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Department of Public Works - Code Enforcement Administrator, City of Lawrence

Date Posted:  Full-time

Position Duration:  Permanent

Hours per Week:  40

Annual Salary:  $41,000-$47,000

Position Summary:

Under general supervision of the public works director, this position oversees day-to-day operations of the code enforcement division for the City of Lawrence, including permit issuance, building inspections, code enforcement inspections, and license issuance.  The incumbent of this position must be self-motivated and able to guide/develop staff members to ensure a positive customer service experience.  Other duties may include public education activities, assisting and responding to members of the general public, providing administrative support, and interfacing with other City employees and citizens as required.

Position Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director, supervises/develops departmental staff in the areas of permit issuance, license issuance, building inspections and code enforcement inspections.  Supervising includes training/coaching, scheduling, and evaluating employees.

Oversees development and implementation of innovative programs and technologies to improve the customer experience by streamlining plan/application review and permitting/licensing processes, improving inspection procedures, and by providing meaningful communication to the customer.

Provides leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates activities with other departments and agencies as needed.

Compiles and analyzes data for inclusion in a variety of reports including monthly reports, statistical reports, trend analysis and problem solving.

Prepares and teaches in-house training classes to ensure staff is properly trained with current processes and procedures.

Occasionally called upon to assist in interpreting building and municipal codes.  Meets with contractors, engineers, architects, property owners, and others to discuss inspection/permitting procedures and issues.

Assists Director in determining work procedures, preparing work schedules, and expediting workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Perform random quality control reviews to ensure proper application of code interpretation, compliance with governing laws and regulations, and established interdepartmental policy.

Assists the Director in long-range strategic and short-range workload planning for department/divisions.

Formulates divisional policies and procedures, and assists the Director in development and implementation of department policies and procedures.

May be called upon to answer questions from the general public or elected officials and/or to resolve disputes that cannot be resolved at staff level.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

Employee in this position receives direction from the Director of the Department of Public Works.


Requires Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the area of Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Political Science, or a closely related field.

A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning or a field closely related to the work being performed may be substituted for two years of experience.

More than five years of progressively responsible experience related to the position, with at least three years in a management capacity.

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

Ability to potentially speak in public forums and prepare detailed presentations to a diverse audience.

Basic computer and office equipment knowledge.  Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Office, Internet applications, and GIS.

Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems with tact, diplomacy, and persuasiveness in dealing with a variety of people in a variety of situations.

Demonstrated ability to resolve conflicts/customer service skills.

Must have and retain a valid Indiana Driver's license and have the ability to operate a City vehicle.

Preferred knowledge/previous experience with code compliance activities.


The City of Lawrence offers a generous, comprehensive benefit package for you and your eligible dependents to meet your healthcare needs.  The City shares the cost of healthcare premiums in addition to contributing an employer match for enrolling in the High Deductible Health Plan option with a Health Savings Account.  The City of Lawrence is partnered with Community Health Network to provide free healthcare services at our Healthcare Clinic to employees and their dependents that are enrolled in the City's medical plan.  The City of Lawrence is proud to offer these and many more benefits to our employees.

Click here for the City of Lawrence website and to apply.

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Building Commissioner, Town of Sellersburg

Date Posted: June 12, 2018

Department:  Building Department

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports to:  Director of Public Works1


The Building Commissioner works under the general direction of the Director of Public Works. The Building Commissioner must have thorough knowledge of accepted requirements for building construction, fire prevention, light and ventilation.  Possesses the ability to enforce and interpret regulations such as state building codes, state sanitary codes and local zoning ordinances firmly, tactfully and impartially.


