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Assessment Real Property Inspector and Zoning Enforcement Officer

The Lafayette County Assessor and Planning Department are in search of a candidate for a shared full-time position to conduct real estate inspections as well as enforce planning regulations. Lafayette County offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical and retirement.

Assessment Real Property Inspector Job Duties:
•Discover, research and inventory of improvements to real property.
•Perform site visits to take measurements, note condition and grade of improvements, and obtain photographs of the same.
•Provide detailed, clear, and concise notes from site visits for proper data entry and assessment.
•Communicate with property owners as necessary.
•Other duties as assigned by the Assessor.

Enforcement Officer Job Duties:
•Research and investigate complaints.
•Perform site visits and take pictures.
•Prepare and issue violation notices and orders.
•Communicate and negotiate with property owners to find an appropriate resolution.
•Maintain detailed case files and manage violation case tracking spreadsheet.
•Coordinate with Prosecutor and other departments as needed.
•Other duties as assigned by the Planning Administrator.

•Computer proficient (Word, Excel, Outlook)
•Detailed Oriented
•Advanced written and oral communication
•Effectively deal with the public, including difficult people
•Code interpretation
•Problem solving
•Time management

Ideal Candidate:
•Work independently
•Professional demeanor
•Positive Attitude

Preferred Experience:
•Health and safety

Resumes can be sent to Jessica White, Interim County Clerk at
*Applicants must have a valid State of Missouri Driver’s License.

Full-Time Road Workers.
- Previous experience with equipment operation and a valid CDL preferred.
- Pay will be based on experience.  Benefit package included.
- Application and background check are available below and may be emailed to: or mailed to Lafayette County Clerk, 1001 Main St., Lexington, MO  64067.
"Lafayette County Application for Employment.pdf"

Background Check

Download "Lafayette County Background Check.pdf"

Commissioned Jailer/Non-Commissioned Jailer
As a Jailer/Deputy, you are responsible for the safety and security of staff, inmates and the building overall. You will be transporting inmates to and from doctor appointments, legal visitations, court hearings and recreational times. We also book, bond and search all inmates that come through our doors; with this comes money handling, court
paperwork, computer work and basic filing skills. Cell searches and inmate pod
searches are also done on a regular.
This job requires a high level of attention to detail and attentiveness to possible security threats. This job also requires a hard work ethic, as it is fast paced.
We also do all the meal services, laundry services and cleaning services of the jail
We hire commissioned and non-commissioned. All training will be done on site.
Pay starts at $17.30 an hour, but we can do pay increase based on experience.
Valid Driver's License is required.
High school diploma or GED is required.
Please go to to download and send in application then please call 660-259-3622 and ask to speak to Lt. Barnes.