Property Maintenance Inspector

Full Time
Danville, VA 24541
Posted Today
Job description
Salary $36,812.00 Annually Location VA 24541, VA Job Type Full Time Non Exempt Salary Department Community Development Job Number 1002043 Closing



Perform inspections and provide technical assistance in dealing with commercial and residential properties; perform maintenance code and rental inspections; provide services to the public and property owners; detect fire hazards, electrical hazards, plumbing hazards, HVAC hazards, structural collapse, etc.; generate notices and inspection reports; maintain files and data; and prepare criminal complaints and legal documents for court cases.

The essential functions of the job are not limited to those listed in the job description. The City retains the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

  • Performs inspection duties by informing tenants and owners of the inspection process before beginning; documenting violations and photographing for records; providing owners with a copy of field report and information about permits; setting due dates for payments of fees; scheduling re-inspections; generating non-compliance notices; assessing weather and fire damage; performing vehicle safety inspections; and completing inspection reports.
  • Completes legal and court action duties by generating criminal complaints and warrants; preparing all property liens; verifying owner information; coordinating with other city departments to gather information; generating and mailing appropriate notices and letters; delivering criminal complaints to court to start the legal action process; gathering and updating pictures as evidence; and recording court decisions.
  • Performs other duties by providing management of violation cases; exercising conflict resolution; coordinating with contractors and other city departments on demolition and construction projects; ensuring accuracy of land and real estate information for planning purposes; utilizing software to track new and existing case inspections; overseeing the general fund and block grants budgets; researching potential development sites; attending meetings related to project management and construction; and performing historical project reviews.
  • Provides customer services by directing walk in customers; answering and directing telephone calls; providing technical assistance; collecting permit payments and inspection fees; generating customer receipts; and scheduling inspections.

  • Coordinates, oversees, and inspects work performance by contractors.
  • Organizes public meetings and informational sessions.
  • Participates in continuing education.
  • Oversees special projects.
  • Performs additional duties to support operational requirements as assigned.

Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED supplemented by six months/one year of post-secondary study or training: e.g. vocational, business, technical school, and over four years up to and including six years of experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the specific requirements listed above


  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to City criteria
  • Property Maintenance Inspector

Job Knowledge
Advanced knowledge of the subject matter. Complete comprehension of the subject area to solve common and unusual problems, able to advise on technical matters, and serve as a resource on the subject for others.

Advanced: Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents.

Intermediate: Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.

Intermediate: Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.

Communication Skills
Decisions regarding interpretation of policies may be made. Contact may involve stressful, negative interactions requiring high levels of tact, and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

Independence and Decision-Making
Normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. Special projects are managed with little oversight and assignments may be reviewed upon completion. Performance reviewed periodically.

Technical Skills
Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

Fiscal Responsibilities
No budgetary/fiscal responsibility.

Supervisory Responsibilities
No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.


  • Light physical effort, exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly.
  • Constant adequate vision, hearing, talking to use computer, telephone and communicate effectively with others, and to maintain operational awareness of surroundings.
  • Frequent standing, sitting, lifting, walking, carrying, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, kneeling, climbing, hearing, talking.
  • Occasional pushing/pulling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, balancing.

  • Responsible for appropriate use and maintenance of City equipment, tools and other resources, including work time.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is expected.
  • Frequently experiences a frequent change of tasks, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, and noisy/distracting environment.
  • May occasionally experience time pressure, emergency situations.
  • May rarely experience irregular work schedule/overtime, tedious or exacting work.

Typically requires use of standard office equipment and telephone, and related software and hardware; and any other tools and equipment as appropriate or as assigned.

This work is performed in an office environment and on jobsites, where there may be respiratory and physical hazards weekly; noise and vibration, wetness/humidity monthly; and seasonal exposure to extreme temperatures. There are occasional mechanical and fire hazards, physical danger or abuse. There is rare exposure to chemical and electrical hazards.

The employee is expected to use appropriate protective equipment for the assigned task (hard hat, safety vest, steel-toe shoes, etc.), and any other equipment as apparent or assigned, if any.

Accident Insurance
The City provides optional off the job accident insurance through Allstate. This insurance provides reimbursement for treatments associated with a wide array of accidents and injuries, and is available for immediate family members. Premiums are paid entirely by the employee through payroll deduction.

