Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Retirement contribution and matching, tuition reimbursement, Paid-time-off (including sick, vacation and comp)
Internal Number: 2023-04
Performs a variety of routine and complex work in the interpretation and enforcement of adopted building codes / zoning ordinances together within the guidelines of related rules, regulations and policies.
Works independently to enforce the Building Codes and Zoning Ordinances of Londonderry Township.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reviews building permit applications for compliance to the zoning ordinance.
Reviews building permit applications for completeness under the Uniform Construction Code
Coordinates building permit reviews thru third party consultants
Reviews land development plans for compliance to the zoning ordinance.
Coordinates engineering reviews of land development plans with the Township engineer.
Manages the property files to assure building and zoning documents are properly filed.
Identifies ordinances that require updates and makes recommendations for changes.
Prepares agenda, attends meeting and prepares minutes for the following:
1- Board of Supervisors regular and work session meetings
2- Planning Commission meetings
Schedules and coordinates Zoning Hearing Board meetings
Represents the Township at Zoning Hearing Board meetings.
Maintains permit spreadsheets and tracking sheets to assure permits are processed within required time limits.
Responds to complaints of potential code violations gathers evidence; questions complainants, witnesses and suspects; compares facts to code requirements; makes findings; and issues notices of violation. Represents the township during any related litigation.
Meets with owners, tenants, contractors, developers, businesses, etc. to review and address code requirements and / or violations to secures code compliance.
Maintains a variety of electronic logs and records related to inspection and enforcement activities; prepares recommendations for amendments and additions to codes or regulations which relate to the position.
Coordinates efforts with the police, planning, building and related departments, the prosecuting attorney, and other staff or agencies, as needed.
Reviews cases being prepared for trial with emphasis on the evidentiary and legal issues crucial to successful prosecution. Prepares detailed reports of activities and investigations made; consults with prosecutors and prepares case report for court action; testifies in court.
Other Duties as Required
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
(A) Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent; Building Codes Certifications, Building Code Official Designation.
(B) Two years experience related to building inspection, land use, public administration or a related field; or
(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Knowledge of zoning and code enforcement principles, practices and methods as applicable to a municipal setting; working knowledge of applicable laws, standards and regulations relating to various land use, nuisance and public safety codes; working knowledge of inspection techniques;
(B) Ability to prepare, organize and maintain inspection field data, reports and systems; ability to analyze complex situations, problems and data, and use sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making decisions; ability to comprehend and articulate complex facts and relationships in detail and to summarize and write clearly, concisely and legibly, and to testify in court in an objective, concise, and professional manner; ability to produce or obtain reports, graphs, charts, photographs or the evidence or exhibits; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, employees, supervisors and the general public; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to handle stressful situations and effectively deal with difficult or angry people.
Must possess a valid State driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment. Must have basic building codes inspection certifications. Must be a Certified Building Codes Official.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer, including word processing, spread sheet and data base software; motor vehicle; phone and cell phone; mobile or portable radio, copy, scanner and fax machine.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed mostly in field settings. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land uses and other matters. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally may work in a high, precarious place and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.