Code Enforcement Officer II

Halifax County Government
February 28, 2023
Halifax, NC - North Carolina
Billing Address
PO Box 38
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Last Name
Phone Number
Closing Date
Open Until Filled


Description: The duties of this position include inspecting building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems for compliance with State and local construction codes; reviewing all construction plans and permit applications and inspecting structures in the process of construction, alteration or repair. Other responsibilities of this position include checking existing structures for hazardous conditions and structural failures; assisting and advising contractors on regulations; issuing warnings and stop-work orders for non-complying projects; answering questions from private citizens, contractors and builders regarding enforcement and changes to the codes and ordinances; keeping records regarding inspections; and performing related tasks as required.


Application Requirements: An official completed Halifax County Application for Employment (HR1107) and college transcripts are required to fully evaluate your qualifications for this position. The completed application and supplemental materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on or before the closing date; postmarks will not be accepted. All portions on the application, as they relate to your background, must be fully completed. Applications may not refer to a resume’ or other enclosed documents (i.e. “see resume” or “see attached”), nor will these items be accepted in lieu of a completed application. We will be unable to consider incomplete submissions for this position. Unofficial transcripts (e.g. student copies) are acceptable for application purposes. If selected for employment, official transcripts will be required. A criminal background check will be required prior to hiring.


Apply To: Halifax County Human Resources Department
26 North King Street (next to the Historic Courthouse)
Post Office Box 646
Halifax, North Carolina 27839-0646
Telephone: (252) 583-1688

** Applicants That Do Not Meet The Full Qualification Requirements, May Be Offered a Trainee or Work/Against Appointment **(only for positions that are work against eligible)

Halifax County is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug test will be required of this position with the results being received (negative) prior to the first day of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will employ only those individuals who are U.S. citizens or legal aliens authorized to maintain employment in the United States.



Compensation: The hiring range for this position is $39,292 - $49,749. Halifax County provides a comprehensive employee benefits package, including membership in the N.C. Local Government Employees’ Retirement System.

Signing Bonus: A non-refundable signing bonus will be paid in the selected applicant’s first paycheck following employment. The sign on bonus amount will be based on the certification level held by the applicant:
Level 1 Certification - $2,500, Level 2 Certification - $5,000, Level 3 Certification - $7,500.


Requirements: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and 2 – 3 years of building code inspection experience. State certifications required, or the ability to obtain the certifications within two years. The possession of a driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina is required.