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The Code Enforcement Officer I/II position primarily performs field inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with City codes and regulations in the areas of housing, zoning, blight, nuisance abatement, signage, vehicles, and environmental or other neighborhood-related improvement issues. In addition to interpreting and applying codes and regulations in an enforcement role, the Code Enforcement Officer I/II resolves conflicts, mediates disputes, and problem solves situations that surface as code enforcement issues. The position demands a commitment to providing quality customer service with the ability to deal professionally with irate or frustrated individuals in sometimes difficult or sensitive situations. To be successful in the position, candidates should be highly organized and comfortable using a computerized database system, and have the ability to prepare documentation of inspections, investigations, and related circumstances.
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- Possesses knowledge of local, State and Federal laws, ordinances, codes, City functions, policies, rules and regulations related to code enforcement. (Level II)
- Can manage difficult customer complaints, public contacts and site visits. (Level II)
- Is able to identify and interpret applicable codes, ordinances and regulations and apply interpretations to a variety of challenging, unique and difficult situations. (Level II)
- Demonstrates ability to analyze, recommend and communicate appropriate solutions to complex and/or sensitive problems and appear in court and give testimony if required. (Level II)
- Demonstrates ability to develop and present informational and educational material to a variety of audiences. (Level II)
- Is able to learn to perform basic inspections and to use video tape and photographic equipment to record evidence. (Level I)
- Is able to learn local, State and Federal laws, ordinances, codes, City functions, policies, rules and regulations. (Level I)
- Is able to learn effective conflict resolution methods and techniques. (Level I)
- Demonstrates initiative within scope of responsibility in following up on cases. (Level I/II)
- Explains rules and regulations in a clear and understandable manner, both orally and in writing. (Level I/II)
- Focuses work effort to carry out the City’s Customer Service philosophy of actively listening, addressing customers’ concerns, and providing services at a level that exceeds customer expectations. (Level I/II)
- Thrives in a team environment that encourages cooperation, communication, and mutual sharing of risk, responsibility, and reward. (Level I/II)
- Identifies and generates “a better way of doing things” by viewing problems as opportunities for improvement rather than as obstacles. (Level I/II)
- Treats all individuals encountered, equally and with respect, basing actions on honor and ethics. (Level I/II)
A summary of the minimum qualifications is listed below. The City reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next phase of the selection process, and only the most qualified applicants as determined by the City may be invited for further consideration. Additional information is available in the job description.
Code Enforcement Officer I
Experience and Training
One year of full-time public contact experience requiring persuasive communications, searching source documents, and interpreting, explaining, and applying standards, guidelines and policies related to regulatory laws and/or health and safety laws.
Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade required; supplemental course work or training in code enforcement, planning, law enforcement, construction, engineering, public administration, or related fields is desirable.
Certificate / License
Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance.
Code Enforcement Officer II
Experience and Training
Three years of experience in a public sector environment performing difficult, sensitive, and technical code enforcement, vehicle abatement, building inspection, environmental health inspection, code enforcement or related activities; or three years of experience similar to that of a Neighborhood Enhancement Officer I with the City of Citrus Heights.
Equivalent to completion of the 12th grade is required; supplemental course work or training in code enforcement, planning, law enforcement, construction, engineering, public administration, or related fields is highly desirable.
Certificate / License
Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance. Possession of, or must obtain within 12 months of hire.
Possession of a Code Enforcement Training Certificate (for example, as issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officials, the Statewide California Association of Code Enforcement Officials, or similar professional groups, by an educational institution, or by a governmental agency) is highly desirable.
The hiring salary may be set anywhere within the salary range, based on a candidate’s experience. The City offers first class benefits, including: CalPERS retirement (employee pays full member contribution), accrual of 136 hours of Annual Leave (to be used for vacation or sick time); and 40 hours of Long Term Medical Leave; a substantial monthly City contribution toward health insurance, and if qualifying alternative health care coverage is demonstrated, a $600/month cash-out may be added to salary or deferred compensation. Fully paid family dental and vision coverage; employee life, and long-term disability insurance. The City does not participate in Social Security but does participate in Medicare and State Disability Insurance (SDI).