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Inspectional Services: Sanitation/Health Inspector

Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director of Inspectional Services

About the City of Everett

A desirable place to live, work, and visit, the City of Everett prides itself on its progress while remaining dedicated to future possibilities. Home to over 50,000 residents, Everett is known for its rich culture, diverse population, and welcoming atmosphere. A once industrial City, Everett is now recognized as a melting pot for residents and newcomers alike.

Essential Functions

  • Inspects refuse, (including recyclables, rubbish and white goods), on the City’s trash routes for adherence to governing laws, codes and policies.
  • Works with sanitation vendors and the Department of Public Works (DPW) to assure that all refuse is removed from public ways.
  • Investigates complaints about refuse and sanitary code violations.
  • Removes any and all improperly discarded refuse and deposits it in designated areas.
  • Responsible for removal and disposal of mattresses and textile goods in accordance with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection policy.
  • Identifies unacceptable or hazardous waste materials and ensures proper removal.
  • Perform ordinance and code enforcement for refuse, including education, orders to correct and fines.
  • Perform specialized tasks as assigned by the Director of the Inspection Services Department (ISD), the Inspection Services Department Supervisor/Manager, and the Director of the Code Enforcement Task Force.
  • Responsible for the performance of field inspections and investigative work in the enforcement of minimum housing, environmental, sanitation and related laws, standards, ordinance, code and regulations.
  • Perform housing inspections to ascertain compliance with applicable laws, standards, ordinance, code and regulations.
  • Investigate complaints in order to abate and correct violations of laws, standards, ordinance, code and regulations.
  • Inspect dwellings to determine that standards for fitness for human habitation and sanitation of premises are met.
  • Enforce provisions of the State Sanitary Code.
  • Prepare a variety of written reports, memos, correspondence and other related administrative duties related to enforcement activities.
  • Patrol assigned areas in a City vehicle to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance violations; determine proper method to resolve violations.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and case files on all investigations, inspections, enforcement actions, and other job related activities including accurate and detailed information regarding code enforcement activity to substantiate violations; draw diagrams and illustrations and take photographs.
  • Schedule and perform all follow-up functions to gain compliance including letters, inspections, calls, meetings, discussions, and negotiations to ensure compliance with appropriate laws, standards, ordinance, code and regulations.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of administrative tasks and responsibilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Great Customer Service Skills
  • Problem-solving skills and resourceful thinking
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time, walking, stair climbing, driving, and carrying up to 50 pounds

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be amenable to obtaining housing certificate within 12 months of employment, training will be provided

Work Schedule and Salary

  • Flexible schedule that may require weekend time.
  • Full Time
  • Starting salary is $60,000/year depending on experience

For a disability-related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Human Resources at 617-394-2280

The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. In addition, the employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This job’s specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. In addition, this position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. The City of Everett does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ae, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by a applicable federal, state or local law. The city of Everett encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans, and all other qualified applicants.

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