Under general supervision, is responsible for enforcement of business and licensing codes and ordinances, conducting related investigations, and/or issuing licenses and permits in the License Section of the Division of Support Services of the Department of Public Safety; performs related duties as required.
Examples of Work
(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)
Enforces compliance of all license laws and all rules and regulations;
Inspects premises and vehicles for required new and annual licenses;
Investigates complaints involving permit and license holders and attempts to determine persons operating without a license or permit;
Issues citations and summons;
Prepares investigative reports, files affidavits, and appears as a prosecuting witness;
Prepares monthly and annual revenue totals, and recommends revisions to codes;
Maintains records; closes out cash register;
Contacts City agencies such as Health, Building Regulations and the Fire Division for inspections necessary for license approval;
Acts as liaison to the public in assigned license/permit area matters;
Approves or submits to supervisor for review, permits and licenses received by the License Section;
Collects license and permit fees;
Initiates police or driving record checks in determining whether a license or permit should be issued or renewed;
Administers written examinations for taxicab licenses or evaluates applicants' experience to determine if they are knowledgeable in the area to be licensed;
May assist the License Manager in administrative and personnel matters.
May prepare cases and appear before the Vehicle for Hire Board, other boards, and the courts in order to offer testimony and present information on violations.
Completion of the twelfth school grade and two (2) years of experience involving customer service or public contact, code or law enforcement, or licensing related activities. Substitution(s): College education may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. A certificate of high school equivalence (GED) will be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma.
If you meet the minimum qualifications by using education, you MUST attach a copy of official documentation of your degree or coursework to your application. If you do not attach appropriate documentation, your application will be rejected.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Test/Job Contact Information
The names of the applicants passing this administration of this exam will be used to create a NEW, OPEN COMPETITIVE, eligible list for this classification. If you are interested in having your name included on the new eligible list, you will need to apply for this exam within the filing period indicated below and successfully complete all phases of the testing process. Questions regarding this process can be directed to the Applicant and Employees Services Unit at (614) 645-8369.
The examination process will consist of a multiple-choice exam weighted 70% (54 items) covering Columbus City Licensing Code (open book), Public Relations, and Information Ordering; and a computer skills exam weighted 30% covering Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft Outlook 2010, and Customer Service: Telephone.
The exam is expected to be administered in November 2018. Approved applicants will be notified by mail/email of their scheduled test date and time.
All applicants must complete all phases of the testing process in order to receive a final score. The names of all candidates who pass this examination will remain on the eligible list for two years, unless the eligible list is replaced prior to or extended beyond the two years. If a candidate's name is certified and the candidate is to be considered for employment, the hiring process will include one or more interviews, a criminal background check, and a pre-employment drug test. For any position within the Division of Police, the hiring process will also include the completion of an extensive personal history questionnaire and a polygraph examination.
The certification process will be: Ten Point Fixed Band
The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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