Located in northeast Iowa. Established in 1873 

Code Enforcement Officer Wanted

Code Enforcement Officer

The City of Oelwein is looking for a motivated, team-oriented individual that takes pride in follow-through and completion of work. Must have a positive outlook on local government, great work ethic and regular attendance. Candidate will inspect properties and/or complaints concerning violation of municipal code. 


• Inspects designated areas periodically for evidence of violation.
• Ensures that property owners, contractors etc. have proper permits.
• Interviews residents and inspects area to investigate reports of violations.
• Locates property owners to explain nature of inspection and investigation findings and to encourage voluntary action to resolve problems.
• Studies laws and statutes in municipal code to determine specific nature of code violation and type of action to be taken.
• Issues notices of violation to owners not complying with request for voluntary correction of problems. Prepares case materials when legal action is required to solve problems.
• May appear in court to testify.
• Conducts or participates in informational meetings for residents and property owners.
• Maintains appropriate records and prepares required reports.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred: Associate degree (AA/AS) and two years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and training. Valid Driver's License. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel and Word or similar software, and be comfortable with daily use of technology. Pay range is $19.63-22.63/hour. Excellent Benefits. Awesome health insurance plus longevity. Position opened until filled. Send cover letter, resume, application and grade transcript to Oelwein City Hall 20 2nd Ave SW, Oelwein, IA 50662 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The City of Oelwein is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications will be accepted until Aug. 20, 2021, or until filled.

History of Oelwein

The town of Oelwein was laid out in a corn field purchased from G.A. Oelwein on the coming of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad (later called the Rock Island) in 1872. Some years later... Read More

Contact Us

 (319) 283-5440
 (319) 283-4032
 20 2nd Ave. S.W.