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POSITION: CODE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTOR– (5 Openings) ANNUAL SALARY: $32,529.12 – $38,692.94; BI-WEEKLY: $1,251.12 – $1,488.19 Public Works/Code Enforcement J.O. #13-214
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor in Code Enforcement Service Center, Public Work Division. Inspects the exterior and interior of vacant and occupied existing residential structures (single and multi-family) units, grounds, and abandoned and disabled automobiles for compliance with codes and regulations in the City. Inspects housing components such as structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and other installations to determine maintenance requirements, housing violations, or hazardous conditions. Investigates complaints on code violations and re-inspects property for compliance. Prepares various reports utilizing different software packages by operating the computer and/or hand held devices. Issues violation orders/notices, environmental and civil citations using various computerized methods to responsible party including property owners, landlords or tenants for specific housing, building, sanitation, health or fire prevention violations based on relevant housing codes. Maintains and keeps inspection and various reports including photographs, notes of conversations, videos, correspondence, field reviews, and other related information into a computerized system. Performs research to determine property ownership. Provides information to the public regarding Chapter 48 of the City of Memphis Housing Codes.
Prepares case records and materials for attorneys to use in court hearings. Testifies at hearings or in court in behalf of City. Interprets code requirements and recommends compliance procedures.
1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and verbally with staff, management, and general public. Requires ability to make all types of installation inspections including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing. Must be able to climb under house and in attic. Requires the ability to operate a computer, and basic office equipment such as copier, hand held devices, smart phone, still, and video camera. Requires ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. of materials, supplies or equipment. Must be able to traverse on various surfaces when conducting inspections. Requires ability to operate automobile and various equipment such as electrical tester, real estate wheel, and measuring tape.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed throughout the City within an assigned geographical zone. Work involves contact with the public at times under stressful conditions. May be scheduled to work various shifts. May be exposed to animals (dogs and cats), rodents, insects and deteriorating structures when conducting inspections. May be exposed to various weather conditions, fumes, odors, dust, and noise.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate and two (2) years’ experience working with either building construction, codes inspection; or equivalent combination of education and experience which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Certification by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and Southern Building Code Congress International preferred. Must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license. College Degree or coursework credit strongly preferred.
POSITION: SANITATION AREA MANAGER – (2 Openings) ANNUAL SALARY: $67,399.80; BI-WEEKLY: $2,592.30 Public Works/Solid Waste Maintenance/Midtown J.O. #13-219
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general direction of the Solid Waste Sector Administrator. Assigned to one of the service areas within the City to direct and coordinate through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in collecting solid waste and other refuse and transporting refuse to disposal sites: Interviews, hires, trains, evaluates work performance, and disciplines assigned personnel; schedules crew staffing levels and adjusts levels as needed to ensure adequate collection service; assists administrator in planning collection routes, monitors collection activities, and makes recommendation for route adjustments; maintains contacts with public and refuse crews on complaints relating to refuse collection, investigates citizen complaints and takes appropriate action; monitors equipment operations, schedules repairs and establishes preventative maintenance programs; interprets personnel policies and contract memorandums and conveys to workers; confers with workers’ representatives to attempt to resolve grievances; and keeps records and prepares payroll and operational reports.
1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned from time to time.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires ability to inspect collection routes and to make operational inspections of transfer and disposal sites. Requires ability to operate automobile and ability to communicate with staff, management, and the general public.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment and outdoors. May be exposed to changing weather conditions, fumes and odors.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduate and seven (7) years experience in solid waste services or closely related field with three (3) of those years in a supervisory capacity; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess a valid Tennessee Driver’s License.
POSITION: CODE ENFORCEMENT SUPERVISOR– (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $37,939.20 – $57,283.20; BI-WEEKLY: $1,459.20 – $2,203.20 Public Works/Code Enforcement J.O. #13-215
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the supervision of an assigned manager in Code Enforcement Service Center, Public Works Division. Supervises, assigns, and participates in the operations and activities of the City’s Housing Code Enforcement Program to ensure compliance with applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations. Provides work direction, assignment of duties, evaluation of work performance, and discipline of assigned staff. Participates in the development of goals, policies and procedures. Makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards. Provides interpretation and explanation regarding codes and maintains information on changes in codes. Monitors staff work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures. Conducts training to ensure compliance with required workplace safety standards, and federal and city regulations and policies. Participates in the selection of code enforcement staff. Monitors and maintains the service center’s budget and expenditures, including accounts receivable and payable functions. Receives and responds to complaints on alleged housing violations related to codes and ordinances by conducting field investigations and property inspection to identify or monitor potential violations. Maintains accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, enforcement actions and other job-related activities. Creates and prepares a variety of correspondence, memorandums, notices and reports relating to enforcement issues and the status of cases by utilizing various computer applications. Interacts and communicates verbally and in writing with general public, court staff, management, and other staff members on a variety of housing issues and concerns. Makes off-site visits to attend various meetings, conferences, and training classes.
