Senior Code Enforcement Officer
Company: City of Vallejo
Posted on: November 14, 2023
This recruitment is being conducted to fill a vacancy due to
promotion. The list established by this recruitment may be used to
fill future full-time, part-time, limited term, and temporary
vacancies for up to one year.
Why It's a Great Opportunity:
The Planning and Development Services Department has an excellent
reputation for being an employer that is committed to providing a
collegial atmosphere and growth for employees. You will be part of
a team that is the face of the City, enforcing codes to make
Vallejo cleaner and more beautiful, a growing Division (Council
approved additional Code Enforcement Officer positions), working
with the City Attorney and other departments, developing and
nurturing strong relationships with a diverse group of customers.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as the
opportunity to be a part of an organization that prides itself on
customer service. We are dedicated to continually improving the
City, with an emphasis on working collaboratively to promote equity
as well as equality to keep Vallejo moving forward.
THE DEPARTMENT The Planning and Development Services Department is
organized across four divisions: Planning, Building,
Administration, and Code Enforcement. The Code Enforcement Division
is responsible for the enforcement of codes to make Vallejo cleaner
and more beautiful.
THE CITY OF VALLEJO The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County
and has a population of approximately 125,000 residents. Vallejo is
a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between
the cities of San Francisco and Sacramento. It is a friendly,
active waterfront community that attracts innovative people and
takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime
DEFINITION To perform a variety of duties involved in the
investigation of potential violations and the enforcement of
municipal codes, ordinances and regulations including business
licenses, zoning, building, property maintenance ordinance and
related codes and regulations; and to coordinate through staff of
other departments the City's overall code enforcement program.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from supervisory or management
Exercises direct supervision over assigned clerical staff.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES - Important
responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to,
Oversee and coordinate activities of the City's code enforcement
program; provide assistance to staff assigned to other Departments
with responsibility for providing code enforcement services for the
City to ensure consistency in applying program processes and
Prepare various reports on operations and activities.
Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives;
establish methods for providing code enforcement services;
implement policies and procedures.
Oversee and participate in the administration of the City's
business license tax ordinance; collect business license fees and
issue licenses; respond to inquiries regarding the City's business
license tax requirements.
Supervise the work of assigned clerical staff involved in the
implementation of the City's business license tax ordinance.
Receive citizen complaints pertaining to nuisances and related
concerns; investigate complaints of violation of City codes,
ordinances and regulations; issue letters to property owners
notifying them of violation; as appropriate, affix a notice of
violation on property to abate a public nuisance; conduct follow up
investigations to ensure compliance with applicable codes and
As appropriate, prepare documentation for submission to the City
Attorney to file complaint for noncompliance; testify in court as
necessary on behalf of the City.
Monitor and direct the work of outside contractors responsible for
the elimination violations and hazards; monitor job performance;
prepare billing cards on each job and submit to property owner for
Enforce the City's Bingo regulations; issue Bingo licenses and
collect associated fees.
Oversee and coordinate the Spring Cleanup Dumpster Program.
Oversee and coordinate assessments of property taxes for unpaid
Provide information to violators, the general public, business
community and other government agency's regarding codes, laws and
ordinances; respond to questions, complaints and inquiries.
Provide or coordinate training; work with other employees on
methods to correct deficiencies.
Maintain files and records related to citations and violations;
prepare a variety of written reports, memoranda and correspondence
on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly bases for City
management staff and neighborhood associations.
Participate in the preparation and administration of the Code
Enforcement Business License budget; submit budget recommendations;
Prepare and recommend revisions to City codes and ordinances.
Input and retrieve a variety of information using a computer
Serve as the staff representative to the Code Enforcement Appeals
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience: Three years of code inspection and enforcement
Training: A High School Diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by college
level course work in planning, criminal justice, environmental
studies, or a related field.
License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an
appropriate, valid driver's license. QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of: General nuisance and other regulatory provisions
common to municipalities.
City codes, ordinances, laws and regulations pertaining to business
licenses, zoning, building, Property Maintenance Ordinance, and
related codes and regulations.
Operations, services and activities of a code enforcement
Principles of lead supervision and training.
Principles, practices, methods and techniques of code violation
investigation and enforcement.
Basic principles of budget preparation.
Safe and efficient work practices as they relate to code
Coordinate the City's code enforcement program.
Meet the public to enforce pertinent codes, ordinances, laws and
regulations with impartiality and efficiency.
Interpret and explain Department code enforcement policies and
Interpret and apply local policies, procedures, laws and
Supervise, organize, and review the work of clerical personnel.
Maintain and update records, logs and reports.
Respond to inquiries, complaints and requests for service in a
fair, tactful and firm manner.
Work independently with limited supervision.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.
The Recruitment & Selection Process
1. ) Applicants must submit a completed City of Vallejo online
application, including all responses to the Supplemental
Questionnaire (Resume/Cover Letter Optional), by the posted
deadline in order to be considered.
2.) Applications will be screened for overall qualifications the
week of November 30, 2023.
3.) Candidates who are deemed to be the best qualified will be
invited to take part in an assessment process which may consist of
written, online, oral, or performance exercises. Candidates invited
to the assessment process will be notified by email of the date,
time, and location of the assessment.
The City reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to
those determined to be best qualified based upon all requested
application materials, including training and experience, current
resume, and responses to supplemental questions.
4.) Candidates placed on the Register of Eligible (eligible list)
will be referred to the department for final interviews based on
their performance in the exam. The number of candidates referred
for a hiring interview is at the discretion of the hiring
NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your
already created account information, or submitting your online
application, please contact governmentjobs.com applicant support
directly at 855-524-5627. City of Vallejo staff are unable to
assist with these issues. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The City of
Vallejo is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to
applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified
individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation
during the application, assessment or selection process may contact
the Human Resources Department by emailing
Martha.firstname.lastname@example.org to request an accommodation. PRIOR TO
The selected candidate will be required to: 1.) Submit to reference
checks 2.) Submit to and successfully pass a pre-employment
background check, including fingerprint check. 3.) Provide proof of
legal right to work in the United States. Disaster Service Workers
- All City of Vallejo ("City") employees are designated Disaster
Service Workers ("DSW") by state law (California Government Code
Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the
affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are
required to complete all DSW-related training as assigned and to
return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Veteran's Preference - Veteran's preference points will be applied
in accordance with Civil Service Rule 24. A copy of the DD 214 form
must be filed at time of application. Equal Opportunity Employer
(EOE) - The City of Vallejo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is
the policy of the City of Vallejo to provide equal employment
opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be
considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical
condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic
information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any
other non-job-related factors. Note: The provisions in this
bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and
any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or
revoked without notice.
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