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EAST CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT 2301 E. Columbus Dr. East Chicago, IN 46312 TX# 391-8400
Anthony Copeland Mayor 
Frank Smith Chief of Police
IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS MONDAY – FRIDAY 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
REQUIREMENTS: U.S. Citizen Must be 21 – 35 years of age (Cannot be 36 at time of hire) High School graduate or GED equivalent Valid Drivers License Not have been convicted of a felony Must reside within Lake County or a contiguous county within six months of appointment.
BENEFITS: Probationary Police Salary - $41,449.99 Health Insurance Paid Vacation Paid Sick Leave Holiday Pay Residency Bonus Continuous training in the field of Police Work
City of East Chicago, Indiana An Equal Opportunity Employer
JOB POSTING # 2017 – 13
Internal and External Posting
Building Commissioner

City of East Chicago
Building Department

Opening Date: June 15, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Exempt
Position Status: Regular Full Time
Reports to: Mayor and Chief of Staff
Supervises: Office staff, Building and Code Enforcement Inspectors
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

POSITION SUMMARY
The Building Commissioner works under the general administrative supervision of the Mayor, Chief of Staff and the East Chicago Board of Public Safety for planning, directing and administering inspection and survey activities concerned with the enforcement of building codes, laws and regulations for all classes of buildings in process of construction, alteration, repair or removal including attention to construction skills such as plumbing, heating, sewer, electrical, mechanical and structural, etc., that require technical knowledge of all skills and legal procedures and regulations for code enforcement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
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.

• Direct the overall building inspection activities and operation of the Building Department including supervision of all personnel, establishment of staff requirements, budget controls and purchase of supplies and materials.

• Supervises and coordinates all inspection services pertaining to construction or alteration of building in the City; supervises day to day operations of the department, tracks completion of task, monitors workflow, assigns staff to projects, evaluates staff efforts, assists staff in answering questions and responds to inquires referred by staff, i.e. difficult, problematic and/or unusual issues; solving departmental issues as it relates to job assignment and personnel issues.
• Examine building plans and specifications proposed for construction and approve or reject issuance of building permits in accordance with the provisions of the building codes and laws in effect.

• Responsible for the enforcement of the laws and provisions governing building, housing and zoning codes regarding building, erection, construction, alteration, repair or removal of buildings or other structures. Establish procedures and policies for control of construction or demolition activities through use of building codes and regulations, recommends changes, additions or deletions as deemed necessary.

• Conduct site inspections and investigations requiring inspector’s expertise and knowledge; direct the examining and licensing of contractors and maintenance of official building records.

• Require periodic inspection of all buildings and structures being erected, repaired, altered or demolished throughout the City for compliance with the proper buildings codes and laws. Direct investigation of alleged violations of building codes.

• Direct or conduct examination of all public buildings such as schools, churches, hospitals, halls, theaters, businesses and buildings used for manufacturing or commercial purposes for safety or structural hazards detrimental to the general public; direct issuance of condemnation orders for buildings or structures that are judged unsafe and endanger life and property.

• Direct inspectors and clerical personnel in the maintenance of records, card files, blueprint files, permits, inspection reports, monies receivable and collected, maps, etc., and establish department policy.

• Conduct a continuous public education and information program to gain public and official acceptance and understanding of building codes and regulations. Attend in an advisory capacity City, regional and State meetings, seminars, etc., concerning building codes and regulations as a representative of the City.

• Work closely with other agencies and departments regarding any City construction and development, such as Planning, Engineering, Health, Fire and Redevelopment departments.

• Reviews plans for building construction or alteration to determine compliance with the State Building Code, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) local zoning /city ordinances, and other applicable regulations; participates in the plan review process with various boards, /committees/commission, interacts with all development boards providing guidance and assistance and attending relevant meeting and /or hearings to assist with information and/or resolution of issues when required.

• Enforces the provisions of the Indiana State Building Code, applicable City Ordinances, Zoning ordinances, Department of Environmental Protection Regulations, requirements of special permits, variances and site plan approvals issued by the Plan Commission and/or Board of Zoning and Appeals.

• Reviews plans for building construction or alteration to determine compliance with the State Building Code, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) local zoning /city ordinances, and other applicable regulations; participates in the plan review process with various boards, /committees/commission, interacts with all development boards providing guidance and assistance and attending relevant meeting and /or hearings to assist with information and/or resolution of issues when required.

