• Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Santa Fe Springs, California
  • Sep 01, 2023
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $6,933.83 - $8,507.52 Monthly USD Monthly
  • Salary Top: 8507 USD Monthly

Job Description

This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received and may close without notice.

The City of Santa of Santa Fe Springs is seeking a highly-motivated individual for the position of Senior Code Enforcement Inspector. This is a Full-Time position in the Police Services Department.

Under general supervision and direction, the Senior Code Enforcement Inspector supervises, coordinates, assigns, and reviews the enforcement activities of code enforcement inspectors; performs the complex duties of a code enforcement inspector, technical office and field work involving the inspection, investigation, and enforcement of State and City codes and ordinances relating to public nuisances, zoning, illegal garage conversions, overgrown vegetation, illegal business operations, illegal land uses, poor landscaping and property maintenance, unpermitted construction, outdoor storage, and most importantly, assistance to the public. This position is required to perform extensive fieldwork, and may be required to work on weekends and evenings.

Receives general supervision from the Director of Police Services and/or his designee.

Exercises direct supervision of Code Enforcement Inspectors.

A. Held in Common:
Supports the Mission of the City and its Elected and Appointed Officials.Provides courteous and timely service to the public as the ultimate employer.Works cooperatively with other City employees.Exhibits integrity and displays ethical behavior.
B. Essential Job Specific Duties:
Provides leadership, supervises, and evaluates the work of Code Enforcement personnel; develops work schedules; and monitors workflow.Assists with developing and implementing divisional goals and objectives.Participates in the selection of employees; assists in the planning and implementation of employee training, evaluates employee performance; and works with employees to correct deficiencies. Prepares and monitors the Code Enforcement budget. Plan, organize, and direct code enforcement activities, including field investigations, notice and citation issuance, and case closure or resolution for commercial, industrial, and residential properties; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; and prepare quarterly progress reports. Receives and investigates complaints; conducts on-site inspections of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings; and issues corrective notices and administrative citations for violations related to public nuisances, including zoning, abandoned vehicles, litter, weeds, and debris accumulation. Ability to effectively explain appropriate City and State codes and ordinances; understand the purpose and interpretation of occupancy, zoning, land use, building, business license, and public nuisance code provisions.Ability to treat the public diplomatically and with respect, effectively defuse volatile situations; use discretion and exercise sound judgment; interpret regulations; maintain routine records and files; and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Researches City codes for appropriate sections; answers inquiries from the general public regarding code and ordinance requirements, interpretations, policies, and applicability.Oversees and maintains the department's Code Enforcement tracking system; develops and maintains written case information; keeps records and chronological logs; researches property ownership, and zoning, building, and parcel histories.Photographs evidence, prepares diagrams and measurements, interviews potential witnesses, and composes letters, and follows-up documentation to ensure remedial action has been taken.Works with the City Attorney’s Office to prepare and present cases for legal action; coordinates hearing requests; and testifies at hearings and in court.Reviews land use planning applications (Conditional Use Permits) and prepares conditions of approval relevant to public safety on behalf of Police Services. Processes Regulatory and Conditional Use Permit applications and compliance reviews and tracks compliance of conditions.Assist in the preparation of agendas; write staff reports, and recommendations for the Planning Commission and other special meetings.Researches, drafts, and rewrites municipal codes; participates in the development of forms and processes utilized to address various issues. C. Other Job Specific Duties
Provides information to City staff on policies and procedures related to Code enforcement and land uses.Build and maintain positive working relationships with City staff, outside agencies, non-profit organizations, and community and professional groups.Prepares staff reports, presentations, memoranda, and other materials and/or information for use at public meetings.Attends a variety of meetings, including Planning Commission and City Council meetings, and make presentations with staff to Advisory Committees, residents, and business and agency representatives.Process public records requests in coordination with the City Clerk or Deputy City Clerk and other City staff.Performs related duties as required.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to satisfactorily perform the jobs essential duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge of: Customer service techniques and principles Applicable laws, municipal codes, land use and development standards. Fire, building, and vehicle codes. Construction terminology. Departmental policies and procedures. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Field inspection, investigative principles, and practices. Modern office procedures and equipment, including computers. Word processing and other related software applications.

Ability to: Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel. Supervise, train and evaluate personnel. Provide excellent customer service. Effectively prioritize and manage assigned work. Develop, implement, and administer goals and objectives. Perform complex field inspections of properties. Follow written and oral instructions. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Work with accuracy and attention to detail. Operate and use modern office equipment. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other people.

The following requirements generally demonstrate possession of the minimum requisite knowledge and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position. A typical way to obtain these would be:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • A Bachelors degree in public administration, urban planning, or a related field is highly desirable.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience with a public agency as a code enforcement officer, which has included municipal enforcement, inspection, and investigation.
  • Supervisory experience is highly desirable.
  • Spanish-speaking bilingual skills are highly desirable.

Licenses and Certificates:

  • Possession of a valid POST certification in PC 832.
  • A valid Class “C” California Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • A Certified Code Enforcement Officer (CCEO) from the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers is required.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED: The following documentation must be upload and submitted with your on-line application.

NOTE: To ensure proper uploading of documents to online application record, it is best to reduce the file size of the electronic document before uploading.

POST certification in PC 832 Certified Code Enforcement Officer (CCEO) from the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers Failure to provide the required documentation will result in your application being removed from further consideration. Please DO NOT submit any additional documentation with your on-line application, other than those listed above.

Relatives may be appointed regardless of the designation of full or part-time classification. Candidates with relatives employed by the City will be excluded from applying for a vacancy if one or more of the following criteria exist: 1) The appointment of a relative would place one in a supervisory capacity directly over the other 2) The appointment would create a situation in which it is conceivable personal gain for one could be obtained by the actions of the other 3) The appointment would create a situation where performance or non-performance of either would have a direct effect upon the performance of the other 4) The appointment would create a situation where the confidentiality of either could be compromised. Candidates with relatives employed by the City will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. "Relative" shall be defined as: mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, spouse, domestic partner, step mother, step-father, step-sister, step-brother, stepchild and step grandchild.

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors.
  • Noise level is quiet to moderate.
  • Hazards are minimal.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Sit for extended periods of time.
  • Stand, walk, and bend.
  • Push, pull, and reach overhead and above shoulders.
  • See well enough to read documents and operate office equipment.
  • Lift and move up to 25 pounds.

Applicants are required to complete and submit a city application on-line. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of the City on-line application. To apply, click on the link located at the top of this page. New users must first create an account.

Selection may be based upon an application review, a performance examination and evaluation, and a structured interview. Appointment will be contingent upon a criminal record check and physical examination, including a drug screen.

f you require special testing and/or interview accommodations due to a physical, mental, or learning disability, please call the Human Resources Office at (562) 409-7530 at least 5 days prior to the scheduled date.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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