Job Title: Part-time Plumbing & General Inspector
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 01/16/15 4:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $26.58 Hourly
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Village Hall: 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills, Illinois


The purpose of this position is to perform plumbing plan reviews and inspections for plumbing installations for compliance with applicable codes.  This position also assists with other routine plan reviews and inspections including property maintenance.  This position acts under the supervision of the Building Commissioner and will work 15-20 hours per week.
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides information to the public regarding plumbing codes. Explains code references as requested.Inspects new construction and remodeling projects for compliance with plumbing codes, and applicable ordinances and standards.Documents inspections and recommends actions to correct non-compliance situations. Conducts follow-up inspections following corrective actions.

Enters plan review comments and inspection results into the department software system.

Performs plan reviews and drafts plan review comments for Building Commissioner’s review.

Coordinates with the Public Works Department for water service and water meter installations, sewers, and related work in the right-of-way.

 Additional Tasks and Responsibilities:
Assists with filing, answers phone calls and provides front counter support.Assists with other routine plan reviews and inspections, including property maintenance.
 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
High school diploma or equivalent, an Illinois Certified Plumbing Inspector license, or the ability to obtain such license by April 1, 2015.  A valid Illinois driver’s license and Illinois Certified Plumbing Inspector license required.  ICC Certification is preferred.Ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude and appraise. Requires discretion in determining and referencing such to established criteria to define consequences and develop alternatives.

Ability to provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others, such as co-workers and the public, on how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.

Ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as building permits, permits, site plans, blueprints, engineer reports, plan review reports, inspection reports, code books, lists, activity logs, maps, permit applications and correspondence.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with builders, property owners, co-workers, the general public, developers, other Village staff, and immediate supervisor.

 Mathematical Ability

Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages, and decimals; ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; compute ratios and proportion; calculate surface areas and volumes.

 Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objective.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental and/or subjective criteria, as opposed to criteria that are clearly measurable or verifiable.

Physical Requirements

Ability to operate equipment and machinery requiring simple but continuous adjustments, such as motor vehicles, telephones, calculator/tablets, tape measure, soil probe, circuit tester, and common hard tools.

Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing movements requiring moderate skill, such as operating measuring tools and common hand tools.

Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds, and textures associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks.

Environmental Adaptability

Ability to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as construction site hazards, irate individuals, and intimidation may cause discomfort and poses a risk of injury.

The Village of Lake in the Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.







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Friends  and  Members,


As you are aware, the Building Division lost its part time Plumbing Inspector, Richie Cimino, suddenly last Monday. Arrangements have now been made. Please note the information below.


Visitation for Richie will be at Tezak Funeral Home Thursday, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL., from 3 to 8pm.

Friday, prayers shall be held at 9 in the Funeral Chapel, then a driving procession shall proceed to St. Joseph’s Church in Manhattan, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10am. Interment shall follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.


Richie will be missed by those that had grown to know him. An Inspector, a colleague, and most of all a friend, he touched so many.






December 11th, 2014 | Posted by Dan Macias in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

McHenry County Employment Opportunity

Planning and Development

Plumbing Inspector- Full Time

Starting Salary
$40,000+ Negotiable depending on qualifications


8:00am-4:30pm Monday – Friday, Full Time

Job Summary

The Planning and Development Department is seeking qualified candidates for a full time Plumbing Inspector position. This position reviews plumbing permit applications and plans and conducts plumbing inspections related to new building construction and building additions and renovations. This position also assists with general building permit application intake and building plans review, and performs other inspections and additional duties as necessary to meet the needs of the Department.


Principal Job Responsibilities

  • Inspects all aspects of plumbing in construction to assure that they meet minimum regulations and standards.
  • Reviews plumbing plans and specifications to ensure the materials utilized and the design of plumbing systems conform to all applicable building and plumbing codes.
  • Responds to written and verbal questions relating to plumbing codes and requirements.
  • Maintains paper work on all inspections performed.
  • Assists with general building permit application in take, building plans review, and inspections as necessary to meet the needs of the Department.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED; and,
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible plumbing or building inspection related experience, including apprenticeships; or,
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • State of Illinois Plumbers License.
  • State of Illinois Plumbing Inspector License or the ability to obtain within 6 months of the date of employment.
  • Drivers License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • All applicable state, federal and local ordinances and codes relating to plumbing.
  • Principles and practices of plumbing and building construction.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.

Skill in:

  • Reading, reviewing and interpreting plans, specifications and blueprints.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with others.
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Good mathematical skills.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.


McHenry County offers an excellent benefits package which includes:  Health/Dental Insurance, IMRF Pension Plan (Retirement), Deferred Compensation Plan and Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Days.

To Apply Online Please go to


Please submit completed County application with resume to:
McHenry County Human Resources Department
2200 N. Seminary Ave
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-334-4220
Fax: 815-334-4648

McHenry County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or disability.

Mr Kim Bateman and his team put together what I can only describe as  one of the best symposiums attended to date!

Information talked about that day was quite eye opening and imformative. I can honestly say I witnessed a captured audience and a focused presentation from all speakers. I had the luxury of sitting up front and was able to get a few pictures of important factoids and sections of the code relevant to all.  Check out the pics in our photo gallery!

A special thanks to one of my favorite and the most  dedicated person I have met in our industry and without her , I honestly feel (and have always felt) that our plumbing program would probably not exist. A very special Thank you from all in the IPIA to Ms. Bev Potts

Not only was your section on old and new business going ons in the general assembly vital but your impromtu appearance stepping in for Frank Schimkus and Jason Dewitt was awesome!

I will be posting tidbits from the meeting later in the month so look for this info as it becomes available!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!

Darrah Dunlap, Policy Coordinater for the IDPH is hosting a “Town Hall Meeting” on November 25th 2014 in Buffalo Grove!