Examples of Duties This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is $24.19-$26.68 per hour. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Investigates complaints and investigations concerning land use, illegal operations, and zoning compliance based on suspected or obvious violations.
- Conducts follow-up inspections on conditional of approval for land use permits.
- Makes recommendations for extensions and revocations of conditional and land use permits.
- May issue notices of violations and citations and appear before the Planning Commission.
- Advises the public on procedures for compliance with zoning and land use regulations.
- Maintains a complaint ledger, files, and other records of investigations.
- Works cooperatively with other departments on common enforcement problems and investigations.
- Studies and keeps abreast of applicable ordinances for departmental objectives, studies and projects.
Minimum Qualifications Level I
Two (2) years of technical or sub-professional experience in the field of zoning, planning, environmental health or law enforcement work which involved extensive public contact in Government, i.e., City, County, State, Federal/and any other allied field.Level IIExperience:
One (1) Three (3) years of experience comparable to a Code Compliance Specialist I in Merced County.Both Levels:
(A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, community development, building trade, law enforcement, public administration or related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience).
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
- Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
- Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
- Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
- Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
- Conduct investigations in the field, on uneven ground and in a variety of weather conditions.
- Respond appropriately in adverse situations during investigations.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Inspection methods and techniques.
- Zoning ordinances and departmental enforcement policies.
- Symbols and terms used on blueprints and maps.
- Public relations approach in gaining compliance.
- Laws, ordinances, and regulations governing planning in California.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Interpret laws, rules, ordinances, and regulations.
- Read maps, blueprints, and legal property descriptions.
- Observe and record findings during investigations.
- Prepare concise written reports.
- Be firm, consistent and respectful in an enforcement situation.
- Establish and maintain effective relationship with those contacted during the course of work.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Create correspondence and spreadsheets with minimal supervision.
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.
$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682.
This recruitment is being established to fill both full time and part time positions. Please indicate below all types of work you would be willing to accept:
- Full Time Only
- Part Time Only
- Either Full Time or Part Time