Neighborhood Inspector II (Multiple Positions)

Under general supervision performs skilled inspections and investigations in securing compliance with State law and the City’s nuisance and zoning Code related to building, signage, environmental regulations, land development, construction repair and refurbishment, and demolition of structures; and other related assigned duties.

Position Category: Office Support and Technical
Requires Background Check: True
Position Code: 4438-0025KV; 0032KV; 0033KV
Department: Working In Neighborhoods
Division: Neighborhoods Inspections
Pay Grade: OT-18
Starting Salary: $16.47

Essential Job Functions: (All Sections):
Evaluates environmental conditions of neighborhoods and coordinates with lead inspector abatement programs/procedures to eliminate health hazards and public safety concerns

Prepares cases for prosecution to include preparing/presenting detail maps, charts, photographs, and reports

Mediates disputes between contractors and violators in resolving code violations or construction problems

Reviews nuisance and zoning complaints for legal sufficiency

Coordinates various departments involved in demolition and zoning enforcement

Interprets applicable sections of relevant City, state, and federal laws and ordinances

Ensures proper case documentation

Counsels concerned citizens, citizen groups, contractors, property owners and other political entities

Develops and maintains various records and reports

Prepares contractor work orders and cost estimates

Attends and speaks at public meetings related to Neighborhood Inspections

Operates a City vehicle

Must report to work on a regular and timely basis

In addition to the above tasks, the following essential tasks may be required by the individual sections.

Code Enforcement:
Assist in neighborhood wide clean-up efforts

Reviews and approves contractor work on assigned cases

Mediates disputes with utility companies to resolve technical issues

Mediates complex zoning and nuisance complaints to completion

Prepares evidence/documents for court, hearings, and appeals

Testifies in Municipal Court on criminal charges and Tulsa County District Court on litigated issues

Obtains arrest warrants

Enforces on-street, public and private property parking regulations

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from a high school or possession of a General Educational Development certificate (GED) and fifteen (15) hours of college coursework in related law or legal courses from an accredited college or university; and at least three (3) years of skilled experience in law enforcement, claims adjusting, or legal related profession, including one (1) year as a Neighborhood Inspector I with the City for internal progression requirement; or an equivalent combination of training and experience per Personnel Policies and Procedures, Section 128.

Considerable knowledge of City ordinances relating to zoning, land use, existing structures and nuisances, or construction refurbishment and remodeling; and good knowledge of construction materials, methods and safety precautions.  Ability to make decisions recognizing precedents and practices; ability to present ideas effectively to groups and individuals; ability to deal with people in difficult negotiations and discussions; ability to write clear, concise, and accurate reports; ability to discuss the application of City ordinances to citizens and citizen groups; and the ability to understand and influence the behavior of others within the organization, customers, or the public in order to achieve job objectives and cause action or understanding.

Physical Requirements:  
Physical requirements include arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity enough to use a keyboard and telephone; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds; may be subject to extended periods of walking; standing, sitting, reaching, balancing, bending, kneeling, crawling, handling, feeling, climbing, smelling, and twisting; and vision, speech, and hearing sufficient to perform the essential tasks.

Licenses and Certificates:  
Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class "D" Operator's License, CLEET certification and/or pass OCEA State certification; and lead-based paint risk assessor certification in some positions.

Skills Tests Required:
Word, Excel and typing assessments will be administered.

Working Environment:
Working environment is primarily outdoors and in inclement weather and occasionally indoors; requires some traveling to various locations for inspections; and may be exposed to unsafe buildings, sickness, insects, rodents, raw sewage, noxious plants, and animal bites.