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Neighborhood Services Officer / Stormwater Inspector (Open Positions: 1)



Location: City Hall, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Department: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Division: Neighborhood Services
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: 23.56 - 33.96
Status: Open Until Filled
Details: Interviews Begin January 2019
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Job Description

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this position is to work together with residents and property owners to achieve a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing community which enhances the quality of life in Greenwood Village by ensuring proper compliance with City codes, standards, and regulations. The Neighborhood Services Officer/Stormwater Inspector ensures the City's zoning, subdivision, nuisance, grading and drainage codes, and health and safety regulations are followed. Activities include conducting field investigations and inspections, gathering information, preparing reports, advising violators, issuing summonses, obtaining compliance or initiating legal action, responding to complaints, and testifying in court; and to provide assistance to the staff. 
As a municipal organization, Greenwood Village is an emergency provider of services. Some emergency situations, including weather related emergencies, may necessitate Greenwood Village employees to assist in areas of work which may not be directly related to the employees specific job function, but which will be within the physical capabilities, training, and skills of the employee. 

 



Job Responsibilities

75% -

Essential Functions:

A. Code Enforcement Tasks

l.Works together with residents and property owners to achieve positive outcomes; proactively communicates with residents, property owners and general contractors of construction projects to educate them on the City's rules and regulations.

2. Investigates complaints regarding zoning, subdivision, grading &drainage, and nuisance code violations. Determines if violation exists, and takes action to obtain compliance following accepted City procedures; maintains momentum on getting resolution of code violations.

3. Provides information to both violators and complainants in a diplomatic and informative manner; provides updates on case status to complainants as needed; builds and maintains a positive public perspective of code enforcement.

4. Responds to complaints and issues verbal warning, written warnings, and violation notices; assists the City legal staff in the prosecution of code enforcement cases; testifies in court when necessary on violations of City codes for which a summons has been issued.

5. Maintains a log of code enforcement cases and a file on each case,including an activity log; submits monthly reports to the Planning Manager on case status.

6. Conducts periodic sweeps of commercial areas of the City to identify code violations and to initiate code enforcement action, as directed by City policy; responds to complaints in residential areas consistent with City policy; alerts Planning Manager to patterns of code violations which may require revisions to City codes.

7. Makes recommendations on revisions to City codes, and may prepare such revisions, if assigned.

8. Assists Police Department and City staff in responding to general inquiries from the public on code enforcement.

9. Works closely with the staff and performs inspections to ensure that site work in private developments conform with City codes and approved plans; obtains compliance when corrective work is needed.

10. Walks through residential properties and construction sites; stands while communicating and/or issuing warnings or summons; drives a motor vehicle; removes signs from rights-of way; picks up debris and loads into vehicle; operates a variety of equipment including personal computer, mobile devices, calculator, and copier.

11. Writes letters, emails, and other correspondence related to notices of violation and other code enforcement requirements.

12. Utilizes a variety of software programs including community development and police department modules.

B. Stormwater Inspection

1. Performs grading, erosion, and sediment control inspections of private construction.

2. Ensures compliance with the City's NPDES permit with the State of Colorado.

25% -

Marginal Functions

A. Surveying:

1. Assists with surveying projects and measuring site improvements, using rod and level or total station equipment.

B. Miscellaneous Administrative Functions

1. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of trends and innovations in construction inspection and code enforcement.

2. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge Of: - 1. Basic objectives and operational activities in the administration of a construction site management 
and code enforcement program. 
2. Construction methods and procedures. 
3. Record keeping methods and techniques. 
4. Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations applicable to code enforcement 
including zoning, subdivision, grading, drainage, and nuisance regulations. 
5 .Legal procedures for enforcing codes. 
Ability to: -

1. Interpret, explain, and enforce development regulations and requirements, and applicable State 
and Federal laws. 
2. Explain general information on code requirements to the public and to contractors. 
3. Understand and evaluate development plans in order to check for compliance in the field. 
4. Learn local geography and street locations. 
5. Investigate and monitor field conditions. 
6. Analyze problems, situations, and technical data, propose alternative course of action, and 
recommend solutions. 
7. Perform mathematical calculation as required. 
Interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations related to code 
enforcement. 
8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
9. Prepare clear and concise reports and maintain accurate and complete files on inspection jobs and 
code enforcement cases. 
10. Understand and carry out oral and written directions. 
11. Be effective in the use of interpersonal skills needed to handle day-to-day personal and telephone contact with the public including contractors, residents, property owners, and business people.
12. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 
13. Operate modern office equipment, including computers, and variety of software applications, and field equipment safely and efficiently. 
14. Demonstrate and maintain audio/visual discrimination and perception to observe field conditions, converse with the public, and accomplish other tasks necessary for the successful performance of assigned duties.
15. Perform a variety of sedentary to moderate physical work depending on assignment, including moving around on job sites, which may require the full range of physical motion including pushing, pulling, lifting, twisting and turning the upper body, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, balancing, crawling, reaching for objects, walking, standing; and occasional lifting and carrying of supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
16. Occasionally respond to emergency call outs after normal working hours. 
17. Manage multiple tasks and maintain momentum on assignments. 
18. Meet schedules and deadlines. 


Physical Requirements

This position performs a variety of sedentary to moderate physical work depending on assignment, including moving around on job sites, which may require the full range of physical motion including pushing, pulling, lifting, twisting and turning the upper body, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, balancing, crawling, reaching for objects, walking, standing; and occasional lifting and carrying of supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. 

Additional Information

Job Brochure.docx

Job Description (Effective January 2019).pdf

 Licenses or Certificates:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to obtain coverage by the City's insurance carrier. 
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, CCIC/NCIC Certification through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation within 6 months of hire. 
Certification as a code enforcement officer through ACEO (Association of Code Enforcement Officers) is desirable. 

 Experience & Training:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible work experience as a code enforcement officer or related field. 
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional supplemental training is desirable. 

Equipment Utilized: 

Motor vehicle, standard office equipment including computers, blueprint machine, noise meter, hammer, level, tap measure, measuring wheel, two-way radio, and other field equipment. 

Contact with Others:

Contact with citizens and persons in the business community, developers, contractors and tradespeople, entailing negotiation where judgment and the ability to convince others are major considerations. Occasions when situations are stressful or difficult, and require diplomacy and tact.

Supervisory Requirements:

Receives direction from the Planning Manager. Exercises no supervision.

Hazards:

Extensive outdoor exposure to dust, dirt, and other environmental hazards.

 

Disclaimer

Effective January 2019