Position Available: Code Enforcement Officer

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Code Enforcement Officer – Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015



This is a professional, administrative and technical position in the enforcement of building and zoning codes, business licenses, building construction permits and inspections, and other County regulatory requirements. The candidate for employment consideration for this position will be required to:

  • Perform inspections on existing and new construction projects and activities utilizing proficient inspection methods to ensure land development, general safety codes, to achieve governmental and environmental compliance.
  •  Investigates and resolves complaints in a professional and timely manner.
  •  Issues notices of violation, stop work orders, citations, and any other enforcement documentation when necessary.
  • Prepares court cases and appears in court to prosecute citations.
  • Works outdoors and during inclement weather and operates and maintains a county owned vehicle.
  • Uses computer for data entry and photographic equipment for report preparation, generation and maintenance of records and documents.
  • Attends continuing education courses to maintain certification status.
  • Starting Salary: $32,000.00


Education and Experience

  • Graduation from a two-year or four-year college preferable; however, graduation from high school or possession of a GED is required.
  • At least 2 years professional Code Enforcement experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of general code enforcement protocols.
  • Knowledge of inspection and construction methods, equipment, and terminology.
  • Knowledge of Erosion & Sedimentation Control measures and standards.
  • Ability to read plans and other engineering documents.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and the general public and communicate effectively with others.

Special Requirements

  •  Must posses the Code Enforcement Officer Certification – Levels I & Level II; and / or acquire Level II within six (6) months of hire.
  • Will also consider Georgia Peace Officer (POST) Law Enforcement Certification
  • Candidates will be subject to drug testing as mandated by federal regulations.
  • Possession of an appropriate, valid Class C Georgia driver’s license is required.
  • Candidates can be assigned to evening shifts and / or weekend tours if required.
  • Must be able to perform all of the functions assigned to the position.

How to Apply

  • Applications can be picked up  – Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00pm

Butts County Administration Building

625 West Third Street

Jackson. GA 30233


Via the county’s website: here

  • Resumes should accompany applications; however, will notbe accepted in lieu of the application.

Position Available: Mechanic 3

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The Butts County Public Works Department is seeking a qualified individual for a Mechanic 3 position. A Mechanic 3 must demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of gasoline and diesel equipment, ranging from automobiles to heavy equipment; operate various types of shop equipment; perform a variety of general welding and repair work. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of five years mechanical experience. Applicant must be able to provide references upon request. Butts County is an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace. All applicants must satisfy existing GA Laws on Immigration to be eligible for employment. Applicants can pick up an application and apply in person at 1036 Brownlee Road or download an application here: Employment application

Commission Discusses Consolidation

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The Board of Commissioners met in a called meeting on March 23rd, 2015 with Chairman Roger McDaniel, Vice Chairman Robert Henderson, Commissioner Joe Brown and Commissioner Keith Douglas present.

During the meeting, County Administrator Michael Brewer read a proclamation declaring the month of April as “Child Abuse Awareness Month” in Butts County. The proclamation promotes advocacy for stronger family units, prevention of and overall awareness of child abuse. The proclamation passed unanimously.

Commissioner Joe Brown discussed the topic of consolidation of governments, a process by which the County and the governments of one or more cities within Butts County could, in effect, merge into a consolidated type of government known as a City-County government. Commissioner Brown told those present that he was “neither for nor against consolidation” but that the topic had been raised by people in his district when he was campaigning for office last year. “I don’t have answers to this but I do have a lot of questions” Brown stated. He proposed that the Commission develop a committee to study consolidation and recommended that the County seek guidance in the process from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a branch of the University of Georgia that specializes in these matters. After discussion among the board members, it was decided that the first step would be for the cities and county to come together in a workshop and discuss the matter, gauge interest from the cities and decide where to go from that point. Commissioners Douglas and Henderson expressed their desire to make sure that the cities had a voice in the matter going forward.

Other consolidated governments in Georgia include Augusta-Richmond County, Columbus-Muskogee County, Athens-Clark County and most recently, Macon-Bibb County. Consolidation is not just limited to larger governments though, as a number of smaller ones have also merged in the past decade. These include Georgetown-Quitman County, Cusseta-Chattahoochee County, Statenville-Echols County and Preston-Webster County.

The Commission also heard two rezoning cases that had been approved out of the Planning and Zoning Commission at their meeting earlier this month. These included the rezoning of a parcel in the Stark community for the construction of a boat storage facility with the condition that all boats must be stored inside the facility and could not be stored outside of the building. They also voted to rezone the land that houses an apartment complex on Brownlee Road to bring the zoning into conformity with current standards. Zoning did not exist at the time the apartments were constructed in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The Commission also placed conditions on the rezoning that would not allow for any expansion of the complex until such time as public water and sewer was available to the site.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.

Transportation Board to Meet March 26th

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The Joint City-County Transportation Board will meet on Thursday, March 26th at 6PM in the C. Wayne King Auditorium, Butts County Administration Building, 625 West Third Street, Suite 4, Jackson, Georgia. The public is invited to attend.

BOC Called Meeting on March 23rd

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The Butts County Board of Commissioners will hold a Called Meeting at 6PM on Monday, March 23rd with no workshop prior to the meeting.  The meeting will be in the C. Wayne King Auditorium, Butts County Administration Building, 625 W. Third Street, Jackson, Georgia 30233.  The public is invited to attend.

Board of Commissioners to Meet on March 9th

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The Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on March 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the C. Wayne King Auditorium at 625 W. Third Street, Jackson, GA.  The public is invited to attend.

The Commission meets on the 2nd  Monday of each month at 6PM at the above location unless otherwise posted.  For more information, contact the County Clerk, Crystal Griggs-Epps at cepps@buttscounty.org.

Transportation Board to Meet February 26th

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The Joint City-County Transportation Board will meet on Thursday, February 26th at 6PM in the C. Wayne King Auditorium, Butts County Administration Building, 625 West Third Street, Suite 4, Jackson, Georgia. The public is invited to attend.