Starting Salary:           $31,641.49 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 provide general clerical support to the department, including entering data into the computer. This position acts under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant or other appropriate supervisor. Assists the general public with questions, in person and on the telephone, regarding issues such as:

  • The necessity of building permits
    • Building permit applications
    • Inspection scheduling
    • Contractor licensing
    • Basic code questions / property maintenance issues
    • Citizen complaints
    • Requests for status of permits and complaints
    • Other information regarding services rendered by the Community Development Department
  • Performs research on real estate records for new complaints to determine proper ownership and necessary data for investigation of complaints. 
  • Opens code enforcement complaint files and assists in preparation and mailing of code enforcement correspondence.
  • Verifies that locations of proposed building permits are in unincorporated areas of St. Charles County or with a contracted jurisdiction or directs to appropriate agency.
  • Determines when to transfer inquiries to other staff.
  • Collects fees and issues receipts for all the Community Development Department.
  • Enters relevant data into building and code enforcement software and assures that all applicable reviews by various divisions and Departments within the County are completed and entered, then notifies customer of completion of permit review and fees.
  • Schedules appropriate inspections and verifies eligibility for same. 
  • Forwards data to property owners and builders.
  • Prepares reports and files pertaining to inspections, and the licensing of contractors.
  • Prepares routine correspondence for department staff as needed. 
  • Maintains and files all necessary paperwork including reviewing for accuracy and completion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Revises departmental documentation as directed.
  • Assists in obtaining historic data as requested by the customer or other agencies.
  • Scans historic data for digital archive purposes.    

REQUIREMENTS:  High school education or equivalent with some additional clerical training and one to two years’ experience in the clerical field or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. Knowledge of basic record keeping procedures and equipment. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.  Requires knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.  Working skill in customer relations and service. 

Requires successful completion of computerized clerical skills testing with a minimum Data Entry score of 4800 KSPH and minimum score of 80% in Math. * Please call 636-949-7320 to schedule testing.

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. 

*To assure consideration, applications must be received, and clerical testing completed by, February 24, 2019. *

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.

Job Opportunity – CDBG Code Enforcement Officer | St. Charles City, MO

Job Title CDBG Code Enforcement Officer
Department Community Development
Posting Date February 13, 2019
Closing Date for Resumes/Applications February 22, 2019
Salary Range $49,172.76 – $68,841.86
Benefits Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance; FSA; Retirement Benefits; Paid Vacation; Paid Holidays; Employee Assistance Programs and Educational Benefits.
Exempt/Non-exempt Non-Exempt
Status Full Time

The City of Saint Charles Community Development Department is currently recruiting for the position of
CDBG Code Enforcement Officer. The purpose of this position is to inspect residential property for compliance with building codes, property maintenance codes, zoning codes and city ordinances. The focus of this position is in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) low – moderate income target areas and includes other programs benefiting low –moderate income households such as properties eligible for the Home Improvement Program and the Homeownership Assistance Program. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Work performed on CDBG eligible properties

  • Perform rental inspections and building inspections on new structures and existing structures for ADA requirements, zoning codes, ICC property maintenance codes, ICC building codes, and city ordinances.
  • Inform and advise the general public, contractors, property owners, architects, engineers, developers and others regarding inspection activities, rental requirements, violation correction procedures, building standards, codes and zoning matters.
  • Verify and document code violations.
  • Notify builders, contractors, home owners, and tenants of code violations.
  • Perform follow-up inspections for corrected violations.
  • Receives and responds to code violation complaints.
  • Maintains records of inspection activity.
  • Coordinate inspection functions with other City Departments and agencies.
  • Perform rental occupancy inspections.
  • Assist with HUD monitoring and CDBG regulatory compliance.
  • Home Improvement Loan Program
  • Perform inspections under the Home Improvement Loan Program (HILP).
  • Handle bidding process.
  • Estimate project repairs.
  • Meet and work with contractors.
  • First Time Homebuyer Program
  • Property inspections.

Other duties

  • Assist with the mosquito control program.
  • Issue summons for court.
  • Provide public service referrals.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • Vocational or technical training in building codes, zoning codes, property maintenance enforcement,
  • building inspections, building trades or related area.
  • Three years of general building construction or related experience.
  • ICC Residential Inspector and Property Maintenance certification required within 6 months of hire date
  • CDBG experience and knowledge of Fair Housing laws and environmental impacts preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of residential construction industry including mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • A valid driver’s license required.
  • Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and
  • abilities.

