Under the direction of the Planning Manager, this position is responsible for the enforcement of municipal ordinances pertaining to nuisance and property maintenance; assists with the enforcement of municipal ordinances pertaining to zoning and development; inspects/follows up with the fat, oil, and grease disposal program, and inspects/follow-ups for soil erosion violations. This position conducts inspections, data collection, recordkeeping, field work, and serves as a liaison between the public and City regarding ordinance and/or code violations. Work is performed according to established guidelines and the verbal and written instructions of an immediate supervisor, and is reviewed for accuracy and adherence to established procedure by the supervisor.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples listed include all the duties that may be found in this position.
- Enforces City Ordinances pertaining to nuisances & property maintenance; composes and sends correspondence to individuals in response to complaints and ordinance violations.
- Enforces City Ordinances and the Wisconsin Erosion Code in conducting inspections of commercial buildings and multi-family buildings.
- Develops and maintains a consistent system of ordinance compliance report organization utilizing ArcGIS and the municipal permit tracking software; maintains data through photography and report writing.
- Maintains required logs and reports; assists in record keeping and performs office procedures as required.
- Serves as a liaison between the public and the City regarding ordinance violations and ordinance enforcement.
- Assists committees and staff to develop policies and procedures to improve the overall maintenance and appearance of properties in the City.
- Assists with the enforcement of the zoning ordinance including inspections, follow-up on complaints, and preparation of documentation of ordinance violations; may assist inspection staff with non-technical inspections.
- Inspects new development for compliance with conditions of approval; assists developers in achieving compliance.
- Develops outreach activities to inform public and City Council of the City's Property Maintenance activities.
- Assists Planning Manager with report preparation; meeting and agenda preparation; data collection; site plan review, etc; attends City Committee meetings as required during absence of the Planning Manager or as requested.
- Assists City Engineer/Department of Public Works with report writing; stormwater utility calculations; data collection; field work; and data entry.
- Assists with the Urban Forestry Program by responding tocustomer inquiries, creating and providing educational information, planting plans, preparation of bid documents, and coordinating/supervising contractor activity).
- Inspects, enforces, and completes required paperwork/reporting for City Ordinances on the fat, oil and grease disposal program.
RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Acts as a member of the City's Emergency Operation Team and is responsible for emergency management tasks as assigned.
- May serve as a backup to the Office Clerical Support position.
- May assist in maintaining and archiving records as requested; performs end of the year records clean up and storage.
- Other duties as requested or assigned.
- Contributes to a cooperative working effort by demonstrating a willingness to assist other departments and to perform other job-related work as needed or requested. Assistance is given to others, and special projects are completed as scheduled or requested.
- Knowledge of zoning and property maintenance issues including ability to enforce City ordinances.
- Knowledge of operation of level, understanding of slopes and grades, and earthwork-type construction; knowledge of Erosion Control measures.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with businesses, developers, property owners, citizens, and elected officials; excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to maintain a professional demeanor, calmly approach and solve problems under stressful circumstances, maintain and promote harmony in the workplace, concentrate for extended periods of time, and be flexible.
- Excellent organization skills, including the ability to work on multiple tasks establishing priorities for work and procedures to follow.
- Ability to maintain records, files, prepare paperwork/reports from such information.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, GIS software (i.e. ArcMap) or other City Planning software; ability to assist with managing websites.
- Ability to understand and read maps, site plans, blueprints, utility, and basic construction.
- Ability to operate various office machines, including, but not limited to: copier, fax machine, mobile phone, multi-line phone, calculator, camera, and PC required.
- Ability to operate a motorized vehicle: automobiles and light truck (pick-up).
- Associates degree in geography, natural resources, forestry, planning, construction management or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- One (1) to three (3) years of experience in a municipal environment, natural resources, planning, engineering or an equivalent combination of education and/or similar experience is required.
- Valid driver's license with good driving record is required.
- Must obtain Wisconsin Erosion Control certification within six (6) months of hire.
- One (1) to three (3) years of experience working with the public or customer service required; public sector customer service preferred.
- Large percentage of time is spent talking, hearing, speaking and using near and far vision.
- Frequently sits at keyboard.
- Reads and writes.
- Frequent twisting, turning, bending and stooping.
- Reaches to shoulder height frequently, and above and below shoulder height occasionally.
- Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements requiring skill and training to navigate field conditions, negotiate slopes, and terrain.
- Occasionally pushes and pulls equipment up to forty (40) pounds within the office or field.
- Ability to lift/carry objects of varying sizes and weights up to fifty (50) pounds.
- Work is done in varying weather conditions from extreme heat to cold temperatures.
- Thirty (30) percent of workday spent sitting.
- Forty (40) percent of workday spent walking.
- Thirty (30) percent of workday spent standing.
- Percentages of time sitting, standing, walking, and driving may vary depending on the task performed and the time of year.
The City of Onalaska will pay 80%of the premium for health insurance. Employees will contribute 20% of the remaining premium.
The City pays the employer contribution and the Employee is responsible for the portion of the employee contribution as directed by the Wisconsin Legislature. The percentage of contribution varies based on employee group and is established by the Wisconsin Legislature / Department of Employee Trust Fund / Wisconsin Retirement System. The plan is administered by the Department of Employee Trust Fund.
Additional information is in the Your Benefit Handbook provided to each eligible employee during the orientation period. Labor Agreements - Those protective service employees who are subject to comprehensive collective bargaining agreement as negotiated or are regulated by the Police & Fire Commission, shall be exempt from the provisions of these rules that are inconsistent with such agreements or other regulations.
Allstate Supplemental Insurance Plans
The City provides additional supplemental insurance plans through Allstate which includes: Accident, Cancer and Critical Illness insurance. The employee pays the premiums on a pre-tax basis.
Accident insurance can pay a lump sum benefit for off-the-job accidental injuries plus some medical benefits. It works in addition to the other insurance you have. It also includes an outpatient physicians treatment benefit which is determined by the option you choose.
Cancer and specified disease insurance can help you manage the high expenses of treatment, preserve savings, protect your family from financial hardship and allows you to concentrate on getting well. It includes a wellness benefit of $100 per calendar year per person for a wellness test.
- pre-taxed deductions from your payroll check (Federal and State tax deferred)
- after-tax deductions from your payroll check for Roth IRA plans
- the City of Onalaska allows choice ofthree companies: Nationwide, North Shore Bank and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation Program.
Labor Agreements - Those protective service employees who are subject to comprehensive collective bargaining agreement as negotiated or are regulated by the Police & Fire Commission, shall be exempt from the provisions of these rules that are inconsistent with such agreements or other regulations.
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