Code Enforcement/Laborer - Code Enforcement Department

Job Details

Category: Full-Time
Status: Closed
Posted: Sep 12, 2022
Close: Until Sep 30, 2022


The Code Enforcement Officer/Laborer provides a variety of office and fieldwork and provides information on City regulations to homeowners, business and community groups to enhance and preserve the quality of neighborhoods and businesses.  


  • Mow grass and weeds on various properties; collecting leaves, grass clippings and brush and disposition of same; Removal of debris and garbage from properties.
  • Cut and trim small trees/shrubs and limbs.
  • Remove furniture from alleyways and exterior of properties; removal of illegal signs, graffiti, garbage etc. from properties.
  • Ability to operate small hand tools and power tools.
  • Prepare work invoices.
  • Ability to work outdoors, which may include severe weather conditions, such as extreme heat and cold, high winds, snow, rainstorms, depending on the season.
  • Ability to perform manual labor under a variety of conditions, such as walking, climbing, stooping, standing and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Proper use of personal protective equipment such as a vest, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and boots.
  • Assists Street Department with related manual labor duties at the direction of Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • High school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE); and at least three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.   The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is loud.  Incumbents may be required to work overtime, respond to after hour emergencies, or be called at any hour as needed.

Valid Indiana Driver's License.

Excellent benefit package, employee/dependent clinic, competitive wages, including 14 paid holidays.

Interested candidates should download a City of La Porte employment application online at or through  Applications are available at City of La Porte Human Resources Department, Second Floor, 801 Michigan Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.  For your convenience, applications will be accepted at the drive-thru, drop box or via email to