Annual Leave
Employees accrue annual leave hours based on the length of time they work for the City and their duty cycle. Hours are accrued on a semi monthly pay cycle. Employees are not eligible to use annual leave hours during their first six months of employment.

Critical Illness
The City provides optional critical illness insurance through Allstate. This insurance provides a lump sum benefit payment if an employee is diagnosed with a covered illness. Examples include heart attack, stroke, coronary atery by-pass surgery, and so on. Premiums are based on age and tobacco use. Premiums are paid entirely by the employee through payroll deduction.

Cancer Benefit The City provides optional cancer insurance through Allstate. This insurance provides a benefit payment if an employee is diagnosed with cancer and provides a benefit during cancer treatments. Premiums are paid entirely by the employee through payroll deduction.
Deferred Compensation The City of Danville offers a 457 plan to employees, which provides an opportunity to set aside a portion of your salary for retirement. Income taxes are not paid on the money your defer until you retire and start using it or leave the City. Enrollment in this plan is optional.

Dental Insurance
Employees have the opportunity to enroll in dental insurance through Delta Dental. There is an option of a Low PPO plan or a High PPO plan, and coverage is available for immediate family members. Employees pay the entire premium for this insurance through payroll deduction.

Direct Deposit
Employees have the option of having their paycheck directly deposited into your financial checking and/or savings account each pay period. Employees may select up to three accounts at the same or different financial institutions for direct deposit.

Disability Insurance
Employees are given the option of selecting Short-term and/or Long-term disability insurance programs through The Standard for protection in the event that they become disabled through a non-work related injury. Premiums are paid entirely by the employee through payroll deduction.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employees and their dependent family members are eligible to use the City of Danville's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with Optima Health. The EAP offers free and confidential counseling services to help employees and their dependants deal with serious problems in their lives such as family or marital disputes, problems with alcohol and/or drug abuse, emotional illness, financial or legal worries, or difficulties with stress on the job. In addition to counseling services, the EAP also provides free legal, financial, and Identity Theft guidance.
Employee Health and Wellness Center
Employees and eligible dependents have access to the CareTeam Health and Wellness Center, which offers high-quality convenient medical care for an extremely low cost- sometimes it is free! City employees have dedicated nurse practitioners that provides primary care, lab services, chronic disease management, health and wellness coaching, and a variety of other things.

Flexible Spending Account Employees have the option of participating in the flexible spending account (FSA). The FSA allows employees to select a set amount of money to be withheld from their paychecks each pay period for a year to cover certain medical and child care expenses. This money is deducted before taxes are calculated. Money put into the FSA is accessible to the employee through a debit card or through reimbursement.

Health Insurance
The City of Danville is self-insured and offers medical and prescription drug coverage through Gateway Health. This coverage is offered to employees and their dependents. The City pays a portion of the health insurance premiums and the employee pays a portion. Employees have the choice between a traditional PPO plan and two high deductible plans (HDHP). HDHP have an option to enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA).

The City of Danville offers the following paid holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, 1/2 day Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, Easter Monday, George Washington Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, and Your Birthday

Retirement System
After five years of employment with the City of Danville, employees are vested in the City's Employees' Retirement System (ERS). ERS is a defined benefit retirement plan with the purpose of providing retirement, disability, and death-in-service benefits. Contributions by employee are mandatory.

Sick Leave Sick leave is a privilege granted to all full-time employees. Sick leave is accrued on a semi monthly basis.

Term Life Insurance
The City of Danville offers optional group term life insurance benefits to employees through The Standard. The amount of death benefit is the employee's annual salary doubled and rounded to the next highest $1,000 up to a maximum of $200,000. Double indemnity (twice the death benefit) is provided for death by accident. The cost of this benefit is divided equally between the City and the employee, which means that the City pays one-half of the premium and the employee pays one-half of the premium.
Tuition Reimbursement
The City of Danville recognizes the value of educational training, and therefore, provides limited financial reimbursement to employees taking eligible course on their own time. Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement after their first six months of employment.

Vision Insurance
Employees have the option of enrolling in vision insurance through UniCare. Coverage is available for immediate family members. Employees pay the entire premium for this insurance through payroll deduction.

Universal Life Insurance
The City offers optional universal life insurance benefits to employees through Allstate. Employees can select a benefit amount. Premiums are based on an employee's age and tobacco use. Coverage can be selected for an employee's spouse and children.

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