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COMMUNITY SERVICES INSPECTOR

City of Peoria, Illinois

City of Peoria, Illinois

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Description

DEPARTMENT:  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
 LOCATION: City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 300, Peoria, Illinois
 HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Monday through Friday

This position may be subject to state or federal standards requiring COVID vaccination or testing.
 
This position oversees the demolition, rehabilitation, and construction process for grant funded projects for the City of Peoria, including inspecting properties, writing work scopes and determining all structural needs for acceptance or denial of grant funded rehab assistance. Oversees contractors including procurement through sealed bids, monitoring of project progress, approving, or denying change order requests, and providing customer service to both contractors and residents during the project and to resolve disputes. Evaluates properties for demolition costs or feasibility and cost of rehabilitation. Disseminates and explains program requirements and general information to applicants, contractors and the public. Maintains detailed program files and notes and assists other grants staff with project documents and field work. Ensures all inspection work is in compliance with grant regulations and all applicable building codes.   Please note that this position is a grant funded position expected to last until December 31, 2024.

APPLICATIONS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, CITY HALL, 419 FULTON, ROOM 202, PEORIA, IL  61602 UNTIL THE DEADLINE DATE.  FAX# (309) 494-8587, PHONE# (309) 494-8575; E-MAIL humanresources@peoriagov.org; WEBSITE www.peoriagov.org.  AN EMPLOYEE HIRED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2023, MUST RESIDE WITHIN THE CITY OF PEORIA.  AN EMPLOYEE’S UNAUTHORIZED RESIDENCY OUTSIDE THE CITY OF PEORIA SHALL BE GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION.
 

Examples of Duties
¨      Conducts field work related to rehabilitation and construction of project; analyzes and inspects properties; develops work scope/plan and creates individual cost estimates.

¨      Monitors projects to ensure work scope is being following, ensures quality of project, and settles disputes on job.

¨      Administers project budget; authorizes payments and performs other administrative tasks in relation to project.

¨      Prepares bid packages, sets bidding deadlines, checks references, and maintains contractor lists.

¨      Processes applications, approves applications, and creates application process.

¨      Prepares and documents historical building approval.

¨      Conducts additional field work in relation to grant projects.

¨      Conducts inspections of commercial property for violations related to the international property maintenance code.

¨      Processes violations through the administrative hearing officer process and manages cases to ensure compliance.

¨      Prepares demolition cases on properties, manages paperwork, testifies in court and researches ownership information.

¨      Inspects existing residential properties to ensure minor repair projects are being built code compliant.

¨      Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

 

Computer        

Vehicle

General Office Equipment


Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED; and one to three years of progressively responsible related experience and a valid State Driver’s License required.  Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job considered.

Supplemental Information
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

 

Knowledge of:

¨      Principles and practices of building construction and rehabilitation.

¨      All applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws rules and regulations.

¨      Municipal building codes.

¨      Principles and practices of estimating building costs including materials and labor.

¨      Principles and practices of basic accounting.

¨      Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods and record management techniques.

¨      Basic budgetary principles and practices.

¨      All computer applications related to performance of the essential functions of the job.

¨      Effective corrective measures when unacceptable building construction has been identified.

 

Skill in:

¨      Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.

¨      Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.

¨      Using mathematics.

¨      Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

¨      Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

 

Mental and Physical Abilities:

¨      Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.

¨      Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.

¨      Ability to speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.

¨      Ability to write reports, correspondence, procedure manuals.

¨      Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

¨      Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

¨      Ability to enforce policies and procedures.

¨      While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and speak and hear.

¨      While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

 

Working Conditions:

¨      The incumbent's working conditions may be moderately loud at times.

¨      While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outdoor weather conditions, work near moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock and toxic or caustic chemicals.