Job Title: Housing Inspector I
Department: Housing Inspection
Salary Range: $44,698 – $54,462 DOQ
Application Deadline: Open until position filled
GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Performs intermediate technical work in housing code inspection; does related work as required. Additionally performs intermediate technical work in the inspection of all phases of building plans and construction. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Assistant Director of Housing Inspection.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Conducting property maintenance inspections; enforcing housing and related codes and ordinances; preparing inspection reports and maintaining inspection files and records.
- Performs field inspections and reinspections of residential properties and facilities for compliance with housing code standards;
- Conducts point of sale, systematic and complaint inspections as required;
- Inspects the interior of dwellings and appurtenant structures for proper electrical, plumbing and heating facilities;
- Inspects the exterior of residential properties for proper maintenance and repair of roofs, chimneys, gutters and downspouts, foundations, windows, siding, steps, sidewalks, driveways and landscaping;
- Prepares notices of code violation for property owners not in compliance; and advises owners of support services available to assist them in making repairs;
- Receives and investigates complaints of conditions that may violate code requirements;
- Pursues enforcement options to compel compliance;
- Informs supervisory staff of hazardous or blighting conditions that demand prompt attention;
- Answers questions from owners, prospective owners, tenants, real estate agents, private citizens and contractors regarding the inspection process;
- Testifies in court and before the Board of Appeals on code violation cases as needed;
- Prepares reports and maintains records of inspections;
- Uses electronic devices in the field to generate violation reports
- Performs field inspections and re-inspections of residential, commercial, industrial and public facilities for compliance with state building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical;
- Receives complaints about defective construction and handles enforcement problems;
- Issues warnings, stop‑work orders and/or citations where construction is not being made in compliance with regulations as to methods and/or materials;
- Performs related tasks as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of building construction and materials, to include electrical, plumbing and heating installations; general knowledge of local housing and related codes, laws and ordinances; ability to detect poor maintenance conditions, improper repairs and hazards; ability to communicate politely and effectively with the public and to develop cooperative working relationships; ability to work independently, with minimal supervision. Comfortable working with Microsoft Windows devices, and fluent with Microsoft Office products.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and considerable experience in building construction and/or permit inspections. Qualifications to obtain at minimum, a state of Ohio issued Residential Building Inspector certification. Electrical, mechanical, and/or plumbing experience preferred. Refer to state certification qualifications matrix here: http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/150.pdf
Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Ohio.
This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, use of measuring devices, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and atmospheric conditions.
The City of Shaker Heights does not hire individuals who use or test positive for tobacco or nicotine products.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
PLEASE SEND CITY APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME TO THE CITY OF SHAKER HEIGHTS HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, 3400 LEE ROAD, SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH 44120. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Application available online at shakeronline.com EOE