This posting is for the purpose of creating an eligible list for possible future openings.
This position works in the Building and Safety Department and enforces City zoning and/or health and safety codes, ordinances, regulations and restrictions; performs zoning and/or health and safety inspections; issues citations and notices as appropriate and performs a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.
Examples of Essential and General Responsibilities:
Enforce compliance with applicable zoning and/or health and safety ordinances and municipal codes; conduct field inspections and investigate violations of ordinances and codes; meet with violators; negotiate resolution or issue citations.
Assist the public in obtaining and interpreting zoning and/or health and safety information; explain possible remedies issues relative to assigned area.
Receive and investigate complaints concerning code enforcement; meet with parties regarding alleged violations; recommend actions for correction of violations.
Inspect facilities after code revisions to ensure that proper work is completed; prepare bids and notices to proceed for contracted work.
Review plans and license applications submitted for ordinance compliance, accuracy and completeness; issue permits within established guidelines.
Perform vehicle abatement duties and activities; remove vehicles from private property; complete required paperwork.
Prepare statistical and photographic reports to resolve code enforcement issues; file cases of zoning and/or other applicable ordinance and municipal code violations.
Enforce sign ordinances; abate illegal signs in the right-of-way; assist in the issuance of sign permits.
Patrol City to inspect for potential hazards, nuisances and code violations; determine if dilapidated buildings are inadequate for habitation.
Prepare cases for referral to the City attorney; attend attorney office hearings; prepare statistical and photographic reports for cases; provide testimony as a witness or representative of the City.
Establish effective relationships with business owners, planners, building inspectors and other City officials; discuss zoning violations.
Participate in a variety of special projects as assigned.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of code enforcement and investigations.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum and Preferred Requirements:
Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered, however, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the selection process. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the “Work Experience” section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. Qualifications noted as “desirable” are not included as part of the minimum requirements.
Two (2) years of increasingly responsible zoning or code enforcement experience is desirable.
High School Diploma or equivalent , supplemented by college level course work in building construction, architecture or a related field is required.
License or Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, California driver's license is required.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a California Penal Code section 832 certificate or a Peace Officer’s Reserve training certificate in level one, two or three within the first year is required.
This position works in an office and field environment; works or inspects in confined spaces; travels from site to site with exposure to inclement weather and may require maintaining physical condition necessary for lifting and carrying light to moderate weight and stooping, kneeling, bending, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time.
Must successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation and for some positions a physical and drug screen.
Application and Exam Information:
A completed application and supplemental questionnaire are required by the closing date and time. As a candidate for the position, you will want to be sure your application accurately reflects your skills and abilities as they relate to the position to achieve maximum opportunity. Applications will be reviewed carefully, and only those who appear to have the best qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process. Minimum requirements must be clearly demonstrated on the application to be considered as this information will be used to determine minimum qualifications. Experience requirements must be demonstrated in the “Work Experience” section of the application, other sections of the application will not be used to determine experience qualifications. Resumes and other documents may be submitted, however they will not be used to determine minimum qualifications, please do not use phrases such as “see attached” or “see resume” as they will not be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an invitation to compete further in the process. Minimum requirements must be met at the time of application submission unless stated otherwise.
Selection Process Information - The selection process for this position may include one or more of the following: application review, qualification review, written exam, practical exam, oral panel exam and department interview.
Candidates must successfully pass each stage of the selection process above in order to continue to the next step. This process may be modified or changed depending on the number of qualified candidates.
Please remember to submit all your application materials by the closing date and time. Incomplete or applications received after the closing date and time cannot be considered. All information on the application is subject to investigation and verification.
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If you are ready to join the exciting Team Palm Springs and you meet the requirements detailed above, please click the apply button. For more information contact Human Resources at:
The City of Palm Springs
3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Applications must be received by 4:00pm, December 10, 2012 in order to be considered for this opportunity. The City of Palm Springs reserves the right to accelerate or extend the "Closing Date" of open positions at any time, dependent upon the number of applications received.
The City of Palm Springs is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage all persons to file applications with us as we do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, family status, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Disaster Service Worker: In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, City of Palm Springs Employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
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