Job Opportunity | FIRE INSPECTOR | Monarch Fire Protection District

FIRE INSPECTOR

The Monarch Fire Protection District covers a geographic area of almost 63 square miles and services
more than 60,000 people who live in all or part of Ballwin, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Creve Coeur,
Maryland Heights, Wildwood and unincorporated St. Louis County. The area is made up of residential,
commercial and industrial properties to include Chesterfield Airport, Chesterfield Valley Shopping
Center, Chesterfield Mall and numerous subdivisions and business/industrial complexes.

The District operates 5 Engine Houses, a Maintenance Center, an Administration Facility and a Training
Tower, and has a staff that is made up of more than 120 Firefighter/Paramedics, Fire Inspection
Specialists, Officers and Administrative Personnel. Monarch supports the St. Louis Regional Heavy
Rescue Task Force, the Monarch Haz-Mat Team, the Urban Search and Rescue Team, and the Homeland
Security Department with the Strike Force 3 Urban Search and Heavy Rescue Vehicle.

The Monarch Fire Protection District is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill an upcoming Fire
Inspector position for the District. The position is responsible for inspecting and reviewing buildings and
equipment to detect fire hazards, and enforces local ordinance and state laws.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Conducts comprehensive, technical inspections of buildings and property to verify that exits, fire
protection equipment and systems, building construction, interior finishes and decorations, and
occupant load conform with applicable fire and safety laws, regulations, and standards.
• Conducts comprehensive inspections of businesses that handle, process, transport, or store
hazardous materials to ensure compliance with applicable fire and safety laws, regulations, and
standards.
• Explains and interprets provisions of fire codes to building owners, managers, and employers.
• Discusses conditions and recommends safe methods of storing flammables or other hazardous
materials.
• Informs owner or manager of conditions requiring correction, such as faulty wiring.
• Issues permits to attest to safe operating conditions.
• Prepares report of violations or unsafe conditions.
• Issues summons for fire hazards not corrected on subsequent inspection and enforces code when
owner refuses to cooperate.
• Checks engineering and construction plans of commercial, industrial, and other designated
structures to evaluate layout, construction, and inclusion of required fire protection systems and
equipment.
• Checks plans, construction, and use of underground storage tanks for compliance with fire and
safety standards.
• Conducts inspections and acceptance tests for fire protection equipment, automatic fire sprinkler
systems, fire alarm systems, and similar devices.
• Provides technical advice to contractors, architects, engineers, and developers on sprinkler
systems, storage systems, hazardous materials, and related fire code issues.
• Reviews and approves plans, issues permits, and conducts inspections of special events such as
exhibits, fairs, conventions, concerts, and carnivals.
• Keeps file of inspection records and prepares reports of activities.
• Collects fees for permits and licenses.
• Responsible for the safe operation of a department vehicle.

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university in a related field; or five years’ experience in construction management, commercial construction inspection, or commercial plan review; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience researching and applying current ICC and NFPA codes and standards. Candidates must also have their Certified Fire Investigator (IFSAC, NBFSPQ or IAAI) and Certified Fire Inspector (IFSCA, NBFSPQ or ICC) within 1 year of employment, and obtain at least two of the following three certifications within 2 years of employment: ICC Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II and Fire Plans Examiner.
Monarch has a very competitive benefits package which includes:
• Premium-free medical, dental, vision, Life, AD&D, and LTD coverage
• Employee paid STD, critical illness, cancer, additional term life, and accident coverage
• Retirement and Pension program
• Paid vacation, sick, and holidays

Apply for the above position through the MFPD website and follow the steps below:

  1. Under the Careers tab, click on Careers Registration
  2. Register with our career page
  3. Upload your resume in either PDF or Word format and click “submit resume”.

Job Opportunity | Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer | City of Wright City

