Pay Range 17 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$19.7423$29.6135
Hourly (42 hrs.)$18.8022$28.2033
Hourly (56 hrs.)$14.1016$21.1525

Neighborhood Improvement Specialist II

Range: $41,064.00 - $61,596.00 (17)
Position Number: 3505

  This position performs technical inspection duties to enforce local, state, and federal codes, and ordinances.
Inspects properties to ensure compliance with local and state code and ordinances; accesses county tax records to obtain owner information; documents all cases; sends proper notification to owners.
Identifies properties for condemnation; performs title searches; performs cost analysis to determine cost of repairs; documents condition of dwellings; performs asbestos inspections; completes necessary documentation; obtains bids for asbestos abatement and demolition of property; coordinates demolition or abatement with contractors.
Writes up properties that are in violation of city nuisance ordinance; enters notices into computer; tags and tows vehicles that are junked and abandoned.
Assists with trade inspections as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems construction and installation.
Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures and federal, state, and local codes, laws and regulations.
Skill in performing building inspections.
Skill in the operation of computers and other standard office equipment.
Skill in planning, organization, and decision making.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Inspections Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include department standard operating procedures, zoning ordinances, local, state, and national building, electrical and plumbing codes, and relevant city, state, and federal laws, and regulations.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related technical inspection duties. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to inspect houses for code compliance.  Successful performance ensures compliance with building, zoning, and safety codes.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, builders and contractors, property owners, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office and at inspection sites.  Work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather.  The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, noise, machinery with moving parts, and irritating chemicals.  The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with three to five years experience or service.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Possession of a Level I standard certificates in all of the following trade areas:  Building, Mechanical, Plumbing or Electrical.
Created 7-07