1. Acts as the Manager of Code Enforcement in all related activities in his/her absences.
2. Performs the full range of code enforcement duties when needed.
3. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires ability to perform all types of installation inspections including electrical, mechanical, and plumbing. Must be able to climb onto and stoop under house and climb into attic to visually discern safety and health hazards. Must be able to communicate clearly with staff and the public both verbally and in writing. Requires ability to operate automobile and various equipment such as an electrical tester, real estate wheel, measuring tape, and portable radio.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed throughout the City within an assigned geographical zone. Work involves contact with the public at times under stressful conditions. May be scheduled to work various shifts. Will travel frequently to meetings or sites across the City for visual inspection of properties. May be exposed to various weather conditions, fumes, odors, dust, and noise.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and three (3) years’ experience in code enforcement; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must possess and maintain a valid driver license as a condition of continued employment. One (1) of the three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory or lead/senior position preferred. Certification by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and Southern Building Code Congress International preferred.
POSITION: SEWER STOPPAGE OPERATOR – (1 Opening) ANNUAL SALARY: $38,694.24; BI-WEEKLY: $1,488.24 Public Works/Environmental Inspection J.O. #13-216
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general supervision of a Zone Supervisor to maintain sewer lines through clearing and removing stoppages, obstructions, or restrictions: inspects sewer lines and manholes and performs dye tests/smoke tests, if necessary, to locate the stoppage; drives and operates sewer cleaning equipment such as a flusher, vactor, power rodder, drag machine, etc. to clear the stoppage and applies chemical solvents to aid in clearing the obstruction; enters confined spaces to remove debris from manholes; cleans and disinfects areas such as basements and yards flooded as a result of sewer stoppages; performs routine washing of sewer lines, manholes, and siphons; and directs the tasks of a Semi-skilled Crewperson assigned to assist in these duties. Reports the location of the problem, action taken, and current job status to a dispatcher or supervisor using a mobile radio. Prepares a daily summary report on all activities performed and documents any special job site conditions. Performs light preventative maintenance of vehicles and equipment such as fluid levels, pre-trip inspections, filters, etc. Responds to citizens’ issues and concerns relating to sewer problems requiring effective communication with potentially irate customers. Performs preventative cleaning maintenance on sewer lines as directed. Cleans and unclogs wastewater treatment plant process piping as directed. Removes grease buildup in the wet wells of sewer lift stations. Applies water to bio-filters to promote biological growth for effective odor control.
1. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires the ability to traverse uneven ground, lift and carry objects such as tools and power equipment weighing up to 50 lbs., and maneuver including stooping, bending, reaching (including above head), pushing, pulling, and climbing into and out of manholes. Requires the ability to drive and operate specialized sewer equipment such as a wash truck and power rodder.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an outdoor environment. Performing job requires exposure to sewage fumes and odors, insects, weeds and poisonous plants, emulsifiers, bacteria, insecticides, sewer solvents, traffic, noise, heat and all types of weather conditions. Must be able to enter confined spaces such as a manhole/sewer line. Requires some contact with the general public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduate and two (2) years experience in sewer line maintenance; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must have a valid class “B” Tennessee driver’s license with endorsement (C or N) for tanks 1,000 gallons or greater. Must comply with Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Alcohol and Drug testing rules. May be required to complete a battery of tests as deemed appropriate by Human Resources to evaluate competencies in operating heavy equipment.
***GRANT FUNDED WITH BENEFITS***
POSITION: GRANTS COORDINATOR – (1 Opening) Annual Salary: $42,120.00 – $64,022.40 Bi-weekly: $1,620.00 – $2,462.40 Housing & Community Development/Planning & Grants J.O. #13-217
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of the Administrator of Planning and Development to write grants and compose/coordinate legal contractual agreements for the Division of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and Memphis Housing Authority (MHA). Coordinates all activities pertaining to the grant funding process, including searching and identifying availability of grants and funding sources for existing and proposed programs and projects. Determines feasibility of proposed projects/programs, develops project ideas, prepares grant proposals, communicates with funders, maintains approved grants for HCD, and generates requests for reimbursement payments for subcontracts. Interprets government regulations, forecasts, coordinates, and prepares multiple grant applications and projects to meet specified deadline, utilizing grant-writing techniques that will produce grant awards and withstand competitive reviews. Monitors grant-funded projects to ensure program compliance and prepares reports to track proposed and award grants, ongoing projects, and related budgets to ensure compliance with grant specifications. Participates in the HCD and MHA’s annual planning processes to evaluate program needs, conducts citywide public meetings, and collaborates with internal and external agencies and/or consultants to provide accurate/current information to secure funding and investments in division programs. Keeps abreast of available grants and federal, state, and local legislation that may impact grant funding. Develops applicable policies and procedures to coordinate and control grant-writing and grant management processes. Utilizes various computer software applications to create documents, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, databases, etc. in the grant writing and coordination processes.
1) Coordinates steering committee meetings, forums with public and private partners, and activities with other City divisions, departments, and outside agencies as part of the citywide strategic planning process; represents HCD/MHA at City Council and other such meetings
2. Develops grant-related training materials and conducts training workshops
3. Provides work direction to clerical staff and intern(s) who assist in preparing grants
4. Writes requests for proposals (RFP) as needed for services
5. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires ability to read, interpret, and apply federal regulations. Ability to operate general office equipment such as a computer, calculator, and telephone required. Ability to operate an automobile required.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work is performed in an office environment except when occasional citywide and domestic is required to attend meetings, conferences, and seminars. Work involves interaction with consultants, agency officials, university personnel, the general public, and staff members at all levels.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, City or Regional Planning, or closely related field and four (4) years’ experience in grant writing or housing program administration with one (1) of the four (4) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Experience with various computer software applications required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Master’s degree preferred.