|Position Category:||Office Support and Technical|
|Requires Background Check:||True|
|Position Code:||4438-0025KV; 0032KV; 0033KV|
|Department:||Working In Neighborhoods|
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.
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.
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 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 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.