• Inspects new buildings and alterations to buildings under construction and upon completion to monitor compliance with code requirements and approved plans; annually inspects hotels, restaurants, places of assembly, day care centers, schools, nursing homes, etc. for compliance with health and safety requirements; coordinates inspection and enforcement work with Fire Department and Board of Health.

• Works with City Planner, City Engineer and other City staff, boards, commissions, etc. on a continued, cooperative coordinated basis.

• Appreciates and recognizes the extensive inventory of historic homes and building in the City of East Chicago and ensures compliance with local and state ordinances with regard to historic preservation.

• Issues certificates of inspection, certificates of occupancy notices, notice of violations and stop work orders.

• Issues building permit, maintains all required, associated and /or directed reports, logs and inspection records, maintaining completeness of all files and reports; oversees collection of fees for inspections.

• Investigates all complaints pertaining to the construction and use or occupancy of all building and complaints of alleged zoning violations; takes appropriate enforcement action including issuance of all necessary notices, orders and/or filings when complaints are verified prepares documents and all evidence to be used at the East Chicago City Court; appears as witness at hearings, sessions, etc.

• Response to inquiries from property owners, banks, attorneys, real estate firms, surveyors, architects, engineers, city officials and general public; explains building code regulations and by-law provisions.

• Prepares, presents, administers and monitors department budget to assure sound fiscal control of the same.

• Maintains up-to-date knowledge and education relative to building codes, local ordinances, enforcement regulations, etc.

• Functions as a member of the city-wide administrative management team to ensure effective and efficient municipal operations and service delivery.

• Works with City Planner, City Engineer and other City staff, boards, commissions, etc. on a continued, cooperative coordinated basis.

• Carries out special projects for the Mayor and other departments as required.
• Perform other duties assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, SKILL

Knowledge of:
• Requirements for building constructions, fire prevention, light, ventilation and safe egress.
• Equipment and materials essential for safety, comfort and convenience of the occupants of a building or structure.
• American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its applications.

Ability to:
• Enforce and interpret regulations such as the State Building Code, City of East Chicago Municipal Code of Ordinances and the local zoning ordinances firmly, tactfully and impartially.
• Analyze problems, prepare technical reports and formulate recommendations.
• Interact objectively and professionally with the public, state and local officials and co-workers.
• Exercise independent judgment on a variety of complex, highly responsible routine and substantial non-routine work requiring creative ability to problem solve.
• Analyze and interpret data and to clearly communicate and document findings for decision-makers.
• Establish relationships with City officials and governmental representatives.
• Communicate effectively in written and oral form before public groups and elected officials.
• Maintain a good public image and attitude of good public relations.
• Possess Reserve Police Officer Certification.
• Carry a firearm.
• Operate a vehicle.
• Multi task and manage several projects at one time.

Skilled in
• Communications, both written and verbal, in order to articulate opinions, rational, and recommendations in judicious, knowledgeable and confident manner to supervisors, employees, the general public and external agencies.
• Utilizing personal computers and office equipment.
• Planning and delegation.
• Dealing with the general public.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, experience in construction trades with at least five (5) years of experience in the supervision of building construction or design, and/or management experience to successfully perform and complete the responsibilities assigned to the position.

Must possess International Code Council / American Association of Code Enforcement Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification or the ability to obtain one within twelve (12) months of hire. ICC Building Examiner Certification desirable.

Must possess Certified Building Official through ICC or ability to attain certification within twelve (12) months of hire.

Possess Reserve Police Officer certification, which includes 40 – Hour Pre-Basic Course; Reserve Officer Field Training Program; minimum annual training requirement and/or accredited law enforcement academy or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months.

Working knowledge of the local and adopted building codes, etc.

Possession of a valid Indiana driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed in a fast paced office setting and in the field, working with the general public. Occasionally exposed to harsh weather, fumes, odors, and dust.

Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a fast pace office and field setting; work is performed outdoors in inclement weather; operate equipment and vehicles; walks on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; stand or sit for prolonged period of time; frequent sitting, standing, upward and downward flexion of neck; side-to-side turning of neck; fine finger dexterity; light to moderate finger pressure to manipulate keyboard, equipment controls, and office equipment; pinch grasp to manipulate writing utensils; moderate wrist torque to twist equipment knobs and dials; lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Occasional squatting, kneeling, and reaching above and at shoulder height; stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and to verbally communicate with others to exchange information. Tolerates emergency working conditions.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

HOW TO APPLY

Internally
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year.
Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Externally
Mail, fax, or email 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
sfavela@eastchicago.com

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

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

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 # 2017 – 2
Internal and External Posting

Security Guard

City of East Chicago

Opening Date: 1/27/2017
Closing Date: 2/6/2017
Exempt / Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Part Time
Reports to: Director of Human Resources
Supervises: None
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council

POSITION SUMMARY
Under supervision of the Human Resources Director and supervisor, maintains security and safety of people and property in assigned areas of the City of East Chicago properties such as City Hall, Mayor’s Office, and other city properties by performing security patrols on foot, monitor entrance of property, etc. Enforces the city of East Chicago’s rules and regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
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.

• Provide assistance to customers, employees and visitors in a courteous and professional manner.
• Attend to the public and deal with public relation problems in a tactful and courteous manner.
• Perform security patrols of designated areas on foot; monitor entrance of property through surveillance; Inspect windows and doors to ensure locks are in place.
• Watch for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards.
• Sound alarms or call police or fire department in care of fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
• Warn violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking or carrying forbidden articles.
• Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and ensure that authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate requirements.
• Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities.
• Maintains and implements safety / health standards and procedures at all times to ensure a well-run facility in a clean, safe, and attractive environment.
• Prepares and submits departmental accident, incident, and daily staff reports when applicable; taking complete control of the situation in case of emergency.
• Represents the City of East Chicago at all times during working and non-working hours.
• Maintain direct communication with immediate supervisor; reporting problems and discrepancies as well as positive program results.
• Promote positive two-way communication and maintains sensitivity in handling individual differences relating to customers and staff.
• Inspect City Hall, Mayor’s office, and other assigned area to ensure safety and cleanliness.
• Enforces City of East Chicago rules in a fair and consistent manner.
• Opens/closes City Hall, Mayor’s office or other assigned area as schedule allows.
• Attends and fully participates in staff meetings and in-service trainings.
• Completes additional duties as assigned by the immediate Supervisor.
• Maintains proper assigned dress code / uniform.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
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.
Knowledge of
• Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions.
• Company policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computer and applicable software applications.
• Customer service principles and techniques.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Geographical layout of the City of East Chicago.
Ability to
• Report safety concerns, security breaches and unusual circumstances both verbally and in writing.
• Be on a constant mental awareness and alertness to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments.
• Build, improve and maintain effective relationship with employees and visitors.
• Answer questions and assist visitors and employees.
• Answer phones or greet visitors / employees in a professional, welcoming manner.
• Operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors, and computer.
• Interact cordially and communicate with the public.
• Assess and evaluate standard and critical situations quickly and accurately.
• Pay attention to detail.
• Work under minimal supervision.
• Respond to emergency situations.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Active listening skills.
• Multitask and perform all job tasks in a safe manner.
• Fluently read, speak, write and comprehend the English language.
• Clear a criminal background check, driver’s license check and drug test.
• Work shift schedule and able to adjust schedule when needed.
• Drive.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
High school graduate or equivalent
Proven one year work experience as a security guard or relevant position.
REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed indoors, various environments including outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat, and with the general public; incumbents may be exposed to noise, dust, and all inclement weather conditions. Hours may vary, alternate work schedules. Work environment is both formal and informal, team oriented, having variable tasks, pace, and pressure.

Physical – Primary functions require sit, stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (title, concrete, carpet), run as needed, work in an office setting; occasionally stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch, reach above the shoulder height, bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties, ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; climb stairs during shift, and ability to verbally communicate with others to exchange information. Light lifting (less than 30lbs). Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction. Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination.

Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

HOW TO APPLY

Internal
Preferably be currently employed with the City of East Chicago at least one (1) year.

Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

External
Mail, fax, or email cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

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

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

There are currently four (4) openings for this position. Candidates must pass an interview, background check, and drug test.

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 # 2017 – 7
Internal / External Posting

BUS DRIVER

City of East Chicago
Public Transit

OPENING DATE: May 26, 2017
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Public Transit
REPORTS TO: Supervisor
PAY RANGE: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s and Teamster Local 142 Collective Bargaining
Agreement $15.32


DESCRIPTION

Operational requirements for the East Chicago Public Transit necessitate that the person perform the following below

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Bus Operation (60%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Drives bus on designated routes,
(2) Picks up and drops off passengers at designated bus stops,
(3) Closely adheres to published time schedules,
(4) Complies with all traffic regulations,
(5) Reports any mechanical problems with bus while on route to supervisor or main office.

