Code Enforcement Officer Level I/ii

County of Sacramento
Full Time, Permanent $64,957 - $86,693 Per year CA 9700 Goethe Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827, United States Apply before 7/18/2024 5:00


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This is a limited continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on: 6/20/2024, 7/18/2024 (Final)

Level 1 - $5,413.14 - $6,578.92/month
Level 2 - $5,943.83- $7,224.48/month

The Code Enforcement Officer Level I/II conducts field investigations to ensure compliance with and enforcement of State and local codes pertaining to nuisance abatement, blight control, substandard housing, zoning, abandoned vehicles, overgrown vegetation, vector infestations, and other hazardous conditions. Performs related research, notifies violators, prepares and maintains case files, and represents the County at hearings.
Code Enforcement Officer is a single class with two salary levels. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed, and the level at which appointments are made are at the discretion of the appointing authority.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of code enforcement
  • Applicable State and local codes, ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining but not limited to nuisance abatement; blight control; substandard housing; zoning; abandoned vehicles; overgrown vegetation; vector infestations
  • Communication, negotiation, and behavioral techniques that foster collaboration and effectively achieve code compliance and related program results
  • Public speaking and presentation techniques
  • Methods of field investigation work and of research techniques including but not limited to determining property ownership and zoning background
  • Methods and techniques for basic report preparation
  • 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
Ability to:
  • Probe and analyze situations accurately and enforce legal requirements
  • Develop and maintain cooperative, effective working relationships with co-workers;
    representatives of community organizations, State/local agencies, and associations; supervisors; internal management and staff; and the public
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Read, interpret and explain applicable codes, ordinances, laws, regulations, policies and legal requirements
  • Understand customers' perspective, concerns, needs and requests
  • Keep accurate records and prepare clear and concise reports
  • Carry out written and verbal directions
  • Use current technologies, tools, and equipment to achieve program goals
  • Read, write and speak English at the level necessary for satisfactory job performance

Employment Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Either:  1. Successful completion of 30 semester (45 quarter) units from an accredited college or university with a minimum of nine semester (13 quarter) units in criminal justice; law enforcement; public/business administration, construction; planning; or other closely related field.

Or: 2. One year of full-time, paid experience in the public sector performing sensitive and technical zoning enforcement, vehicle abatement, building inspection, environmental health inspection, code enforcement or related activities.

Note: If the word “experience” is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable.   Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click  or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.

General Qualifications

License Requirement: A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, is required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Certification Requirement: A valid Penal Code (PC) 832, Arrest, Search & Seizure Certification or equivalent is required within twelve (12) months of appointment to the class. Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate certificate may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.

Physical Requirements: Positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:

  • Stoop and crawl in small, low, and/or confined areas
  • Climb up and down stairs
  • Climb ladders and work at above-the-ground levels
  • Lift up to 40 pounds of equipment
  • See and discern the full spectrum of colors
  • Have sufficient vision to read handwritten and printed materials
  • Have sufficient hearing and speech to converse in person, on the telephone, and to make presentations to groups
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Working Conditions:
Positions in this class may require the incumbent to:
  • Work in and around residential, industrial, and rural areas with exposure to aggressive and/or ill animals; and persons exhibiting signs of distress, hostility, anxiety, frustration or irritation
  • Work in and around substandard living areas with exposure to animal or human waste, vermin, dirt, dust, fumes, odors, and other contaminants such as bodily fluids
  • Be exposed to electrical current, solvents and/or chemicals, traffic hazards, insect bites or stings
  • Work outside in all types of climatic conditions including inclement, very hot or cold weather
  • Work in dangerous, high crime areas of the community
  • Work off-shift (nights and weekends)
Probationary Period
The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12) months. 

Application and Testing Information

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by on the posted cut-off date. Click to apply.   

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. 
  • Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
  • Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
  • Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.  Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination. This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.  All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination. Click for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)  For more information, please review the and submit an Employment Exam Reasonable Accommodation .