COMMERCIAL CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTOR
|Requesting Department||DEPT OF NEIGHBORHOOD SRVCS|
|Open Date||7/18/2022 1:45:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||8/12/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Aisha Hendree|
- Conduct interior and exterior inspections of commercial buildings to identify building code violations in a thorough, efficient, and professional manner.
- Issue and enforce orders to correct conditions in violation of codes, and work with business and property owners, residents, neighborhood groups, and other City departments to gain compliance in order to maintain safety, stabilize property values, and improve the quality of life in City neighborhoods.
- Conduct fire prevention inspections of commercial occupancies, review emergency plans and test records of fire protection systems, and issue fire prevention permits.
- Identify hazardous materials, inspect production processes and equipment, and perform maintenance inspections.
- Conduct inspections of vacant buildings to ensure that they are secure and meet lot, exterior, and interior maintenance standards.
- Investigate complaints from residents.
- Identify unpermitted alterations or conversions and changes in occupancy or uses that are inconsistent with a building’s construction or existing occupancy permit.
- Perform periodic inspections of billboards, projecting signs, covered openings, underground vaults, fire escapes, and building facades.
- Conduct license inspections of taverns and waste tires. Document results of inspections, update departmental records, conduct follow-up re-inspections, and take appropriate action to obtain compliance.
- Complete supporting updates and documentation of written and electronic records in a timely manner according to departmental policies and procedures, including completing daily route sheets, issuing violation letters, and updating computer records in the Land Management System (LMS).
- Attend training programs to stay informed regarding city, state, federal, and international codes, including any impending changes.
- Meet with residents, property owners, block clubs, and community groups to discuss approaches to improving neighborhood conditions and to share information about the services provided by the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS).
- Represent DNS in legal proceedings as necessary.
- Coordinate inspection and regulation of violations out of the scope of essential functions with the appropriate DNS trade or enforcement sections.
Conditions of Employment
The Commercial Code Enforcement Inspector must be willing and able to do the following:
· Perform field work throughout Milwaukee.
· Perform interior inspections on commercial properties.
· Comply with the departmental dress code.
· Climb ladders, stoop, and bend.
· Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
· Move and lift up to 10 pounds on occasion.
1. Associate degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, real estate, fire protection management, environmental health, or a related field from an accredited college or university, two years of experience in a building design and construction trade, such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or carpentry, above the level of laborer.
2. Certification as an International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector as a condition of passing the one-year probationary period.
3. Valid driver's license at time of application, throughout the selection process, and throughout employment, and the availability of a properly insured automobile for use on the job at time of appointment and throughout employment (Private Auto Allowance may be paid pursuant to Section 350-183 of the Milwaukee Code.).
- Conversational language proficiency in Spanish or Hmong.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
- Knowledge of building and construction principles, methods, and materials, including structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
- Ability to read and interpret policies and procedures and technical material related to fire, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) codes, real estate, and zoning.
- Knowledge of codes such as the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances, Wisconsin Commercial Building Suite of Codes, International Fire Code, National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) codes, and ICC’s occupancy classifications and code requirements pertaining to commercial occupancies.
- Ability to read plans and blueprints.
- Inspection skills to be able to assess building construction, plumbing, and electrical systems and building surroundings to gauge code compliance, determine habitability, and eliminate fire and safety hazards.
- Ability to learn and use job-related software applications and databases as well as laptop computers, digital cameras, and mobile phones.
- Ability to take onsite measurements, perform mathematical calculations, and record data accurately.
Communication and Interpersonal
- Verbal communication and presentation skills so as to clearly explain technical information to customers.
- Interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues, senior managers, and elected officials; representatives of City departments and other agencies; and residents, property owners, and community groups.
- Customer service skills, tact, and diplomacy to serve customers from all cultural, educational, and socioeconomic backgrounds professionally and appropriately.
- Ability to be fair, persuasive, empathetic, and calm when working with people who may be upset.
- Written communication skills to be able to create orders accurately and compose well-crafted correspondence and documentation.
Critical Thinking and Professionalism
- Attention to detail and organizational skills to maintain accurate inspection records.
- Analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to make independent decisions and exercise sound judgment.
- Planning skills to be able to accomplish work under deadline; flexibility to adjust priorities as needed.
- Ability to work efficiently and independently.
- Ability to read maps, maintain situational awareness, and perform work in a safe manner.
- Commitment to improving neighborhood conditions throughout the City of Milwaukee.
- Honesty, integrity, and careful and responsible usage of organizational resources.
The current salary range (PAY RANGE 3LN) is , and the current resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is
· Defined Benefit Pension Plan
· 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
· Health and Dental Insurance
· Paid Parental Leave
· Comprehensive Wellness Program
· Onsite Clinic Services
· Onsite Employee Assistance Program
· Alternative Work Schedules
· Long Term Disability Insurance
· Group Life Insurance
· Tuition Benefits
· Paid Vacation
· 11 Paid Holidays
· Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
· Flexible Spending Arrangement
· Commuter Value Pass
will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations and the Department of Neighborhood Services reserve the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.
- The examination will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.
- APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.
- Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
- If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or email@example.com.
- The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.