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Housing Inspector AssistantCITY OF IOWA CITY – Job Description Job Class #08-13 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Housing Inspector Assistant Department: Neighborhood & Development Services Division: Neighborhood Services Supervisor: Senior Housing Inspector Job Summary Under general supervision, inspects residential property for compliance with nuisance, zoning and housing codes. Performs inspections with or without property owners and managers to determine code compliance. Documents violations noted while conducting inspections. Prepares narrative reports of nuisance, zoning and housing code deficiencies. Advises and consults with property owners and managers for compliance with nuisance, zoning and housing code. Issues municipal infraction citations when necessary to gain compliance. Performs data entry and general clerical support duties for housing and inspection services. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Receives and investigates complaints concerning residential property conditions. Provides consultation and referrals for nuisance, zoning and housing code complaints and landlord/tenant disputes. Conducts and schedules inspections of residential property to determine compliance with the provisions of the nuisance, zoning and housing codes. Identifies and documents areas of non-compliance. Conducts and schedules inspections with property owners and managers. Prepares narrative reports of deficiencies to assist owners and property managers in attaining compliance with the nuisance, zoning and housing codes. Consults with Housing Inspectors and other code enforcement personnel on technical matters related to nuisance, zoning and housing code issues. Provides general information to the public and outreach and awareness concerning the nuisance, housing and zoning code enforcement and procedures. Works with staff members in consultation regarding code enforcement issues. Performs data entry and general clerical support duties for Housing and Inspection Services. Receives building plans, issues a variety of permits and collects money for fees and permits. Job Class #08-13 Neighborhood Services Page 2 Updated 12/07/2021 Helps maintain department property filing system. Receives, screens and routes incoming calls. Issues citations of code violations and initiates legal action. Attends Board of Appeals hearings; testifies and presents evidence on behalf of the City on matters related to nuisance, zoning and housing code enforcement. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school education or equivalent and two years related experience in building construction trades or in rental property management required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer experience required. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of ager per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. The ability to communicate in Spanish, French, Swahili and/or Arabic preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Considerable knowledge of general nuisance, zoning and housing code knowledge and nuisance, zoning and housing code enforcement procedures. Considerable skill in communication, both oral and written. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, property Job Class #08-13 Neighborhood Services Page 3 Updated 12/07/2021 managers, tenants, the public and fellow employees. Interpreting and enforcing regulations within a fair, firm and diplomatic manner. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.