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Code Enforcement Officer

at City of San Leandro Government

Pay: $59640.00 to $72504.00/year
Salary : $4,970.00 - $6,042.00 Monthly
Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2564726

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Job Title:Code Enforcement Officer
Closing Date/Time:Tue. 10/15/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$4,970.00 - $6,042.00 Monthly
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: City of San Leandro, California, California

The City of San Leandro's Community Development Department is responsible for overseeing and guiding development activities in the city and consists of five divisions:  Building and Safety Services, Code Compliance, Economic Development, Housing, Innovation, and Planning.  Together, these facets work in tandem to promote quality development and increase investment in the community.  Currently, there is one full-time Code Enforcement Officer vacancy.

Definition:   Performs a variety of responsible work in connection with the enforcement of City ordinances and codes; performs general clerical, typing and recordkeeping work and performs related work as required. 
Supervision Exercised and Received:   This class has no supervisory responsibility.  Receives limited supervision from assigned management and/or supervisory staff.
 Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions:  The essential functions of the classification may include, but are not limited to, the functions below and are subject to changes in operational necessity.
  • Conducts field inspections and responds to complaints generated by citizens and City staff to assess possible violations of City ordinances, regulations, and codes applicable to the Community Compliance Program including debris clean-up, weed abatement, property maintenance signage and zoning;
  • Investigates reported violations, seeks abatement through voluntary compliance or as necessary through administrative enforcement procedures;
  • Issues written notices of violations to residents, businesses and property owners; monitors and tracks violations; maintains detailed files to ensure clear and concise legal records; follows established administrative enforcement procedures;
  • Gathers documentation, prepares reports and presents cases to the Administrative Hearing Board;
  • Listens, reads and responds to telephone calls, voice mails, emails, letters and in-person contact with the public, the Department, City personnel and other agencies;
  • Disseminates information to the public and makes public presentations about the City's Community Compliance Program and other appropriate facility rules and regulations;
  • Follows all safety rules and protocols included in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program; takes appropriate action as required to identify and correct safety hazards and report safety concerns to his/her supervisor; and
  • Performs required duties under the City's disaster response plan.

 Non-essential Functions:
  •  Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of: 
City of San Leandro Municipal Code, Community Preservation Ordinance, Weed Abatement
Ordinance, and San Leandro Zoning Code;

Modern office methods, equipment and procedures;

Principles and practices of modern office methods, equipment, and procedures; and

English usage, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Ability to: 
Follow oral and written directions;

Prepare and maintain detailed files to ensure clear and concise legal records;

Identify code violations, exercise sound judgment in assessing the degree of compliance with applicable laws and determine appropriate course of action;

Communicate orally and in writing;

Work independently and with initiative;

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; and
Operate camera and modern office equipment.        

Experience and Education Guidelines:   Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would most likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

High school diploma or certified equivalent (GED); course work in public or social service, administration or a closely-related field is highly desired.
Experience Two years of recent work experience in customer service or positions requiring public contact and the use of good judgment, tact, and effective written and verbal communication skills; training and/or experience in code compliance-related work is highly desired.
Licenses/certifications/other requirementsMust pass a comprehensive background check and be willing to work such hours as are necessary to accomplish the job requirements; travel to attend meetings, seminars and conferences.  Classification requires the possession and continued maintenance of a valid class "C" California driver's license.
Must obtain Basic and Intermediate Code Enforcement certifications within one year of appointment.
Conditions of Work:  During the course of performing the functions of this position, the employee may encounter the following conditions:
Working indoors, working outdoors, temperature changes, fumes/smoke/gasses, computer monitor use, working alone or with other individuals.
 Additional Information:
Salary and Benefits:  The current monthly salary range for this position is $4,970.00 - $6,042.00.  Employment may begin at any step of the range, depending upon the qualifications of the person selected.  For benefit information, please refer to the Human Resources tab on the City of San Leandro website  This position is represented by the San Leandro City Employees' Association, Local 21 IFPTE, AFL-CIO.
Application and Selection Process:  Apply online by scrolling to the top of the job posting and clicking on the "Apply" link.  Completed applications must be on file with the Human Resources Division by October 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.
Important:  Applications with "See Resume" as a substitution for the work experience description and/or unclear past employment information will not be considered.  The application for employment and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted to be considered for this position.
Based on a review of the applications, a limited number of the best qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a qualifying written examination, structured oral board interview, written exercise, or other elements determined by the City to be appropriate. All applicants invited to the examination(s) will be notified of date, time, and place of examination(s).
The selection process will consist of the following schedule:

October 30, 2019 - Structured Oral Interview and/or practical exercise (weighted 100%). Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part in order to be placed on the Eligible List.  No make-up dates will be offered. 
TBD - Department interviews (tentative).
The selected candidate will be subjected to a background investigation which may include, but not limited to, a personal and employment history assessment, criminal history check, financial background check, medical, polygraph, psychological testing, and verification of a valid California driver's license.
In accordance with Federal law, the City of San Leandro will hire only those individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States.  As a condition of employment, you will be required to present proof of your identity and employment eligibility.
A one-year probationary period which is an integral part of the selection process is used to observe and evaluate the employee's ability to effectively and responsibly perform the duties of the position.

Americans with Disabilities Act:  In accordance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act, the Human Resources Division will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities.  Please advise the Human Resources Division prior to 5:00 p.m. of the final filing deadline if accommodations are required.  Medical documentation must be provided upon request.
Disaster Service Worker: All government employees are disaster service workers as defined by California Government Code Section 3100.  In addition to everyday duties, employees have the added responsibility of helping throughout any disaster.
Mission Statement:  We, the employees of the City of San Leandro are dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of this community.  We strive at all times to achieve the highest professional standards, to communicate a vision of the future, and to enhance the quality of life for every citizen.
Retirement: The City of San Leandro contracts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).
Veteran's Preference:  If applying for first-time employment with the City of San Leandro within five years of separation from full-time active service, veteran's preference points will be given to honorably discharged veterans who served a minimum of three consecutive years of full-time, active service in the Armed Forces of the United States. Candidates must receive an overall passing score in order to qualify for the application of veteran's preference, which will result in a three percent increment to that passing score. Applicants wishing to qualify must, prior to the application deadline, attach or provide a DD Form 214 as proof of eligibility for the veteran's preference.
The City of San Leandro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Information contained herein is subject to change without notice.