Code Enforcement Inspector I & II – County of Sonoma (Santa Rosa)

County of Sonoma

compensation: $6,325,000 - $9,532/Monthly*
employment type: full-time
job title: Code Enforcement Inspector I & II

Bring your expertise in public health and safety investigation and knowledge of building code and land use compliance standards to Permit Sonoma.

Starting salary up to $54.81/hour ($114,395/year), depending upon level, and a competitive total compensation package!*

Permit Sonoma is currently recruiting to fill a time-limited Code Enforcement Inspector position, currently funded through April 30, 2028, at either the I or II level. If you are interested in being considered at the different levels of this opportunity, you must apply to the separate concurrent recruitments being conducted for each level.

Join Permit Sonoma
Permit Sonoma is the County's "one-stop shop" for all land use planning and development activities. Virtually any land development or construction that takes place in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County (outside the city limits of the nine cities) is reviewed, permitted, and inspected by Permit Sonoma. Our mission is to serve the people of Sonoma County by providing a customer-focused process to balance environmental protection and sustainable development. We balance our mission with effective resource stewardship and the development and maintenance of standards and practices that protect the public's health and safety.

With a focus on supporting the health and safety of our community and providing excellent customer service, our Code Enforcement Inspectors work in the field to respond to citizen concerns and investigate and determine violations of County zoning and land use codes, permits, and ordinances related to building construction. Typical areas of violation concern include substandard and dangerous buildings and housing, cannabis, grading, drainage, well, and septic. Enforcement responsibilities include identifying and documenting violations, determining whether to proceed to the administrative and abatement process, and establishing and communicating permit requirements, procedures, and timelines for gaining compliance. Code Enforcement Inspectors work with complainants and property owners to offer solutions available within applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations to resolve violations and facilitate the permit process.

As the ideal candidate to join our team, you bring your patience, empathy, and:
  • Knowledge of construction methods and techniques and building/zoning codes related to general construction i.e., electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc.
  • Previous health and safety-related investigative and code enforcement experience (sworn and/or unsworn)
  • Excellent customer service skills, and the ability to work tactfully and cooperatively with the concerned citizens, property owners, staff, law enforcement, and other agencies
  • Experience accurately creating, reviewing, and maintaining records and reports
  • A California Police Officer Standards and Training Certifications (POST) issued PC 832 Arrest and Firearms 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 e.g., California Association of Code Enforcement (CACEO) and/or International Code Council (ICC) certifications

As this position conducts site inspections, incumbents may be exposed to manmade and natural hazards such as homeless encampments, hostile citizens, poison oak, and wildlife. Due to the nature of the work that Code Enforcement Inspectors perform, incumbents drive across the County in assigned County vehicles on dirt roads, pavements, and in various weather conditions. If you enjoy a mixture of outdoor and indoor work and are passionate about protecting the health and safety of our community, bring your investigative skills and positive attitude to Permit Sonoma!

*Salary is negotiable within the established range and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 11/20/23
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