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SALARY:

$27.69 – $33.02/HOUR

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

***This position will serve as a half-time Code Enforcement Officer and a half-time Animal Control Officer***

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from the Police Department management staff.  No direct supervision of staff is exercised.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is an experienced-level class that performs a variety of routine inspection and code enforcement duties. Responsibilities include the authority to cite certain violators and initiate court proceedings for compliance.  The scope of compliance coverage includes vehicle parking violations, vehicle towing, traffic control, property maintenance, weed abatement, and signage.  Some basic code compliance of the uniform building code is included in the work.  This class is distinguished from Building Inspector in that the latter is primarily responsible for performing a variety of on-site building inspection duties at various stages of construction, alteration, and repair to determine compliance with building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, structural, and related codes.

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

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.

License:

  • 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.

 

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION: Code Enforcement and Community Service Officer – Approved 2.4.15.pdf

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties involved in the enforcement and communication of animal services codes, ordinances, and regulations; ensures public safety by capturing and caring for wild, vicious, and/or injured animals; and performs related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from the Chief of Police or designee.  No supervision of staff is exercised.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is a journey-level class that independently performs a variety of complex animal control duties, including field patrol, investigation, and quarantine of specified animals.  This class is distinguished from sworn Police classes in that it performs law enforcement and police support duties.

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.

  • Patrols the City and enforces animal services codes, ordinances, and regulations; investigates reports of animal abuse, issues citations, collects fees, and takes other appropriate actions.
  • Captures and impounds unlicensed, stray, and uncontrolled animals; transports animals to shelter; arranges for proper storage and humane care.
  • Picks up dead or injured animals; provides aid to injured animals; transports animals to veterinarian for treatment or euthanasia; medicates and vaccinates animals to be adopted.
  • Responds to calls from citizens for animal services; investigates complaints involving animals; investigates reports of dogs, cats, or other animals creating nuisances.
  • Determines whether calls meet the criteria for emergency response and call-out and how quarantines should be handled; evaluates and authorizes immediate care of euthanasia for sick and injured animals, emergency seizure of animals, and owner relinquishments in the field; determines whether a criminal complaint and/or dangerous/vicious animal investigation should be initiated.
  • Assists Police Department with animal related issues, including the determining the care of pets of individuals who have been arrested and/or are under investigation.
  • Establishes and maintains positive community relations through programs, demonstrations, and public assistance regarding humane animal services, including wildlife issues, adoption procedures, and enforcement of animals regulations; speaks at school and other meetings, and answers specific and general questions.
  • Identifies and investigates animal-related crimes, interviews witnesses, collects evidence, writes reports, and testifies in court.
  • Investigates reports of animal bites and completes State mandated quarantines as necessary.
  • Answers questions regarding the enforcement of animal services, regulations, adoption, and licensing policies and procedures.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records, logs, and files of activities; prepares cases and complaints for court action; testifies in court.
  • Cleans and performs basic maintenance on animal control vehicle and other required equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, and two (2) years of experience in the enforcement and communication of animals services codes, ordinances, and regulations and the humane care and handling of animals, or two (2) years of experience dealing with the public in a service-related capacity.  College-level coursework in animal health care and experience with a public agency are highly desirable.

License:

  • Valid California class C driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.
  • Must be able to obtain a Reserve Level III Police Officer certification and a State of California humane officer, or a PC832 code enforcement certificate, within a time period specified by the City.

 

CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTIONAnimal-Control-Officer-Revised-Admin-Amendment-10.3.18.pdf

Job Category: Permanent
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Police

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