible for providing information and dealing with the public on a daily basis.





  • be committed to the mission of the Town
  • be punctual for scheduled work, attend work regularly, and use time appropriately
  • perform duties in a conscientious, cooperative manner
  • perform required amount of work in a timely fashion with a minimum of errors
  • be neat and maintain a professional appearance
  • understand and work within the Town’s Policies and Procedures and ordinances
  • work harmoniously and collaboratively as a member of a team with various groups of staff depending on the issue addressed
  • accept shared responsibility with other team members to successfully accomplish goals of each team of which he or she is a member
  • assure work is performed in a manner to facilitate the delivery of quality services
  • maintain confidence and protect the Town by adequately protecting confidential information
  • provides excellent customer service to all patrons and customers
  • take direction in a professional manner from the Code Enforcement Officer and Town Manager





  1. Reviews construction and plot plans for soundness before issuing building permits. 


  1. Issues permits and collects fees in accordance with Planning Department fee schedule.


  1. Inspects buildings which are under construction, alteration, or repair for compliance with building code, zoning requirements and other related ordinances and codes.


  1. Investigates complaints of possible code violations, initiating appropriate action to ensure compliance as necessary.


  1. Provides information as a liaison person to Town Boards and Committees as necessary for public hearings and /or technical advice and input.


  1. Maintains office records and prepares correspondence and reports.


  1. Makes field checks on new construction and renovations, and secures varied data for the Tax Assessor for records purposes.


  1. Makes recommendations for changes in regulations, ordinances and codes.


  1. Provides code information as requested by contractors, banks, lawyers, realtors, developers, property owners, and other individuals.


  1. Responds to inquiries from the public.


  1. Attends meetings of Town Boards and Committees upon request.


  1. Performs other related duties as directed by CEO and Town Manager.


  1. Performs other tasks and work as required.






      The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these physical standards.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, climb, negotiate steep or sloping embankments, crawl into confined spaces, reach overhead, talk, and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to operate a standard keyboard, use a computer, mouse, printer, copier, fax, telephone, radio, 35mm and digital cameras, flashlights, engineering and drafting scale, levels, shovels, and binoculars.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The employee must be willing to work beyond normal business hours including weekends and evenings.





The physical requirements described herein are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent.  The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Approximately 65 percent of the work time may be spent outdoor in all seasons and requires frequent public contact. 




  • Demonstrated knowledge of state and local building and land use regulations and skill at enforcing those laws with firmness and equity.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of approved methods and materials used in building construction.


  • Ability to analyze and interpret laws, ordinance and rules and regulations.


  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex construction plans and specifications.


  • Ability to maintain detailed records, to assemble and organize data, and to prepare standard reports from records.


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with outside agencies, municipal officials, employees, and the general public.


  • Ability to deal with the public firmly and courteously under adverse or strained conditions, communicating effectively, verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments from general or written instructions.


  • Must have or obtain a State of Maine Certification as a Code Enforcement Officer within twelve months of employment. 


  • Graduation from high school is required.  An Associate Degree in Building Trades Education and minimum of two years work experience in construction is preferred. 


  • Must possess a valid Maine vehicle operator’s license.




  • Work includes working in an office with moderate interruptions and working outside conducting inspections at construction sites and other properties.


  • Work includes daily contact with the public with moderate and occasional high periods of stress dealing with sensitive issues.


  • Work includes weekday work with occasional evening and weekend work as needed.


REPORTS TO:                                                         SUPERVISES:

CEO                                                                            None




External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. 


A job description is available on our website.



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