Code Enforcement Officer (LURM)
Company: Walworth County
Posted on: January 15, 2022
Position SummaryThis position is responsible for enforcing the
Zoning Ordinances and Shoreland Zoning Ordinances for Walworth
County via the issuance or denial of Zoning Permits and pursuance
of zoning violations. This position exists to enforce and
administer the Walworth County Private Sewage System and Sanitation
Ordinance as well as the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
New hires for Walworth County are required to report their
vaccination status and submit proof of full or partial vaccination
upon hire, if applicable. A vaccine mandate with a testing option
for not fully vaccinated individuals is currently in place as
required by the OSHA ETS.
Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hours Per Shift: 8
Shifts Per Pay Period: 10
Position FTE: 1.00
Applications are being accepted from current County employees as
well as members of the public.Essential Duties and
ResponsibilitiesThis job description reflects management's
assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or
restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
Provide technical assistance to the public through phone calls,
meetings and appointments concerning permits, variances, land
divisions, violations, land use issues and development criteria
pertaining to Walworth County Zoning Ordinances and other
Review, issue or deny zoning permits.
Investigate zoning complaints and manage/maintain violation
Perform on-site inspections.
Maintain open lines of communication with all agency staff.
Review farm separation, lot line adjustments and parcel split
Review Board of Adjustments applications for accuracy and
Review conditional use and rezone files/applications to be set up
Participate in pre-application conferences for projects.
Meet with town officials, planning commissions and other public
bodies to give information about zoning ordinances and
Conduct onsite inspections of private sewage systems and soil
Review soil evaluation reports to make sure they are complete and
meet the requirements of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.
Review/issue Sanitary permit applications to ensure Wisconsin
Administrative Code requirements are met.
Draft correspondence regarding general code requirements, code
interpretations, violation orders, etc.
Draft and present proposed ordinance changes or amendments to the
County Zoning Agency and/or County Board.
Attend County Zoning Agency and/or County Board meetings as deemed
Investigate Sanitary Ordinance violations or complaints.
Issue ordinance violation citations and testify in trials.
Respond to questions from the public via the telephone and in
Complete Final Inspection Reports for all private sewage systems
Administer the Wisconsin Fund Grant Program.
Assist with the preparation of petitions for variance
Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management
efforts.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree or formal preparation equivalent to a 4-year
program, and two to three years of relevant prior experience.
Proven experience in ability to work with mathematical concepts as
well as the ability to apply concepts such as fractions,
percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Proven experience with legal terminology as it relates to legal
descriptions. Previous experience working with legal, regulatory
and technical terminology.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Wisconsin Driver License.
Proof of minimum liability auto insurance coverage.
Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Inspectors License/
Certified Soil Evaluator License/ Soil Tester Certification
Soil Erosion Inspector Certification
Certification through the State of Wisconsin, Department Of
Commerce with continuing education
Interactions and Communications
Provides specialized information and/or recommendations to others
regarding an area of expertise.
This position has authority to make decisions that are within
general procedures and protocols; supervision is available as
required or requested. These decisions directly impact performance
in the job and/or work unit within the department and information
is provided with additional research and observations which
contributes to the decision making process.
Thinking and Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of
the county, challenges in this position tend to be diverse, but are
typically covered by precedent or established practice.
Tools & Equipment Used
Online GIS Measuring Wheel
Telephone Measuring Tape
Calculator Architectural & Engineering Scale
Copy Machine Camera
FAX Machine Video Camera
Personal Computer/Printer VCR
Laser Level & Tripod Measuring Rod
Munsell Color Chart Plat Books
Aerial Photos Soil Map Interpretations
Measuring Wheel Topographic Maps
Transit Level Soil Bucket Auger
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid
conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles,
and toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme
cold, and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to
vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious
places; risk of electrical shock; and risk of radiation. The noise
level in the work environment is usually loud.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representatives of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk
or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to
stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee
is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must
regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust
focus.Selection ProcessTO INCLUDE:
Formal Walworth County Electronic Application
Education & Experience Review
Verification of Driver License
Oral Department Interview
Post Offer Physical Exam
Other job related tests may be required.
WALWORTH COUNTY EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SUMMARY
I - Salaried Exempt Employees
BARGAINING UNIT: Salaried Exempt Employees
DATE: January 1, 2019
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: All employees of Walworth County are at-will
BASIS OF PAYMENT: Salaried, FLSA Exempt. You are not eligible for
overtime or compensatory time. You are required to account for all
time absent from your regular work schedule.
