Job Opportunity



J O B   D E S C R I P T I O N


Property Maintenance and Rental Housing Inspector – Part Time


General Description –


This is responsible and technical work in ensuring compliance with the Township’s building, housing, zoning and property maintenance regulations.  This position enforces property maintenance, rental and student rental unit regulations, and quality of life issues in accordance with International Code Council “ICC” Codes and other ordinances and regulations of the Radnor Township Code.    The employee reports directly to the Director of Community Development.  The work requires the employee have good knowledge, skill and ability in the inspection of properties and the enforcement of applicable codes.


Essential Job Duties –


Enforces property maintenance, rental and student rental unit regulations and building related codes as provided in the Radnor Township Code by conducting inspections and assists in the interpretation of the codes.  Issues correction notices and citations as required.  Represents the Township in District Court when a violation results in the issuance of a civil complaint.


Reviews and analyzes records, property files and relevant Township codes as necessary in performing investigations; establishes and maintains records and files on Township properties.  Assists in the completion and review of permit applications.


Assists in the inspections required for the issuance of Use and Occupancy Certificates.


Coordinates the compliance of rental and student rental unit regulations and student housing inspection programs.


Receives and investigates complaints and inquiries made by Township residents; interviews complainants to determine whether a complaint is justified and recommends action based on information obtained. Prepares correspondence summarizing the results of investigations for the Director of Community Development.


Maintains accurate inspection records and files periodic written and oral reports as required by the Director of Community Development.


Performs related work as required


Qualifications –


Applicants must have a High School Diploma.  A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible related experience in building inspection and construction or a related field as well as ICC Certification as a Housing and Property Maintenance Inspector is required.  An equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating knowledge of building codes and inspections may be considered. 


The successful applicant(s) may be required to obtain additional ICC certifications in related fields in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; current certifications considered a plus.  Ability to maintain certification in related areas in accordance with the certification standards of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as required by the Township.


Knowledge of township, county and state codes related to building, health and other related codes; ability to inspect buildings and to recognize deviations from code and safety regulations.


Ability to read and understand complicated plans, blueprints, construction sketches and drawings; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Functional knowledge of the applications and operation of Geographic Information Systems.


Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook software for word processing, spreadsheet, database and electronic mail functions.


Candidates must have strong communication and conflict resolution skills and ability to manage a complex work schedule, with positive customer service skills is a must.  Excellent negotiation, written and interpersonal communications skills, with the ability to deal effectively with the general public, elected officials, contractors, fellow staff and employees.


Radnor Township is an equal opportunity employer. 


Must have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License at the time of employment.


Physical Requirements –


The physical demands described here are representative 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


This is a generally light to moderate work, employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, must be able to sit for up to 4-8 hours, stand for 2-8 hours, and walk for up to 2-8 hours a day.


Ability to bend, stoop, climb, squat, lift, push/pull, and reach above shoulder level, for up to 40% of the day.


Ability to use both hands for simple grasping and fine manipulation of objects, tools and equipment including repetitive work involving the arms, hands, and fingers.


Ability to drive an automobile


Vocal communication, visual acuity and unimpaired hearing are required


Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed township application form no later than January 14, 2015 to:


Radnor Township

Human Resources

301 Iven Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087


The anticipated starting hourly rate for this position will be a range dependent upon the applicant’s experience & qualifications.  The applicant hired will be required to successfully complete a comprehensive background check, including a screening for alcohol and other drugs, prior to being placed in the position.


Radnor Township is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the Township’s policy to grant job opportunities to qualified persons on the basis of merit without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, armed forces veteran’s status, marital status, political party affiliation, a physical or mental disability that, with or without reasonable accommodations, does not affect the applicant’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job, or any other legally protected status.