The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of Code Enforcement Officer I-II in the Building & Code Enforcement Department within the Community Development Services Agency. Initially under close supervision, Code Enforcement Officer I class is paired with higher level staff to learn and perform inspections while learning pertinent state and local laws as well as County and department-specific policies and procedures. As experience is gained, duties become more diversified and are performed under more general supervision. As qualifications are met and skills and abilities demonstrated, incumbents may advance to the level II Officer position. Code Enforcement Officers at the II level are fully competent to independently perform diverse inspections and enforce various State regulations and local ordinances related to zoning and property use, occupancy, property maintenance, health and safety, abandoned vehicles, housing, building and similar codes.
Work Environment: Balanced office and field inspection work • Regular interaction with the diverse people from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds • May be required to travel to various worksites or locations within the County • Occasionally may be required to travel for meetings or conferences or work outside normal business hours • Work with exposure to potential hazards at various inspection sites.
Examples of Duties: Research County records for property ownership; property improvements; and prior activities and actions against parcels • Drive to subject properties and perform field inspections and document findings and results • Prepare reports; hearing packets; warrants and other administrative work to effectively resolve public nuisance conditions • enforce applicable local ordinances and State laws • interact with internal and external agencies during the course and scope of work
Required Qualifications: Minimum Level I: Equivalent to completion of two years of college (60 semester units) from an accredited college with major coursework in business, civil or criminal law, public/business administration or a closely related field and one year of experience performing inspections or investigations involving the evaluation and enforcement of laws, codes or ordinances related to building, zoning and health and safety rules and regulations. Candidates with strong experience who lack the education are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Level I: In addition to the minimum, possession of the CACEO Basic Module or similar certification and up to three additional years of related experience performing inspections or investigations involving the evaluation and enforcement of laws, codes or ordinances related to building, zoning and health and safety rules and regulations.
Minimum Level II: In addition to the minimum requirements for Code Enforcement Officer I, two years of experience equivalent to the County’s class of Code Enforcement Officer I OR three additional years of related experience performing inspections or investigations involving the evaluation and enforcement of laws, codes or ordinances; AND possession of at least one of the following certifications: CACEO Basic Module, or similar certification as determined by the appointing authority. Candidates with strong experience who lack the education are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Level II: In addition to the minimum, possession of the CACEO Intermediate Module or current International Code Council (ICC) certification (i.e. Combination Building Inspector, Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector, Zoning Inspector).
Special Requirements: Must successfully complete an extensive and thorough background investigation which includes Live Scan fingerprinting prior to hire. DMV printout prior to hire. Must file statements of economic interest with the Yuba County Clerk/Recorder. Will be required to perform disaster service activities pursuant to Government Code 3100-3109.
Licenses and Certifications: Successful completion of P.O.S.T. P.C. 832 course within nine months of hire. Possession of, or ability to obtain within one year of appointment, or as soon as possible depending on exam availability and no later than advancing to the II level, certification as a Code Enforcement Officer issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) or similar certification as determined by the appointing authority. Maintain professional development and continuing education activities for valid certification as required by position. The ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment.