Supervising Code Enforcement Officer

County of Sacramento
Full Time, Permanent $93,041 - $113,106 Per year CA 9700 Goethe Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827, United States Apply before 6/14/2024 5:00
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Overview

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Under direction, the Supervising Code Enforcement Officer supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible for conducting 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; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

 

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
 

  • Principles and practices of supervision, discipline, leadership, mentoring, and training
  • Team dynamics and team building
  • 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; and vector infestations
  • Formal structures and informal relationships within code enforcement environment
  • Communication, negotiation, and behavioral techniques that foster collaboration and effectively achieve code compliance and related program results
  • Public speaking and presentation techniques
  • Research methods and sources of information utilized in order to collect and report information, resolve problems, and answer questions
  • 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
  • Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff
  • Plan, coordinate, assign, and review the work of subordinate staff
  • Investigate and resolve disciplinary issues
  • Work independently, prioritize work, coordinate activities and meet critical deadlines
  • Make sound decisions and independent judgments within established guidelines
  • Monitor and interpret budgets and other financial documents
  • 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. One year of full-time, paid experience employed by the County of Sacramento in the class of Senior Code Enforcement Officer.

Or: 
2a. Two years of full-time, paid experience in the public sector performing difficult, sensitive and technical zoning enforcement, vehicle abatement, building inspection, environmental health inspection, code enforcement or related activities. One of the two years must have been in a lead capacity;

And
2b. Successful completion of 60 semester (90 quarter) units from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 18 semester (27 quarter) units in criminal justice; law enforcement; public/business administration, construction; planning; or other closely related field.

Or:
3. Four years of full-time, paid experience in the public sector performing difficult, sensitive and technical zoning enforcement, vehicle abatement, building inspection, environmental health inspection, code enforcement or related activities. One of the four years must have been in a lead capacity or higher.

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 final filing date listed in this notice.

General Qualifications

Driver's License: 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: 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 Abilities: 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

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 Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
 

  • Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing 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 final filing 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 final filing 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.

  • Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing 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 final filing date.
  • The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
  • Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
  • If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
  • Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
  • If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
  • For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
  • If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed, therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.

FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
 
 
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the final filing 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 governmentjobs.com 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.

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