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Code Enforcement Officer
The Village of Beach Park, Illinois (incorporated 1989. pop. 13,995) is seeking a Code Enforcement Officer. The vacant position is a full-time position but the Village will also consider a part-time schedule. Beach Park is a residential community along Lake Michigan in northeastern Illinois, about 50 minutes from both Chicago and Milwaukee. The position is primarily responsible for investigating complaints of municipal code violations but also conducts inspections for the rental unit registration program, real estate transfer certificates, and business registration.
The desired candidate will have an understanding of common regulations pertaining to property maintenance, zoning, and nuisance conditions, and a familiarity with the techniques and processes involved in investigating complaints to enforce local ordinances. A typical day will include investigation of complaints through field inspections and document research, coordination with other Village departments and outside agencies, as well as the data entry, correspondence, and phone calls associated with follow up for complaints. The candidate will be able to resolve conflicts by working with residents and businesses, ensuring that the code is applied fairly and consistently.
The successful candidate is expected to have a minimum of two (2) years of experience in municipal inspections or law enforcement. Experience in similar work involving field inspections, investigations, or municipal code interpretation will be considered. The position requires excellent speaking, writing and interpersonal skills, a high school diploma or equivalent, and excellent computer skills. The position will also have the opportunity to perform basic construction inspections, and candidates with experience in building codes and construction methods are encouraged to apply. The candidate must be able to maintain a professional demeanor through stressful and confrontational situations, and conduct field inspections in a variety of conditions. Candidate must be able to obtain ICC Certification in Property Maintenance within one year of hire. A valid driver’s license is required. Bilingual candidates (Spanish) strongly desired.
The salary range for this exceptional professional opportunity is $39,175 - $64,046 ($18.83/hr to $30.79/hr) DOQ. Beach Park is a fully funded IMRF community with an excellent benefits package and the ICMA-RC retirement program. This position is open until filled. Application submittals comprised of a cover letter, resume and (5) work related references can be dropped off, mailed or e-mailed to Village of Beach Park, Attn: Community Development Director, 11270 W. Wadsworth Road, Beach Park, IL 60099. For more information, please contact Andrew Jennings at or 847-746-1770.
The application can be found at: https://www.villageofbeachpark.com/government/employment.
The Village of Beach Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
$40M Water Assistance Program for Shut-off Avoidance - State of IL
A household facing utilities being disconnected can apply for a water assistance program. The program is also available to those who’ve already had their services cut off or who have a past due balance over $250 combined for their water and wastewater services, according to a state website describing the program.
Illinois households must demonstrate income no greater than twice the federal poverty line to be eligible for funds from the program. For a family of four, that works out to a combined income of $54,000 or less.
State residents can apply once for help with their water bills and once for their wastewater bills over the course of the program, which began last Wednesday and runs to Aug. 31, 2023. Those seeking more information or wanting to see if they’re eligible can go to the state’s Help Illinois Families website https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/CommunityServices/HomeWeatherization/CommunityActionAgencies/Pages/helpIllinoisFamilies.aspx
Residents can also fill out a request-for-service form at that site, call the state’s hotline at 1-833-711-0374, or visit any of the 34 community action agencies across the state to seek out the assistance.
Lyons Woods - Lake County Forest Preserves
Beginning on December 7, the Lake County Forest Preserves will be conducting their deer management program activities in Lyons Woods. The Lake Forest Preserve wildlife ecologists will conduct the deer management activities on Monday through Thursday after the preserve closes. The program will end by March 31, 2022 or earlier if the removal goals are reached. All activities will occur in areas that are at a safe distance from neighboring properties. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Lake County Forest Preserves at 847-367-6640.
Illinois Announces $250 million Back to Business (B2B) Grant Program
The first in a series of economic recovery programs by the administration, B2B will offer the hardest hit industries grants of $5K - $150K to help offset losses and bring back workers to rebuild fallout from the pandemic. Applications formally open on August 18, 2021.
Click this link to learn more on this grant program: Back to Business Grant Program