Job Classification: Housing Inspector


Employment Opportunity:Open opportunity for all qualified candidates


Hours Per Week:40


Salary Range:$45,012 to $52,860 Annual Equivalent


Probation Period: Six months


Anticipated Number of Openings: 1


Duration of Eligible List:Twelve months


Own It, Solve It, Take Pride!


Your career here offers the opportunity for challenging work, providing innovative solutions, and enhancing the services for more than 87,000 citizens. We know that you are driven to challenge the status quo and would like the opportunity to talk more with you about the career opportunities that we currently have available.


Job Summary:

Assist owners and tenants, through inspection, consultation, and enforcement, in maintaining their dwellings, premises, non-dwelling structures, and vacant lands in a safe, legal, and sanitary manner.


Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a recognized certification program in code enforcement, real estate, property management, property rehabilitation or two (2) years of field experience inspecting structures and dwellings; or a combination of education/experience in the main functional areas of the job at a level of professional competence and responsibility which is accepted as equivalent plus a valid driverís license.







Phase I

Education/Experience Review



Phase II

Oral Exam




Education/Experience Review: All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be rated based on the type (relatedness) and extent of their education and experience as they document on the extended application provided.


Oral Exam: The top scoring applicants from the Education/Experience Review will be invited to participate in the Oral Exam. In addition, applicants eligible for veterans' preference that pass the Education/Experience Review will move forward to the Oral Exam. If selected, you will be notified regarding the date, time, and location of the exam. Applicants who pass this exam will have their names placed on an eligible list for this classification.


Alternative Exam Process: For individuals who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), alternative examination processes are available on an individual basis upon prior arrangement. Contact Human Resources at (218) 730-5210, as soon as possible prior to the scheduled date of the exam. TDD services are available through (218) 730-5630.



Right to Appeal: Any applicant who has been found qualified to participate in a selection process for a position in the classified service who has reason to contest the validity or fairness of any step in the selection process may appeal to the Civil Service Board within 10 calendar days of the examination.  (If the examination is an Education/Experience Review, the applicant must appeal within 10 calendar days of the closing date for accepting applications.)  The notice of appeal shall be in writing, shall contain a complete statement of the matter in controversy and the relief requested, and shall be signed and dated by the appellant. The notice shall be addressed to the Civil Service Board and be delivered to the Human Resources Office.  If an applicant wishes to file an appeal electronically, the notice should be sent by email to


Veterans: For applicants claiming veterans' preference, a legible discharge certificate (DD214) verifying 181 days of consecutive service and separation under honorable conditions MUST be filed WITH the Application for Veteransí Preference. Failure to provide the required documentation may eliminate the candidate from subsequent steps in the selection process.Veterans' points will be added only if the applicant successfully completes all phases of the exam process and has submitted all required documentation to Human Resources. For applicants claiming disabled veterans' preference a letter dated within one year from the Veterans' Administration documenting entitlement to compensation for a permanent service-connected disability MUST be filed WITH the Application for Veterans' Preference.


Work Eligibility: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Duluth requires verification of identity and work eligibility at the point of hire.


Obtaining Applications: Application packets and veterans' preference forms are available at the Human Resources Office (411 West First Street Room 313, Duluth, MN 55802, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays except holidays) or online by clicking on the link below.


Filing Applications: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:30 PM LOCAL TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE OF July 7, 2014. Job applicants must meet all minimum qualifications listed above by the closing date of the application period. The complete job description is included in the application packet. Applications can be submitted to the Human Resources Office in person, by mail, or as an email attachment to It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that the application is on file on or before the closing date.



June 20, 2014

Job Number H1433