Employment

Code Enforcement/Building Inspector

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Under the general supervision of the Fire/EMS Chief and is a non-exempt position under FLSA. The Code Enforcement/Building Inspector performs a variety of technical duties in support of the city’s local code enforcement and building inspection programs. This position will require the individual to monitor and enforce a variety of applicable ordinances, codes, regulations, nuisances, nuisance housing, building codes, health and safety, blight structures, and other matters of public concern. This position will also provide resources and information on city regulations to property owners, citizens, businesses, and the general public, as well as other city departments. This position requires excellent communication, organizational and public relation skills.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

*    Answers telephone calls and field’s questions, concerns, and complaints from the general public, other city departments, city administrator, city council and the mayor.

*    Responsible for handling and resolving nuisance property complaints;

*    Responsible for enforcing city codes;

*    Responsible for field/site inspections of building and nuisance properties;

*    Follows all city policy and procedures;

*    Conduct field investigations; inspect properties for violations; attempt to make contact at the residence or business in order to resolve violations; issue and post warning notice, notices of violation, corrective notices, orders to comply, and related documentation for code violations; schedule and perform follow –up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls, meetings, discussions, and negotiations to ensure compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances;

*    Prepare evidence in support of legal actions taken by the city; appear in court as necessary; testify at hearings and in court proceedings as required;

*    Maintain accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, enforcement actions, and other job-related activities including accurate and detailed information regarding code enforcement activity to substantiate violations; draw diagrams and illustrations and take photographs.

*    Prepare a variety of written reports, memos, and correspondence related to enforcement activities;

*    Assist all other departments as needed.

 

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

*    Performs other duties as necessary or assigned;

*    Assist other departments as needed

*    Assist in the apprehension of dangerous animals as needed

 

CODE ENFORCEMENT/BUILDING INSPECTOR POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

Experience: Minimum one (1) year of similar or related experience is required. Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job within one (1) year of employment. Employee is to attend code enforcement/building code training and/or certification within one (1) year of employment, or as soon as possible if training or certification is not available within the first year.

 

Education:  A high school diploma or GED is required.

Technical Skills: A thorough knowledge of city ordinances, city codes, building construction, and inspections processes, including federal and state building regulation and codes. A basic understanding of plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems. The ability to interpret city codes and regulations, to prepare reports, to understand written instruction, reports, proposals, specifications, and state statues. A basic working knowledge of standard business office equipment. Must be 18 years of age with a valid Kansas Driver’s license. This employee should possess excellent public relations, clerical, organizational, oral and written communication skills.

Problem Solving: Must be able to solve day-to-day problems independently or with limited supervision

Decision Making: Independent decision-making is involved in this position.  Must be able to make accurate decisions with respect to the interpretation and enforcement of codes, resolving disputes and complaints, prioritizing activities, and projects.

Supervision:  Must be an independent worker. Must be able to accept limited supervision from the mayor, city council, city administrator, direct supervisor, and other designated individuals. Employee does not have supervisory responsibility over subordinate personnel.

Financial Accountability:  Must be able to operate within budget restraints, as designated. Does not participate in the annual budget process. Must be able to be bonded within the State of Kansas without restriction.

Personal Relations:  Daily contact with the general public, co-workers, supervisory personnel, the city administrator, city council members and mayor is expected.

Working Conditions: Must be able to work safely in governmental office. Must be able to visit and conduct business at various work sites while observing all safety procedures.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to list or carry standard office materials, supplies, etc. within the normal workspace. Must be able to carry any materials, safety items or equipment necessary to conduct field inspections while performing the daily duties and responsibilities of this position.

Successful candidate will work Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, must be willing to meet residency requirements within six (6) months of employment, and complete a pre-employment medical examination, background check, and drug screen. The City of Cherryvale offers competitive salary at $12.50-$16.00 / hour and an excellent benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, as well as KPERS retirement and options for FSA and 457 Comp Plan.

If you have any questions about the position, or the application process, please contact Chief Tristan Roegner Monday-Friday during business hours at (620) 336-2121 or any time via e-mail at troegner@cherryvaleusa.com

 

Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic

Cherryvale Fire-Rescue is now accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedic. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to: response to fire, hazardous conditions, technical rescue and medical emergencies, participation in fire code enforcement and inspections, supervised drills and training in firefighting and EMS skills with the opportunity to instruct, maintenance of equipment and apparatus, routine care of building and grounds, and public safety education activities.

This full-time position requires a High School or GED diploma and minimum of Kansas Paramedic certification. Firefighter 1 certification is preferred, but not required at time of employment. Firefighter 1 certification will be obtained within the first year of employment. Candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License. Candidates must have a clean driving record, with no drug or alcohol related violations, and no disqualifying criminal histories.

Successful candidates will work 48/96 shift, must be willing to meet residency requirements within six (6) months of employment, and complete a pre-employment medical examination, background check, and drug screen. The City of Cherryvale offers competitive salary at $12.50-$16.00 / hour and an excellent benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, as well as KPERS retirement and options for FSA and 457 Comp Plan.

If you have any questions about the position, or the application process, please contact Chief Tristan Roegner Monday-Friday during business hours at (620) 336-2121 or any time via e-mail at troegner@cherryvaleusa.com