Status: Full time
Department: Building Department
Reports to: City Administrator
General Purpose of Position
Enforces, by field inspection, compliance with City codes and ordinances pertaining to residential,
commercial and industrial building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire related construction work,
and compliance with City codes and ordinances pertaining to minimum property maintenance.
Responses to violations of the City codes and ordinances, address citizen concerns relating to public
nuisance and zoning related issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Review all blueprints/drawings provided by resident, contractor, property owner.
• Enforces Code on behalf of the City, regarding residential and commercial codes.
• Reviews and reports on special use permits pertaining to planning and zoning adjustments.
• Investigate and manage complaint violations by contacting the complainant, reviewing the
issues, performing on-site visits, and recording the information in the City database.
• Issues notices and court summonses pertaining to code and ordinance violation.
• Provides necessary investigations regarding the issuance of home office and liquor licensing.
• Performs interior and exterior field inspection work on new construction, remodeling,
alterations, additions, repairs, and demolition to properties to determine compliance with City
codes and ordinances.
• Inspects existing structures prior to change in occupancy to assure compliance to City codes.
• Attend Planning and Zoning and Board of Aldermen meetings.
• Appears in court representing the building division on court issues.
• Maintain and prepare required reports, permits, files, memos, notices, and correspondences
relating to work activities , maintain database spreadsheet.
• Deals with the public on the telephone and at the counter for Departmental concerns.
• Performs all other related work as required by City Administrator and Board of Aldermen.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to read construction plans and understand how the plans relate to the construction site.
• Ability to execute building, property, site work, and land disturbance inspections.
• Demonstrate problem solving skills to resolve issues quickly and efficiently.
• Conduct necessary engineering research and compile comprehensive reports.
• Read and interpret basic civil engineering principles, practices, and methods applicable to
municipal setting and digging grades.
• Federal and State statutes concerning the work of the department.

• Mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication as well as
algebra and geometric functions.
• Ability to build positive working relationships across both operational and City functions.
• Ability to act and make decisions independently and provide support for decisions.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products, Excel, Word, Power Point.
• Use common sense, pay attention to details.
• Meet specific deadlines, prioritize daily workflow.
• Must be able to make safe decisions in a hazardous construction environment.
Guidelines
• International Code Council Building Codes (2015)
• National Electrical Code
• ADA guidelines
• City Ordinances and Zoning regulations
Education, Certification and Experience Required
• Associate Degree in Applied Science or Architecture or related field.
• Must have three to five years of experience and progressive responsibility in construction
building trades, and three to five year experience in code enforcement. Shall have advanced formal training in the locally enforced building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and fire codes.
• Must maintain a valid, current driver’s license.
• Must obtain and maintain certification as an ICC Inspector.
Work Environment
• General office conditions and construction site conditions
• Using computer
• Working outdoors (in all weather conditions)90%, working indoors 10%
• Use of City vehicle
• Safety and Legal accountability
• Possible exposure to chemicals and hazardous material
• Stress level, moderate, varies with project
• Work as a team member with other employees
• Work closely with members of law enforcement on matters regarding Code enforcement
Physical Abilities
• Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, kneel and crawl, talk and hear, lift and carry 50 lbs.
• Must be able to traverse a construction site under all conditions, i.e., uneven terrain, slippery
conditions, unstable soil, step over obstacles, duck under objects, climb stairs or ladders, etc.
• Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and
related office equipment, must have clarity of vision and three dimensional vision.
• Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
• Must have flexible schedule to meet the needs of clients.
• Employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by
immediate supervisor and other management as required.
Responses and resumes to: [email protected]

Job Opportunity | GOVERNMENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE III | St. Charles County, Mo

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

GOVERNMENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE III

BUILDING AND CODE DIVISON

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Starting Salary:           $33,555.80 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 advanced clerical support to the department, including support documentation development, data analysis, report preparation, and permit application reviews. This position acts under the supervision of the Clerical Supervisor II or other appropriate supervisor.

• Manages and reviews submittals for documentation of special functions such as special inspections, third-party inspections, and similar processes.  
• Answers technical questions related to building permits and submitted reports.
  • Performs completeness reviews of applications.
  • Updates and maintains records associated with specific programs and functions.
  • Acts as division liaison to Municipal Court when needed.
  • Assists the general public with inquiries in person and on the telephone, including building permit applications, handling citizen complaints, requests for status of complaints and other information regarding Community Development Department services.
  • Assists customers to determine necessity of building permits, questions regarding licensing, inspections, and renders assistance with basic code questions and code enforcement issues.
  • 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 location is in the un-incorporated jurisdiction of St. Charles County, or directs to appropriate agency.
  • Determines when to transfer inquiries to other staff.
  • Collects fees and issues receipts for the Community Development Department.
  • Enters relevant data into building and code enforcement software and assures that all applicable review by various divisions and Departments within the County are completed and entered, then notifies customer of completion of permit process and fees.
  • Schedules appropriate inspections and verifies eligibility for same.
  • Forwards data to property owners and builders
  • Prepares reports and files pertaining to inspections licensing of contractors, code enforcement operations, and special functions.
  • 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.
  • While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.   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.   Trains new staff members.

