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Property Maintenance Inspector

City of Maquoketa
Job Description
Position Title: Property Maintenance Inspector Position - Available July 1, 2019
Department: Administration
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

The City of Maquoketa will be looking to hire a Property Maintenance Inspector Effective the first week of July, 2019. This is a new full-time position and requires that the qualified candidate have the ability to multi-task across the various areas of property maintenance, zoning code, and building code review. Additionally, the new property maintenance inspector will aid in leading the effort towards the establishment of a formal property maintenance inspection program, serve as lead in the building permit process, work towards the establishment of a building code for the City, serve as lead in enforcing the City’s zoning code violations, and providing a building code and review process once established. The property maintenance inspector will also coordinate with City staff and the City attorney in areas of enforcement and legal proceedings, and provide staff support to the Property Maintenance Board, the Planning and Zoning Board, and the Board of Zoning Adjustment. The City seeks an experienced individual that is either licensed/certified or can be licensed/certified within the appropriate areas of property maintenance inspection within a reasonable period of time.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES.
• Enforce pertinent codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning, nuisance abatement, municipal infractions related to property maintenance, building code enforcement, rental ordinance, all for the health, safety, and welfare of the community within all and related areas.
• Establish, direct and coordinate all Property maintenance activities and operations related to residential and commercial municipal code compliance
• Maintain records related to all permits, investigations, enforcement actions, etc.
• Conduct field investigations and document enforcement of policies.
• Oversee the issuance of permits.
• Prepares, collates and distributes a variety of monthly reports; maintains records of permit issuance, code enforcement, property inspections, and revenues collected.
• Prepares property maintenance enforcement actions; drafts correspondence to residents, business owners, and tenants; etc.
• Gather, maintain and present evidence as necessary to enforce property maintenance with due
consideration for procedural and due process of law in concert with the City’s attorney.
• Serve as staff liaison to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and provide testimony along with City staff recommendations.
• Serve as liaison to the City’s Planning and Zoning Board and provide testimony along with City staff recommendations.
• Serve as City’s support staff in the prosecution of municipal code infractions relating to property maintenance and code enforcement activities.
• Obtain and maintain Code Enforcement certifications in appropriate areas of need to administer City Rental Ordinance
• Make ongoing recommendations to improve to the City’s Property Maintenance Program and
work to establish a Building Code for the City
• Inspect property and accessory structures for compliance with nuisance abatement ordinances, including dilapidated or unsecured and vacant buildings.
• Work to establish programs
• Assist public works from time to time with sidewalk inspections
• Work and communicate with elected and appointed officials, and the public, with appropriate
etiquette and diplomacy.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
• Ability to read and interpret city ordinances and zoning code.
• Ability to maintain accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, enforc
ement 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.
• Knowledge of procedures involved in the enforcement of codes and regulations including
methods and techniques of conducting and documenting field investigations.
• Knowledge of city services and organizational structure as they relate to code compliance.
• Knowledge of legal actions applicable to code enforcement compliance.
• Methods and techniques of business correspondence and technical report preparation.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and supporting word
processing and spreadsheet applications.
• Knowledge of current zoning and development laws and enforcement.
• Knowledge of the International Property Maintenance Code.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• These physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job-related physical demands may
be added to these by the City if the need arises. Corrective devices may be used to meet these
physical requirements.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger,
handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear in both office and field environment.
• The employee frequently is required to sit, stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or
operate a motor vehicle. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision requires ability to perceive and
discern objects by eye including maps, charts, and such items.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather
conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat, and wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in
the outside work environment is moderate to loud.

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