How to Apply:

Online employment applications can be accessed on our City Website:

The City of Saint Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify

Job Opportunity – Zoning Specialist | St. Louis County, MO

Job Announcement

  • Salary $40,539.20 – $64,854.40 Annually
  • Location Clayton – St. Louis County, MO
  • Job TypeFull-Time
  • Department Department of Public Works

If you previously applied there is no need to re-apply.  Position is open until filled

This position works within the Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Public Works and is responsible for the enforcement of zoning ordinances, reviewing site and architectural plans, administering flood plain regulations, and approving building and occupancy permits.

As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 10 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability. A full listing of benefits is available under the benefit tab at the top of this page. 

The hiring range for the position is $40,539.20 – $48,697.00 per year based on experience and qualifications.
Applicants hired full time on or after January 17, 2018 will be participating in the revised retirement plan.  New employees will be required to contribute 4% of their salary to this plan.Examples of Duties

  • Reviews and approves building and occupancy permit applications in compliance with all zoning subdivision and flood plain ordinances
  • Reviews site development plans to ensure development requirements are met.
  • Provides zoning and flood plain information both in person and via written communication.
  • Answers questions of a technical nature and resolves complaints.
  • Performs related work as required

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Studies, Urban Planning or a related field and a one year of zoning review and enforcement experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Master Degree in a related field will be considered.Additional Information

SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT:  A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant’s education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, 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 Department Director/Appointing Authority 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 covered by the County.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at .  We only accept On-line applications.  If you do not have access to a computer with web access, we have a kiosk that you may use in our office located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans’ status or political affiliation.  Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.

St. Louis County
Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429

Relay MO 711 or 800-735-2966
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Fax:  (314) 615-7703

Job Opportunity – Building & Code Enforcement Manager | Cape Girardeau, MO

Job Announcement

Building & Code Enforcement Manager

The City of Cape Girardeau, Development Services Department, Inspections Division, is seeking qualified applicants for employment in the position of Building & Code Enforcement Manager.

Position is responsible for directing the activities of the Inspection Services Division. This includes administering the city zoning ordinance, development and building codes, and maintaining ordinance and code compliance; Reviewing applications for variances from building and zoning codes; Coordinating Stormwater Review; Making recommendations for revisions and updates to city building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and property maintenance codes; and meeting with architects, engineers, and contractors on projects and plans to provide information and support. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Successful applicant must have knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and property maintenance codes, as well as the materials and methods employed in building construction and renovation. Must also have skill in interpreting drawings, plans, and blueprints, as well as use of computers and various software programs.

Majority of time is spent in an office setting, but may be performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.

Minimum qualification of Bachelors or graduate degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a major in Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Technology, Business, Public Administration or related field is required. Five (5) years of experience in municipal building code inspections also required.

This position is normally 40 hours per week with overtime hours as required.

This is an exempt position, with a minimum annual salary of $50,440, depending on qualifications. Plus a benefit package that includes health, dental, and life insurance provided, retirement pension plan provided, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, and more.

To apply, visit our website at or apply in person at the City of Cape Girardeau Human Resources Office, 401 Independence, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 63703.  Applicants with disabilities may arrange reasonable accommodations by contacting the Human Resources Office at (573) 339-6390.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Before final appointment, applicant may be required to successfully complete a drug test and background investigation.

The City of Cape Girardeau reserves the right to notify only those individuals selected for an interview as to the status of their application for employment.


Job Opportunity – Building Inspector II | Edwardsville, IL

The City has an opening for a Building Inspector II with the Public Works Department. 

Job Summary:
The Building Inspector II is responsible for plan review and onsite inspection activities associated with residential and commercial buildings/structures, enforcement of City Building Codes, Zoning Ordinances, Rental Registration and Inspection Program, and other City Ordinances as necessary. Includes code interpretation, investigations, plan review, review of building permits and certificates of occupancy.

If you are interested in applying, please go to  and complete an application.   

Rate of Pay – $30 per hour


Deadline: 2/1/19


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