CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

  • City of Long Beach, CA
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jan 05, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $90,000.00 - $115,000.00 Annually

Job Description

DESCRIPTION

THE COMMUNITYLocated along the Pacific Coast between Los Angeles and Orange County, the City of Long Beach combines the amenities of a big city with the tranquility of a California beach town. The nearly 52 square miles encompassed by Long Beach features one of the best coastlines in California and offers an average of 345 days of sunshine per year. The diverse population of approximately 470,000 enjoy the benefits of a global port, airport, attractive neighborhoods, 17 historic districts, an award-winning school district, and California State University Long Beach. All this is in addition to the numerous marinas and beaches spread along the shoreline.
With this idyllic coastal setting, Long Beach is able to provide residents with a plethora of cultural and recreational opportunities. Approximately six million visitors every year come to visit Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific, the International City Theatre, Queen Mary, and the Long Beach Convention Center. Athletic enthusiasts take pride in the City's significant coastal and aquatics offerings, as well as the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Long Beach's vibrant downtown has been growing at a rate four times higher than the rest of the city. This is due in large part to the abundant shopping and dining options that are easily accessed by bike or on foot. Furthermore, the City's proximity to such attractions as Catalina Island, Disneyland, and Universal Studios make Long Beach an ideal location.
Long Beach's status as a port city allows business to flourish. Manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, health and social services, education, and retail trade industries lead the way in this thriving city. The Downtown spending potential has seen over a $100 million increase since 2012 and several new high-rise housing projects have been developed. Furthermore, there are several Business Improvement Districts operating in the city that provide development services to businesses and residents.
Boasting amenities few other cities can offer, Long Beach blends big city convenience with the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of an ocean-side community.

CITY GOVERNMENTIncorporated in 1897, the City of Long Beach functions under a Council-Manager form of government. The nine members of the City Council are elected by the constituents of their respective districts. The Council, together with the City's elected Mayor, is responsible for appointing the City Manager and the City Clerk, as well as the members of all charter-mandated commissions and committees.
Long Beach is a full-service city that serves its citizens through 22 departments, including Police, Fire, Library, Parks, Recreation & Marine, and Development Services. The City also owns and operates a leading deep-water port, offshore and onshore oil production, a gas utility, a water utility, a commercial airport, a public health department, a convention and entertainment center, two historic ranchos, three marinas, and five golf courses.

The municipality is supported by a total budget of approximately $2.6 billion for FY 2018, and a General Fund budget of $500 million. More than 6,000 full and part-time employees comprise the City's workforce with most represented by eleven union associations.

DEVELOPMENT SERVICESThe Department of Development Services includes the bureaus of Administration & Financial Services, Building & Safety, Neighborhood Services, Housing & Community Improvement, Code Enforcement and Planning. The overall goal of the Department is to build a dynamic, safe, and sustainable city that honors its past and embraces the future.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

The Code Enforcement Officer reports directly to the Code Enforcement Bureau Manager. Their primary duty is the enforcement of laws regulating public nuisance, public health, safety and welfare, and building standards through the prevention, detection, and investigation of code violations. The Code Enforcement Officer will:
  • Manages approximately 40 full time employees;
  • Ensure compliance with the City's laws, codes, and ordinances governing property maintenance, inoperative vehicles, zoning land use, building ordinances, codes, and regulations, and related standards;
  • Integrate new programs, processes, and procedures to meet established objectives;
  • Manage the land management system (Hansen) for the division;
  • Create, implement, and/or revise various regulatory ordinances;
  • Prepare and analyze reports to ensure efficiencies;
  • Manage the City's Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation, including preparing and presenting cases before the Board;
  • Manage three monthly team meetings to coordinate resolution of blighted and nuisance properties (Code, Fire, Police, City Attorney, City Prosecutor, Nuisance Abatement, Business License, and Planning);
  • Testify at appeal and court hearings;
  • Serve as an alternate Department Operations Center (DOC) Section Manager;
  • Other duties as assigned.


REQUIREMENTS TO FILE

1. Graduation from an accredited institution with a Bachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, Law Enforcement, or a closely related field.

2. Five years of progressivelyresponsiblefull-time experience in managing code enforcement, investigations, and/or inspections in a supervisory capacity.

3. A valid Class C driver's license and proof of auto insurance are required. Position may be called to work occasional evenings and weekends.

The professional attributes that best describe the new Code Enforcement Officer:
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Highly organized multitasker;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills;
  • Consistently exercises good judgment;
  • Self-motivated and results oriented;
  • Direct communicator with superior interpersonal and public relations skills;
  • Collaborative management style;
  • Dedicated to quality customer service;


SELECTION PROCEDURE

SALARY & BENEFITS
The Salary will range between $90,000 - $115,000. Placement in the range will depend on qualifications. The City's compensation package also encompasses an attractive benefits package that includes:
  • Retirement - City offers CalPERS with a benefit of 2.5% @ 55 for Classic members or 2% at 62 for new members as defined by PEPRA, subject to the limitations set by PERS. Employee pays the employee portion. The City also participates in Social Security.
  • Vacation - Twelve (12) days after one year of service; 15 days after four years, six months of service; 20 days after 19.5 years of service.
  • Executive Leave - Forty (40) hours per year.
  • Sick Leave - One day earned per month; unlimited accumulation; conversion upon retirement to cash credit toward health and/or dental insurance premiums, or to pension credits.
  • Holidays - Nine designated holidays per year, plus four personal holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
  • Monthly AutoAllowance
  • Health and Dental Insurance - The City offers an HMO and PPO option for health and dental insurance coverage. The City pays major portion of the premium for employee and dependents depending on the health/dental plan selected.
  • Life Insurance - City-paid term life insurance policy equal to three times annual salary to a maximum of $500,000.
  • Disability - City-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account - Optional election for employees to reduce taxable income for payment of allowable childcare or medical expenses.
  • Management Physical - Annual City-paid physical examination.
  • Deferred Compensation 457(b) Plan - Optional for employee contribution to a supplementary retirement savings program available through ICMA Retirement Corporation.
  • Technology Allowance - Monthly stipend.

APPLICATION PROCESS
This recruitment will close onFebruary 1,2019 at 11:59 PM.To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit an online application, including cover letter and resume (in PDF) that reflect the scope and level of their current/most recent positions and responsibilities.

Following the final filing deadline, all applications will be evaluated to determine the most qualified applicants. Incomplete application packets and application packets that clearly do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.

The most qualified applicants may be preliminarily interviewed. Those applicants determined to be best suited for the position will be interviewed by a selection panel. The final applicant will be subject to a thorough reference and background check.

This information is available in an alternative format by request to Administrative Services Division at (562) 570-5290. If you require an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in any phase of the application process, please request the accommodation when submitting your resume or call (562) 570-5290.
Closing Date/Time: 2/1/2019 11:59 PM Pacific