Civil Service

Job ID:

Issue Date:
MARCH 14, 2019


Application Deadline:

General Statement of Job:
Under general supervision, performs inspections of properties for compliance with zoning and related codes and ordinances. Work involves responding to complaints from the Mayor’s Office, Council member offices, Director’s office, Occupational License Office, and the general public; writing violations of junk vehicles, high grass, weeds, and litter on private property; completing an information sheet for the City Attorney’s office for the court; checking vacant houses for open windows and doors and boards when necessary; checking on blighted homes and abandoned homes; writing court summons, issuing warning violations, and testifying in City and Parish court. Reports to the Code Inspector II.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (This is descriptive, not restrictive as to all tasks included in this position):
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Attends and testifies in City of Kenner and Parish Court. Completes information sheet for the City Attorney. Checks vacant houses for boarding and City houses for violations. Responds to complaints from various sources and observations; checks and verifies complaints. Removes signs from City property. Takes photographs and measurements of complaints. Checks and maintains equipment and City trucks. Receives and/or reviews various records and reports such as complaint form, vacant houses, vacant lots, junk vehicles, and plot map. Prepares and/or processes various records and reports such as complaint, vehicles, parking, fences, and houses. Refers to lots and squares, permits, legal owner, proper item number, violation codes, policy and procedure manuals, computer manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc. Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment and machinery such as radio, copy machine, etc. Uses a variety of tools such as camera, measure wheel, etc.; a variety of supplies such as paper, stickers, marker boards, general office supplies, etc.; and a variety of computer software such as Maps, Photos, etc. Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as Assistant Director, Director, Mayor, Council members, Department Supervisor, and the general public. Employee will be required to work an evening and/or weekend shift on a rotation basis. Hours of work will be determined at the Appointing Authority’s discretion. ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS Assists customers at the front counter as required. Performs general office work as required, including entering and retrieving computer data, typing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, maintaining files, sending and receiving faxes, answering the telephone, etc. Performs related duties as required. May be required to work during emergency situations, including, but not limited to, city-wide declared emergencies.

Communication Skills:
Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes the giving of assignments and/or directions to subordinates and receiving direction from supervisor.

Physical Requirements:
Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 20 pounds). Tasks may require traversing uneven terrain during field inspections.

Mental Involvement:
Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.

Minimum Training and Experience Qualifications:
Requires a high school or equivalent supplemented by nine to twelve months of experience in inspection; land use enforcement, code/law enforcement, public planning/zoning, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience claimed for consideration should include public contact/relations duties. Must possess a valid Louisiana State Driver’s License. NOTE: This position will work a flexible schedule that will include evening and weekend hours.

Interpersonal Relationship Skills:
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a moderate degree.

Test Required:
The examination may consist of a written test, and/or a rating of training and experience. If used, the rating of training and experience will be based on information on file with the Civil Service Department. Thus, applicants must furnish a complete and accurate detailed description of their work experience, the names and addresses of all previous employers, the dates of employment, and a photocopy of their high school (or equivalency diploma).

Salary Requirements:

The City of Kenner is an Equal Opportunity Employer - The Kenner Civil Service Department posts current examination announcements at its office and on its online application website. Job applications may be filed only when an examination is announced. It is important that you include your entire employment history including periods of unemployment on your application, plus any relevant education and experience. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Some job postings have an application deadline; others are open on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of applications have been received. Applicants who are interested in jobs that are not currently open for application may complete a job interest card which may be filed with the Kenner Civil Service Office at any time. DELAY IN THE MAIL: The Kenner Civil Service Department cannot accept responsibility for failure of the applicant to receive an admission slip to an examination, or for failure of the Department to receive material mailed by the applicant. VETERANS PREFERENCE in examinations will be granted only to those persons who provide proof of military service during covered periods and who are found to be eligible. The Kenner Civil Service Department does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs or activities. Therefore, reasonable accommodations will be provided to allow access to the Department's programs and activities for individuals with disabilities unless such accommodations would result in undue hardship. Auxiliary Aids such as readers, taped text, and large print material or other aids are provided for individuals requesting such accommodations under provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.