Job Opportunity – Code Enforcement Officer | O’Fallon, Illinois

Code Enforcement Officer

Closing6/2/2019 11:59 PM Central



This position is one of the first points of contact between the Community Development Department and the citizens of O’Fallon.  It requires extensive field work inspecting properties to determine compliance with city codes and regulations and communicating with property owners, residents and businesses.

Starting salary range: $16 to $17.95 (33,280 to 37,342 annually) up to $19.95 ($41,484) for candidate with extensive code enforcement experience plus a generous benefits package including paid time off and defined pension through IMRFEssential Duties

The primary duty of the position is enforcing city ordinances and property maintenance codes through performing Code Enforcement inspections as they pertain to nuisance violations, sign violations, and the like.

Duties include (but are not limited to): performing property maintenance inspections primarily on residential properties; documenting inspection results; investigating and documenting nuisance complaints; following up on citizen complaints and establishing compliance plans; daily site inspections; extensive interaction with the public; report writing; preparing for and providing credible testimony in court; other duties for the benefit of the Community Development Department and the City of O’Fallon.Requires

  1. Associates degree or equivalent (trade school) with training in property maintenance and inspection or law enforcement;
  2. Two years of related work experience in the construction industry, home inspection industry, fire service, or law enforcement; or
  3. Other equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
  4. ICC Property Maintenance Certification is required within one (1) year of hire.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  6. Experience in meeting and dealing with the public in a variety of situations;
  7. Ability to handle conflict in a professional manner;
  8. Ability to issue citations and appear in court as needed;
  9. Ability to handle time-sensitive constraints;
  10. Valid driver’s license in good standing as required by the City’s insurance program;
  11. Grasping, lifting, reaching, walking on rough terrain, sitting, standing, running, crouching, frequent bending and repetitive tasks;
  12. Ability to pick-up, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis;
  13. Qualities such as competence, independence, self-sufficiency, & dependability;
  14. Proficient with computer software, word processing & spreadsheet/database management applications (i.e. Microsoft applications), as well as general office equipment and various inspection equipment;
  15. Ability to maintain a positive attitude; demonstrate a commitment to City goals and values, and to exhibit a positive overall customer service-oriented manner and a willingness to work together in a team environment;
  16. Regular & predictable attendance.

Supplemental Information

In addition to completing the application in full, please upload a CURRENT RESUME and COVER LETTER.  Also, be sure to complete the Supplemental Questions.

All full-time employees are eligible for health, dental, and vision benefits as well as the applicable retirement program (typically Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Police Pension or Fire Pension).The City offers a very competitive benefit package. Most benefits, including health insurance, are effective the first day of employment. Highlights of these benefits are outlined below.

Medical Benefits
The City offers a consumer-driven Smart-Choice high deductible health plan through United Healthcare alongside a partially-funded Health Savings Account (through a local banking institution).

Dental Benefits
The City offers two types of dental benefits through National Options; standard PPO and Buy-Up.

Vision Benefits
The City offers vision benefits from United Healthcare through Spectera.

Spending Accounts
Under the City’s Section 125 cafeteria plan, full-time employees participating in the City’s health insurance plan may elect to contribute additional dollars to a health savings account. With the Smart-Choice Plan, employees may select contribute to an HSA. Employee’s may also wish to establish a Child and Dependent Care FSA to manage the cost of child care or adult day care.

Supplemental Benefits
Currently the City uses AFLAC and Guardian to administer voluntary supplemental benefits. The offerings include a cancer policy, short-term disability, accident, hospitalization, and group term life insurance.

Life Insurance
A full-time employee receives a $20,000 life insurance benefit at no cost, effective upon date of hire.

The City of O’Fallon participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund’s defined benefit pension program. Employee’s contribute 4.5% of salary into their individual account and the City’s contribution varies annually to provide for several benefits in addition to the pension.

For Police Pension, employees contribute 9.91% of their salary based on Illinois state statute.

For Fire Pension, employees contribute 9.455% of their salary based on Illinois state statute.

Deferred Compensation
Employees may elect to contribute additional dollars towards individual 457 retirement accounts through AXA Equitable, Valic, ICMA, or Nationwide. Details for participation are available through Human Resources.

Education Assistance
The City provides financial assistance to eligible employees who satisfactorily complete qualified courses towards a post-secondary education. Applications to participate in the City’s Educational Assistance program are submitted through the individual department directors. Terms and conditions may vary based upon course of study, allowable amounts, and reimbursement cap.

