at City of Peoria in Peoria, Illinois, United States

Job Description

LOCATION: City Hall, 419 Fulton Street, Room 307, Peoria, Illinois
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday

This position may be subject to state or federal standards requiring COVID vaccination or testing.

The Code Enforcement Aide position is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure working for local government and provides an opportunity to improve the quality of our neighborhoods. The entry level position is ideal for a candidate looking to get exposure to local government and, more specifically, the functions of the Community Development Department. An ideal candidate would have strong customer service skills, experience working with a diverse workforce, the ability to function in a fast-paced environment and represent the City of Peoria to the general public in a professional manner. The position performs inspections, investigations and resolves violations of the City environmental codes, thereby providing safe and sanitary neighborhoods for the residents of the City. The position is responsible for case management of environmental violations to include: issuing work orders to remediate the violations, issuing citations, representing the City in the Administrative Hearing Officer process and other work as assigned. The Code Enforcement Division is looking for candidates who are willing to work hard and provide excellent customer service.
 Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
Routine and special inspections of grounds, lots, alleys, sanitary and abandoned vehicles; and fire prevention conditions to assure that they are in accordance with City codes; and assisting in counseling services to owners regarding code violations or deficiencies.
Inspects properties on a routine and pro-active schedule or in response to complaints; examines and investigates the area for the existence of conditions which are in violation of City codes and may be dangerous to the health and safety of occupants.
Inspects private and public lands for heavy weed growth, illegal dumping activities and litter.
Prepares inspection reports and notices of violations to inform owners of deficiencies and establishes time limits for compliance.
Assists in counseling and advising owners of remedial or corrective action necessary to correct violations in order to bring lots into code compliance.
Conducts follow-up inspections to ascertain if violations have been corrected; may attend court sessions and provides testimony as needed.
Works closely with other inspection personnel.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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Tape Measure
Staple Gun 
 Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED; and experience in public contact work in a service organization including some experience in environmental inspection. Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job considered.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid State Driver's License.
 Supplemental Information


Knowledge of:
The general principles and practices of environmental sanitation.
The general principles and practices of inspection.
City codes concerning garbage, weeds, litter, abandoned vehicles and related laws and ordinances.
The methods and techniques of conducting community inspections for unclean and unsafe conditions.
Skill in:
Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgement within established guidelines.
Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
Ability to interpret environmental codes and regulations to those affected by inspection work with firmness and tact.
Ability to learn all applicable codes and ordinances.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City officials and the general public.
Ability to prepare and maintain clear and concise reports and inspection notices.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and speak and hear.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 10959949

Posted On: May 25, 2023

Updated On: Jun 01, 2023

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