Job Opportunity – NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION INSPECTOR | St. Louis County, Missouri

  Division of Personnel  

An Equal Opportunity Employer

$19.58 – $24.31 Hourly    $40,726.40 – $50,564.80 Annually

OPENING DATE: 12/21/16

CLOSING DATE: 01/11/17 11:59 PM


DESCRIPTION:  If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply.

Are you interested in serving your community and assisting in preserving your neighborhood? Apply for this full time position in the department of Transportation/Public Works.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Inspect commercial, residential and industrial buildings for property maintenance by: conducting building surveys and structural inspections; inspecting foundations, masonry work, life safety, means of egress and site work; inspecting condition of electrical service drop, overhangs, extensions, decorative appurtenances, chimneys, sidewalks, doors, decks, exterior plumbing and electrical systems; and compiling inspection data and submitting reports.


Perform administrative and enforcement tasks in an assigned area by: investigating complaints and advising owners, contractors and supervisors regarding inspections results; discussing problems found during inspections and recommending corrective action; maintaining inspections records, reports, violation notices and order to vacate notices; researching tax and deed records; coordinating inspection activity with community, state and other county agencies; reading and interpreting approved construction plans, researching codes and ordinances; and initiating or assisting with the preparation of court cases including providing testimony when necessary.


Enforce codes and ordinances by: identifying and resolving property maintenance violations, issuing notices on violations; posting property to control construction, occupancy and usage of unfit structures or equipment; testifying in court regarding inspections of specific violations; initiating disconnection if hazardous conditions exist; and determining if work is performed by licensed or authorized personnel.


Use standards, codes and regulations for condition of inspection in an assigned area or expertise such as ICC codes, St. Louis County codes, ordinances and regulations, Uniform Plumbing code, and the National Electrical code.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Possession of three years of experience in property maintenance OR Certification by ICC (International Code Council), AACE (American Association of Code Enforcement) or any other approved organization as a Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current valid driver’s license.
EQUIPMENT USED: (Illustrative examples) CRT/PC work station, tape measure/measuring wheel, light meter, locator and zoning maps, hand level, electrical testing equipment, camera, telephone, thermometer, automobile, van, light truck (up to 21/2 tons).
WORKING CONDITIONS: Balance, bend at waist, climb stairs, exposure to dust/dirt, fumes, hazardous materials and aggressive or hostile animals and people, kneel, lift, push/pull, reach above shoulder level, sit, squat, stand, stoop, walk for long periods, and work in extreme temperatures out of doors.



SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT: A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recency and appropriateness of the applicant’s education and experience, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.
The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant’s earned grade.
A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.
The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Director of the Department who will make the final decision.
All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part-time, full-time; term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be borne by the County.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at or apply in person at St. Louis County Government, Division of Personnel located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, MO 63105.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans’ status, or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at 615-5429 for more information on this policy.
41 South Central, 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105 – (314) 615-5429
An Equal Opportunity Employer – Hearing Impaired TTY: (314)615-5889 – Fax: (314)615-7703


OR 41 South Central – 7th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429
EXAM #2016-00154
Neighborhood Preservation Inspector Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you have a current and valid driver’s license?
Yes    No
* 2. Explain your three years of experience in building construction and maintenance, field inspections.
* 3. List any Certification by ICC (International Code Council), AACE (American Association of Code Enforcement) or any other approved organization as a Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector that you posses.
* 4. Has your driver’s license ever been suspended? If so, please explain.
* Required Question