Position Summary

The Zoning & Licensing Inspector is responsible for conducting field inspections and initiating administrative enforcement actions to ensure compliance with the City of Indianapolis – Marion County zoning, business licensing, environmental public nuisance and other related regulations. Employee must be able to read and interpret the City of Indianapolis – Marion County zoning, business licensing, and other related regulations. In addition, the employee must be able to respond to complaints, document investigation activities and initiate enforcement actions including legal case preparation. Contacts may occasionally be adversarial in nature and the employee must use skill and judgment to resolve both technical and interpersonal problems related to code compliance.

Position Responsibilities

Conducts detailed inspections of properties and structures to determine compliance with appropriate codes, ordinances, and regulations.

Identify violations of the City of Indianapolis – Marion County zoning, business licensing, environmental public nuisance and other pertinent regulations and issue notices of violations/citations to individuals responsible for violations.

Must possess ability to conduct compliance investigations and follow-up activities as needed. Must be able to compile proper documentation, including photographs, to complete case documentation and inspection reports to explain facts and circumstances surrounding investigations and violations.

Must maintain efficient and effective daily reports including all written and verbal communication pertaining to all activities within assigned area(s) and any other required documentation as required by other local or state agencies.

Enter detailed inspection results on a field computer into an established database management system.

Prepare legal case files.

Research:

Performs research to determine property ownership, occupancy, permits issued, land use petitions, variances, legal non-conforming uses, etc.

Court Appearance:

Appears and testifies in Court and at Administrative hearings as a professional and expert witness as requested.

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.

Job Knowledge, Experience, and Skills Required

Qualifications

Skills and knowledge that is typically acquired though a High school diploma or equivalent and preferably two (2) years of work related experience.

Ability to obtain and hold Special Police Powers issued by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD).

Incumbent must certify in the appropriate, approved disciplines per the department’s policy to maintain employment.

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to potentially speak in public forums and respond to questions.

Basic computer and office equipment knowledge. Must be able to utilize computer for word processing functions and enter data into established database management systems.

Must be able to solve practical problems with tact, diplomacy, and persuasiveness in dealing with a variety of people in a variety of situations.

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

On a weekly rotational basis, inspectors are required to be on call and available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to respond to after hour investigation and/or inspection requests.

Ability to read location plans.

Familiarity with City and County streets and ability to read city maps.

Must be Marion County resident within six (6) months from date of hire.

Employee in this position receives direction from the Supervisor of Property Safety and Maintenance Services in the Bureau of Property Safety and Maintenance Services – Department of Business and Neighborhood Services.

Incumbent must certify in the appropriate, approved disciplines as prescribed by the Director of the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services, to maintain employment.

Independent Judgment

Actions and judgments are controlled through the application of laws, rules, regulations, standards, guidelines, City policies and procedures and state and municipal codes. Incumbent utilizes independent judgment when determining compliance with zoning, business licensing, environmental public nuisance ordinances, and other related regulations and determines appropriate action to be taken. Incumbent interacts with others within the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services, other City Departments, County agencies, neighborhood groups, property and business owners, tenants, partner agencies, etc. Interactions require the incumbent to use diplomacy and tact when enforcing all ordinances and codes. A supervisor in the Bureau of Property Safety and Maintenance Services is generally available; however, incumbent spends most of the time in the field, but may call for assistance from a supervisor.

All rates are weekly.

Anthem CDHP High

Single: $16.19 Family: $34.17

Anthem CDHP Medium

Single: $24.74 Family: $58.77

Anthem CDHP Low

Single: $32.87 Family: $82.18

Delta Dental High

Single: $6.95 EE + Spouse: $14.79 EE+ Child(ren): $16.57 Family: $26.33

Anthem Dental Low

Single: $4.01 EE + Spouse: $7.97 EE+ Child(ren): $10.78 Family: $16.57

ANTHEM Vision Plan

Single: $1.07 EE + Spouse: $1.93 EE+ Child(ren): $2.07 Family: $3.14

Optional Life Insurance Employee Only (rates per $1,000 per month)

Additional:

