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Building Plans Examiner
The Village of Palatine is seeking an experienced and motivated Building Plans Examiner to perform building plan reviews for commercial and residential projects within a municipal building department. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Reviews building plans and related documents for compliance with local building codes, policies and jurisdiction requirements for commercial, industrial and residential buildings. Projects include new buildings, ten ant improvements and remodel projects. Assist homeowners, designers and contractors by providing information and interpretations of building codes and regulations. The Plans Examiner will be responsible for preparing written correction letters and maintaining and updating records and database information. The Plans Examiner will also work with building inspectors to resolve field related code issues and coordinate activities with other Village departments as directed. Qualifications: B achelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field and one year technical experience in plan review. Four or more years of technical experience in plan review and associated training may substitute for the educational requirement. A high level of competency using computers, producing professional quality documentation, reading/interpreting construction documents and specifications is required. Salary/Hours: Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package. Position is open until filled. The Village of Palatine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Planner
The Village of Palatine is seeking a Planner to assist with current planning activities, serve as liaison to the Village’s Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, conduct comprehensive planning projects, and assist with the administration of the Village’s Community Development Block Grant Program. Job Description: - Assist in the development and implementation of Comprehensive Plan. - Serve as primary staff liaison to the Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. - Prepare and present Staff reports for public meetings. - Assist with the implementation of the Village Community Development Block Grant, including the preparation of the Action Plan, Consolidated Plan, and the various required reporting for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. - Discuss Village regulations with residents, property/business owners and developers. - Coordinate staff reviews of projects and work with petitioners. -Interpret planning and zoning policy fo r land developers, realtors and property owners. Explain local ordinances, codes and development plans of the Village. - Review maps, zoning codes, development codes, procedures and practices for Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals . -Review and process subdivisions, planned developments, variations, special uses, and other formal development applications. - Assist with the enforcement of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance. - Contribute to redevelopment of the Village’s downtown and economic development activities throughout the Village, including administrative support for projects within the Village’s Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Districts. - Conduct studies of traffic movement and population density and growth. Perform related planning research, including short range studies, neighborhood analysis, and community renewal programs. - Draw maps, charts, sketches and plans to illustrate proposed designs or facilitate planning design work. Map the general characte r and condition of properties in designated areas through field studies. - Conduct routine site visits when reviewing planning and zoning related requests and developments. - Assess the impact of development proposals on the Village’s comprehensive plan. Prepare sub-area or neighborhood plans. - Attend meetings/seminars of area planning professionals. - Perform other duties as assigned by Department Director Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in planning or similar field ( with coursework in areas such as urban planning, land use planning, historic architecture and preservation, economic/community development, transportation planning, architecture, landscape architecture or engineering). A Master’s degree is preferred. One to three years of related experience. - Ability to collect and analyze planning data and prepare reports. - Strong writing and presentation skills, including addressing civic organizations, advisory boards and commissions. - Strong project management, time management and problem solving skills. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships through interpersonal skills. - Proficiency in various computer programs including Microsoft Office products. - Ability to work with other Departments to complete effective plan review. - Ability to meet deadlines especially in stressful work situation s. Valid Driver’s License required. AICP helpful, not required. Salary: $53,872 - $63,863/ year. Hours: Full-time exempt position. 35 hours per week. The Village of Palatine is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Maintenance Worker 1
Maintenance Work I - Forestry Division Job Description: Essential job functions include, but are not limited to: - Operates a variety of heavy trucks and equipment in the repair, maintenance and construction of public works systems and utilities and the maintenance of the urban forest. - Inspects and maintains vehicles and equipment; reports malfunctions to supervisor. - Maintains availability on call to respond to emergency situations. - Assists with sn ow plow and ice control functions. - Maintains the urban forest which includes planting, removal, trimming, and general care of trees and shrubs; performs mowing of Village property; maintains all flower beds. - Performs brush collection, prepares civic displays, and assists with landscape improvements. - Maintains safety awareness of those policies directly relative to the forestry operation including fall protection and personal protective equipment. Qual ifications: - High School diploma, prior experience as a laborer or maintenance worker. - Valid Illinois Class "B" commercial driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements are required. - Possess or have the ability to acquire (within 6 months from date of hire) a State of Illinois Pesticide Applicators License. - Ability to operate equipment and machinery such as heavy trucks, end loaders, bucket truck, excavating equipment, chainsaws, hand and power tools, and mowers; knowledge of knotting; and requires the ability to maintain and repair complex equipment and machinery. - Ability to sit, stand, lift/carry, walk, talk, hear, see, bend, squat, kneel, climb, reach, twist, crawl, push/pull, balance, within a confined work space, tolerate various weather conditions and heights. - Ability to work in a team environment, follow safe work practices, communicate verbally and in writing, and demonstrate excellence i n customer service. - Previous experience in urban forest and landscaping work preferred. Salary: Starting; $21.18 per hour Range: $21.18 thru $29.55 per hour Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., plus availability for overtime Employment Duration: Full Time The Village of Palatine is an Equal Opportunity Employer