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Neighborhood Services & Code Enforcement Specialist - Development ServicesCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #12-10A FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Neighborhood Services & Code Enforcement Specialist Department: Neighborhood & Development Services Division: Development Services Supervisor: Development Services Coordinator Job Summary Provides information, guidance and assistance to the general public relative to land use regulations and municipal code requirements for Iowa City. Investigates reports of potential code violations and follows-up confirmed violations to ensure citizen compliance with City code requirements. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Responds to questions and provides information to the public, City staff and governmental agencies to assist them in understanding building, zoning and housing regulations. Receives and investigates complaints regarding code violations. Assigns field inspections to appropriate divisions. Schedules inspections for Building Inspectors; follows up confirmed violations with correspondence, phone calls and court action, as needed. Maintains complete and accurate records on all code violations and court decisions; maintains document database (both paper and computer) for all building and complaint cases includes scanning documents and attaching to computer cases for further integration of paper and digital records. Receives and reviews applications for building, sign and house moving permits; receives and records fees and issues permits; maintains and produces monthly and yearly building permit statistics. Reviews applications, maintains records, and issues licenses for sign erectors and house movers. Assists in coordinating and implementing new procedures designed to improve division office operations; prepares and submits documents, handouts, memos for public or staff outlining new or revised procedures to the Neighborhood & Development Services Director for approval. Relays questions from the general public to the appropriate department or staff member. Prepares evidence in support of legal actions taken by the City; appears in court as necessary; testifies at hearings and in court proceedings as required. Administers vending cart operations on City plaza. Job Class #12-10A Development Services Page 2 Updated 09/25/2018 Analyzes zoning and nuisance code requirements for consistency and enforceability; makes recommendations to Neighborhood & Development Services Director and staff. Prepares a variety of written reports, memos and correspondence. Patrols assigned areas in a City vehicle to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance violations; determines proper method to resolve violations. Assists Neighborhood & Development Services Director in minor modification procedures. Maintains and monitors licensing inspections for approving liquor licenses. Acts as minute taker for Board of Appeals; submits approved minutes to City Council. 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 stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 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, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and risk of radiation, poor lighting and darkness. The noise level in the work environment may occasionally be loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor’s degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body and one year of related experience required. Or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Master’s degree in a related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred and may also substitute for experience. Three years of related experience and/or training preferred. Job Class #12-10A Development Services Page 3 Updated 09/25/2018 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local housing regulations and codes, including the Iowa City Housing Code, Uniform Building Code, Iowa City zoning code, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Lead-Based Paint Prevention requirements. Knowledge of various computer software applications. Knowledge of construction methods and materials and related hazards. Skills in operating computers and troubleshooting computer and software problems. Skills in communication. Skills in evaluating housing conditions. Ability to read and understand federal, state, and local regulations and program procedures. Ability to perform basic mathematical computations, calculate bid tabulations and perform feasibility analysis. Ability to write manuals, correspondence and bid specifications. 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.