FIELD SANITATION INVESTIGATOR
This and other positions may be available at the City of Chicago website : www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS
Job Number: 353937
DEPARTMENT OF STREETS & SANITATION
This position is covered under the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the Laborers International Union of North America – Local 1001 (BU #54). Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit are eligible to bid on this position.
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Under supervision, positions perform a combination of field inspection work investigating complaints related to abandoned or hazardous vehicles and sanitation complaints to ensure compliance of the City of Chicago’s sanitation code and health and safety ordinances; enforces the City’s regulations restricting parking; and performs related duties as required.
- Conducts field inspections of alleys building exteriors and vacant lots while looking for overflowing refuse bins or dumpsters, overgrown weeds, and/or fly dumping to determine rodent infestation and related city code violations
- Interprets applicable city codes and ordinances to contractors, business owners, residents and complainants and explains sanitation inspection enforcement objectives
- Investigates and responds to 311 complaints and service requests to identify possible (e.g., sanitation violations, rodent infestations, abandoned or hazardous dilapidated vehicles)
- Inspects condition of reported vehicles, chalks tires and places notification stickers on vehicles deemed abandoned or hazardous notifying owners that vehicle will be towed within a specified period of time
- Contracts office personnel to check information on vehicles suspected as stolen and receives verification
- Identifies and enforces parking restrictions on streets during the course of field investigations, special events and/or for the overnight parking ban program (e.g., preparing vehicle tow reports, working with tow truck drivers to coordinate vehicle tows and coordinating the relocation of vehicles on streets during emergency snow removal or other emergencies) to enforce parking/tow zone restrictions
- Drives a city vehicle to inspect identified areas in response to sanitation complaints, service requests, to assess extent of sanitation problems, and to locate abandoned or hazardous vehicles
- Makes determination if vehicles can be classified as abandoned or hazardous
- Writes notices and citations for applicable violation (e.g., rodent abatement, sanitation and parking violations)
- Maintains and updates hand held mobile device and investigation findings
- Re-inspects unresolved or repeat violators to ensure violations are rectified
- Assists the Sanitation Division with daily operations as needed
- Prepares daily work reports and maintains records of work activities
- Prepares and documents findings at inspected sites and files reports
- May work extended hours, as required
NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.
Two years of work experience in municipal refuse collection or street cleaning operations OR two years of work experience in enforcing or inspecting for compliance license requirements, parking regulations, federal and state laws or local ordinances, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Licensure, Certification, or Other Qualifications
- A valid State of Illinois Driver’s license is required
- Moderate lifting (up to 35 pounds) is required
NOTE: You must provide your valid driver’s license at the time of processing.
NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties. (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.) If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.
Education & Employment Verification – Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.
This position requires applicants to successfully pass skills assessment tests and complete an interview. Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been compiled and analyzed. Applicants who receive a passing score on the test will be selected to interview. The interviewed candidate(s) receiving a passing score on the test and possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview, will be selected for hire.
Evaluation: Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application. Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant. No second party applicants will be accepted.
Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.
If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.
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The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity & Military Friendly Employer.
*The salary is based on current rate of pay and years of service.
Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59p.m. CDT on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. No exceptions will be made.