Otter Tail County is accepting application for a full-time Land & Resources Inspector. The purpose of this position is to protect Otter Tail County's shorelands, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and aquifers. Inspectors are responsible for enforcing the Shoreland Management Ordinance, Setback Ordinance,  and Sanitation Code by investigating and responding to complaints of alleged violations. Inspectors coordinate efforts with partner agencies and assist with administrative and technical functions within the department.

Examples of Duties

  • Communicate effectively to the public, county employees, and other agencies.
  • Process Structure Permits, Septic System Permits, Shoreland Alteration Permits.
  • Conduct shoreland area project inspections.
  • Conduct septic system inspections.
  • Conduct bluff determinations.
  • Conduct ordinary high-water level (OHWL) determinations.
  • Review and update property records.
  • Conduct pre-application site inspections.
  • Compute impervious surface coverage of improved properties.
  • May attend County Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission meetings.
  • Provide realtors, appraisers, and loan officers with information on properties.
  • Investigate complaints and may issue violation reports; may issue sewage abatement notices; work with the County Attorney's office to ensure compliance.
  • Conduct soil observations prior to issuing septic permit.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • May assist with duties and responsibilities as outlined in the County Emergency Operations Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree and 1-2 years of related experience, or any combination of equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Must obtain MPCA Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Basic Inspector Certification within two years
  • Valid Driver's License