This position is responsible for enforcing the Borough of Highland Park’s Housing Code to safeguard the health and safety of occupants and the general public. Under direction of the Code Enforcement Director, performs varied types of field inspections and clerical work involved in the enforcement of Borough ordinances and Property Maintenance Code as well as inspections of housing units to ensure proper habitability.
Essential duties include but are not limited to:
• Inspects buildings for violations of applicable housing requirements.
• Communicates with property owners or their designated representatives relevant to service of notices and violations.
• Re-inspect buildings after completion of repairs to assure compliance with regulations.
• Performs inspections and issues Certificate of Continued Occupancy and Certificate of Leased Occupancy.
• Notifies other inspectors of possible violations observed during inspections but not within his/her area of responsibility.
• Helps coordinate and participates in duties with other concerned agencies.
• Prepares all necessary reports and maintains required records and files.
• Documents and prepares for presentation necessary inspection findings for court cases.
• Receives and acts on all complaints brought to his/her attention.
• Initiates investigations and, if necessary, legal action.
• Assists, when necessary, in performing state housing inspections.
• Does related work assigned by the Director of Code Enforcement on an “as needed” basis.
A high school diploma or the equivalent.
• Minimum one (1) year experience in code enforcement, building inspections, building repair, maintenance, construction and/or office work concerned with building structures and/or repair. Thirty (30) college credits may be substituted for one-year experience.
• Authorized to work in the United States and reside in the State of New Jersey at the time of application.
• Must be able to perform the functions the job including crawling, and accessing tight spaces.
• Valid NJ Driver’s License with clean driving record.
• NJDCA Inspector of Hotel & Multiple Dwellings, highly preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
• Knowledge of Spatial Data Logic, highly preferred.
• The ability to learn and perform approved inspection methods involved in preventing and eliminating blight and/or substandard housing accommodations.
• The ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports, and to compose correspondence containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
• The ability to present inspection findings in court in a clear, comprehensive, objective, sound, accurate, and informative manner.
• The ability to establish and maintain appropriate records and files.
• The ability to work with computers.
• The ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and implement accurately pertinent laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures and to apply them to a specific cases in accordance with prescribed methods.
• The ability to deal with the public in a pleasant, flexible, tactful, and efficient manner and to maintain a firm and correct stand when required.
• The ability to use simple photographic equipment.
• The ability to obtain any certification required by law.
• The ability to acquire knowledge of organizational and established policies, procedures, and regulations.
• The ability to work cooperatively, courteously, and effectively with associates, superiors, the public, and all those interested in or concerned with the work of the office.
Apply online at or email borough application and resume to no later than February 20, 2021. The Borough of Highland Park reserves the right to fill and close position prior to the closing date. The Borough of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).