Property Maintenance Inspector
City of Danville, VA - Danville, VA

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The purpose of this position is to perform inspections and provide technical assistance in dealing with commercial and residential properties. This is accomplished by performing maintenance code and rental inspections; providing services to the public and property owners; detecting fire hazards, electrical hazards, plumbing hazards, HVAC hazards, structural collapse, etc.; generating notices and inspection reports; maintaining files and data; and preparing criminal complaints and legal documents for court cases. Other duties include coordinating, overseeing, and inspecting work performance by contractors; organizing public meetings and informational sessions; inspecting contractor’s work; participating in continuing education; and overseeing special projects.

Essential Job Functions*:

Performs inspection duties by informing tenants and owners of the inspection process before beginning; documenting violations and photographing for records; providing owners with a copy of field report and information about permits; setting due dates for payments of fees; scheduling re-inspections; generating non-compliance notices; assessing weather and fire damage; performing vehicle safety inspections; and completing inspection reports.

Completes legal and court action duties by generating criminal complaints and warrants; preparing all property liens; verifying owner information; coordinating with other city departments to gather information; generating and mailing appropriate notices and letters; delivering criminal complaints to court to start the legal action process; gathering and updating pictures as evidence; and recording court decisions.

Performs other duties by providing management of violation cases; exercising conflict resolution; coordinating with contractors and other city departments on demolition and construction projects; ensuring accuracy of land and real estate information for planning purposes; utilizing software to track new and existing case inspections; overseeing the general fund and block grants budgets; researching potential development sites; attending meetings related to project management and construction; and performing historical project reviews.

Provides customer services by directing walk in customers; answering and directing telephone calls; providing technical assistance; collecting permit payments and inspection fees; generating customer receipts; and scheduling inspections.

Typical Qualifications:

Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical, or correspondence schools are likely sources.

Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.

Over four years up to and including six years.

Position has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

Decisions regarding interpretation of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations.

Contacts may involve stressful, negative interactions with the public requiring high levels of tact, and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.

Receives Limited Direction: This job title normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. Special projects are managed with little oversight and assignments may be reviewed upon completion. Performance reviewed periodically.

Skilled: Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

This job title has no fiscal/budgetary responsibility.

Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Special License and Certificates:

Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector; Licensed Lead Risk Assessor; General Driver's License.