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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL


City of Peoria, Illinois

City of Peoria, Illinois

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024
  • Applications are required for each vacancy. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of applications. The application must be signed, dated, completely filled in and returned to the Human Resources Department by the filing date indicated on the Vacancy Announcement. All information submitted is subject to verification.
  • The City only accepts applications for posted positions.
  • If selected, City residency must be established within one year of hire (or within the timeframe outlined in bargaining unit contract, if applicable). Residency must be maintained for the duration of employment. Applicants need not be current residents of the City of Peoria to be considered.
  • After an offer of employment but prior to hire, all applicants must complete a medical examination including a drug screen.
  • All new hires will be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • A summary of employment benefits may be obtained by contacting the City’s Human Resources Department.
  • The City’s Administrative Action Plan for Fair Practices is available for inspection by contacting the City’s Equal Opportunity Office, City Hall, Room 303 or by calling (309) 494-8594.
  • Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the selection process may notify the Human Resources Department of such request.

The City of Peoria is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)

¨ Inspects commercial and residential buildings and structures in the course of construction, alteration and repair for compliance with the City's building codes and referenced standards to obtain conformance with adopted codes.

¨ Reviews submitted building and site plans prior to issuance of building and/or trade permits.

¨ Communicates with permit applicants, architects, engineers, contractors, etc., in making corrections to ensure substantial compliance with adopted codes.

¨ Assists in permit writing process as required.

¨ Issues Notices of Dangerous Buildings or an Unsafe Order when required.

¨ Initiates condemnation and demolition procedures when required for dangerous and unsafe buildings or structures.

¨ Conducts inspections to assist other departments such as Fire, Police, Housing, and Public Works as needed.

¨ Issues stop work orders, violation notices and penalty tickets for violation of city codes.

¨ Answers inquiries from public regarding building codes and related items.

¨ Performs other related duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering, Construction, or a related field; and four to five years of progressively responsible related experience. A combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.

Supplemental Information


Knowledge of:

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

¨ Principles, practices, methods, techniques, and all aspects of building construction and building code enforcement.

¨ Municipal building codes and related issues.

¨ Principles and practices of one or more trades.

¨ ICC Codes and referenced standards.

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

¨ Standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals.

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

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.

¨ 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, understand, and interpret building construction plans and blueprints.

¨ Ability to utilize building plan review records to accomplish the professional plan review process.

¨ Ability to determine acceptable building construction.

¨ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.

¨ Ability to make decisions based upon code knowledge and professional judgment.

¨ Ability to enforce ordinances and regulations tactfully and impartially in a professional manner.

¨ Ability to serve as departmental staff representative at meeting.

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

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