37.5 hours per week
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.
NATURE OF WORK:
This position is a strong customer service oriented position that inspects plumbing and mechanical installations for conformance to governmental codes, sanitation standards, and construction specifications. The work also involves maintaining written reports on each inspection and complaint, and entering the data into the City’s computerized tracking system. Additionally this position does plan reviews of plumbing and mechanical systems in proposed projects submitted to the City for building permits.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF WORK (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Ability to lift medium weight objects, open and close building windows and doors, apply pressure to building components as part of inspection.
Ability to use and operate inspection tools and equipment.
Ability to work indoors with possible exposure to human, animal and rodent fecal matter; rodents and pests; inadequate ventilation, lack of light, filth and other unsanitary conditions.
Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Ability to perform moderate manual work daily including sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping and climbing.
Smelling-distinguishing, with a degree of accuracy, differences or similarities in intensity or quality of odors, or recognizing particular odors, using the nose.
Ability to focus on small and distant objects, recognize depth of objects, stand for long periods of time, work outdoors at night with reduced lighting, talk and hear.
Ability to use machines, tools, equipment, and work aids of those commonly associated with this type of work including but not limited to automobile, flashlight, room thermometer, cellular telephone, code books, tape recorder, personal computer, software, measuring devices, hammer, screw driver, shovel, awl, camera, electrical devices, protection devices.
The employee is supervised by the Supervising Structural Inspector and the Building and Inspection Services Division Manager in the Department of Community Development. Employee is responsible for completing work according to City work rules and safety regulations. Guidance is provided via the City Code, City policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, and meetings. Work is evaluated at least annually with respect to job knowledge, communication skills, customer service, ability to work productively and effectively with co-workers at all levels in the organization as well as the community, businesses and other similar groups, and the general public, and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
The employee has daily contact with other City employees, property owners, agents, and contractors. Employee will work with other departments in the course of permit processing which may include Public Works, the City Collector, Health Department and Fire Department, as well as other Departments or Divisions as appropriate. Excellent customer service skills are paramount
SELECTION METHOD TYPE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST LIFE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST
Structured Oral Interview
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).