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Posting Date June 14, 2021

Inspectional Services Department

Job Title

Ordinance Enforcement Officer (Civil Engineer III classification)


One (1) Permanent Full-time

Civil Service No
Union Eligible IUE-CWA Local 261
Work Hours

City Hall Hours


$66,820.06-$83,525.08 (Salary determined by educational attainment per collective bargaining agreement)

Under the direction of the ISD Chief/Building Commissioner or his designee, the Ordinance Enforcement Officer (Civil Engineer III):

Enforces various city ordinances:
Alarm systems, graffiti, litter and refuse, refuse containers, weed and plan nuisances, misc. health & safety; house numbering, and all other applicable ordinances as determined by the ISD Chief.

Assists Chief in enforcing the following ordinances:

  • Zoning Ordinance
    • Investigates zoning complaints
    • Cites violators of zone ordinance
    • Determines legal use of properties
    • Performs research on land use
    • Conducts field inspections
    • Reviews and processes home occupancy permits
    • Processess Zoning Board of Appeals Applications
    • Coordinates with GIS consultant on Zone Map changes
    • Processes Site Plan Review Applications

  • Sign Ordinance
    • Conducts field inspections
    • Reviews signs for compliance with sign ordinance
    • Cites violators of sign ordinance
    • Coordinates with sign permit applicants

  • Abandoned Foreclosed Property Ordinance
    • Investigates reports of abandoned properties
    • Contacts banks/owners
    • Cites for violations of ordinance
    • Oversees cleanup of abandoned properties
    • Maintains database of properties
    • Manages registrations of abandoned properties
Related Duties
  • Conducts, tabulates, analyzes and presents in report form information on land use and structures
  • Maintains files, databases and records regarding land use, citations, and permits
  • Communicates with citizens, office holders and business/governmental organizations
  • Writes citations and for violations to ordinances
  • Writes orders for violations to all ordinance including Zone, Sign, AFP ordinances

Ability to produce correspondence, reports, and utilize Microsoft Office; Ability to communicate clearly in written, verbal and electronic communications; Ability to work outside to conduct inspections, in an office environment and on a time schedule; Ability to work outdoors in varying weather; Bachelor’s degree preferred or 10 years’ experience in zoning and ordinance enforcement; Massachusetts Driver’s License. Bilingual/bicultural applicants strongly encouraged to apply;


How To Apply

A completed application, including resume and cover letter, can be submitted via regular post, e-mail (personnel@lynnma.gov), via the Lynn City Hall dropbox at the Johnson Street entrance, or in person at Room 307 in Lynn City Hall.

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.

If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance, please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at personnel@lynnma.gov.

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Job Title
“Ordinance Enforcement Officer”
Closing Date

Monday June 28, 2021


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The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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