SCHEDULED TIME OFF: Accrued based on salary each pay period. All
accrued scheduled time off hours are available for use, subject to
approval of your supervisor. You accrue scheduled time off
(pro-rated for part-time) equivalent to the following:
15 days per year after 1 year of Walworth County Service
20 days per year after 5 years of Walworth County Service
25 days per year after 15 years of Walworth County Service
PERSONAL TIME OFF: Employees will receive 64 hours of personal time
off as a lump sum at the beginning of each year (pro-rated for
part-time and newly-hired employees). At the end of each calendar
year, an employee may request to move remaining personal time off
hours to the extended sick leave bank. If no request is made, any
remaining hours shall be paid out on the employee's last pay date
of the calendar year.
EXTENDED SICK LEAVE BANK: Used for time off of work for more
serious health conditions that require three or more consecutive
days off or when on an approved leave of absence.
HOLIDAYS: Ten paid holidays each year. As a part-time employee, you
receive pro-rated holiday pay based on your positions budgeted
INSURANCE: Employees hired into a .75 FTE or higher position are
eligible for Health, Dental, Life, Vision Short-Term Disability and
Long-Term Disability insurance benefits on the first of the month
following 30 days of service provided you complete enrollment forms
within 30 days of hire. Employees hired into a .50 FTE or higher
position are eligible for all benefits listed below except Health
insurance. Employees hired into a .49 FTE or less position are
eligible to participate in Short-Term Disability only.
Health Insurance: You can choose Tier 1 or Tier 2. Tier 1 is a
standard co-pay plan. Tier 2 is a High Deductible Health Plan
(HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA). The County will
contribute an amount approved by the County Board, payable as a
lump sum to your HSA for Tier 2. You may also elect to contribute
to your HSA up to the IRS maximum. You may elect either family or
single coverage. The monthly premium will be split between the
County and the employee.
Dental Insurance: You may elect either family or single coverage.
The county shall pay 100% (single or family) of the premium for a
full-time and 50% (single or family) of the premium for a part-time
employee enrolled in dental insurance.
Life Insurance: The County provides you with term life insurance in
an amount equal to $50,000. You have the option of purchasing
additional coverage for yourself, spouse, and/or dependent
Short-Term Disability Insurance: The County provides you with
Short-Term Disability Insurance with premiums paid by the
LTD Insurance: The County provides you with Long-Term Disability
Insurance. The monthly premium is 0.83% of your insured monthly
wages. The County shall pay 67% of the premium & the employee shall
pay 33% of the premium.
Vison Insurance: You may elect to participate in Vision insurance.
The employee electing coverage shall pay 100% (single or family) of
the premium for vision insurance.
WISCONSIN RETIREMENT: You are covered under the Wisconsin
Retirement System if you are expected to work a minimum of 1200
hours per year for a period of one year or more. The WRS provides
you with separation, disability or retirement benefits upon
termination. The payment is split between the county and employee,
as prescribed by state law. Employees expected to work less than
1200 hours per year will not receive this benefit.
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE: After completing 6 months of employment,
you are eligible to participate in the Educational Assistance
Program and receive partial reimbursement for tuition upon
completion of approved courses.
TAX-SHELTERED BENEFITS: You may elect to participate in the
following tax-sheltered benefits:Deferred Compensation (S457
Medical Spending Account (S125 plan)
Dependent Care Plan (S125 plan)
Health Savings Account (S223 plan)
WORKERS COMPENSATION: You are covered by Workers Compensation for
any illness or injury arising out of your employment. Medical
expenses and compensation for lost time are paid from the workers'
compensation plan. In addition, the County will supplement the
workers' compensation lost-time payment for up to 1 year, making
you whole on a "net-check" basis.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: You are required to participate in direct deposit
of your paycheck to a banking institution of your choice.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: You and your family are encouraged to
use the Employee Assistance Program for help in addressing
confidential family and financial matters. EAP services are
provided through Curalinc. Please call 888-881-5462 for help.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: You will receive pay for up to 3 days for the
purpose of bereavement over the death of your spouse, child,
step-child, parent, step-parent, brother, sister, grandparent,
grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, or other member of the
immediate household (excluding renters).
You will receive up to 1 day of pay for the death of your
brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, aunt,
uncle, niece or nephew.
JURY DUTY: Your regular wages will be made-whole for any time you
are required to serve on jury duty.
MILITARY LEAVE: Your regular wages will be made-whole for up to two
weeks for you to meet your annual two-week reserve duty obligation.
Extended military leaves are provided in accordance with state and
LEAVE OF ABSENCE: You are required to request a leave of absence in
writing and a minimum of 15 calendar days prior to your expected
absence. All leaves are subject to approval of the Human Resources
Department and are at the discretion of the County's
representative, except as otherwise required by law. Under
emergency situations, the leave papers must be submitted within 5
days after the absence begins. Periods of absence less than 5 days
may be approved by your department head.
Note: This Summary provides only a brief outline of your benefits.
All benefit terms and conditions are subject to the specific
provisions of plan documents, policies, and/or legal rules and
regulations. These benefits are subject to change from time to time
by action of the County Board and/or Human Resources Committee.
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