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Compliance Officer

Livingston, MT

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Park County is seeking a Compliance Officer to join their staff in Livingston, MT!


Submit Application to:
Apply direct or by mail :
Attn: Lisa Harreld
414 East Callender Street
ATTN: Human Resources
Livingston, MT 59047
By Phone :
Call Lisa Harreld at (406) 222-4180
Pay: $29.78 - $38.10/hr DOE
Schedule: Full Time 5 days/week

Position overview:

Interacting with the regulated public in adversarial situations, the Compliance Officer is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints, researching laws, regulations and other information, conducting site inspections, attending related meetings and coordinating enforcement responses with other County personnel to make compliance determinations concerning alleged violations of applicable state laws and any Park County regulations adopted thereunder. This position reports to the Park County Commission and does not supervise other County personnel.


Compliance Code Operations:

  • Administers, monitors and tracks compliance caseloads; maintains digital project files, Compliance web site and the Compliance budget. Monitors and tracks compliance cases that directly relate to Park County adopted Regulations through the Health Department and Planning Department. 
  • Works as a project manager for each case and contacts, monitors and requests information from other County personnel regularly.
  • Investigates complaints, researches information including applicable laws and regulations; performs site inspections; interprets regulations to determine compliance with applicable regulations; prepares written compliance determinations on complex issues; requires corrective action to remedy violations, which may include, but is not limited to orders to obtain after-the-fact permits, and in conjunction with the County Attorney’s Office issued cease and desist orders and/or orders to remove noncompliant structures, prepares affidavits of compliance investigations and provides expert testimony as needed, files documents in the Clerk and Recorder’s Office on non-compliant properties.
  • Presents information at public hearings, prepares written staff reports and Findings of Facts and Orders for the governing body as required.
  • Interprets regulations to determine compliance on alleged violations.
  • Identifies remedies to resolve violations without litigations.
  • Assists the public in obtaining the information and contacts they need to prepare permit applications.
  • Provides technical/programmatic assistance to the general public, businesses and other governmental agencies regarding regulatory requirements and compliance/enforcement of Park County land use regulations.
  • Assists other Departments with the review and update of County regulations as needed.
  • Assists the Planning and Health Departments with compliance/enforcement issues and coordinates complaints and violations with other regulatory agencies as appropriate.
  • Assists the general public in locating contact information for local and State agencies with the project in question even when not a compliance issue.

 Other Duties as Assigned:

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Park County Commission.   This includes special projects and a variety of other functions as determined by the Park County Commission.



Position requirements include knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to State and local land use regulations (zoning, community decay, wastewater, establishing licensed campgrounds, floodplains); principles, practices and techniques related to code violation investigation and enforcement; governmental code of ethics and computer software and programs, using work processing, spreadsheet and database applications appropriate to assigned duties (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Mapping (GIS) applications); Applicant must have the ability to work with limited supervision, exercise good judgment and interact with the public in a professional manner in adversarial situations; write clearly and informatively to meet specific needs; prepare accurate and reliable reports; speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; interpret, explain and apply applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations; read and interpret maps, site plans and legal descriptions; respond to inquiries, complaints and request for services in a tactful and timely manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County personnel and general public; use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specification and/or oral instructions and in accordance with applicable regulations and meet challenges with resourcefulness through original thinking and creativity.

Education and Experience:

The required knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Public Administration, Land Use Planning, Urban Design, Natural Resource Management, Sanitation and Environmental Health, or a related field and minimum three (3) years’ experience in code enforcement, including zoning, subdivision, floodplain, wastewater management, buildings for lease or rent and other applicable County regulations and permitting.  

Certifications, Licenses, etc:

Valid Driver’s license.  Certified Floodplain Manager, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred.


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