Full-time employees begin accruing vacation time from their date of hire beginning with two weeks annually. Vacation time may be taken after six months of employment. Vacation accrual rates may differ for employees who are members of a bargaining unit.

The City recognizes the following holidays:New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (labor local employees exchange this for Veteran’s Day), President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, The Day after Thanksgiving (EMS bargaining unit employees exchange this for Christmas Eve), Christmas Day, One Personal Holiday (taken at the time of your choice).

Sick Time
In the event of a qualifying illness, the City offers a generous sick leave plan. Full-time City employees begin accruing sick time from the date of hire. The accrual of sick time is generally earned at 4 hours per pay period.

Employee Assistance Program
Because the City of O’Fallon recognizes its employees are one of its most valuable resources, the City offers a confidential Employee Assistance Program for employees needing help with: Depression, Grief and Loss, Relationship Problems, Alcohol and Drug Related Problems, Financial Pressures, Family Problems, Parenting Concerns, Stress,  Anxiety. This list constitutes a brief summary of offered benefits. Benefits will be covered in greater detail upon employment.

Job Opportunity – Building Inspector | St. Charles County, Missouri





Starting Salary:             $39,076.13 per year 

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition assistance programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The purpose of this position is to inspect residential building projects for compliance with applicable codes. The work is performed under the supervision of the Inspection Manager.

  • Inspects buildings under construction or remodeling for plumbing, electrical, mechanical, sewage and structural code compliance.  Inspects buildings damaged in disasters for safety.
  • Consults with and provides information to developers, builders and the general public regarding code requirements.
  • Issues stop work orders for unauthorized construction.
  • Examines building plans and specifications for code compliance.
  • Writes inspection reports and related documents to comply with department policies and reporting requirements.   Approves or disapproves inspections. Inputs inspection data on device.
  • Discusses building deficiencies with permit applicants and approves alternative methods if applicable.
  • Investigates building activity complaints.
  • Maintains knowledge of current ICC and NEC codes, applicable ordinances and construction principles.
  • Performs damage assessment of building structures after disasters.
  • Ensures storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) are adhered to on construction sites.

  • Maintains vehicle, tools, and equipment.
  • Attends training seminars.  Takes professional certification courses to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Investigates code enforcement complaints as directed.
  • Conduct plan reviews as needed.
  • Performs private sewage disposal inspections and related work as needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, vocational/technical training in building technology, engineering, construction or related field; a minimum of one-year experience in construction, code enforcement or a related field; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Current ICC Residential Combination Inspector certification or become certified within one year of employment.
  • A valid motor vehicle operator’s license required.
  • Employment is contingent on successfully passing a full criminal background check.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications. For your convenience, if needed, terminals are available on site at the HR Dept., 201 N. Second St., Room 522, St. Charles, MO  63301 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the positions are filled or a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied.

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol-free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.

2015 IPC Design, Installation and Inspection Principles | St. John | June 20, 2019

2015 IPC Design, Installation and Inspection Principles

2015 IPC Design, Installation and Inspection Principles | St. John | June 20, 2019 | Jim Tinner

Course Description:

Participants will be better able to understand and apply the critical concepts required to safely and efficiently design, install and inspect plumbing installations in accordance with the 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC). Participants will benefit from understanding the core principles needed to correctly interpret and apply the code. During this training, participants will be listening to lecture and viewing examples, as well as discussing sections of the IPC that pertain to plumbing system.

Instructor Bio:

Robert J. Schutz, P.E., P.S., CBO, has served as an Assistant Architect
Administrator at the Ohio Board of Building Standards. While with the State of Ohio, he has oversight of the new Residential Code of Ohio program, including certification of local residential code departments and personnel. Previously, Bob served ICC as Manager of Instructors with responsibilities for the selection, oversight, and quality of ICC’s cadre of staff and contract instructors. his varied previous experiences include active military service during the 1980’s as an Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) officer; building code enforcement for several central Ohio jurisdictions, including ten years as Chief Building Official (CBO) for the City of Powell where he also served as City Engineer and Director of Public Services; and Chief Engineer, for the Ohio Department of Health where he chaired the state’s plumbing advisory board, was chief of plumbing and was a voting member on the Ohio Board of Building Standards. He is experienced in combat construction, facilities engineering, and project management as well as having been a plumber, sheet metal worker, and brick mason. Mr. Schutz has a civil engineering degree from Ohio Northern University with post-graduate studies at the University of Southern California and the Ohio State University in environmental law, land- use planning and public administration. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Surveyor, certified Chief Building Official and holds Ohio certifications as Building Official, Plans Examiner and Inspector for Building, Plumbing, Electrical Safety, and Residential. Bob instructs IBC structural and nonstructural seminars, all IRC subjects, mechanical, plumbing and fuel gas codes, and administrative topics.

