Rental Housing Inspector-Full Time

City of Federal Heights - Federal Heights, CO

Full-time$25 an hour
EducationSkills
Duties and Responsibilities
The Housing Inspector position is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Rental Property Maintenance Code and other related duties as required. This position falls under the general supervision of the Community Development Director.

This position administers the City’s Rental Housing Inspection Program to include tracking, reporting, certifying and inspecting rental housing within the City. The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by position. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Position will be required to perform additional duties as assigned.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
Enforces the City Rental Property Maintenance Code by performing the following duties:

Inspects rental properties to ensure compliance with the provisions of the City Rental Property Maintenance Code.

Prepares written inspection reports to notify property owner and managers of violations and required corrective actions necessary to comply with the City Rental Property Maintenance Code.

Suggests methods and materials that could be used to bring properties into compliance with the Rental Property Maintenance Code.

Schedules inspection of rental properties and provides written notification to property owners and/or managers of impending property inspections.

Prepares correspondence and written documentation on inspection results, investigations, complaints, and actions taken.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with property owners, managers and tenants.

Provides information and responds to questions and complaints regarding the Rental Property Maintenance Code.

Issues rental property licenses and rental property registrations.

Investigates properties for inclusion in the Rental Property Maintenance Program.

Prepares case files, reports, summonses, and testifies in court cases involving violations of the City Rental Property Maintenance Code.

Recommends revisions to the City's Rental Property Maintenance Code.

Maintains regular and punctual attendance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Every employee in this position is accountable to:
Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments.
Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and target areas for personal self-development.
Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks.
Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions.
Achieve goals, and handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently.
Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications.
Demonstrate accountability for work, and take ownership in job performance.
Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product.

Job Specific – Every employee in this position must be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of building construction, materials, and equipment, including residential type electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems.
Demonstrate extensive working knowledge of the Rental Property Maintenance Code, and understanding of the proper application of other City ordinances.
Effectively solve problems and make independent decisions based on sound reasoning, good judgment and established procedures.
Deal tactfully with the public to resolve problems through education, cooperation, and reasonable agreement to gain compliance with City code requirements.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Maintain a high level of self-motivation and accountability for ensuring that work time is programmed with work-specific tasks.
Establish effective working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors.
Demonstrate knowledge of building construction, materials, and equipment, including residential type electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems.
Demonstrate extensive working knowledge of the Rental Property Maintenance Code, and understanding of the proper application of other City ordinances.
Effectively solve problems and make independent decisions based on sound reasoning, good judgment and established procedures.
Deal tactfully with the public to resolve problems through education, cooperation, and reasonable agreement to gain compliance with City code requirements.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Maintain a high level of self-motivation and initiative while working with little or no direct supervision.
Establish effective working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications Required:

High School Diploma or possession of G.E.D.
Minimum of two years’ experience as Code Enforcement Officer, Building Inspector or related occupation.
Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
(TO BE OBTAINED WITHIN TWO YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT)

Certification as a Housing Enforcement Officer by the American Association of Code Enforcement and/or related college level education.
ICC Certification in the International Property Maintenance Code.
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.

WORKING ENVIRONMENTS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The position of Housing Inspector is physical in nature and involves:

Frequent sitting while driving to inspection sites and processing paperwork; frequent standing and walking over different types of terrain; frequent squatting, bending and kneeling during inspections; frequent climbing of stairs and ladders in multi-level dwellings and apartment complexes to complete inspections; occasional crawling to inspect structure.

Frequent reaching overhead to inspect smoke detectors; frequent reaching below shoulder and twisting to inspect water lines.

Frequent light grasp, fine manipulation, and handling are needed to use equipment; occasional firm grasp is needed to manipulate tools.

Frequent stepping up/down to enter and exit vehicle; frequent acute mechanism to safely operate vehicle.

Frequent use of far acuity and hearing to communicate with customers and detect hazards; constant near acuity to produce reports and operate office equipment.

Occasional lifting and carrying of up to ten (10) pounds a distance of 100 feet to set up and move equipment and supplies.

Occasional pushing and pulling of up to twenty (20) pounds to open doors.

Send letter of interest, completed Employment Application and resume to Dalia Hargrave:

Email
Mail or drop off to 2380 W. 90th Avenue, Federal Heights, CO 80260;
Fax to 303-428-3298.
Successful applicants for all positions must pass a pre-employment drug screen, credit and background check. Police and Fire Department positions require additional pre-employment testing.

EOE