Code Enforcement Officer - Materials Diversion

City Of Napa, CA Napa , CA 94558

Posted 2 months ago



Are you eager to support the City of Napa's Utilities Department by working with ever-changing codes and compliance orders related to solid waste/recycling matters and City water meters and services? Has your collaborative work style allowed you to create value that has made positive impact? Then APPLY today and continue that bold work with the City of Napa, benefiting the community we serve!

Show us what you're made of with your record of proven success in:

  • Code Development and Technical Knowledge and Skill Knowledge in construction and demolition debris waste diversion matters; resolution of delinquent accounts; dumping in the public right-of-way; illegal hauling/recycling; theft of recyclables; trash enclosure standards; under-serviced accounts; compliance with state waste diversion requirements; water meter obstructions, tampering, and theft.

  • Quality Orientation

  • Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how detailed; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
  • Decision Making
  • Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.
  • Managing Work
  • Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently; ability to self-manage and practice independent judgment.
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Establishing and sustaining trusting relationship by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others' emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively adapt own responses so that one's behavior matches one's values and delivers intended results.
  • Collaboration
  • Works cooperatively with others, inside and outside the organization, to accomplish objectives to build and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships, leverage information and achieve results.
  • Monitoring Information & Analysis
  • Using ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage work responsibilities in an area of responsibility.
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions.
  • Applied Learning- Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.

The Code Enforcement Officer will assist the Utilities Department by providing code support to the Materials Diversion Division, as well as the Water Division as it relates to meters and services. The Code Enforcement Officer will: process, inspect, and log complaints filed with the City relating specifically to solid waste/recycling; enforce the Municipal Code as it relates to illegal haulers/recyclers, assess compliance with construction and demolition debris recycling ordinance, maintain knowledge of California Green Building Standards (Part 11 of Title 24, California Building Standards Code), enforce solid waste/recycling/compostables enclosure standards, enforce state recycling and organics requirements, process delinquent accounts, service exemptions and shared service agreements, and provide code support to the Water Division as it relates to water meters and services.

Under general supervision, performs public education, investigation and enforcement work in the office and in the field to insure compliance with City Municipal Code sections, ordinances and resolutions; performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is characterized by the performance of specialized tasks in enforcing regulatory ordinances and codes in such areas as planning, zoning, subdivisions, encroachment, building codes and other related areas. Work is performed independently and may include lead direction, training and work review of support staff as assigned.


Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
1.Investigates reported complaints of municipal code, ordinance and resolution violations; conducts in-the-field investigations to verify violations; advises individuals of violations and the methods of abatement; seeks abatement through voluntary compliance or, as necessary, through direct enforcement activities.
2.Provides the public, through formal and informal means, with education regarding compliance with the municipal codes, ordinances, and resolutions; explains related zoning subdivision and related regulations to property owners and the general public.
3.Conducts field inspections to uncover violations; gathers supporting evidence; informs individuals of code provisions and encourages compliance; issues appropriate warnings and violation notices.
4.Maintains accurate records of inspections made and other related business conducted on behalf of the City; prepares reports for review and/or action by other interested individuals or agencies; prepares cases for prosecution and referral to the City Attorney and District Attorney.
5.Prepares and presents code enforcement information and related matters to Planning Commission, City Council, or courts of law as necessary; may make public information presentations on behalf of the City related to code enforcement; assists in preparing ordinances.
6.Operates office equipment such as computer terminals and other equipment in the performance of work related to report generation and records management as needed.
7.Performs interdepartmental liaison work, coordinating an approach to code enforcement problems to achieve compliance; informs involved departments of activities in a timely manner.
8.May provide lead direction to support personnel assigned, including training and work review; may supervise City weed contractor and weed spray program.



A typical way of gaining the knowledge and abilities required is:

Two years experience in obtaining compliance with applicable codes, including investigations and report writing.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of municipal code enforcement; effective inspection methods; applicable laws, ordinances and regulations including land use provisions; interviewing techniques necessary to obtain investigative and personal data; effective public education and enforcement techniques; public speaking techniques; problem solving and negotiating techniques; computer hardware and software applications.

Ability to: Read and interpret a wide variety of ordinances, rules and regulations; develop and maintain harmonious relationships with other agencies, departmental personnel and the general public; tactfully and effectively enforce applicable laws and regulations; assemble, analyze and evaluate facts and evidence to draw logical conclusions; adopt effective courses of action; apply knowledge of applicable codes and ordinances to the physical evidence observed and checked during inspection; perform code enforcement activities; make decisions and independent judgments; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; prepare reports and keep accurate records; research regulations and/or technical reference materials; recognize and respect limit of authority and responsibility; provide lead direction to assigned staff.

Special Requirements:
Possession of or ability to obtain and continued maintenance of a valid Class C California Driver's License is required.

Supplemental Information: Incumbent is required to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. The incumbent may work outside normal working hours.


Please list all employers held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.


The City of Napa utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad outreach efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to take part in a process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, an eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments and eligible lists may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

The promulgated eligibility list for this recruitment will be at least six months, unless extended or abolished sooner by the Civil Service Commission.

What happens next?

  • We will review your application and all supplemental materials to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. Screening will include a review of minimum qualifications, application appraisal rating of education, training and experience and relevance of background qualifications related to the target job as well as supplemental questions if applicable.

  • Applicants selected to move forward in the process may be asked to participate in any combination of the following (at any phase of the selection process): a written examination, job related exercise, phone interview, in-person interview(s), and/or web-based testing.

  • Based on the City Charter, the final phase of the selection process is the Probationary Period, which in most cases is 6 months, but may be one year depending on your classification.

Reasonable Accommodations: The City of Napa Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the HR Department in writing by the final filing date. A Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available from HR and may be obtained by calling 707-257-9505, or dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service, offering free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Code Enforcement Officer - Materials Diversion

City Of Napa, CA