  • Registration Information:
    • Seminar Fee: MABOI Members: $80
    • Includes: breakfast, seminar, and lunch
    • Pre-registration is required
    • Seating limited to 100 people
  • Check-in: 8:30am
  • Class:  9am – 4pm
  • Who should attend:
    • Permit Technicians (CEU’s—0.6)
    • Building Inspectors (CEU’s—0.6)
    • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—0.6)
    • Code Officials (CEU’s—0.6)

PAYMENTS: Send payments to MABOI, 12685 Dorsett Rd #308, Maryland Heights, MO  63043

Location: St. John City Hall 8944 St. Charles Rock Rd. Cafeteria Level St John, Mo. 63114

Job Opportunity – Multi-Disciplinary Inspector I/II | Brentwood, Missouri

Job Posting

Location City of Brentwood

Title Multi-Disciplinary Inspector I/II

Salary If MDI I : $46,837.74 – 49,690.16, If MDI II : 54,220.54 – 57,522.57

Position Summary

Under direction, is responsible for inspecting buildings under construction, alteration, repair, or change of occupancy to ensure conformity with city building codes.  Work also involves reviewing plans to ensure code compliance and taking appropriate enforcement actions.  Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed in accordance with established standards and objectives.

Grade:                     13 (MDI I)/ 16 (MDI II)

FLSA Status:          NonExempt

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties, responsibilities and expectations are not necessarily limited to the following, and are not enumerated in any particular order or priority.  At any particular time the frequency or duration with which one or more of the following specific duties is performed may vary widely.

  1. Conducts on-site inspections of new institutional, industrial, commercial and residential construction projects to verify compliance with building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, zoning, and engineering codes, as well as with city ordinances and property maintenance standards
  2. Inspects existing properties for rental occupancies and new business licenses
  3. Inspects existing structures for health and life safety minimum standards
  4. Assists external and internal customers, city residents, architects, engineers and others in the interpretation and application of relevant codes and ordinances
  5. Conducts field investigations; inspects properties for violations; contacts property owner to resolve violations; issues and posts warning notices; schedules and performs follow-up activities to gain compliance.
  6. Receives and responds to citizen complaints and reports from other agencies and departments regarding alleged violations; interviews complainant and witnesses; conducts investigations and provides recommendations for resolutions.
  7. Provides proactive code enforcement by patrolling assigned areas to identify and evaluate ordinance violations.
  8. Performs related duties as assigned

Complexity and Scope of Work

  • The work consists of varied inspection and code enforcement duties. Strict regulations and strict deadlines contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to complete inspections to ensure compliance with relevant codes and ordinances. Success in this position contributes to the provision of a safe and healthy environment for the general public.


  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, property owners, business owners, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, or to justify, defend or negotiate matters.


These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.

  • International Code Council Building Codes
  • National Electric Code
  • ADA guidelines
  • City Ordinances and zoning regulations

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant building, mechanical, plumbing, residential fuel gas, electric, and energy conservation codes
  • Knowledge of building construction practices and terminology
  • Knowledge of relevant zoning, nuisance abatement, property maintenance, building, and health and safety codes
  • Knowledge of municipal code enforcement principles and practices
  • Knowledge of computers and job related software program.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions
  • Skill in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write complex, and technical correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to the general public and fellow employees
  • Must possess a pleasant personal demeanor and courtesy in receptionist duties

Minimum Requirements – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Graduation from a general or technical high school
  2. Considerable experience in construction or building inspection work

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. College level course work in building inspections
  2. Associates degree or equivalent experience in the construction industry
  3. ICC certified Residential Building Inspector
  4. ICC Certified Commercial Building Inspector.
  5. 3-5 years’ experience in conducting building inspections and code enforcement

Physical Work Demands

  • Work is typically performed indoors at a desk or table with intermittent sitting, standing and stooping
  • Must lift light object (less than 25 pounds) occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects as a requirement of the job
  • The employee climbs ladders
  • Some outdoor work involved as related to inspections
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Job Opportunity – Building Official | Brentwood, Missouri

Job Posting

Location City of Brentwood

Title Building Official

Salary $69,200.68 – 69,919.05 (DoQ)

Position Summary

Under the direction of or as authorized by the Director of Planning & Development, performs administrative and responsible technical work in enforcing building and zoning ordinances, and conducting plan review and inspections.

