Neighborhood Preservation Officer
DEFINITIONTo enforce City zoning, subdivision, fire, nuisance, and related codes and regulations for the City's Community Services Division of Turlock Police Services. Play a major role in coordination with the Neighborhood Association and management of Neighborhood Preservation Programs. This position is subject to overtime, evening and weekend assignments, and is assigned to the Turlock Associated Police Officers bargaining unit for labor relations purposes. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDReceives general supervision from the Community Services Division Manager. Technical or functional guidance may be provided by fire, police and/or community development personnel. May assist in the supervision of seasonal and part-time personnel.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:Responsible for weed abatement, nuisance and code enforcement. Enforce abandoned and inoperative vehicles abatement on public and private property. Abate unsecured/unsafe buildings and the unlawful dumping and trash on public and private property. Enforce zoning, sign and noise ordinances. Respond to land use and building complaints. Management of City anti-graffiti program and graffiti abatement. Issues citations as needed. Gain compliance with the requirements of City ordinances, conditions of land use approvals and City permits. Assists and coordinates with other departments in compliance activities and public hearings. Works with City Attorney to determine compliance in difficult cases and provides support for prosecution of violations. Make presentations at public hearings and may appear as a court witness. Supervises part-time personnel as needed. Perform related duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge Of:General organization and structure of municipal government City ordinances and regulations related to use of land Elements of planning and zoning administration and use of related ordinances Building codes, nuisance abatement practices and procedures Investigative techniques, evidence collection, and legal enforcement procedures.Ability To:Interact in a positive manner with the public and co-workers Read and evaluate basic maps, building plans and property descriptions Interpret and apply detailed rules and regulations and procedures Work independently in discovering violations, gathering evidence and applying enforcement procedures Receive reports of code violations in person and by phone Complete appropriate report forms and related documentation Determine nature of violations Receive complaints and work with property owners, neighborhood organizations, and other concerned parties to resolve nuisance issues and avert legal action where possible Prepare written reports, make oral presentations to the Planning Commission, City Council, and private organizations Ability to maintain complex files and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONExperience:Two years of experience in an administrative, technical, or related position for a legal, regulatory, or law enforcement agency which involves heavy public contact and enforcement of community standards.Education:Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.LICENSE OR CERTIFICATEPossession of a valid California driver's license at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of employment. Possession of a valid Penal Code 832 Certificate (Arrest and Firearms) within six months from date of employment. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSCCEC Code Enforcement Officer CertificationEquivalent to the completion of thirty (30) college units with major coursework in environmental studies, land use planning, law, fire science, administration of justice, or a related field.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSMaintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read instructions, read fine print, view computer screen, operate vehicles and equipment; hear well enough to converse on the telephone, on the radio and in person assisting individuals; bodily mobility to lift and maneuver supplies and equipment; use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, drive equipment and answering telephones; tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment as necessary.