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JOB POSTING # 2014 – 1
External Posting


City of East Chicago
Department of Redevelopment

OPENING DATE: April 1, 2014
Department: Redevelopment
Reports to: Rehabilitation Coordinator
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s current Salary Ordinance

Position Summary
This position is located in the City of East Chicago Department of Redevelopment (ECDR). Conducts inspections of residential dwelling units and public facilities under construction or being considered for assistance through a program funded by the RD. Prepares specifications of work for housing rehabilitation projects and oversees progress of rehab and new construction projects. Performs inspections and collects samples to determine the presence of lead-based paint in dwelling units assisted by the department’s activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

Performs inspections of residential dwelling units and public facilities under consideration for assistance to identify conditions that are substandard, nonconforming to building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes, hazardous or life-threatening.

Prepares work write-ups (bids) for rehabilitation projects to correct identified deficiencies. Estimates the cost of the anticipated work to ensure adequate funding is available to accomplish the required repairs.

On a regular basis, performs inspections of work in progress to ensure quality workmanship and materials and the timely progression of construction. Prepares inspection reports documenting progress of construction activities.

Performs lead-based paint inspections and collects samples for laboratory analysis to determine the presence of lead-based paint or to determine clearance of corrective work in residential units assisted by the department. Work includes advising property owners or contractors of appropriate corrective actions to stabilize defective surface conditions.

Reviews requests for additional work and recommends appropriate change orders.

Recommends payments to contractors for work satisfactorily completed.

Answers inquiries and explains information to homeowners, tenants, landlords, contractors and the general public regarding the scope and requirements of the ECDR’s programs.

Equipment Used
Requires the use of a variety of tools and inspection aids, such as a circuit tester, thermometer, measuring tape, digital camera, two-way radio and ladder. Must have a valid driver’s license and drive a vehicle.

To 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.

Job Competencies
Comprehensive knowledge of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, operational entities, requirements and activities as they apply to the assigned area of responsibility of inspections for ECDR
Knowledge of federal, state and local housing codes; laws, statutes and regulations that govern managing assisted housing; internal directives and administrative issuances, policies and procedures; zoning regulations; and building codes
Knowledge of all areas of ECDR as it relates to the inspection process, such as eligibility, rehabilitation and targeted programs
Must possess excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to determine intent, and interpret and revise existing guidelines and procedures
Working knowledge of the provisions, laws and regulations of the inspections program
Effective oral and written communication skills
Quality customer service skills
Accurate performance of general mathematic and numerical skills
Logical/analytical problem-solving ability

Education and/or Experience
(Internal Posting) Must be currently employed full time with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year.

Minimum experience required is a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from high school and one (1) to three (3) years of experience in building construction or inspections. Work experience with a high degree of public contact preferred. Requires knowledge of building codes, residential construction and major building systems, such as electrical, plumbing and heating. If state certification is mandated, incumbent must obtain such certification within six (6) months of employment. Also, if continuing education is required to maintain the certification, this mandate must be met as a condition of continued employment. A valid driver’s license is required.

Technical Skills
To perform this job successfully, individual must have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access). Must be able to learn other computer software programs as required, including those for specification writing, cost estimating and project tracking.

Physical Demands
The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk. While the work is primarily sedentary, excessive walking, standing, bending and carrying of items, such as books, binders, files and documents, is required. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
Work is typically performed in an office setting (or cubicle), and the work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. Regular site visits outside of the office to construction sites, as well as partner agencies, will be necessary.

How to Apply

Email, fax or submit cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Mrs. Sandra Favela
Interim Director of Human Resources
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755

Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to
sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Inspector position.
For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Inspector position

There is currently one (1) opening for this position.

Please note: The duties listed above are intended as general descriptions of the work performed by persons assigned to this position. This is not a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills for this position. This position description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as required.

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB POSTING # 2014 – 1
Part Time Instructor
City of East Chicago
Park and Recreation Department

OPENING DATE: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
POSITION STATUS: Temporary Part Time
DEPARTMENT: Park & Recreation
REPORTS TO: Recreation Manager
PAY RANGE: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance
The City of East Chicago Parks & Recreation seeks several part-time Instructors to work as program and facility monitors at our various recreational centers.
Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor and Leader the part time Instructor will open and prepare the center for program activities; monitor facility use, answer program questions and inspects facilities for safety and clean as necessary. The position is 20 -25 hours each week during the school year. Typical hours during the school year are 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours may vary.
  • Oversees participants and volunteers in a recreation program, activity or facility.
  • Maintains program discipline.
  • Accompanies participant groups at special events or on program outings.
  • Interact with parents of students
  • Supervise children during student pick-ups and on-site recreational activities
  • Assist/supervise children during homework time
  • Provides feedback regarding program development and activity schedule.
  • Maintains a safe program environment and facility; conducts safety checks; administers first aid as required.
  • Maintains records and prepares attendance reports
  • Attends mandatory pre-service and in-service training and meetings
  • Moves and sets up equipment, cleans areas and facilities, and performs light custodial work
  • All other duties assigned.

