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Title

Site Inspector - Part Time 

Open Date 12/9/2019  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Non-Bargaining  
Division Community Investment  
Location Community Investment  
Reports To Director of Planning  
Schedule Monday-Friday, 25 hours or less between the hours of 8:00 am- 5:00 pm. Specific schedule will be determined upon hire and hours may vary based on operational need.  
Pay Rate $20.00-22.00/hr.  
Description

SUMMARY
Inspect properties within the City of South Bend for compliance with the zoning ordinance and historic district standards.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Inspect properties that have received a Certificate of Appropriateness to ensure that the work being done complies with the terms of the Certificate as approved.
• Inspect properties that have received zoning violation complaints.
• Document all violations in writing and with photographs and submit documentation.
• Proactively document trouble spots, anticipate questions from the public based on history and respond to requests for information professionally.
• Photograph and document conditions of properties seeking a rezoning and/or variances.
• Inspect local landmarks and historic districts for unauthorized alterations, repairs, removals, or additions.
• Provide technical and product consultation applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
• Inspect properties for compliances with the minimum standards established by the Historic Preservation Commission and Zoning Ordinance.
• Analyze exterior building components to propose solutions to chronic problems. Communicate concerns and critical issues to HP staff. Track and report problem properties.
• Represent the City professionally and interact with constituents courteously and knowledgeably.
• Complete required reports and keep accurate records and files.
• Present at special events as requested, such as: Heritage Tours, public presentations, conferences, etc.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Answers phones, assists customers, and performs other duties as required.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• High School diploma or equivalent. College degree in a major related to construction, building inspection, engineering, or environmental health and safety preferred.

• Three or more years of work experience in the building construction field and/or inspection work preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
• Basic knowledge of historic preservation principals, as well as national, state, and local laws and procedures related to historic preservation.
• Basic knowledge of zoning ordinance regulations.
• Ability to apply the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of individuals, including industrialists, architects, contractors, developers, owners, decision makers, and the general public.
• Ability to recognize various architectural styles; familiar with architectural history as well as national, state, and local history.
• Ability to understand and interpret a variety of technical data, such as architectural and engineering drawings and specifications, primary and secondary research sources, maps, etc.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage projects within time constraints and deadlines.
• Experience photographing buildings, landscapes, and architectural detail.
• Ability to learn programs and mobile applications for maps, permit procurement and digital record management.
• Excellent, systematic, accurate data collection and strong computer abilities (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
• Clear written and verbal communication skills.
• Persuasive; ability to diffuse contentious situations.
• Working knowledge of City or County government a plus.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• Valid Driver’s License required and the ability to drive daily for this position.

EQUIPMENT
Desktop, mobile devices (i.e. iPad, tablet, smartphone) and laptop computer; telephone; safety equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently be required to sit, walk, talk, bend, stoop, reach, and hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 75 pounds as needed. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is often performed in challenging environments including vacant buildings and debris-strewn areas. Workers are required to wear safety gear as needed. Work is performed outside as well as in office settings, with moderate inside temperatures. Outside temperatures vary with weather. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in the office and varies in the field. Entire office and all city vehicles are smoke-free.

 
About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.


***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at aderose@southbendin.gov and Office of Human Resources at humanresources@southbendin.gov to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

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