Salt Lake County

Flood Control Enforcement Officer

Requisition ID 2023-35320
# of Openings
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
4 weeks ago(11/6/2023 9:00 AM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Flood Control
Location : Location
Location : Address
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Posted Min
$48,364.00+ DOE

Job Description

Salt Lake County…A career with a purpose in the community you love!

Salt Lake County invites you to explore our exciting career opportunities. We seek highly enthusiastic individuals to enrich our County with your experience and talent. If you enjoy working in a team environment that is committed to changing the lives of its community, please keep reading.

What it is like to work here:

At Salt Lake County our culture is woven into all aspects of our work and our employees’ lives, from the way we treat each other to the way we support the community.  To promote and foster a fun and healthy work environment, we appreciate employees through great benefits, a healthy work life balance and room to grow and develop.

Surround yourself with:

Peers who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We serve Salt Lake County and envision a safe and beautiful place for all to live work and have fun. Salt Lake County is about connecting people and championing our community.  Community is more than a place….its our heart and service that bring us together.

We encourage a work life balance:

Working for Salt Lake County is more than just a paycheck.  A career with Salt Lake County includes several benefits and perks.  We support our employees with 12 Holidays, up to 24 vacation days, 12 sick days and one personal day every year.  Hybrid Work may be available after being fully trained, giving you flexibility to manage working from home and being in office.


Additional Benefits include:

  • Retirement options for hybrid pension/401(k) or 401(k) only with a 10% contribution
  • Medical coverage including a 100% county paid premium option-Dental and Vision coverage including coverage for adult designees
  • Health Savings account with a county contribution up to $1200/year, Flexible Spending Account
  • Long-Term Disability and Short-Term Disability
  • Professional Development
  • Plus: Onsite medical clinic, childcare and gym; hospital insurance, pet insurance auto and home insurance and discounts at County facilities.


Performs observation patrols for flood control violations within Salt Lake County, and initiates and ensures actions are taken to achieve compliancy.  Inspects, documents, and maintains construction site records. Reviews construction plans.



Four (4) years of closely related experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.

A valid Driver’s License accepted by the State of Utah is required at the time of hire.  A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah must be obtained within six (6) months of hire, in order to operate a County vehicle.


Registered Storm Water Inspector (RSI) certification within three (3) months of hire date.



The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of specific duties and responsibilities will not preclude it from the position.

Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Provides inspections and enforcement for encroachment violations and other non-conforming problems.
  • Identifies violation locations in geographic based software.
  • Answers questions and provides information and direction regarding Flood Control Permit requirements and ordinance application.
  • Provides written notice of violations to appropriate parties and issues “Stop Work Orders” for construction violations.
  • Inspects construction projects to ensure engineering plans and specifications are being met.
  • Recommends emergency maintenance on Flood Control Facilities as required or directed to protect the welfare of the public and the safety of property.
  • Writes semi-annual Surplus Canal report and submitting it to the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
  • Inspects placing of construction materials to conform to the requirements of the manufacturer and Salt Lake County Specifications.
  • Performs inspections for and enforces SWPP compliance, ensuring that best management practices are being maintained and deficiencies are remedied.  Issues notice for non-compliance.
  • Prepares and maintains daily records, drawings, letters and reports.



Knowledge of:

  • Local, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, policies and procedures
  • Laws, codes, rules and regulations governing engineering functions
  • Standard practices, methods, materials, and equipment of assigned work
  • Preparation and interpretation of engineering plan and grade sheets and technical specifications
  • Defects and faults in construction
  • Hazards and safety precautions common to trench excavation, confined spaces, and fall protection
  • Standard survey techniques and practices
  • Effective problem-solving and public relation principles, methods, and application
  • Professional research methods, including record management processes, procedure, and best practices.
  • Customer service principles


Skills and Abilities to:

  • Understands, uses, and properly interprets data obtained from various sources.
  • Interpret engineering plans, specifications, models and methods
  • Read, interpret, and apply written laws, policies, regulations, and procedures
  • Make decisions based on thorough review, knowledge, experience, and sound judgment
  • Work with businesses, developers, utility companies and general public on an on-going basis
  • Comply with and follow standard practices and procedures common to flood control and highway construction
  • Effectively deescalate stressful situations and handle critical conversations
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Use computer systems, including word processing and spread sheets
  • Follow complex verbal and written instructions
  • Work and act independently
  • Maintain records and reports
  • Operate a vehicle



Moderate physical activity. Walking through and along streams/creek/rivers over uneven terrain and through construction and development projects. Sitting at work stations for prolonged periods.


Required field work. Work requires driving from site to site and sitting at a desk for prolonged periods. May walk in construction sites over uneven, rocky, or wet surface conditions to complete inspections. May work in all weather conditions and terrain. This may include the climbing of slopes for the purpose of inspection and documentation. Must be able to walk/hike up hills that may or may not have established trails. Must wear the required personnel protective equipment (PPEs) in the field and dress in accordance with the requirements and restrictions of the Division and County dress code. May encounter unhappy, unwilling, or angry people.



Must be on call 24 hours a day


Additional Information



Exposed to the hazards associated with construction sites. Requires occasional field work; may work in all types of weather. Must be able to walk/hike up hills that may or may not have established trails.


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