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Senior Code Enforcement Officer

Company: City of Vallejo
Location: Vallejo
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

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 heritage.
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.
Receives general direction from supervisory or management staff.
Exercises direct supervision over assigned clerical staff.
Essential Functions
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES - Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
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 procedures.
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 ordinances.
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 payment.
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 garbage bills.
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; monitor expenditures.
Prepare and recommend revisions to City codes and ordinances.
Input and retrieve a variety of information using a computer terminal.
Serve as the staff representative to the Code Enforcement Appeals Board.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience: Three years of code inspection and enforcement experience.
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 program.
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 enforcement.
Ability to:
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 procedures.
Interpret and apply local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
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.
Additional Information
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 department.
NOTE: If you have problems creating a user account, obtaining your already created account information, or submitting your online application, please contact 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 to request an accommodation. PRIOR TO HIRE
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.

Keywords: City of Vallejo, Vallejo , Senior Code Enforcement Officer, Accounting, Auditing , Vallejo, California

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