Senior Code Enforcement Officer

City Of Stockton, CA Stockton , CA 95202

Posted 3 weeks ago

DEFINITION

OPEN/PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:

$4,956.81 - $5,210.94 - $5,477.90 - $5,758.85 - $6,053.78 - $6,363.88

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

TENTATIVE EXAMINATION DATE: TBD

The current vacancy exists in the City of Stockton's Police Department. The Senior Code Enforcement Officer will perform complex inspection and enforcement of City codes, train staff, lead direction and review work for assigned Code Enforcement Officers. The incumbent will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30am

  • 5:30pm Monday through Thursday; 8:00am

  • 5:00pm Fridays, with every other Friday off.

Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service system, in a "for-cause" employment status, and are represented by the Stockton City Employees' Association. (Classified/Represented)

This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time, regular status, City of Stockton employees, at time of application, may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list or a combination of both.

Prior to appointment, eligible candidates will be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting.

Under general supervision, performs complex inspection and enforcement of City codes, ordinances, and abatement regulations; provides training, lead direction, and work review for assigned Code Enforcement Officers; performs related work as assigned.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the lead/specialist class in the Code Enforcement Officer series. Incumbents perform complex investigations of complaints and handle the more difficult code enforcement cases or projects, including hotel/motel inspections, and/or provide training, lead direction, pro-active sweeps and work review for assigned Code Enforcement Officers. Assignments are varied and allow for the exercise of considerable judgment and independence in the performance of code enforcement work. This class is distinguished from Code Enforcement Supervisor in that the latter has overall supervisory responsibility for code enforcement activities.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only)

  • Assigns, coordinates, and monitors the work of Code Enforcement Officers and provides training in City policies, procedures, and methods of code enforcement; participates in the evaluation of their work.

  • Assists in determining areas to be inspected; reviews and updates housing and other codes and assists in making interpretations and decisions concerning technical problems related to housing and other codes.

  • Researches ownership and lien holders of subject properties.

  • Prepare and manage a caseload including maintaining accurate case files composing letters, memos, and writing related reports.

  • Conducts skilled residential, commercial, and hotel/motel inspections for prevention and/or abatement of substandard conditions or code violations.

  • Participates in hearings before Administrative Hearing Officers and makes recommendations for appropriate remedies.

  • Responds to complaints regarding substandard structures, zoning violations, debris, unsanitary conditions, abandoned or inoperative vehicles, overgrown vegetation, and other municipal code violations; issues notice of violation for non-compliance.

  • Receives and processes resale inspections and relocation of structures; requests voluntary rehabilitation repair notices and demolition orders.

  • Performs abatement of hazardous conditions and code violations on various premises.

  • Contacts property owners and schedules and conducts on-site inspections; interprets codes and regulations and explains inspection procedures and regulations to involved parties.

  • Prepares violation and other notices which outline repair and correction methods, time limits, permits, and all necessary remedial work required; develops cost estimates based on work to be performed and specifications.

  • Monitors compliance activities and conducts follow-up and final inspections; prepares notices to vacate, secures structures, and prepares utility disconnect letters.

  • Prepares required documentation for all legal actions, including inspection warrants, and conducts follow-up once legal activities have been initiated.

  • Utilizes computer software, including code enforcement modules, to enter and retrieve data and to compose newsletters, bulletins, and a variety of periodic and specialized reports related to code enforcement inspection and activities.

  • Confers with other agencies and City departments on disposition of a variety of complaints and code violations.

  • Maintains current knowledge of municipal codes and other regulations and requirements involved in code enforcement work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Possession of a high school diploma or GED.

Experience:

Three (3) years of work experience in municipal or county code enforcement which has included at least two (2) years at a level equivalent to the City's Code Enforcement Officer II class. Lead or supervisory experience is highly desirable.

Licensure/Certification:

  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License.

  • Must possess or obtain a valid Post Penal Code (PC) 832: Arrest, Search & Seizure certification or equivalent within 12 months of appointment to the class.

  • Must possess a California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) certification or equivalent.

  • Maintenance of CACEO certification or equivalent is highly desirable.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and Saturdays and/or respond to emergencies as needed.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including training, organization, and work evaluation;

  • Principles and practices of effective customer service and techniques for successful conflict resolution;

  • Communication, Negotiation, and behavioral techniques that foster collaboration and effectively achieve code compliance and related program results. Public speaking and presentation skills;

  • Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers, and applicable software applications such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and other specialized applications related to area of assignment;

  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;

  • Safety management principles and practices pertaining to the work;

  • Recognize conditions that constitute code violations;

  • Accurately document code violations and prepare clear reports;

  • Follow oral and written directions;

  • Principles, practices, techniques, and methods utilized in code enforcement inspections;

  • Applicable State and local laws, codes, regulations, policies, procedures and ordinances pertaining to but not limited to municipal code enforcement, including zoning, building construction, building occupancy, use of hazardous materials, and fire safety;

  • Zoning concepts and terminology, including legal descriptions;

  • Regulations and requirements for court and hearing evidence documentation; and

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Skill in:

  • Prioritizing, assigning, directing, and evaluating the work of assigned staff and providing for their training and development;

  • Performing thorough and skilled inspections of hotels/motels and/or substandard dwellings or structures for prevention or abatement of code violations;

  • Investigating and resolving a variety of code-related complaints in a timely and tactful manner;

  • Probe and analyze situations accurately and enforce legal requirements;

  • Coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines;

  • Interpreting and explaining codes, laws, ordinances, and other regulations in a manner that can be easily understood by diverse groups;

  • Communicating clearly, concisely, tactfully and effectively, often in hostile or adversarial situations, to achieve satisfactory solutions to conflicts and problems;

  • Develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with coworkers; representatives of community organizations, State/Local agencies and associations; Supervisors; internal management and staff; and the public;

  • Exercising sound independent judgment within established guidelines;

  • Effectively representing the City in public meetings or legal proceedings;

  • Utilizing computer software to prepare and maintain accurate and professional records, reports, newsletters, and documentation; and

  • Promoting and maintaining a cooperative teamwork environment.

Physical/Mental Abilities:

  • Mobility
  • Frequent sitting for long periods of time while operating a keyboard; occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing and pulling;
  • Lifting
  • Frequent lifting and carrying 10 pounds or less and occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds or less;
  • Vision
  • Constant use of overall visual capabilities; frequent need for use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, reading and/or close-up work;
  • Dexterity
  • Occasional holding, grasping, typing, repetitive motion and writing;
  • Hearing/Talking
  • Constant hearing and talking of normal speech in person and on the telephone; Occasional speaking in front of large groups of people;
  • Special Requirements
  • May require occasional weekend or evening work;
  • Emotional/Psychological
  • Constant concentration, decision making and public contact; occasional ability to exercise sound judgment, especially under stressful situations; and working alone;
  • Physical characteristics - sufficient strength and stamina to walk for prolonged periods, frequently over debris or uneven terrain, to climb ladders, and to crawl through small spaces;

  • Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional exposure to noise; and
  • Working Conditions
  • Primarily performed outside in inclement weather and in an office environment which is typically moderately quiet but may be loud at times and at some locations.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirement of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.

The Examination:

Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include an oral and/or practical examination weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.

ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. (DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME" ON YOUR APPLICATION OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.) INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTALS WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY.

The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

NOTES:

  • After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this notice as proof of filing.

  • Notices and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondence is being received.

  • NeoGov.com: Some e-mail accounts have been known to place these e-mails in the spam/junk file. Please check your e-mail folders or accept e-mails ending with neogov.com.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.

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