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Code Enforcement Officer (LURM)

Company: Walworth County
Location: Elkhorn
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

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 regulations.

Review, issue or deny zoning permits.

Investigate zoning complaints and manage/maintain violation files.

Perform on-site inspections.

Maintain open lines of communication with all agency staff.

Review farm separation, lot line adjustments and parcel split applications.

Review Board of Adjustments applications for accuracy and completeness.

Review conditional use and rezone files/applications to be set up for hearing.

Participate in pre-application conferences for projects.

Meet with town officials, planning commissions and other public bodies to give information about zoning ordinances and processes.

Conduct onsite inspections of private sewage systems and soil evaluations.

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 necessary.

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 person.

Complete Final Inspection Reports for all private sewage systems inspected.

Administer the Wisconsin Fund Grant Program.

Assist with the preparation of petitions for variance applications.

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/ Certification
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.

Decision Making
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
Reference Check
Background Check
Post Offer Physical Exam
Drug Screen

Other job related tests may be required.
I - Salaried Exempt Employees
BARGAINING UNIT: Salaried Exempt Employees
DATE: January 1, 2019

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: All employees of Walworth County are at-will employees.

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 FTE.

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 children.

Short-Term Disability Insurance: The County provides you with Short-Term Disability Insurance with premiums paid by the employer.

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 plan)
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 federal laws.

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.

Keywords: Walworth County, Milwaukee , Code Enforcement Officer (LURM), Other , Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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