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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

PLANNING DEPARTMENT CANNABIS DIVISION

CODE COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST I
$3,767.42 – $4,579.33 / Monthly
$21.73 – $26.41 / Hour
OR
CODE COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST II
$4,161.58 – $5,058.42 / Monthly
$24.00 – $29.18 / Hour

This is a full time, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

CODE COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST I

Definition:
Under general direction, to assist the Code Compliance Specialist II of the Building and Development Services with compliance with sections of the County Code, ordinances and resolutions in such areas of planning, zoning, community nuisance, and related areas, and performs related work as required.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
Practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in the general construction trades. Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction. Qualities of various construction materials. Building and related codes and ordinances enforceable by the County. Principles of mathematics related to the building trades. Inspection methods and procedures. County code compliance policies. Trinity County Zoning Ordinance including, but not limited to, prohibited uses, pool regulations, cannabis policies, fence heights and locations, setbacks, and lot sizes.

Ability to:
Enforce regulations with firmness and tact. Prepare clear and concise reports. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Use initiative and independent judgment to determine if a violation exists and the appropriate follow up action to take place. Conduct follow-up investigations to ensure that violations are corrected. Gain voluntary cooperation of the citizen against whom the enforcement action is being taken in order to determine whether a violation has taken place. Enforce County codes through the use of an appropriate level of explanation and presence of authority in order to gain agreements on compliance deadlines and avoid court action. Operate a PC to access information in order to conduct research and create and maintain accurate public records. Read and use County maps, property descriptions, construction plans, and other related plans and drawings to ensure compliance with code requirements. Work with supervision in prioritizing work by choosing among and scheduling such tasks as the following: responding promptly to citizen complaints and collecting evidence for compliance. Issue stop work orders for sign installations and/or construction that does not have the necessary permits or inspections.

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

One (1) year of building inspection experience comparable to that of a Building Inspector II with Trinity County.

OR

Graduation from high school or GED. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to good (2-3 years) work experience associated with city/county planning or zoning enforcement; such as investigating zoning and sign codes, municipal codes, and environmental ordinance violations. Extensive (5+ years) public contact experience in dealing effectively with the general public and business organizations.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License. Possession of an International Code Council (ICC) Residential Building Inspector Certification, California Association of Code Enforcement Specialists (CACEO) Code Enforcement Specialist Certification. (May be obtained within 2 years during employment with Trinity County). Experience with a personal computer (PC) is also preferred.

Typical Physical Requirements:
Sit for extended periods. Frequently stand and walk. Ability to walk in uneven terrain and on slippery surfaces. Normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Ability to crawl through various areas requiring movement on hands and knees. Ability to climb, stoop, crouch, and kneel. Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Corrected hearing and vision to normal range. Verbal communication. Use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. Operate an automobile. Prepare forms, mail, notices and citations for distribution, hand-delivery, and/or mailing to property owners, occupants, mortgage companies, and various County departments. Meets scheduling and attendance requirements.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

CODE COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST II

Definition:
Under the general supervision of the Planning Director and Building Official, seeks compliance with sections of the County Code, ordinances and resolutions in such areas of planning, cannabis, zoning, community nuisance, property maintenance, housing, signs, and related areas, and performs related work as required.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
Practices, tools, equipment, and materials used in the general construction trades. Accepted safety standards and methods of building construction. Qualities of various construction materials. Building and related codes and ordinances enforceable by the County. Principles of mathematics related to the building trades. Inspection methods and procedures. County code compliance policies. Trinity County Zoning Ordinance including, but not limited to, prohibited uses, pool regulations, cannabis policies, fence heights and locations, landscape requirements, landscape maintenance, setbacks, and lot sizes. Trinity County Public Nuisances, Property Maintenance, and Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance, which defines and prohibits public nuisances, deterioration, and blight.

Ability to:
Enforce regulations with firmness and tact. Prepare clear and concise reports. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Use initiative and independent judgment to determine if a violation exists and the appropriate follow up action to take place. Conduct follow-up investigations to ensure that violations are corrected. Gain voluntary cooperation of the citizen against whom the compliance action is being taken in order to determine whether a violation has taken place. Enforce County codes through the use of an appropriate level of explanation and presence of authority in order to gain agreements on compliance deadlines and avoid court action. Operate a PC to access information in order to conduct research and create and maintain accurate public records. Read and use County maps, property descriptions, construction plans, and other related plans and drawings to ensure compliance with code requirements. Work with a minimum amount of supervision in prioritizing work: responding promptly to citizen complaints and collecting evidence for compliance. Issue stop work orders for sign installations and/or construction that does not have the necessary permits or inspections. Prepare case summaries, initiate requests for criminal complaints when legal action is necessary to obtain code compliance and appear and testify in court as an expert witness on behalf of the County.

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

Graduation from high school or GED.

At least two (2) years of responsible experience in any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to work experience associated with city/county planning or zoning enforcement; such as investigating zoning, municipal codes, and environmental ordinance violations, at a level equivalent to Code Compliance Specialist I with Trinity County.

Extensive (5+ years) public contact experience in dealing effectively with the general public and business organizations.

Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License. Possession of an International Code Council (ICC) Residential Building Inspector Certificate, California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) Code Enforcement Officer Certification.

Typical Physical Requirements:
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk. Ability to walk in uneven terrain and on slippery surfaces. Normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Ability to crawl through various areas requiring movement on hands and knees. Ability to climb, stoop, crouch, and kneel. Lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Corrected hearing and vision to normal range. Verbal communication. Use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX. Operate an automobile. Prepares forms, mail, notices and citations for distribution, hand-delivery, and/or mailing to property owners, occupants, mortgage companies, and various County departments. Meets scheduling and attendance requirements.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mss

NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 12
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $21.73
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $29.18