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Code Enforcement Inspector I & II

County of Sonoma
SANTA ROSA, CA Full time
Posted on October 29, 2017
$55,392.17 - $67,330.49 Annually 
$69,772.43 - $84,820.56 

If you are also interested in applying at the II level of this opportunity, you must apply to the separate recruitment now being conducted for the II level.
For more information & to apply online, visit or call 707-565-2331.
EOE  Apply by 11/16/17!

Working out in the field, Code Enforcement Inspectors conduct in-depth investigations to determine violations of building construction, buildings, housing, grading and drainage, zoning and land use, public health, sewage disposal systems, and water wells for voluntary compliance with County codes, ordinances or proceed to the administrative and abatement process.

Enforcement Responsibilities Include:

  • Responding to complaints of code violations
  • Conducting inspections to identify and document violations
  • Establishing and communicating permit requirements and a timeline and procedure for gaining compliance

Ideal Candidates Will Possess:

  • Investigative and code enforcement experience
  • Knowledge of construction methods and techniques, and building and zoning codes
  • The proven ability to communicate well with others, verbally and in writing
  • Experience accurately creating, reviewing, and maintaining records and reports
  • A CA POST issued PC 832 Arrest and Firearms Course (PC 832 Course) or the ability to gain certification within one year of appointment
  • A Code Enforcement Certification from an approved and accredited organization or the ability to gain certification within two years of appointment

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Any combination of education and training that would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, course work in code enforcement, zoning, land use regulations, investigative techniques and methods, construction and/or building inspection, public health, planning, environmental studies, or related courses would provide such opportunity. 

Experience: Any combination of work experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, one year of experience performing duties involving code enforcement, or two years of related work experience utilizing zoning and land use, building, health or other related regulations would provide such opportunity. 

Certifications: Possession of PC 832 Powers of Arrest (POST Certified) is required within one year of appointment. In accordance with California Health and Safety Code, Section 18949.25-18949.31, possession of Code Enforcement Certification from an approved and accredited organization is required within two years of appointment. 

Possession of a certification in a closely related field other than Code Enforcement is desirable. 

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.