Village of Bensenville

Village of Bensenville

Job Title: Code Compliance Inspector I                                                               Department: Community & Economic Development (CED)

Reports to:  Deputy Director of CED                                                                    Effective Date: February 2024

Union: AFSCME                                                                                                          Salary: AFSCME Pay Grade 5


This position focuses on commercial and general property maintenance inspections, including new construction, additions and alternations of commercial, industrial and mixed-use buildings and structures; compliance with applicable building codes and permits and the performance of other related technical duties. The Code Compliance Inspector reports to the Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development (CED).


  • Knowledge of inspection and research principles and practices sufficient to be able to conduct thorough and comprehensive inspections relative to the specific field.
  • Strong organizational skills and solid knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel are critical. Experience working with database programs related to property maintenance/building codes preferred.
  • Must be able to read and understand a variety of construction plans and blueprints.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop positive intergovernmental and private sector relationships.
  • Strong sense of professionalism to represent the Village when addressing complaints and difficult customers.


  • Enforces building related codes, including International Code Council (ICC) Building Code, and local codes & ordinances such as nuisance, clearing, grading, filling, and zoning, etc. Issues correction warning notices and citations, as assigned.
  • Conducts field inspections to determine business license compliance with the Village ordinance pertaining to the issuance of existing business licenses.
  • Perform on-site inspections of residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use buildings and structures during various stages of construction; ensure compliance with applicable codes; perform follow-up inspections as necessary.
  • Assists in researching problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance. Responds to complex and sensitive building issues.
  • Assists in resolving complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing. Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions.
  • Responds to alleged violations; interview complainant and witnesses; document activities; issue letters or notices to comply on violations; maintain records of history of facts for possible legal action.
  • Assist the appropriate Village offices with hearings to resolve code enforcement problems; prepare case reports for adjudication or administrative proceedings; testify in adjudication and at administrative proceedings as necessary.
  • Performs general clerical duties as required, including typing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, entering computer data, processing mail, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned


Microsoft Office Suite, experience with MUNIS and/or Cartegraph preferred


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Associates degree or vocational training with emphasis on inspections or building codes is preferred.
  • International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance Inspector Certification is required, or the ability to obtain certification within the first year of employment.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical, drug/alcohol test and background investigation.
    Basic computer functions, techniques, and software applications for recording, scheduling and documenting inspection activities.


Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.


This position is classified as a Pay Grade 5 on the AFSCME union schedule. Hiring range for this role is $55,677.23 (5A) to $57,662.59 (5B) annual salary per the AFSCME 2022-2025 collective bargaining agreement. Salary dependent on qualifications.


The Village of Bensenville has a competitive benefit package which includes: a Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and more.


For more information, contact:

Human Resources- Village of Bensenville

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