25-29 $0.053

30-34 $0.075

35-39 $0.090

40-44 $0.120

45-49 $0.203

50-54 $0.330

55-59 $0.545

60-64 $0.723

65-69 $1.208

70 + $1.867

IMPORTANT PERF UPDATE:

*For more information on eligibility options, refer to Proposal 21-288 https://bit.ly/3exq8yR

1. All employees hired/rehired after to 1/1/2022 have a choice to select the PERF Hybrid plan (3% + Pension) or the INPRS My Choice: Retirement Savings plan (3% + 1% Contribution). The Hybrid plan consists of two components:

Annuity Savings Account (ASA) -This consists of the mandatory employee contribution of three (3%) percent of compensation (made for the employee by the City), plus interest credits or earnings. You’re always vested in your ASA portion – it’s always yours.

Pension – The pension portion of the retirement benefit is funded by contributions made by the employer over the course of the employee’s career and separate from the annuity savings account. Employees enrolled in the PERF Hybrid plan are eligible for retirement benefits at age sixty-five (65) if they have ten (10) or more years of creditable service. After June 30, 1995, employees may retire at age sixty (60) with at least fifteen (15) years of credible service or if the member’s age in years plus the years of credible service equals at least 85 and the member is at least fifty-five (55) years of age. With fifteen (15) or more years of creditable service, the employee may retire as early as age fifty (50) with a reduced pension.

2. Employees hired/rehired by the City and County between 1/1/2017 and 12/31/2021 will be automatically enrolled in the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings plan. This plan is an annuity savings account (ASA) only plan and does not have a pension component. Any service that an employee has in the My Choice: Retirement Savings Plan will not count toward the service time requirements for pension eligibility in the Hybrid Plan.

With the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings Plan, the ASA is split up into two parts:

Part one – This consists of the mandatory employee contribution of three (3%) percent of compensation (made for the employee by the City), plus interest credits or earnings. You’re always vested in your ASA portion – it’s always yours.

Part two – This consists of an additional variable rate contribution paid by the City toward your ASA. This variable rate contribution is currently 1% of your gross wages. Vesting in the value of the variable rate employer contribution will vary by length of participation. You are:

  • 20 percent vested after 1 full year of participation
  • 40 percent vested after 2 full years of participation
  • 60 percent vested after 3 full years of participation
  • 80 percent vested after 4 full years of participation
  • 100 percent vested after 5 full years of participation

3. All employees hired/rehired prior to 1/1/2017 are grandfathered into PERF Hybrid plan. The Hybrid plan consists of two components:

Annuity Savings Account (ASA) -This consists of the mandatory employee contribution of three (3%) percent of compensation (made for the employee by the City), plus interest credits or earnings. You’re always vested in your ASA portion – it’s always yours.

Pension – The pension portion of the retirement benefit is funded by contributions made by the employer over the course of the employee’s career and separate from the annuity savings account. Employees enrolled in the PERF Hybrid plan are eligible for retirement benefits at age sixty-five (65) if they have ten (10) or more years of creditable service. After June 30, 1995, employees may retire at age sixty (60) with at least fifteen (15) years of credible service or if the member’s age in years plus the years of credible service equals at least 85 and the member is at least fifty-five (55) years of age. With fifteen (15) or more years of creditable service, the employee may retire as early as age fifty (50) with a reduced pension.

3. City Employees hired/rehired between 1/1/2017 and 12/31/21 that are members of the City AFSCME labor union can choose to enroll in either the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings plan or the PERF Hybrid plan. Both plans are described above. Employees have 60 days to choose which option they want, and by state law this cannot be changed. If no choice is made, the employee will then be automatically added to the PERF My Choice: Retirement Savings plan.

The Indiana General Assembly has enacted a provision that allows public employees to make voluntary contributions in addition to the mandatory three percent (3%) contributions. Employees may contribute up to an additional ten- percent (10%) of their compensation per pay period to the annuity savings account. This means that the maximum level of contributions to the annuity savings account under this new provision is thirteen percent (13%) of an employee’s compensation per pay period.

Employees who separate from the city within their first ten (10) years of employment need to contact INPRS – PERF regarding their ASA account.

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