REQUIREMENTS: 

• Education High school diploma or GED equivalent with some additional clerical training.  
• Certifications Certified as a Permit Technician by the International Code Council or obtain it within one year of employment.  
• Job Experience 1-2 years of experience in the clerical field (or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered).  
• Knowledge, skills, and abilities Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.Working skill in customer relations and service.Employment is contingent on successfully passing a full criminal background check.   Requires successful completion of the computerized clerical skills testing with the following minimum scores: Data Entry – 4800 KSPH, Basic Math – 75%, Customer Service – 80%.  Please call the Human Resources Office at 636-949-7320 to schedule clerical testing.   

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr. We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications.

To assure consideration, applications must be submitted, AND clerical testing must be completed by September 17th, 2021.

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 | Plans Examiner | Creve Coeur, Mo

Plans Examiner

Salary Range: Min. $52,272 Max. $73,140 (Grade 10) – (Plans Examiner)
Min. $58,524 Max. $81,888 (Grade 11) – (Senior Plans Examiner)

Starting Salary: Determined on Qualifications (DOQ)

The City of Creve Coeur, Mo. seeks a Plans Examiner to review in accordance with the city’s
adopted building and zoning ordinances submitted construction blue prints and plans for
residential and commercial projects. The Plans Examiner meets with architects, engineers,
contractors, residents and staff to explain and resolve code issues to ensure safe and lawful
construction in the City of Creve Coeur. The successful candidate has the potential to be
classified as a Senior Plans Examiner based upon qualifications and past professional
experiences.
Creve Coeur is an affluent, diverse community in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area with a
Charter/Home Rule/City Council/City Administrator form of government. Successful candidate
will earn a competitive salary determined on qualifications with a comprehensive benefits
package including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a
defined benefit retirement plan through Missouri LAGERS, with paid holidays, personal,
vacation and sick leave, a voluntary deferred compensation plan, employee assistance
program, tuition assistance, and complimentary golf and ice skating.
Successful Candidate Qualifications:
• Associates degree in construction management, architectural drafting, construction trade
or related field.
• Two plus years of experience on construction plan review, building inspection, code
enforcement, architectural plan preparation and drafting.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• ICC Building Plans Examiner certification required or must be obtained within six (6)
months from date of hire.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others by
communicating professionally and clearly both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively.
• Ability to solve problems and make effective decisions; thinks quickly and rationally;
remains calm in difficult situations.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance to drive to different construction
sites as needed.
• Ability to work at computer for several hours a day; able to walk, stoop, bend, push, pull,
grab and climb as needed.

Essential Functions:

• In a timely manner, conducts plan reviews in accordance with adopted building and
zoning ordinances on submitted construction blueprints and specification to ensure safe
and lawful constructions within the City of Creve Coeur. Responsible for gathering all
required information. Generates plan review letters to applicants. Will schedule and
meet with responsible parties as needed.
• Assist the city’s building inspectors and code enforcement personnel to discuss and
analyze code issues. Will be required to conduct field inspections as needed and
determine compliance with approved plans at inspectors’ requests to ensure smooth
community development operations for the City of Creve Coeur.
• Will meet with architects, engineers, contractors, and residents to discuss proposed or
projects in progress to resolve code compliance issues.
• Researches and analyzes existing city structures in relation to proposed renovations or
expansions by compiling information from archives, owner’s plans, and field inspections
• Demonstrates a commitment to his/her public duty and presents oneself as a credible
and knowledgeable representative of the city to maintain public trust by following the
principals of “Our Commitments to Character-Driven Professionalism”; builds and
maintains positive relationships while serving all internal and external customers using
effective communication and teambuilding skills; seeks to actively listen and provides
prompt assistance to others; equally treats others with dignity and respect; problem-solves;
accepts responsibility for self and work product.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter of interest and resume to Human Resources, 300 N. New Ballas Road,
Creve Coeur, MO 63141 or [email protected]. Submission review begins immediately and
position open until filled. For more information, visit www.crevecoeurmo.gov/jobs.
The City of Creve Coeur is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

Job Opportunity | Deputy City Inspector | Cameron, Mo

City of Cameron

Department:  Community Development

Position Title: Deputy City Inspector

Reports To:  Chief City Inspector

Pay Grade: 7

FLSA: Non-exempt

Date:  08/20/2021                                               

Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to process building permits, perform safety inspections, review construction documents, inspect building and structures for code compliance, and perform related administrative work. Maintains City Ordinances pertaining to Construction, Property Maintenance, Animal Control, and Flood Plain management. Enforce City Ordinances related to zoning and nuisances. Provide a safe workplace and environment for City employees, customers and visitors.  The work is performed under the direction of the Chief City Inspector.

