SALARY: $4,800.07 – $5,724.17/MONTH
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Under general supervision, administers the City’s Municipal code and Code enforcement program, including the identification, investigation, and correction of violations of the City’s municipal, building, zoning, occupancy, signage, and housing codes; investigates citizen complaints of public nuisances and quality of life issues and seeks voluntary compliance or issues citations and initiates abatement procedures; and performs related work as required.
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Receives, records, and investigates complaints from the public and staff regarding violations of municipal codes, ordinances, standards, health, and safety regulations; documents violations by securing photographs and other pertinent data; researches ownership records, prior complaints, municipal codes and ordinances, and state regulations to establish whether a violation has occurred.
- As directed, responds to citizen complaints and completes reports for incidents that do not require a sworn police officer at the scene.
- Initiates contacts with residents, business representatives, and other parties to explain the nature of incurred violations and to encourage compliance with municipal codes, ordinances, and community standards; initiates abatement of dangerous properties and vector control issues of vacant properties; provides confirmation to public by telephone and in person regarding code regulations.
- Prepares notices of violation or noncompliance and citations according to applicable codes and regulations; issues letters to property owners notifying them of violation; as appropriate, affixes a notice of violation on property to abate fire and public safety hazards and public nuisances.
- Meets with the appropriate department staff and legal counsel regarding complaints; coordinates activities with other staff and code enforcement personnel.
- Coordinates and conducts follow-up abatement procedures including the preparation of additional correspondence, site visits, and communication with property owners and management staff; conducts follow-up investigations to ensure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances; prepares non-compliance cases for legal action; presents testimony at nuisance abatement hearings.
- Makes drive-by or on-site inspections of residential, industrial, and/or commercial areas; notes possible violations at other property sites during the course of field investigations.
- Provides information to violators, the general public, business community, and government agencies regarding codes, laws, and ordinances; responds to questions, complaints, and inquiries.
- Maintains files and records related to citations and violations; prepares a variety of written reports, memoranda, and correspondence.
- Inputs and retrieves a variety of information using a computer terminal.
- Responds to traffic hazards and other miscellaneous safety hazards, conducts motorist assists, assists patrol officers with the towing of vehicles and assists with traffic control at traffic accident scenes.
- Investigates and issues parking citations for traffic and municipal code violations.
- Responds to calls regarding found property, and secures the property as required.
- Conducts drive through patrol of the parks and addresses vandalism and potential safety hazards.
- Gives information and provides direction to the public as needed.
- Prepares reports and documents used for prosecution of cases, gives evidence and provides testimony in court as necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and experience in the enforcement of zoning laws and building codes with a public agency. This work must have included significant public contact and the exercise of investigative or inspection skills. Bilingual skills, highly desirable.
- Valid California Class C driver’s license with satisfactory driving record is required.
- Level III Code Enforcement Compliance Certificate at time of appointment.
- Level III Police Academy Certificate, desirable.
Must successfully pass a detailed background investigation, pre-employment medical, psychological exam and Livescan. Must be willing to work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations and work with exposure to difficult circumstances, including exposure to dangerous situations.