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Senior Code Compliance Inspector

Salinas, CA

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Job Description
Position Description
Application Filing Deadline: August 29, 2018
Exam# 18/34P27/07JA
The Resource Management Agency (RMA) seeks candidates for  Senior Code Compliance Inspector
 to perform as lead worker for other inspectors and review and investigate more difficult and complex complaints and violations concerning land use. The ideal candidate will possess integrity; flexibility and adaptability; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; strong oral and written communication skills; an ability to relate well to the public, management and employees at all levels; exemplify an enthusiastic, resourceful and effective customer service attitude; and demonstrate good judgment. 
The RMA centralizes a range of Land Use and Capital services, including Building Services, Planning, Public Works, Facilities and Parks to ensure reasonable and safe development, plan for future needs, manage infrastructure and County facilities, and protect natural resources. The RMA Building Services Unit issues building construction permits, reviews and approves proposed construction drawings and performs inspections of ongoing construction to assure compliance with County and State laws related to building safety standards on private property. Code Enforcement staff within this unit respond to and investigate complaints of violations regarding the County's building, zoning, housing and grading ordinances.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.
Examples of Duties
Paramount duties include :
Conducts investigation of complaints and violations involving the County zoning, building, grading, erosion ordinances and other related laws and regulations governing land use; interviews and identifies responsible parties; gathers evidence, information and documentation to support action for gaining compliance.
Performs lead work responsibilities, including assessment and review of the work of a team of Code Compliance Inspectors on various land use violations and condition compliance issues; serves as subject matter resource to other Code Compliance Inspectors and may recommend solutions to complex problems that are consistent with program goals.
Analyzes all facts and evidence gathered to determine legality of alleged activity; recommends possible civil/criminal penalties; prepares and issues citations for violations of the various codes; determines if cause exists to refer to other agencies.
Assists in the preparation of technical reports for County Counsel/District Attorney action; recommends alternative compliance actions; reviews recommendations for conformance with Federal, State and County laws, ordinances and regulations; explains local and County policies related to land use violations and condition compliance issues.
Provides technical program information and policy interpretations for the public business and professional representatives and other agency staff; represents the department on program matters at meetings, commissions, committees, boards and public hearings.
Coordinates investigations with other law enforcement or regulatory agencies; confers with the District Attorney's Office, the Office of the County Counsel, Planning or Building Services staff concerning cases under investigation; requests, obtains and executes inspection warrants when necessary; appears as a witness in court or at appeal hearings.
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices and techniques of code enforcement and condition compliance procedures; Principles, methods and techniques used in investigations and enforcement work including appropriate legal requirements and constraints; Methods and system of legal enforcement and court procedures; Federal, State and local regulatory agencies and court procedures; General purpose and intent of applicable codes and ordinances governing building construction, zoning, grading and erosion control codes.
Skill and Ability to:
Analyze and draw logical conclusions from data; Research, read, interpret, explain and apply complex ordinances and related regulations, laws and other ordinances governing land use in an objective, accurate way; Complete thorough and accurate investigations of violations and follow up to achieve compliance; Testify in a clear, concise and professional manner in administrative hearing and courts of law; Communicate effectively, both written and orally, in order to prepare and present reports and correspondence to professional colleagues, subordinate staff, commissioners, board members and the public; Write clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and field notes; Gain voluntary cooperation and compliance from the public through discussion and persuasion; Resolve conflicts and effectively handle potentially volatile situations; Provide excellent and courteous customer service; Maintain cooperative relationships and motivate individual employees to work cooperatively as a team; Use and apply basic computer techniques and skills.
Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:
Completion of coursework in building or construction inspection, zoning or other land use regulations; AND
Four years' experience in building, zoning, grading erosion control, land use or related field in a government agency.
Additional Information
Conditions of employment include:
Possess a valid California Class C Driver License and maintain a satisfactory driving record.
Work in an environment that includes interactions with potentially hostile individuals.
Exposure to variable temperatures, work outdoors or on uneven ground/floor surfaces; slippery surfaces or come in contact with dust, pollen and silica dust such as asbestos in old homes, infections such as tick-borne Lyme disease; corrosive chemical requiring OSHA Material Safety Data sheets; plant, animal, food materials or waste.
Use/wear personal protective equipment as appropriate and required.
Be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays during times of emergency and/or disaster situations and projects, as necessary.
  The physical and sensory requirements for this classification include:
Ability to lift, push, pull, and/or carry objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the J Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please ****.
  Application and Selection Procedures
Apply On-Line!
Our website:  ****Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Human Resources
Attn: Julie Aulenta, Associate Personnel Analyst
1441 Schilling Place
Salinas, CA 93901
Email:  ****
Phone: (831) 755-5014  ****
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:
A completed County of Monterey employment application
Responses to the supplemental questions
  Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the application filing deadline will not be considered. 
Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the selection process, they should state their needs in writing when submitting the application package.
Closing Date/Time: 8/29/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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