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.

  • Issues building permits, reviews construction plans for compliance with codes and zoning regulations, completes site plan review, and tracks changes with construction documents.
  • Coordinates meetings with City staff, contractors, developers, and citizens to discuss building plans.
  • Performs a variety of inspections of residential and commercial building, plumbing, sewer, water, gas, septic, footings/foundations, mechanical, electrical, signs, and others for compliance with applicable regulations. Notifies parties of approvals. Issues certificates of occupancy.
  • Perform residential and commercial safety inspections
  • Completes inspection reports, log sheets and notices of violation; enters permits, and completes Census Bureau information regarding building permits.
  • Enforces dangerous building ordinance; inspects building for compliance and notifies owners of dangerous conditions; issues notices for vacation, repairs and/or demolition; coordinate repairs or demolition as needed.
  • Assists with administration of the Flood Plain Ordinance and coordinates with FEMA and SEMA in Hazard Mitigation.
  • Conducts safety programs, training, and facility inspections.
  • Tracks liability and workers comp accidents, and reviews carrier policies.
  • Enforces City zoning regulations and advises Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment regarding zoning matters.
  • Conducts inspections for code violations and assists the Animal Control Officer as needed.
  • Completes documentation and reporting of violations.  Issues violation notices and citations.
  • Communicates with property owners and responds to questions regarding violations.
  • Coordinates work orders to remedy violations.
  • Participates in on-call rotation for animal control duties.
  • Testifies in court as needed.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

  • Provides support and secondary command for Emergency Management Director.
  • Coordinates with Cameron Emergency Services in All Hazard Mitigation.
  • Assists with maintaining Cameron’s Emergency Operations Manual, and resources lists of equipment and personnel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education or Experience Required

Two to three years related experience or training, or Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a two year-college or technical school and one year of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Education in construction trades, residential and commercial construction experience, or general contractor experience.

Preferred Education or Experience Required

Four to five years related experience and/or training or Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

High school education or G.E.D.; six months to twelve months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Requirements – Certificates/Licensures

  • Missouri Driver’s License.
  • NIMS 100, 200, 300, 700, and 900 training.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to interpret basic descriptive statistical reports.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to decide the time, place and sequence of operations within an organizational framework, and to oversee their execution. Ability to analyze and categorize data and information using established criteria, to determine consequences and identify and select alternatives.
  • Ability to interact with others in an effort to gather the facts of the issue.  Ability to advise and interpret how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as building permits, construction plans, blueprints, diagrams, schematics, inspection logs, inspection reports, notices, billing invoices, code manuals, building product standards, ADA requirements, ordinances, septic regulations, state statutes, procedures, guidelines and non-routine correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with property owners, builders, bankers, real estate brokers, utility supervisors, engineers, architects, City officials and the general public.
  • Ability to operate, maneuver and/or steer equipment and machinery requiring simple but continuous adjustments such as motor vehicles, tape measure, circuit tester, computer terminal, telephone, calculator and pager.
  • Ability to pass drug screening.
  • Ability to reliably and predictably carry out duties. 

Supervision

Involves leadership role such as occasional directing of others to complete assignments. May include work-study students, temporary support, part-time staff, or other individuals temporarily assigned in one’s area of responsibility.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, grasp, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Lifting, moving, pushing or pulling up to 10 pounds does not generally occur, but may occur when lifting boxes, books or paper. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus, and distance vision. Physical work consists of, but not limited to, sitting for long periods of time and using a computer.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock, dampness, direct sunlight, dust, pollen, insect stings, animal bites, and animals, the noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 70% of the work for this position is outdoors.  The stress level associated with this position is above average when dealing with upset citizens.

The City of Cameron is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Eligible candidates must have two to three years related experience or training, or possess an Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a two-year college, or technical school certificate and one year of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen and possess a valid driver’s license. Starting pay for this position is $42,475 annually. Applications may be picked up at City Hall, 205 N. Main Cameron, MO 64429 or downloaded through this website.  Applications will be accepted at the Office of the City Clerk until 5:00 pm on September 24, 2021.  

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