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Planning and Inspections / Minimum Housing Inspector

The City of Dunn is seeking a qualified individual with strong communication skills and the ability to deal tactfully with contractors, property owners, and the general public. This position, under general supervision, performs responsible technical and administrative work in the City's Planning & Inspections Department. The main areas of work would revolve around performing minimum housing inspections and ensuring adherence to code requirements or initiating condemnation proceedings. Inspectors perform inspections of existing buildings and structures to ensure conformance with minimum housing codes, building codes, and public nuisance violations and zoning codes pertaining to vehicles. Inspections of properties to ensure minimum standards are met; perform property ownership research; initiate and update enforcement cases; and confer with property owners and contractors. - Inspects existing building structures to ensure conformance with minimum housing and building codes; public nuisance violations and zoning codes pertaining to vehicles; interprets state codes and city ordinances to determine compliance; issues violation notices for noncompliance. - Inspects properties and enforces adopted codes ensuring that minimum standards of health, safety and environmental welfare for the general public are adhered to. - Performs property and ownership research related to code enforcement cases; establishes contact with property owners and/or professional organizations and other representatives of properties. - Makes site visits and gathers data; handles communication with property owners and/or initiates compliance action; facilitates hearings; establishes timelines for corrective actions; coordinates with the police and other departments as appropriate; and provides City Code interpretation and information to residents. Prepares, updates and maintains code enforcement case files; organizes and maintains electronic and paper files and related documentation. - Attends community and government agency meetings regarding housing & public nuisance codes and code enforcement actions; provides residents with information related to established processes; provides referral information as to the applicable division handling specific cases. - Identifies, develops, implement and maintains processes and practices that encourage, support and promote effective, comprehensive and meaningful citizen engagement. - Provides support and assists with inspecting properties and structures and making damage assessments resulting from weather events; evaluates and identifies safety issues and repair needs. - Provides back-up in answering the telephone in the Planning & Inspections office, answering a variety of questions on City services; may issue permits, collect fees and assist in general operations of the office. - Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned. - Considerable knowledge of state and local ordinances and codes related to building construction at the Level I certification in Building. - Considerable knowledge of minimum housing standard regulations. - Considerable knowledge of modern practices and materials used in the installation, construction, repair, and maintenance of equipment, appliance and fixtures. - Ability to deal firmly and tactfully with contractors, property owners, and the general public. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, peers, contractors, builders, property owners, and the general public. - Ability to establish and maintain accurate records of work activities. - Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. - Must be able to operate a variety of machines including a computer. - Must be able to exert up to twenty pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Active work involves driving and walking most of the time. - Must be able to lift/carry weight of five to ten lbs.

Deadline for Application: Open Until Filled

  • Minimum Requirements
    A qualified candidate will possess a minimum High School Diploma or GED and two years of experience in or related to the construction industry and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation; possession of Level I Certification by the North Carolina Department of Insurance in Building I. Candidates without the required certification must be able to obtain Standard Level I certification within one year of employment. Must possess a valid NC Driver License.
  • Benefits Include
    The City of Dunn provides an excellent benefits package that includes participation in NC Local Government Employees Retirement System; participation in the State Health Plan, employer-paid dental & life insurance; optional vision insurance; optional FSA participation; optional life, disability, cancer, critical illness, and accident insurance; 401(k) plan and optional 457(b) plan; 12 paid holidays; birthday holiday; and vacation/sick leave.
  • Starting Salary Range
    Salary DOQ.
  • How to Apply
    Submit cover letter expressing your interest in working for the Dunn Community, a resume, and a City application to: City of Dunn, HR Director, PO Box 1065, Dunn, NC 28335. Applications are available at City Hall, 401 E. Broad St., or they may be downloaded at www.cityofdunn.org. Open until filled. The City of Dunn is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a drug free workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer

More About Dunn

Dunn was originally called "Lucknow" and was renamed in 1873

The city of Dunn was incorporated on February 12, 1887, at which time it was a logging town and a turpentine distilling center. The name honors Bennett Dunn, who supervised the construction of the railway line between Wilson and Fayetteville.

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