Code Enforcement Inspector (Community Development)

$29.81 - $33.44 hourly
  • Village of Schaumburg
  • Schaumburg, IL, USA
  • Jul 22, 2022
Full time Community Development

Job Description

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:

Code Enforcement Inspector (Community Development) with an online application deadline of 08/21/2022.

 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.

 

STARTING PAY RATE:  $29.81 - $33.44 per hour based on a 40-hour workweek.  Salary dependent on qualifications.  The salary range for this position is $29.81 - $44.31.  This position is represented by a union; you may refer to the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement available on our website. 

 

Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is considered a civil enforcement officer responsible for the effective enforcement of community maintenance standards, performing inspections and services necessary for effective enforcement in residential, commercial, and industrial properties and businesses as required under Village codes and ordinances.  Position requires self-discipline, accurate scheduling, spontaneous problem resolution, excellent verbal and written communication skills, provision of expert testimony in courts of law, and working autonomously.  Decisions made by the inspector have a significant impact on the economic conditions of businesses and property and livelihood of residents.  Required to perform inspections and/or duties as designated, beyond the normal work day or work week including working Saturdays once every five weeks or as needed based on departmental need.

 

The ideal candidate will need to effectively communicate to a full range of people, be able to work cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals, and shift gears comfortably.  We are looking to add a team member capable of managing and prioritizing multiple projects with thoroughness and accuracy.  Proficiency in other languages is a plus. 

 

JOB DUTIES:
1.    Responsible for understanding and applying Village of Schaumburg Code of Ordinances and any adopted codes and ordinances for effective enforcement of departmental procedures. 
2.    Issues various warning notices, tickets and citations as directed, involving violations of the Village of Schaumburg Code of Ordinances, and/or other related Village adopted ordinances and codes.
3.    Pertinent to assigned inspection and duties, identifies and submits related code sections of code violations in written form and maintains files of logs of written reports, letters, memorandums, inspection findings, and incoming/outgoing correspondence.
4.    Investigates complaints regarding licenses, property maintenance, and related issues and performs inspections as required.  Also responsible for contacting and notifying responsible parties involved, and resolving said code infractions to achieve code compliance.
5.    Reviews and resolves complaints between parties involved, and as necessary, locate and submit any related code sections and attempts to resolve said complaint(s) or code infraction informally between all parties involved. 
6.    Provides technical assistance, correspondence, and/or notices, to the general public, and Village personnel, regarding the Village of Schaumburg Code of Ordinances.
7.    Organizes daily work schedule, and completes designated or scheduled inspections and/or assignments.  Responsible for managing an inspection schedule for certain properties in the village and providing progress reports to the Code Enforcement Supervisor on a regular basis.
8.    Prepares and maintains documentation and appears in court as necessary or as directed to testify regarding tickets issued, code hearings and any other related issues. Prepares and submits related documentation code sections of code violations that may pertain to court hearings.
9.    Conducts in office plan/drawing review as required for discrepancy with Village adopted codes and/or ordinances and reviews job site plans/drawings, such as site plans, plats, building façade drawings, or architectural floor plans, for any discrepancy or deviation from Village approved plans/drawings.
10.    Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
1.    Associate’s Degree in general studies with course work in Code Inspection, Building Inspection, Construction Technology or related code enforcement field.
2.    A minimum of two years of experience in a position involving customer service and customer complaint investigation skills.  Code enforcement or inspection experience preferred.
3.    Certification in Property Maintenance and Housing Inspection with the International Code Council or equivalent preferred, or ability to obtain within one year of hire required. 
4.    Possession of a valid driver’s license. 
5.    Proficiency with current computer software systems, including email, calendar programs, job specific software, and customer service systems preferred or within the first six months of employment.


WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1.    Subject to exposure to temperature fluctuation.
2.    Subject to exposure to petroleum products, chemicals, acids, fumes, dust, or disagreeable odors; Exposure to human, animal or rodent fecal matter; Exposure to animals, rodents and/or pests, or inadequate ventilation.
3.    Subject to inclement weather conditions; Exposure to standing water, mud, concrete placement, obstacles, and various construction materials.
4.    Capable of climbing ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, stairwells, etc.
5.    Capable to withstand heights, walking on roofs, maneuvering around and/or through obstacles, construction materials, manufactured materials and/or equipment.
6.    Capable of stooping, crawling, bending the body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, bending the body forward and downward by bending leg and spine, turning the body at the waist or turning the head at the neck in an unrestricted motion, moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet, extending arm(s) and hand(s) in any direction; seizing, holding, grasping, turning, with hands; picking, pinching, or otherwise working with fingers; maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, running, standing, or crouching. 
7.    Ability to judge distances so as to see objects where and as they actually are; ability to distinguish objects by the eye; ability to perceive the nature of sounds; ability to feel objects such as size, shape, or texture by the use of fingers and finger tips; ability to distinguish varying degrees of temperatures.
8.    Capable of operating instruments, tools, and equipment that are job related and/or as directed.
9.    Ability to cope with numerous interruptions.
10.    Ability to drive a personal vehicle to and from inspection sites. 
11.    Capable of conducting thorough plan/drawing review, proofreading, working with figures, and effectively performing code enforcement.

 

BENEFITS:

The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package which includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen.

 

THE VILLAGE OF SCHAUMBURG IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER