Goverment Jobs
Published
March 14, 2019
Location
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Category
Job Type

Description

Essential & Related Job Functions

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.

  1. Enforces City Ordinances pertaining to nuisances & property maintenance; composes and sends correspondence to individuals in response to complaints and ordinance violations.
  2. Enforces City Ordinances and the Wisconsin Erosion Code in conducting inspections of commercial buildings and multi-family buildings.
  3. 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.
  4. Maintains required logs and reports; assists in record keeping and performs office procedures as required.
  5. Serves as a liaison between the public and the City regarding ordinance violations and ordinance enforcement.
  6. Assists committees and staff to develop policies and procedures to improve the overall maintenance and appearance of properties in the City.
  7. 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.
  8. Inspects new development for compliance with conditions of approval; assists developers in achieving compliance.
  9. Develops outreach activities to inform public and City Council of the City's Property Maintenance activities.
  10. 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.
  11. Assists City Engineer/Department of Public Works with report writing; stormwater utility calculations; data collection; field work; and data entry.
  12. 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).
  13. Inspects, enforces, and completes required paperwork/reporting for City Ordinances on the fat, oil and grease disposal program.

RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Acts as a member of the City's Emergency Operation Team and is responsible for emergency management tasks as assigned.
  2. May serve as a backup to the Office Clerical Support position.
  3. May assist in maintaining and archiving records as requested; performs end of the year records clean up and storage.
  4. Other duties as requested or assigned.
  5. 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.
Requirements of Work (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  1. Knowledge of zoning and property maintenance issues including ability to enforce City ordinances.
  2. Knowledge of operation of level, understanding of slopes and grades, and earthwork-type construction; knowledge of Erosion Control measures.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Excellent organization skills, including the ability to work on multiple tasks establishing priorities for work and procedures to follow.
  6. Ability to maintain records, files, prepare paperwork/reports from such information.
  7. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, GIS software (i.e. ArcMap) or other City Planning software; ability to assist with managing websites.
  8. Ability to understand and read maps, site plans, blueprints, utility, and basic construction.
  9. Ability to operate various office machines, including, but not limited to: copier, fax machine, mobile phone, multi-line phone, calculator, camera, and PC required.
  10. Ability to operate a motorized vehicle: automobiles and light truck (pick-up).
Training, Experience & Other Requirements

  1. Associates degree in geography, natural resources, forestry, planning, construction management or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. 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.
  3. Valid driver's license with good driving record is required.
  4. Must obtain Wisconsin Erosion Control certification within six (6) months of hire.
  5. One (1) to three (3) years of experience working with the public or customer service required; public sector customer service preferred.
Physical Requirements

  1. Large percentage of time is spent talking, hearing, speaking and using near and far vision.
  2. Frequently sits at keyboard.
  3. Reads and writes.
  4. Frequent twisting, turning, bending and stooping.
  5. Reaches to shoulder height frequently, and above and below shoulder height occasionally.
  6. Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements requiring skill and training to navigate field conditions, negotiate slopes, and terrain.
  7. Occasionally pushes and pulls equipment up to forty (40) pounds within the office or field.
  8. Ability to lift/carry objects of varying sizes and weights up to fifty (50) pounds.
  9. Work is done in varying weather conditions from extreme heat to cold temperatures.
  10. Thirty (30) percent of workday spent sitting.
  11. Forty (40) percent of workday spent walking.
  12. Thirty (30) percent of workday spent standing.
  13. Percentages of time sitting, standing, walking, and driving may vary depending on the task performed and the time of year.

Health Insurance
Regular full-time employees shall be entitled to participation in the health insurance program effective the first (1st) day of the month following sixty (60) days of employment. Currently the City of Onalaska offers health insurance programs as stipulated in the It's Your Choice booklets provided online by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds online to employees during the orientation program. These booklets outline what items are covered under each plan and are also available on the State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds website at http://etf.wi.gov.

The City of Onalaska will pay 80%of the premium for health insurance. Employees will contribute 20% of the remaining premium.

For part-time employees exceeding 1200 and less than 1999 hours in a twelve (12) month period, health insurance will be offered in accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds standards. Part-time employees will pay 50% of the health insurance premium and the City of Onalaska will pay 50% of the health insurance premium. 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.
Dental Insurance
Regular full-time employees shall be entitled to participation in the dental insurance program effective the first (1st) day of the month following sixty (60) days of employment. The City pays 100% of the premium.
Part-time employees exceeding 1200 hours in a twelve (12) month period are not eligible to receive dental insurance. 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.
Life Insurance
Regular full-time employees and part-time employees exceeding 1200 hours in a twelve (12) month period are eligible for Life insurance with the City of Onalaska.
Life insurance is available for the employee and other family members after the first of the month following thirty (30) days of continuous employment. Employees pay the full cost of the premium. The City pays the administrative cost associated with the premium. 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.
Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
Full Time, Less than Full Time and Part Time employees (except Part Time firefighters), as defined under City of Onalaska Policy No. 1.11 Definition of Employee Status are entitled to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

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.

