Code Enforcement Officer
Closing6/2/2019 11:59 PM Central
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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
- Associates degree or equivalent (trade school) with training in property maintenance and inspection or law enforcement;
- Two years of related work experience in the construction industry, home inspection industry, fire service, or law enforcement; or
- Other equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
- ICC Property Maintenance Certification is required within one (1) year of hire.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Experience in meeting and dealing with the public in a variety of situations;
- Ability to handle conflict in a professional manner;
- Ability to issue citations and appear in court as needed;
- Ability to handle time-sensitive constraints;
- Valid driver’s license in good standing as required by the City’s insurance program;
- Grasping, lifting, reaching, walking on rough terrain, sitting, standing, running, crouching, frequent bending and repetitive tasks;
- Ability to pick-up, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis;
- Qualities such as competence, independence, self-sufficiency, & dependability;
- Proficient with computer software, word processing & spreadsheet/database management applications (i.e. Microsoft applications), as well as general office equipment and various inspection equipment;
- 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;
- Regular & predictable attendance.
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.
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).
The City offers two types of dental benefits through National Options; standard PPO and Buy-Up.
The City offers vision benefits from United Healthcare through Spectera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.