Grade:                     21

FLSA Status:          Exempt

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties, responsibilities and expectations are not necessarily limited to the following, and are not enumerated in any particular order or priority.  At any particular time the frequency or duration with which one or more of the following specific duties is performed may vary widely.

  1. Applies specialized knowledge in the enforcement of numerous municipal ordinances pertaining to zoning, building, plumbing mechanical, electrical and fire codes, fences, residential and commercial building and site exteriors, signage, grading and land disturbance permits, facilities permits, occupancy permits, special use permits and other regulatory systems of the Brentwood Municipal Code or other codes, regulations and provisions; floor plain administration and permitting
  2. Oversees the inspections of commercial, industrial and other buildings for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
  3. Working cooperatively with the Brentwood Fire Department, inspects commercial, industrial and other buildings for compliance with fire prevention codes and ordinances
  4. Assists the Director on matters related to code enforcement and interpretation, application and promulgation of applicable codes, regulations and provisions
  5. Reviews residential, commercial and industrial plans for compliance with building and fire protections codes and coordinates zoning code compliance with Director.  Approves all permits; conducts and oversees the inspection of permits and construction work to assure compliance with approved plans and issue violation or stop work notices when necessary
  6. Serves as liaison to the Architectural Review Board (ARB), prepares all materials for meeting packets and prepares meeting minutes; ensures meetings information is property posted and placed on City website; maintains ARB records.  Attends Municipal Court as needed for matters related to code enforcement.  Attends other board or commission meetings as required by Director
  7. Receives permit applications and issues permits after ensuring that applications are complete and in compliance; performs inspections as required to ensure compliance with building and zoning codes, and approved site plans
  8. Investigates complaints of possible building and zoning violations; takes appropriate enforcement action; prepares correspondence pertaining to applications, complaints and non-compliance; and issues notices for corrections of deficiencies
  9. Reviews plans and specifications for public works projects, and performs project management duties as requested
  10. Meets with residents, businesses, property owners and managers, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and public agency officials to advise them on building regulations and other ordinances and laws, and to resolve problems and conflicts
  11. Serves as the City’s Floodplain Administrator by administering, implementing and overseeing provisions of the Flood Hazard Control Ordinance, and reviews and issues floodplain development permits
  12. Prepares and maintains all necessary records, reports, and documents submitted to or generated by building officials in a manner so as to be readily retrieved and referenced as required
  13. Works cooperatively with Brentwood Fire Department to test of fire hydrants and water supplies
  14. Works with computer hardware and software to perform necessary job functions
  15. Assists with or coordinates special projects as required
  16. Performs related work as required

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of modern building construction principles, practices, methods and techniques
  • Considerable knowledge of the regulatory and enforcement provisions of the Brentwood Municipal Code and accepted professional and trade practices
  • Working knowledge of the International Building and Residential Codes and other codes and regulations adopted thereby
  • Knowledge of the legal procedures utilized in the enforcement of the City’s building, fire and zoning codes
  • Ability to read blueprints, construction plans, and other technical drawings
  • Ability to locate and detect defects encountered through regulatory inspections
  • Ability to objectively enforce regulations with consistency, firmness, impartiality and tact
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with developers, property owners, contractors, engineers, architects, city employees, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form

Minimum Requirements – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Graduation from a general or technical high school
  2. 3-5 years’ experience in conducting building inspections and code enforcement
  3. ICC Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector
  4. ICC Residential Plans Examiner
  5. ICC Residential Building Inspector
  6. ICC Building Plans Examiner
  7. ICC Commercial Building Inspector

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Certification, and Experience

  1. Associates degree or equivalent education or training experience in the construction industry
  2. Certified Building Official
  3. Certified Fire Marshal
  4. Certified Floodplain Manager
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