Short and Long Term Disability
The City of Onalaska offers Short Term Disability insurance through Kansas City Life.Benefits are available to allregular full-time employees and pay benefits up to 60% of the employees salary. Premiums arepaid by the employee only.

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.

Critical illness coverage provides a lump-sum cash benefit to help you cover the out-of-pocket expenses associated with a critical illness. Coverage is dependent upon which plan you choose.?
Deferred Compensation (457b)
Deferred compensation is available to all regular full-time employees with the City of Onalaska. This is a voluntary program which allows employees to put additional money in a retirement savings program.
The benefits include:
  • 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.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
The City of Onalaska allows employees, through the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA),to have their health insurance premiums on the Tax Savings Plan. Employees are also eligible to participate in FSA health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The City of Onalaska provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which is available to employees and their immediate family members. EAP provides professional and confidential assistance to assist employees in resolving either personal or professional concerns.
EAP is provided to employees at no cost as it is an employer sponsored program. EAP is available 24/7 to employees and information is available through the Human Resource department.
Vacation
Vacation time will be based on a calendar year (January 1 through December 31 of each year). Hours from the date of hire, if not January 1 will be prorated accordingly. Vacation is earned and used in one calendar year period. All vacation earned must be taken in the same calendar year or it is forfeited. Up to one (1) week of vacation may be carried into the next year if authorization from the Department Head is received by Human Resources before December 31st. Vacation time must be used in one (1) hour increments and be approved by, and at the discretion of, theDepartment Head.

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.

Sick & Bereavement Leave
Sick Leave
The purpose of sick leave is to accumulatesick hours in your sick bank to cover for times when you are unable to work due to accidents or illnesses.
All employees shall accrue sick leave credits at the start of their employment until they reach the maximum amount allowed. After completion of six (6) months of continuous employment, the employee can use the earned sick time.
When using sick leave, a Request for Leave form must be completed, signed and returned to their supervisor or department head for approval.
Employees who have reached the maximum amount in their primary sick bank will have a secondary sick bank started. These banked sick leave hours may be used for extended illness only and shall not apply to retirement payout or have any other value upon separation. Extended illness shall be defined as the portion of any absence due to illness which extends beyond ten (10) consecutive working days.
Employees who are eligible to receive retirement, disability retirement or death benefits under the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Fund (WRS), shall be paid a percentage of accumulated sick leave (in primary sick bank) as severance pay. The remaining percent of the employees accumulated sick leave shall be credited to pay monthlypremiums for continued coverage for the employee, under the City of Onalaska's group health and dentalinsurance plan.
Bereavement Leave
In the event of the death of a member of the employees immediate family three consecutive days will be provided.
An employee may take up to one-half (1/2) day without loss of pay when serving as a pallbearer or military honor guard.
An employee may use one (1) day of sick pay as funeral leave for a person other than an immediate family member.
Holidays & Personal Days
Holidays
The City of Onalaska provides regular full-time employees with time off from work without loss of pay to observe the holidays listed in the schedule below. To qualify for the paid holidays, the employee must have worked the last scheduled work day preceeding the holiday and the next scheduled work day following the holiday unless excused as an authorized absence by the supervisor and/or department head. Whenever any of the full holidays listed below fall on a Saturday, the preceeding Friday shall be observed as the holiday. Whenever any of the full holidays below fall on a Sunday, the succeeding Monday shall be observed as the holiday. When holidays fall during any week in which an employee is on vacation, the time will not be charged against the employee's accrued vacation time.
Personal Days
Each regular full-timeemployee will receive two (2) paid personal days per year. Personal days cannot be carried over from year to year. These days must be used or they will be lost. Personal days can be taken in no less than one-half (1/2) hour increments. The supervisor and/or department head must approve use of any Personal Day time. Part-time, seasonal, on-call, or temporary employees shall not be entitled to paid holidays or personal days, but will be granted the time off without pay. Click here for the holiday schedule.
01
Do you have an associates degree in geography, natural resources, forestry, planning, construction management or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience?

  • Yes
  • No
02
Do you have one (1) to three (3) years of experience in a municipal environment, natural resources, planning, engineering or an equivalent combination of education or similar experience?

  • Yes
  • No
03
Do you have your Wisconsin Erosion Control Certification?

  • Yes
  • No
04
If no, are you willing to obtain your Wisconsin Erosion Control certification within six (6) months of hire?

  • Yes
  • No
05
Do you possess a valid driver's license with good driving record?

  • Yes
  • No

* Required Question