Requirements of Work

  • Extensive understanding of current building codes;
  • Sound understanding of planning and zoning regulations and laws;
  • Sound understanding of federal, state and local laws pertaining to code enforcement;
  • Sound understanding of federal, state and local laws pertaining to special flood hazard areas;
  • Sound understanding of building practices;
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals, drawings, and specifications, including layouts, blueprints and schematics;
  • Ability to conduct requested inspections and prepare reports;
  • Ability to issue and track permits using computer software.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform in a satisfactory manner the functions listed below.  This list is not exhaustive; other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Develops, reviews and modifies annual goals and objectives of department; manages operations to achieve these within available resources; and evaluates degree of achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and administers annual operating budget of department; reviews and makes recommendations regarding fees; and provides appropriate reports about activity and revenue levels.
  • Inspects all new and renovated residential and commercial buildings for building code compliance and issues of notice of violation and/or takes corrective action as appropriate.  Inspects types of materials used in construction for compliance with codes.  Ensures building sites have current building permit.
  • Completes daily inspection reports and maintains inspection records and monitors progress made towards compliance.  Enters inspection notes and results into computer tracking system.
  • Assists contractors and property owners, explaining policies and procedures and answering questions pertaining to code compliance.  Received and investigates code compliance complaints, determining and asking corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Assures effective communication and coordination with other Town operations, department heads and staff.
  • Provides customer service in the form of assistance, expertise and guidance to residents, business owners, developers and contractors needing services related to land use planning and cases.
  • Serves as staff for the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals and attends their meetings as such.  Prepares Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals agenda material, reports and recommendations.
  • Acts as technical advisor to Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Town Council on matters related to land use planning.
  • Carries out all follow through tasks resulting from Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals cases.
  • Interprets and enforces zoning bylaws, initiating inspection and enforcement actions as prescribed by statute and bylaw.  Prepares complaints for legal action against violators of the Zoning Bylaw and, when necessary, works with legal counsel for prosecution through the courts.
  • Reviews development proposals for compliance with Town code including traffic flow, landscaping, building placement and infrastructure.
  • Maintains permanent and current records of the Zoning and Subdivision Control Ordinance and amendments thereto, and to initiate, direct and review, from time to time, the Ordinances and to make written reports of recommendations to the Plan Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • Works with town staff, review agencies and any other necessary parties to ensure site plan compliance.
  • Issues interpretations of zoning and subdivision control ordinance.
  • Maintains case records and zoning map.
  • Processes applications for building and related permits, such as plumbing, heating and electrical, including reviewing construction blueprints/plans, performing onsite inspections before, during and/or after construction, determining compliance with applicable codes and standards, and issuing permits as appropriate.
  • Processes applications or various contractor licenses, including giving tests, completing forms and issue licenses.
  • Ability to oversee administration of Comprehensive Plan and enforcement of applicable state and local ordinances, including, but not limited to, subdivision control, public environmental nuisances, abandoned vehicles, transportation and land development; investigates complaints and take appropriate action for non-compliance.
  • Attends training classes for continuing education as required.
  • Must be available outside of normal business hours to respond to town needs;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license;
  • Frequent local travel is required;
  • All other duties as may be delegated by the Director of Public Works.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner.
  • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.
  • Safety and Security- Observes safety and security procedures.
High school diploma or GED is required with three (3) to (5) years of experience relating to construction, building codes, special flood hazard areas and planning and zoning administration and interpretation.  Must possess an ICC Certification of Residential Building Inspector license.

Language Ability:
Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community.

Math Ability:
This position requires the employee to perform basic mathematical calculations, measurements, and elevations.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, and individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Internet software.

Physical Demands:
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.
  • Ability to stand and sit for periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday;
  • Ability to work both indoors and outdoors with exposure to hot, cold and inclement weather conditions;
  • Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail, using strong sensory skills such as good eyesight, hearing and manual dexterity;
  • Ability to push, pull and move up to one-hundred (100) pounds;
  • This position may include exposure to high hazard areas i.e. high voltage, to high levels of noise and to hazardous fumes, odors, dirt and dust.
Resumes may be sent to TParmenter@sellersburg.org.

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Building Inspector, Monroe County Building Department

Date Posted:  June 8, 2018

Position Summary:
Inspectors perform on-site inspections of various types of structures to determine compliance with relevant building codes and regulations.  Responsibilities include continuing education, interpretation of regulations, documentation and record keeping, data entry, research capabilities and communication skills.

Person must be able to learn construction industry terminology and techniques, and have the ability to communicate effectively.

Job requires an ability to comprehend a variety of reference materials and manuals.  Involves computer use, math skills, and work in inclement weather, familiarity with or ability to learn component assembly, footing systems, foundations, structural construction, heating, cooling, electrical systems, energy conservation and accessibility regulations.

Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or vocational/technical degree, three plus years' experience in relevant trades within the construction industry or a combination of education, apprenticeship, training or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.  Valid driver's license.

Salary:  $36,451.00 year to start + benefits

Submit Resume and References to: 

Misty Deckard, Administrative Assistant

501 N. Morton St, Rm 220B
Bloomington, IN 47404

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