Rental Housing Inspections Program Coordinator
Rental Housing Inspections Program Coordinator
Application Deadline: Monday, November 28, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rate of Pay: $25.4698 Hourly / $52,977.18 Annually
Characteristics of the Job
Under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Public Works/Building Official, performs project management duties in the prevention, enforcement and abatement of City rental housing code violations and ordinances; compiles research by using various resources; maintains necessary records. Work involves rental housing inspections to ensure minimum rental housing standards are maintained; enforcement of the Property Maintenance Code, completion of on-site inspections, responding to complaints, maintaining records of all inspection work, violation issuance, and enforcement action that is performed. Considerable independent judgement is exercised in carrying out responsibilities.
Examples of Duties
- Coordinate the City’s Rental Housing Inspection Program and any associated City programs in accordance with City ordinance.
- Notify supervisor of situation that warrant higher-level intervention or enforcement action.
- Serve as code compliance division liaison to landlords, residents, the Moline Police Department, Moline Fire Department and other departments, as applicable
- Develop, track and maintain a system for tracking property owners and managers of all rental housing units, to include single family and multi-unit properties, within the city.
- Assist in updates of all applicable City and National codes, as needed.
- Schedule, inspect, and follow-up inspections on residential rental housing units in accordance with applicable City codes and ordinances.
- Provide code enforcement for adopted codified ordinances and the City’s Property Maintenance Codes equally and consistently and serve as backup to other division inspectors.
- Maintain written records and reports of inspections and findings, including data entry into City databases, issues Notices of Violations, and supports Administrative Hearing actions.
- Assist with the filing of liens against properties as directed and attend administrative hearings to present evidence and give testimony as needed.
- Investigate complaints and make inspections, of properties to determine if hazardous, illegal or prohibited nuisance conditions exist and take enforcement action as required.
- Assist and advise the general public in matters relating to property maintenance, nuisance, and code requirements.
- Process applications for the Rental Housing Inspection Program and any associated City programs.
- Provide effective and efficient customer services and promotes and maintain responsive community relations.
- Other duties may be assigned.
Training and Experience
Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school and two (2) years related experience in the code compliance, legal or public administration field; or six (6) years related and progressively responsible experience in the code compliance, legal or public administration field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of federal, state and local code compliance regulations and processes; ability to read, understand and interpret plans and specifications; acceptable office practices and procedures; working knowledge of researching, drafting and document preparation; good knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar and vocabulary; knowledge of the laws that impact the work performed and project management practices.
Exceptional skill in public and employee relations and in maintaining effective working relationships; expert skill in planning, organizing, completing and reporting on assigned projects; multitasking; composing clear, concise and informative correspondence; and proofreading; advanced skill in researching and analyzing information; using Microsoft Office; performing data entry with a high degree of accuracy; skill in communicating verbally, over the phone and in person; and handling difficult situations in a tactful and firm, but respectable, manner.
Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of the materials and situations encountered on the job; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; respond effectively to inquiries and complaints in an accurate, timely and legal manner; prioritize work and meet deadlines; solve complex problems involving several variables within a familiar context; read and interpret complex documents such as policies, procedures, regulations, and laws; present information to a variety of audiences ensuring comprehension; understand and carry out established policies and procedures; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture or schedule form. Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Valid Illinois driver’s license or equivalent.
- ICC Property Maintenance & Housing Inspector Certificate within one (1) year of hire.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear and regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
AFSCME employees shall live within a 20-mile radius from the City’s Emergency Center, located at 1630 8th Avenue in Moline, within 180 days of hire.
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