Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Hiring Range - $21.70 -  $28.15/hour Based on education and experience.
Advancement is available for this position
 
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
 
Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

The Position
The Neighborhood Services Department is looking for individuals to perform interior and exterior inspections of commercial buildings, structures, multi-family complexes, residential properties, and developed/undeveloped land. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with municipal codes and ordinances relating to public nuisances, zoning, trash, weeds, signs, housing standards, business licensing, and other duties for the Neighborhood Services Department.
 
Work Schedule:
Monday- Friday 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM, with every other Friday off

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions and will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained. 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Inspection/Compliance Duties:

  • Interprets and enforces City codes and ordinances pertaining to zoning, housing, building, and planning
  • Researches property ownership Schedules and performs detailed inspections through the Multi-Family Systematic Housing Inspection Program (Aurora Health and Housing Code - Section 22-566) to maintain or achieve minimum housing standards
  • Coordinates and performs inspections of rental properties to ensure compliance with general housing, electrical, plumbing, and structural maintenance requirements
  • Issues Notice of Violations and makes contact with homeowners and businesses
  • Performs site plan inspections and reviews, reads and interprets maps and plans
  • Conducts investigations, including occupancy violations and illegal businesses
  • Prepares electronic records and reports pertaining to abatements, court actions, daily activities, enforcement actions and inspections
  • Compiles documentation for and issues summonses to municipal court
  • Testifies in municipal court
Community/Communication Duties:
  • High contact with city citizens and residents
  • Attends neighborhood meetings to discuss and educate residents and businesses about City codes
  • Participates in conflict resolution procedures to resolve neighborhood disputes
  • Responds to residents' concerns and complaints, including City Council requests
  • Gives presentations to neighborhood associations
  • Acts as a liaison between residents and other City departments for City services and actions
 
Other Duties and responsibilities:
  • Required to be On-Call rotation schedule and occasional weekend work (as needed).
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience
  • At least two(2) years of enforcement related work to include investigation, allegations, conducting research, corrections and resolving complaints, concerns, or conflict.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of general building, construction & housing practices, standards, procedures, and requirements; dispute resolution techniques and methods; personal computers and software applications
  • The ability to interpret laws and ordinances, building and housing codes, land use requirements.
Abilities: 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials
  • Handle sensitive or stressful situations with tact and diplomacy
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and make presentations; read, interpret, and explain City codes and site plans
  • To work in a high stress environment with little supervision
  • To protect yourself from dangerous situations and people, and ability to conduct face to face conflict resolution.
  • Ability to Work Overtime, Evenings, Weekends and Holidays, as Required.
 Skills: 
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills, technical/computer skills, reasoning ability, independent judgment; common sense skills required to make judgment calls on the field; high contact customer service skills required.

Licenses, Certificates, and/or Equipment Required
  • A Valid drivers license with a clean driving history
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, tools,phone, etc.) in the course of their employment. 
 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands:  Moderate physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds without assistance; requires frequent walking, standing, climbing stairs, and bending to perform inspections; frequent hand/eye/foot coordination needed for operation of motor vehicle and operation of vehicle mounted computers and other equipment; speech and hearing for communication with employees and residents; vision for visual inspections, and driving; the ability to conduct a large number of housing inspections in a day which requires climbing stairs and carrying the required equipment, the ability to retreat from or defend self against volatile or aggressive people,  animals, and/or unpredictable situations.

Work Environment:  Works both inside and outside in varying types of weather; may work in a dusty and noisy environment, walk and drive in slick/snowy conditions, exposure to odors that constitute a public nuisance, field work where hostile citizens and dangerous animals are present.  This position has direct contact with residents; inspects private properties, both interior and exterior while in an enforcement capacity; which can pose an inherit danger or safety risk.

Equipment:  Uses standard office equipment that includes an assigned laptop computer, scanners, printers, copiers, vehicle mounted computers and printers, two-way radio communication, digital cameras, hammers and basic tools, operation of an assigned City vehicle. Uniforms, badge, body armor, RCB and OC Pepper Spray (certification required) are provided to the employee.

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For Veterans preferences:  Please show all of your employment history, military service and include related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
  
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

 

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