City of St. Charles

Are you seeking a rewarding opportunity in public service working with a great team? We strive to hire skilled, competent, dedicated, customer-oriented staff who pride themselves on performing their duties to the highest level of excellence. Reporting to the Code Enforcement Manager, this position is responsible for a variety of tasks in the interpretation and enforcement of adopted codes and related rules and regulations.

·            Patrol and inspect the City to monitor for violations of local code and ordinances related to property maintenance, building and zoning codes.

·            Respond to requests for information and complaints of potential code violations relating to signage, building occupancy, nuisance, housing conditions, construction, land use, zoning, animals, noise, dumping, clearing, landscaping and/or similar property maintenance issues or other code related matters.

·            Meet with owners, tenants, contractors, developers, businesses, etc. to review, interpret, and explain code requirements, violations, and potential violations to secure code compliance.

·            Conduct field investigations of potential violations. Compare facts or code requirements, make findings, and issue warnings, correction notices, or citations.

·            Maintain thorough and accurate documentation related to inspections and enforcement activities.

·            Review cases for and attend evening Administrative Adjudication as requested. Prepare detailed reports of activities, investigations, and case reports for court action and testify in court as directed.

·            Assist the Code Enforcement Manager in obtaining, enhancing, preparing, or presenting exhibits or other evidence in court as required, and testify as needed.

·            Coordinate efforts with the Police, Fire and Community Development staff.

·            Draft and distribute correspondence, memorandum, notices, flyers, brochures, media releases, and reports related to code enforcement issues and actions.



·            High school diploma or equivalent.

·            Two years of customer service experience related to inspection, law enforcement, building inspections, land use, public administration, or related field.

·            Working knowledge of code enforcement principles, practices, and methods and applicable public safety. codes, laws, standards, and regulations as applicable to a municipal setting.

·            Strong interpersonal communication skills for interaction with co-workers and the public.

·            International Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification or ability to obtain within one year.

·            Able to work under varying physical and environmental conditions and lift up to 25 pounds.

·            On-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, reporting no later than 60 minutes of the call-in.

·            Class A Commercial Driver’s License or acquire within six months of hire, in-house training provided.

·            If selected, successful completion of a background investigation, physical, functional capacity evaluation and drug screen are required. CDL holders are run through Federal Motor Carrier Safety Clearinghouse pre-hire.


Salary and Benefits

$28.79 – $38.38 per the Teamster’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with starting pay commensurate with experience. Competitive package of benefits to include medical, dental, prescription, vision, wellness incentives, life insurance, retirement pension plan with Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, other retirement savings options, and much more!

Resumes and additional documents can be attached in the on-line application system. If you are unable to apply online, or for other assistance, please contact 630-377-4446.

The City of St. Charles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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