Code Enforcement Officer Job at Lodi, San Joaquin County, California

Code Enforcement Officer

City of Lodi , California

Job Information 



Mid Level


$59,585.43 - $72,426.50 Annually

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Lodi Police Department is currently recruiting for an experienced Code Enforcement Officer. Interested applicants must submit an online application at 

The examination process will consist of a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore, it is to your advantage to provide as much detailed and relevant work experience as possible, as a resume will not be accepted or reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Applications will be accepted and processed until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice; interested candidates should apply as soon as possible. Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to continue in the recruitment process.

Under general supervision, performs inspections and enforcement of City codes, ordinances, and regulations including zoning, sign, and dangerous building codes; Performs related work as assigned.

Code Enforcement Officer II receives general direction from higher level personnel. May exercise technical supervision over other positions.

Examples of Duties

Code Enforcement Officer II - This is the full journey level in the series. Positions in this class are certified as intermediate, advanced code, or have obtained similar certification in a related field. Level II positions can more readily apply various codes and work with less supervision than Level I positions.

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Perform all aspects related toward inspection & enforcement of city codes, ordinances and regulations; investigate complaints of violations of local and state laws, ordinances, or codes, which may include but not be limited to parking, set-backs, encroachments, right-of-ways, and code and structural compliance; confer with other agencies and departments on the disposition of a variety of complaints and code violations.

Reads, interprets and applies state laws, municipal codes and ordinances, and other pertinent regulations; provides support and information for permit applications;

Prepares necessary violation notices which outline proper repair and correction methods, time limits, permits and all necessary remedial work required; develops cost estimates based on work to be performed and specifications;

Prepares required documentation for all legal actions and conducts follow-up once legal activities have been initiated; prepare a variety of written reports, memos, and correspondence related to duties assigned.

Provide information to violators and the general public regarding applicable codes, laws, and ordinances; represent the City in the course of assignment; maintain effective and cooperative relations with the public.

Other duties related to the operation of the department and the city, including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the duties of a Code Enforcement Officer , including safe driving habits;

The operation and use of personal computers and various computer applications within the office environment.

Principles, practices, methods, and techniques of code enforcement, including some familiarity with criminal law and enforcement; Principles and methods of investigation utilized in code enforcement inspections; regulations and requirements for court evidence documentation;

City codes, ordinances, laws, and regulations pertaining to zoning, signs, and dangerous building codes. Knowledge in preparing and/or amending codes is particularly valuable.

Basic terminology used in code enforcement and zones, including legal descriptions;

Appropriate building safety, hazardous materials and fire prevention techniques and requirements;

Principles and methods of enforcing varied municipal codes; safe and efficient work practices related to code enforcement activities

Ability to:
Investigate zoning, code and other complaints in a timely and tactful manner;

Deal courteously, but firmly, and communicate effectively with a variety of individuals contacted in the course of work including resolving conflicts and problems;

Use personal computer and various computer applications;

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with those contacted during the course of work.

Inspect and identify violations of applicable codes and ordinances, and other duties of the position.

Perform inspections & enforcements of city codes, ordinances and regulations; investigate complaints of violations of local and state laws, ordinances, or codes, which may include but not be limited to parking, set-backs, encroachments, right-of-ways, and code and structural compliance.

Prepare accurate and detailed documentation of inspection findings and other written materials;

Organize work, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment within established guidelines;

Maintain organized and accurate records of inspections and code enforcement files;

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical combination of knowledge and abilities would be:

Two years of experience interpreting planning, building or zoning laws and regulations or a closely related field. Understanding of the building and construction trade is preferred.

Equivalent to graduation from high school, supplemented by College level course work in planning, building inspection, technology or a related field is preferred.

Possession of an intermediate or advanced certificate in code enforcement, or additional certification in an approved field related to code enforcement that supplements a code enforcement background.

Possession of, or ability to obtain an Arrest Course 832 Penal Code certificate within one year of hire.

Possession of a valid (Class C) Driver's License issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Environmental Conditions- Office and field environment; will be required to travel from site to site.

Physical Conditions- Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking for prolonged periods of time; using various office equipment and handheld devices.


Supplemental Information

Selection Process: Only the most qualified applicants will be invited to continue in the recruitment process.

Interested applicants must submit an online application at  No paper applications will be accepted.  For technical difficulties with your online application, please call the Neogov helpline at 855-524-5627.

Telephone: 209-333-6704.  Persons with hearing impairment, please call the California Relay Service 7-1-1.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - The City of Lodi is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of fair employment practices regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation or belief, or other unlawful discrimination.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT - In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the City of Lodi provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations must contact the Human Resources Division upon application submittal to confirm the request.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION - City of Lodi is authorized and required by the state of California to access Local, State, and/or Federal criminal history as part of the testing process. This process can be completed by initial fingerprinting and/or a full Background investigation pursuant to Penal Code §11105(b)(10), §11105.3, §13300(b)(10); Education Code §10911.5; Public Resources Code §5164) and in compliance with the City of Lodi's Fingerprinting Policy ad Procedure. As a future employee or volunteer, you are required to be fingerprinted and processed through the Department of Justice and cleared before you can start. All information obtained will be kept in strict confidentiality.

HIRING PROCEDURE - Applicants must possess the minimum qualifications by the final filing date. Eligible lists are established upon successful completion of the selection process. The candidates must be successful in each part of the testing. To fill each vacancy the hiring department will request names to be certified from the eligible list and will make a selection from this certification list.

CONDITIONAL JOB OFFERS - Conditional job offers are subject to successful completion of a medical drug screen and/or physical. Candidates should not quit or give notice to their current employer until final notification has been awarded by the Human Resources Division.

MEDICAL-DRUG SCREENING – All positions may be subject to a physical or drug screen issued by a qualified medical physician assigned by the Human Resources Division. Under the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Lodi has been designated as a drug-free workplace.

APPOINTMENT - At the time of appointment all candidates will be required to execute an oath of allegiance and complete Form I-9 - Employment Eligibility Verification in compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act. United States citizenship is not required. All new appointees are required to successfully complete a probationary period of twelve months.


SALARY - The starting salary is the first rate shown on the job announcement. Advancement to the higher steps of the salary range is based upon merit in accordance with the Salary Ordinance and Rules for Personnel Administration. Eligibility for the first merit increase is effective after 12 months and for additional merit increases after one year intervals until the employee has reached the maximum step.

HOLIDAY, VACATION, SICK, AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE - Holiday - An average of 13 paid holidays per year. Vacation - 2 weeks paid vacation annually, increasing with length of service depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Sick Leave - 10 days per year depending upon the appropriate labor agreement. Administrative Leave - Management/Mid-Management positions receive 80 hours per fiscal year, and specified professional/technical positions receive 40 hours per fiscal year (Pro-Rated).

HEALTH INSURANCE - Medical, Dental and Vision plans are available for employee and dependents. A portion of the premiums may be the employee's responsibility.

LIFE INSURANCE AND LONG TERM DISABILITY - The City pays the full premium for employee and dependent life insurance, and offers a long-term disability plan that provides up to approximately 2/3 of an employee's salary.

RETIREMENT AND DEFERRED COMPENSATION - The City of Lodi is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (P.E.R.S.). Lodi is not a member of the Social Security System except for the required medical contribution. Employees may participate in a 457 Deferred Compensation program.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT - Employees may participate in a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This bulletin does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions or job duties contained in this bulletin may include modifications pending labor agreements and/or council approval. 


221 W Pine St

Lodi, CA 95240