2. Public Service (20%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Interacts with members of the public in a polite, courteous, considerate, and helpful manner
(2) Provides answers to questions from the public or directs them to someone who can respond,
(3) Turns in articles left on the bus by passengers to the main office.

3. Bus Inspection (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Performs daily pre-trip / post trip inspection of bus,
(2) Reports any damage or mechanical problems discovered to supervisor.

4. Safety (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Performs all tasks in a safe manner,
(2) Monitors environment on the bus and adjacent to the bus to insure passenger safety,
(3) Identifies and corrects or reports safety hazards when they occur,
(4) Reports accidents immediately to supervisor,
(5) Complies with all department, city, and INDOT safety policies, rules, and regulations,
(6) Reports any “off-duty” moving violations to department immediately.
5. Record Keeping (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Completes required FTA paperwork,
(2) Completes required INDOT paperwork.

6. Teamwork (5%) This dimension includes the following specific duties and responsibilities:

(1) Works effectively with other members of the Transit Department to insure efficient operations,
(2) Works effectively with personnel from other departments/divisions within city government.

7. Other duties as assigned.*
*If “other duties as assigned” are regularly performed or require a significant amount of time, they should be formally identified, defined, and included in the job description.

LEGALLY REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

1. Possess and maintain a Current Valid Commercial Driver’s License Class A or B with a Passenger Endorsement and no restrictions

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics (KSAPC’s) Requirements:

Required Knowledge (familiarity with a body of information)

1. Bus Operations, Equipment, Control and Instrument Panels.

2. Safety Hazards Involved in Bus Operations.

3. East Chicago Streets and Locations.

4. Published Transit Routes and Schedules.

5. Transit Department Radio System.

6. Transit Department Policies, Rules, Regulations, Operations, and Processes.

Required Skills (proficiency in performing specific tasks)

1. Operation of Bus.
2. Operation of Transit Department Radio System.
3. Completion of FTA Paperwork.
4. Completion of INDOT Paperwork.
5. Customer Service.
Required Abilities (general mental or physical capabilities)

1. Read

2. Verbal Communication to be Understood by Others.

3. Written Communication to be Understood by Others.

4. Understand and Follow Verbal Instructions from Supervisor

5. Understand and Follow Written Instructions from Supervisor

6. Problem Solving.

7. Work Effectively in a Team Setting.

8. Manual Dexterity to Use Equipment.

9. Eye-Hand Coordination to Use Equipment.

10. Stand Occasionally.

11. Sit Frequently.

12. Walk Occasionally.

Required Personal Characteristics (specific physical or physiological attributes)

1. Correctable Normal-Range Vision.

2. Normal Range Depth Perception.

3. Correctable Normal-Range Hearing.
Legally Required Licenses/Certifications

1. CDL with a Class A or B Certification, Passenger Endorsement and No Restrictions.

2. Operate buses with air brakes.

EDUCATION

Highschool Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE

1. Minimum of two (2) years of professional driving experience.

2. Good driving record, no major accidents in the past three (3) years.

3. Good knowledge of the geographical layout of the City of East Chicago.

HOW TO APPLY
Mail, fax, email or hand deliver cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Mrs. Sandra Favela
Interim Director
City of East Chicago
Department of Human Resources
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
sfavela@eastchicago.com
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 Bus Driver. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Bus Driver.

Candidate must pass an interview, background check, DOT physical exam, and DOT drug test.

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.

H R Staff


Sandra Favela, Interim Director,
sfavela@eastchicago.com
 
Nicole Mika, Benefits Administrator,
nmika@eastchicago.com
 
Elida Ochoa, Secretary,
eochoa@eastchicago.com
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312


t: (219) 391-8479
f: (219) 397-5755

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) is to assist the City of East Chicago in meeting the needs of its citizens, by recruiting, selecting, developing, motivating, and retaining a well trained professional City staff to service the needs of the residents of East Chicago; and to foster a work ethic that displays respect, cooperation, fairness, and a commitment to excellence. The DHR is committed to being a continuous source of assistance, providing quality service and support to all city residents, departments and employees.

Duties:

Handle internal & external hiring, assist departments with city personnel policies and procedures, coordinate all employee drug & alcohol testing, Workman’s Compensation, process all employee garnishments, support payments and payroll deductions, maintain employee personnel files & records, provide & process insurance benefits to employees, job verifications, maintain grievances and work-related incidents.