Tuesday , April 23 2024

City of Santa Ana Jobs – Code Enforcement Officer

Website City of Santa Ana

Job Description:

Under direction, performs responsible technical and public contact work in ensuring compliance with zoning, housing, dangerous building and uniform building and other related codes, rules and regulations.

Job Responsibilities:

Reads and interprets plans, and inspects existing buildings, structures and properties to determine their conformity with city, state and federal standards and laws pertaining to zoning, housing, building and other related codes to prevent blight in the City; inspects buildings which have been converted or altered and ensures compliance with all required codes and standards. Enforces parking regulations and issues citations. Abates, or arranges for the abatement of, public nuisances such as vacant structures/dangerous and abandoned buildings, substandard housing, unpermitted dwellings, illegal commercial occupancies, abandoned vehicles, pushcarts, shopping carts and other similar objects or conditions that could be considered public nuisances and/or potentially hazardous. Writes detailed reports of inspections and code violations; issues citations and corrective actions to be implemented by tenants/residents/owners where violations are determined; monitors compliance with proposed corrective actions. Advises owners, tenants and contractors as to proper repair methods and materials and available financing assistance. Consults with legal staff concerning enforcement orders. Appears and may testify as an expert witness at administrative hearings and in court; provides assistance to legal staff in preparation of cases for prosecution; researches codes, rules and regulations for appropriate responses to inspection and code violations; coordinates enforcement activities with appropriate departments and agencies such as Business Licenses, Police Department, Public Works, County Health, Social Services, Orange County Fire Authority, the Internal Revenue Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Keeps up-to-date and accurate records and prepares periodic and special reports. Utilizes current office software applications to prepare reports, spreadsheets and correspondence; prepares correction notices, comprehensive reports, public handouts and other related documents; generates databases and other similar documents; downloads photographs; performs basic computations to determine area and percentages; draws general plot plans as needed. Conducts initial and follow-up investigations. Meets scheduled assignments on time; provides dependable service to the community. Interacts with coworkers and the general public in a professional and courteous manner at all times. Performs other functions as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of:  building construction materials and methods; building maintenance standards and sanitary practices; current municipal housing, building, zoning, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and related codes and ordinances; legal processes including right of entry, due process, and time limits on applicability of codes; current office software applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and Access; current computer applications in a database environment; principles of conflict resolution and safe practices when dealing with the public in confrontational situations.
  • Skill in:  the utilization of current office software applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Access and Excel; current computer applications in a database environment.
  • Ability to:  detect substandard maintenance, poor sanitary practices, structural defects, illegal occupancies, inferior or improperly used materials, zoning violations and fire safety hazards; recognize construction practices which do not conform to code standards; read and interpret plans, specifications, blueprints, maps and related documents; draw general plot plans and perform basic computations to determine area and percentages; write detailed reports and correspondence; use computer applications in database and word processing environments; maintain up to date and accurate records, using appropriate software; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; testify effectively in hearings and in court; establish and maintain effective working relationships with business and property owners, tenants, community groups, coworkers and the general public in a culturally diverse community; enforce regulations with perseverance, firmness and tact; lift objects weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Must possess and retain a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License as a condition of continued employment in this classification.
  • Must possess and retain a valid Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) P.C. 832 Certificate (Powers of Arrest) as a condition of continued employment in this classification.
  • Must possess and retain a valid California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) Module I (Basic) Certification or Code Enforcement Officer Academy Certification from Santiago Canyon College as a condition of continued employment in this classification.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. in order to place shopping carts and other objects onto back of truck.

Job Details:

Company: City of Santa Ana

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Santa Ana, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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