Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Under general supervision, investigates and enforces codes and regulations relating to solid waste collection, rubbish and weed nuisances, illegal temporary signs, the City's Fats, Oils and Grease Control Program, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, and other environmental concerns.
Essential Functions Include But Are Not Limited To
Makes field inspections throughout the City on work performed by the City solid waste collection and weed abatement contractors to determine if the contractor's services are in accord with City regulations and contract requirements. Investigates complaints regarding solid waste collection, abandoned property, illegal temporary signs, and rubbish or weed nuisances.Discusses with residents and property owners the type of service to which they are entitled and explains their responsibility.Cooperates closely in the field with the City solid waste collection and weed abatement contractors, the Fire Department and the County Health Department to prevent and eliminate illegal, unsightly, hazardous or unhealthy solid waste, weeds, litter or storage problems.May assist in the survey, plotting, posting, inspection or calculation of costs involved in the weed abatement program. May assist in the City's Fats, Oils and Grease Control and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System inspection programs.Issues notices or citations for violations of the City's Garbage, Trash and Weeds Ordinance, placing of illegal temporary signs, City right-of-way obstructions and other Municipal Code violations.Keeps up-to-date and accurate records and prepares periodic and special reports. Utilizes current office software applications to prepare reports, spreadsheets and correspondence; prepares correction notices, reports, and other related documents.Assists and prepares case files for prosecution, administrative or court hearings and may make presentations or testify; researches codes, rules and regulations for appropriate responses to inspection and code violations.Assists Sanitation Inspector II with sanitation audits.May perform removal of abandoned property such as furniture, trash, or boxes.May coordinate and perform the removal of abandoned property related to homeless services operations and assist with identifying, cataloging, and inventory of personal property related to homelessness.Ability to deal with the public positively, sometimes under difficult circumstances and confrontational situations; maintain effective relationships with other employees and the public; prepare reports and written communication.Performs other functions as assigned.
Three years of experience in work involving public contact, preferably including experience in the field of solid waste collection and disposal; or an equivalent combination of experience and education in code compliance, which provides the desired knowledge and abilities.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of: inspection work methods involved in solid waste collection and disposal, and weed and rubbish codes.
Working knowledge of: the solid waste collection codes and ordinances, and the requirements of the solid waste collection contracts; current office software applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and Access.
Ability to: deal with the public positively, sometimes under difficult circumstances and confrontational situations; maintain effective relationships with other employees and the public; prepare reports and written communication.
Must possess and retain a valid California Class "C" Driver's License throughout tenure in this classification.Successful completion of the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) Academy Basic Module or successful completion of the CACEO Basic Certification Exam is preferred but not required.
Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is highly desirable.SPECIAL WORK REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS
Due to the nature of the work, incumbents must have the ability to: use both hands, arms and legs; sit, walk, stoop, kneel, squat, bend and reach above his/her head; must have the ability to remove abandoned property such as furniture, trash, or boxes; remove cast iron manhole covers weighing approximately 90 pounds.Work may involve exposure to hazardous chemicals.Must be willing and able to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.Must be willing to work outside, under varying weather conditions.
There are currently four vacancies in the Public Works Agency, Maintenance Division.