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The Code Enforcement Officer is responsible to investigate and enforce applicable ordinances, codes, and regulations related to, zoning, health and safety, blight, and graffiti involving both office and field work.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Code Enforcement Officer I – Neighborhood Preservation Unit:  This is the entry level class in the Code Enforcement Officer – Neighborhood Preservation Unit series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Code Enforcement Officer I – Neighborhood Preservation Unit is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned, including routine inspections and investigations.

Code Enforcement Officer II – Neighborhood Preservation Unit: This is the journey level class in the Code Enforcement Officer – Neighborhood Preservation Unit series and is distinguished from the I level by the assignment of the full range of duties, including a variety of investigations, inspections, and related code enforcement activities. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual, or unique situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Code Enforcement Officer I – Neighborhood Preservation Unit

Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
One year of experience dealing with the public in an enforcement, inspection, investigation, or customer service capacity. Experience in the enforcement of municipal codes is desirable.

Training:
High School diploma or GED equivalency, supplemented by college level course work in public administration, business administration, criminal justice, or a related field.  Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in a related field is desirable.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
Possession of a Penal Code 832 certificate issued by Peace Officer Standards and Training is required by the end of the probationary period.
Possession of a basic code enforcement academy certificate issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers or American Association of Code Enforcement Officers is required by the end of the probationary period.
Failure to obtain any of the required licenses/certificates within the prescribed time may result in release from probation or termination.

Code Enforcement Officer II – Neighborhood Preservation Unit

Experience and Training Guidelines:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:

Two years of increasingly responsible experience in code enforcement and investigative or public relations, including enforcing established laws, codes, or regulations;

or

One year of experience with the City of Modesto as a Code Enforcement Officer I – Neighborhood Preservation Unit.

Training:

High School diploma or GED equivalency, supplemented by college level course work in public administration, business administration, criminal justice, or a related field. Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major course work in a related field is desirable.

License or Certificate:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Possession of a Penal Code 832 certificate issued by Peace Officer Standards and Training is required by date of appointment.

Possession of a code enforcement module I academy certificate issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (C.A.C.E.O.).

Possession of a code enforcement module II academy certificate issued by the C.A.C.E.O. is required within one year of appointment.

Possession of a code enforcement module III academy certificate issued by the C.A.C.E.O. is required within two years of appointment.

Possession of certifications in the areas of building or rental inspections issued by the International Code Council or American Association of Code Enforcement is desirable.

Application Process

Please complete your application at www.modestogov.com. Applicants will be assessed on the application submitted. Due to the volume of applications received, resumes will not be screened for the purpose of determining who is the most qualified to compete in the testing process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to fill out the “Education” and “Work Experience” sections of the application with complete information and adequate detail. Do not substitute any part of the application with the words “SEE RESUME.”

The following information is provided for you to use as a reference and as a planning tool. Human Resources is unable to schedule make-up examinations. Applicants considered to be the most qualified will be invited to continue in the testing process.

Tentative Testing Schedule 

Online iAHQ Exam

December 2, 2022 – December 9, 2022

Human Resources reserves the right to revise the testing process to best meet the needs of the City.

To apply for this job please visit www.modestogov.com.