Code Enforcement Officer Ii

County of Shasta
Full Time $50,916 - $75,228 Per year CA 1855 Placer St #102, Redding, CA 96001, United States Apply before 6/14/2024 12:00


Code Enforcement Officer I: 

$4,243 - $5,415 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $24.48 - $31.24 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

Code Enforcement Officer II: 

$4,912 - $6,269 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $28.34 - $36.17 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit .

Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere.  With its natural beauty, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.


The Department of Resource Management consists of Air Quality Management District, Building, Environmental Health, and Planning Divisions.

The Building Divisions

primary function is to safeguard the life, health, and property of Shasta County residents through the application of uniform building standards. The adopted standards involve design, materials, construction, use, occupancy, and location of all buildings and structures within the unincorporated area of the County. This Division strives to implement these standards in a fair and consistent fashion while maintaining an open dialogue with the public and various building trades. The entire team values and encourages development by working across boundaries to help meet the needs of our community. The Building Division also serves as the code enforcement arm of the Department which requires timely investigation of complaints when related to ordinances, rules and regulations which affect the life, safety, and property of our community.


Our permitting team strives to be an exemplary steward of public trust and a model for world class customer service. The key to our success is achieved by providing timely, technically advanced, and cost-effective services by our trained professional staff while protecting life, safety, and property for the citizens and visitors of Shasta County.


Under supervision, performs a variety of field inspection and investigative duties in the interpretation and enforcement of County codes, ordinances and regulations related to building construction, substandard and dangerous buildings, grading and drainage, zoning and land use, health, housing, CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act), and sewage disposal systems and water wells, prepares written recommendations and reports on routine code enforcement projects, and performs related duties as required.


The Code Enforcement Officer series is distinguished from the Building Inspector series in that a Code Enforcement Officer's primary duties are to respond to complaints of code violations; conduct in-depth investigations for the purpose of determining violations of Shasta County Code; and establish permit requirements and a timeline for gaining compliance. A Building Inspector's primary duties are to respond to permit applications by performing inspections to ensure compliance with building codes and regulations, informing applicants of permit requirements, and referring non-compliant applicants to Code Enforcement Officers.

Code Enforcement Officer I: 

This class is the entry level into the Code Enforcement Officer series and incumbents are initially assigned routine investigations or well-defined segments of complex investigations. As experience and training progresses, incumbents are assigned increasingly complex work. Initially, work is performed under close supervision, which lessens as experience is gained. This class differs from the next higher class of Code Enforcement Officer II in that the II level is the journey level class in the series. Incumbents are expected to promote to a II level after gaining the appropriate knowledge through training, obtaining the required certifications, and demonstrating proficiency of duties.

Code Enforcement Officer II: 

Code Enforcement Officer II is the journey level position in the Code Enforcement Officer series.  Code Enforcement Officer II works independently, with general supervision, has higher scope of responsibility and latitude of judgement, and performs the more complex investigations involving a multiplicity of codes. The II level requires a working knowledge of county zoning, building, housing and health codes, including those related to CEQA, and in the monitoring of mitigation measures of private projects.  This class is distinguished from preceding class of Code Enforcement Officer I in that the I level is an entry level position. This class differs from the next higher class of Code Enforcement Officer III in that the III level is the lead level class that handles the more detailed and complex cases and assists with supervision and training of lower-level staff.  


The ideal candidate will have excellent research and investigation skills and possess accelerated communication skills (written and verbal).  Must have a willingness to work with the public to assist in all methods possible to gain compliance; skilled in de-escalation with the ability to focus on the outcome of the case in its entirety for results. Will have a general knowledge of county zoning, building, housing and health codes. In addition, the ideal candidate must value and ensure the importance of accountability, quality assurance, and continuous improvement and desire to contribute to a positive work environment that fosters motivation, collaboration, coaching, and staff engagement.


Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Prepares detailed and complex reports and correspondence involving multiple code violations; makes oral and written presentations in administrative hearings on more complex enforcement cases and represents the Department at abatement and other public hearings; responds to complaints; interprets and explains County Codes, ordinances and abatement regulations; researches and analyzes County records, property history, files, and maps; conducts field investigations; reviews and researches file data to identify code violations; works with complainants and property owners to offer solutions available within applicable codes, ordinances and regulations to resolve violations; facilitates the permit process in coordination with other department staff; investigates complaints related to: construction without permit, substandard housing, dangerous buildings, grading and drainage violations, zoning and land use violations, and installation and repair of sewage disposal systems without permit, failing sewage disposal systems, water wells installed without permits, and other related areas; prepares written reports; prepares and records abatement liens, notice of violations; prepares stipulated administrative abatement orders and similar documents with the assistance of lead staff, senior supervisors, or County Counsel; issues Stop Work Orders, Occupancy Notices, Notices of Violations and citations; conducts inspections and prepares reports as required on abatement cases referred for legal action; testifies in court; prepares and maintains case files; organizes, edits, and enters a variety of information regarding the enforcement function in writing and/or using a computer; calculates and imposes civil penalties; reviews permits and plans submitted to legalize violations for clearance and issuance; enters and retrieves data from electronic data processing systems; establishes and updates information, generates documents and correspondence; communicates with others;  prepares, reviews, and maintains forms, files and other necessary records; may facilitate property clean ups and coordinate contractors when abating court ordered or voluntary nuisance abatements; interviews complainants and property owners in cases involving multiple code violations to assess the need for permits; conducts inspections of structures and properties to identify the nature and extent of alleged code violations or ensure that mitigation measures and project revisions are implemented; interprets and clarifies both verbally and in writing State and County code and ordinance requirements, mitigation measures and conditions relative to CEQA, for projects, penalty and other fee requirements, abatement, project review hearing procedures and permit application and inspection procedures; participates in administrative abatement and project review hearing proceedings and court proceedings, represents the department in administrative abatement, Board of Building Appeals, Planning Commission hearings, and Board of Supervisor hearings; mediates and problem solves using independent judgment and knowledge of State and County Codes and ordinances; works often times with uncooperative and potentially hostile individuals; performs other duties as required.


Knowledge of:

   Procedures, methods, and techniques used in investigations and enforcement utilizing appropriate legal requirements and constraints; County codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to zoning and land use, building, health, housing and other related subjects; processes necessary to coordinate and facilitate violators in the permit process; purpose, principles and practices of code enforcement and abatement procedures; principles and techniques involved in mediation and conflict resolution; business English, spelling, grammar and report writing; interviewing principles and techniques; courtroom demeanor; principles of investigation, criminal and civil court proceedings; computers and a variety of general and specialized programs; use of electronic information equipment and specific systems as used within the department; specific and general provisions of the Uniform Building, Housing, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical, CEQA, and related State and County codes, county government and other government agencies for the purposes of coordinating cases involving multiple agencies; principles of training and supervision; effective techniques to work with difficult people in conflict and conflict resolution.

Ability to:

   Follow oral and written instructions; keep clear and accurate field notes; communicate effectively both orally and in writing, sometimes in adversarial situations; maintain effective working relationships with other employees, county officials, and the public; conduct inspections and investigations; obtain information through interview and observation; research and analyze records, property history files, maps and documents; gather information in an organized manner; weigh facts against applicable laws, rules and regulations and draw proper conclusions concerning questions and facts; complete thorough, accurate investigations of violations, and follow-up to achieve compliance; enforce codes firmly, impartially, and with tact; prepare and maintain concise, professional, comprehensive reports, correspondence and records; write and speak clearly for the purpose of giving clear, accurate, and concise direction and information to the public, staff, and other agencies; operate office equipment and county vehicles; learn codes and seek knowledgeable sources; work in a variety of environments, including indoors, outdoors, working alone, working around moving objects or vehicles and motorized equipment; utilize electronic information systems and analyze and interpret such information.

Code EnforcementOfficer I: These employment standards are typically attained with

one year of experience performing duties involving code enforcement OR two years of related work experience utilizing zoning and land use, building, health or other related regulations OR successful completion of academic courses which would include code enforcement, zoning and land use regulations, investigative techniques and methods, construction and/or building inspection, public health, planning, environmental studies, law enforcement, biological and physical sciences.

Code Enforcement Officer II: These employment standards are typically attained with

two years of experience performing duties involving code enforcement, including at least one year equivalent to a Code Enforcement Officer I


successful completion of CACEO Modules I and II. Successful completion of academic courses which would include code enforcement, zoning and land use regulations, investigative techniques and methods, construction and/or building inspection, public health, planning, environmental studies, law enforcement, biological and physical sciences may substitute experience on a year for year basis.

  • Possession of a valid California driver's license.
  • Possession of PC 832 Powers of Arrest (POST Certified) is required within one year of appointment.
Code EnforcementOfficer I: 

Either (1) Possession of a certificate of registration as a Certified Code Enforcement Officer (CCEO) issued by the California Association of the Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) within one year of appointment; OR (2) Successful completion of the CACEO Module I Academy within one year of appointment and successful completion of the CACEO Module II Academy within two years of appointment.

Code Enforcement Officer II: 

Either (1) Possession of a certificate of registration as a Certified Code Enforcement Officer (CCEO) issued by the California Association of the Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) within one year of appointment; OR (2) Successful completion of the CACEO Module I and II Academies within one year of appointment AND possession of a certificate of registration as a CCEO issued by CACEO within two years of appointment in accordance with California Health and Safety Code, Section 26205-26217.

Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e., active and in good standing) at all times during employment in the position.