Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer (Part-time)

The Town of Durham is seeking a reliable, responsible person to fill a part time position of Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer under the direct supervision of the Zoning Administrator/Code Official.  The position will entail 10-30 hours a week, with an average 20 hours per week throughout the year. A work week will be four or five days, typically between Friday through Tuesday. Essential hours will be variable to meet the needs as they occur, but generally will be 2 to 4 hours in the early morning.  Cumulative hours will be greater during the weeks that UNH is in session, with less hours during the summer and during UNH breaks.

The focus of the code enforcement activity will be related to trash, parking, and occupancy issues in the downtown core and nearby neighborhoods or as otherwise directed based on the needs of the Town, as found in Durham’s Town Ordinance.

 The major activities of the Code Enforcement Officer are:

·        Gathering and recording of evidence to a reasonable level of certainty that the information gathered meets the threshold of the ordinance language.

·        Tracking and filing of evidence; issuing and processing local citations.

·        Tracking property citation history and evaluating next steps.

·        Compiling of evidence, preparing Land Use Citations, and prosecution in District Court.

·        Discussion on case merits with the Zoning Administrator and collaborating with the Town's Attorney when Superior Court is deemed the best option.

·        Engaging with citizens personally and individually to provide education and on-going support for those who are showing a good faith effort in bringing their properties into compliance.

Applicants must possess strong written and oral communication skills, be capable of organizing and tracking information in Microsoft Office applications, the GIS system, and work readily with digital photography and email applications. A valid current driver’s license and background check is required.

Beginning wage rate is $18.00 – $26.50 per hour depending on previous experience. Enforcement background is preferred but Durham is willing to train the right candidate. 

 Please submit a resume and cover letter to Audrey Cline, Zoning Administrator/Code Official, 8 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH 03824. Material may also be emailed to

The Town of Durham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Town of Durham
Close Date: 
Monday, August 1, 2022
$18 - $26.50