Arlington, Virginia
Mar 24, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTOR Closing Date/Time: Thu. 04/20/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $25.49 - $38.94 Hourly
$2,039.20 - $3,115.20 Biweekly
$53,019.20 - $80,995.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County's Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development (CPHD) is looking for a Community Codes Inspector to join its fully-accredited, award-winning Inspection Services Division on the Code Enforcement team!

This position conducts field inspections to determine if a property is in compliance with five codes: the Virginia Maintenance Code, a subset of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code; the Arlington Noise Control Ordinance; the Arlington Care of Private Property Ordinance; The Arlington Snow & Ice Removal Ordinance; and the Arlington Building Maintenance Standards Code. Inspections are conducted in response to complaints and through routine monitoring of an assigned geographic area. The employee manages cases from initiation to closure.

Specific duties include:
  • Inspecting residential and commercial property to evaluate compliance;
  • Negotiating and problem solving with property owners, tenants and business owners to correct violations;
  • Researching land records, enforcement history and permits;
  • Preparing detailed case records, chronologies and corrective orders;
  • Responding in writing to inquiries from the general public and/or government officials;
  • Assisting in prosecution of violators, including court appearances;
  • Making referrals to appropriate County and/or State agencies; and
  • Monitoring long–term compliance.
Other tasks include: attending community meetings, facilitating administrative hearings; measuring and interpreting noise readings; posting placards for public hearings; and operating a county vehicle to perform assigned duties.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent plus three years of experience in general building construction which included the following:
  • Building, fire, and/or housing inspections; and
  • General knowledge of plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems.

Substitution: Apprenticeship and or trade school training related to residential construction, plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical systems may substitute for up to 2-years of the required experience.

  • Experience resolving complaints involving the application of rules, policies or procedures;
  • Experience and/or training in negotiation, facilitation and/or mediation;
  • Certification as a Property (Building) Maintenance Inspector by state of employment;
  • Experience and/or certification as a housing or zoning inspector, or closely related field; and/or
  • Experience or training in use of PC's including Microsoft Word, and databases (Excel, PermitsPlus or similar).

  •  Special Requirements:
    1. The applicant must obtain Virginia state certification as a Property Maintenance Housing Inspector (Building Maintenance Technical Assistant) within the one year probationary period.
    2. The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

     Additional Information: The Community Codes Inspector position may be filled at a level II or III, based on experience and certifications.

    The salary range for Community Codes Inspector II is $49,337.60 - $75,400.00.
    The salary range for Community Codes Inspector III is $53,019.20 - $89,995.20.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered. In order to receive full credit for your experience, please ensure that you have included details of all relevant work experience on your application.

    Work hours: 40 hours per week with a flexible schedule. Must be available for call back on emergencies. Some after-hours and weekend work will be required. 

    Uniforms are required and will be provided.

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