  • Common sports, games, recreation activities appropriate for all ages;
  • Rules and techniques of common sports and games;
  • Supervision and leadership techniques; and
  • Basic record keeping practices
  • Program planning for school age children
  • General school age homework issues (Math, English, History, and sentence structure)

  • Planning and organizing program elements;
  • Prioritizing and handling multiple program tasks;
  • Following oral and written directions; and
  • Communicating and acting effectively with co-workers, supervisors, users and participants and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

  • Communicate in a congenial manner, both with program students and parents
  • Maintain organized records and schedule
  • Be detail oriented in regards to day-to-day assignments and responsibilities
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the general public
  • Lead a large groups of children or adults indoor / outdoor activities with confidence
  • Take direction from Supervisor and Recreation Leader

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to attend meetings at various sites within and away from the City, and have availability to work off-hour shifts or events as required; strength to lift and carry materials weighing to 30 – 50 pounds; mobility to lead groups in activities involving steep or rough terrain; ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather and temperature conditions; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
  • Possession of a High School Diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED), preferably some college
  • Possess and maintain a current valid Indiana driver’s license.

  • Must have an Indiana valid driver’s license

  • Able to obtain a First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification within 60 days


  • Must have one (1) year of recreation or related experience relevant to the area of assignment, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of an Instructor, or, the desire to gain experience working with elementary age children in a recreation setting.

Email, fax or submit cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources
Mrs. Sandra Favela
Interim Director of Human Resources
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Part Time Instructor. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Part Time Instructor
Candidates must pass an interview, background check, and drug test.

Full-time Registered Nurse
To work in the nursing services division of the
East Chicago Health Department

The East Chicago Department of Public and Environmental Health is announcing the availability of the following employment opportunity:

Full-time Registered Nurse
To work in the nursing services division of the East Chicago Health Department

SHIFT: Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. under the supervision of the Health Department Director.


East Chicago residency
Current Indiana Nursing License
Certification in CPR (Preferred)

SALARY: In accordance with the terms and provisions of the city of East Chicago salary ordinance (Ordinance No. 13-0028)

Additional information regarding duties and job responsibilities available upon inquiry

Contact: Terri G. Martin, Director @ 219-391-8467 for additional details

City of East Chicago Citizen Survey for the
Five Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and
the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

The City of East Chicago is preparing its FY 2014-2018 Five Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and its Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Programs. As part of the planning process, the City is conducting a survey to identify citizens' needs in the community, ideas on how the residents would like to see funds budgeted under the CDBG and HOME Programs, and any fair housing concerns, such as acts of discrimination or barriers that might limit the housing choices of families and individuals. Please take a few minutes and complete this confidential survey to the best of your ability. Thank you for your assistance in helping us to identify citizens' needs and Fair Housing issues in the City.

Dear Business Owner:

As we enter into the new year of 2014, we would like to let you know how important you are to the City of East Chicago. You help to make East Chicago a special place, and are an important part of our local economy.

We would also like to remind you that the start of the New Year is the time to renew your business license. East Chicago Municipal code §110 requires that you renew your business license on an annual basis.


Please immediately contact the Office of the City Controller at 4525 Indianapolis Blvd, East Chicago, Indiana, phone (219) 391-8300 and arrange to come in and apply for your business license, or license renewal and pay the appropriate licensing fee. Once you have completed the business license application or renewal, you will be contacted to schedule the appropriate inspections. The annual deadline for license renewals is March 31st. Failure to renew your business license by the deadline may result in the assessment of a late fee of an additional 25% or more of your standard license fee.

We look forward to working with you, and your business to renew your license for the current year. We wish you continued success in 2014.



Valeriano F. Gomez
City Controller

2014 Rental Property Registration

City of East Chicago, Indiana Code of Ordinances Title XI, Chapter 123: Rental Housing and Ordinance No. 09-0020 require owners of real property in the City of East Chicago, to register all rental housing on an annual basis. The ordinance requires owners of rental properties to register annually at the East Chicago Building Department office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana, and pay an annual registration fee of $10.00 per each dwelling or rooming unit.

2014 Registration will commence on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 and received Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00p.m.

Registration forms and requirements are available at the Building Department’s office or on the City’s website at www.eastchicago.com (Departments/Building Department/Downloads 2014 Link). Property owners are required to provide, in addition to the completed registration form, the following to process the registration of their rental property:

Rental registration fee of $10.00 per each dwelling or rooming unit, whether vacant or occuppied (only check/money order accepted)
Proof of ownership (mortgage, deed, property tax statement, etc.)
Proof of property insurance (reflecting coverage amounts)
Copy of valid driver’s license or State issued identification
Occupant information

A late fee shall be assessed in the amount of $100, in addition to the $10 registration fee, for each dwelling or rental unit not registered by April 15, 2014. Failure to register any and all real property utilized as rental housing shall constitute a violation of this chapter and the owner shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $2,500 per unit.

For additional information, please contact the East Chicago Building Department at (219) 391-8294 or visit the City’s website at www.eastchicago.com
(Building Department link).
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