City of Winfield

Environmental Inspector - City of Winfield


Position Title: Environmental Inspector
Reports to: Director of Public Improvements
Category: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 13H ($15.86-$23.17 per hour)

An additional part of the application process is completing WONSCORE testing. Follow the link below (or copy and paste if the link is not active). Please note, this is a timed test. We suggest that you set aside quiet time to focus on completing the sections.      

(Must be completed within 72 hours of this notice)

Position Summary:
Under the general direction of the Director of Community Development is responsible for the enforcement of
nuisance and housing code ordinances in the municipal code, as well as storm sewer inspections. Takes and acts
on complaints regarding but not limited to plant growth, trash, junk, litter and inoperable vehicles. Provides support
to Community Development employees and assists the Building Inspector with code enforcement.

  • Ability to utilize knowledge of City codes and regulations, compliance procedures, enforcement issues and exercise good judgment in addressing and resolving problems in a timely manner.
  • Help citizens understand the rules, due process, and solutions for code enforcement issues.
  • Works with citizens in resolution of code enforcement complaints or violations.
  • Takes complaints and conducts inspections, prepares research to document legal non-conforming uses, causes notices to be served, and follows up to ensure that nuisances including, but not limited to, plant growth, trash, junk, litter and disabled vehicles are abated in a timely manner.
  • Prepares research to document legal nonconforming uses. Inspection files must be well documented with field notes and official correspondence to conform with requirements for legal action, including appearing and testifying in court if necessary.
  • Investigate complaints and suspected violations regarding illegal dumping, pollution, pesticides, product quality, or labeling laws.
  • Resolves complaints and existing violations in a timely manner, through appropriate levels of enforcement action.
  • Assists the building inspector in the inspection of buildings and building systems for general safety and conformance to codes.
  • Work with WW Superintendent to coordinate all storm sewer plans and inspection.
  • Review & interpret legal descriptions, property title information, surveys, and plats.
  • Provides needed information required through reports according to department procedures
  • Utilizing a computer for spreadsheets, word processing and other projects in the performance of daily assignments.
  • Deals with the public in a manner that positively promotes the image of the City and handles complaints tactfully.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, superiors, other agencies, and the public.
  • All employees of the City of Winfield are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland security occurs. Such call to respond and assist may involve those activities to his/her regular job responsibilities and incorporate other non-job-related duties as necessary and required of an employee. An employee’s response to these matters may require the working of unusual, long hours over an extended period of time with infrequent breaks or rest periods.
  • “This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in evaluating completeness and accuracy of reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively use computer technology in the preparation of reports and presentations, including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Law & Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of houses and buildings.
  • Spreadsheets - Using a computer application to enter, manipulate, and format text and numerical data; insert, delete, and manipulate cells, rows, and columns; and create and save worksheets, charts, and graphs.

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Self-Starter - Accomplishes work with very little direct supervision.
  • Memorization - The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
  • Multilimb Coordination—The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Manual Dexterity—The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

Experience and Education:
  • Graduation from standard high school or vocational school, supplemented by experience in working with the public in a government setting or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.
  • Is or has the ability to obtain ICC certification, and at least one major discipline of code enforcement within 2 years or has comparable license or certification.

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to operate a motorized vehicle and make visual inspections.
  • Ability to physically perform environmental inspections.
  • Physical ability to maneuver over rough terrain to perform site analysis in adverse weather conditions as well as climb, balance, stop, kneel and crouch.
  • Ability to perform light physical work and ability to lift and carry 20 to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend and perform similar body movements.