Code Inspector/Senior Code Inspector

City of Ventura


Code Inspector/Senior Code Inspector
Recruitment #19-J25-001
Community Development Department 
Salary: Inspector: $58,608 - $71,238/year Senior: $64,435 - $78,321/year

Are you experienced in the interpretation of governmental agency laws and regulations?  Do you have excellent customer service and public relation skills?  The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Code Inspector/Senior Code Inspector opportunity on our collaborative code enforcement team in the Community Development Department.  To be considered for this rewarding career opportunity, apply online at by the 8/11/2019 filing deadline!
To learn more about the City of Ventura's Code Enforcement Division efforts, visit

Under general supervision, performs technical inspections and investigative work in enforcing compliance with laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to general municipal, state and federal codes with a primary focus on the immediate public safety and health of the community. This is a non-sworn (civilian), non-safety position. 
Depending upon assignment, incumbents may be required to work stand-by and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame and may be required to work weekend or evening shifts.
An eligibility list is being established to fill the current vacancy on the Code Enforcement team in the Community Development Department. This position is flexibly staffed and may be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the City.

Demonstrates thorough action with a strong customer service work ethic.
Has excellent communication and public relation skills
Enforces City codes and regulations with courtesy, firmness, and tact
Is detail-oriented and works with accuracy and careful attention
Is able to investigate and resolve problems diplomatically and calmly
Thrives in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple tasks simultaneously, while making logical decisions and meeting deadlines
Works independently, with only general supervision.

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Code Enforcement Division assignment:
Interprets and enforces provisions of municipal, state and federal laws and/or regulations pertaining to life safety and hazardous materials. Interprets and enforces a variety of City codes and ordinances including but not limited to zoning, housing, nuisances, and property maintenance. All activities are focused to seek compliance with applicable laws.
Responds to citizen complaints regarding violations; explain applicable information to the public by telephone, through group presentations or in writing. Drives city vehicle in assigned areas to identify and evaluate problem areas and/or ordinance violations; determines proper methods to resolve violations.
Maintains accurate documents and violations by taking photographs, samples or other evidence and maintains proper chain of custody. Prepares written correspondence pertaining to violations. Issues Notices of Violation Notice and Orders, and Misdemeanor Citations. Maintains and prepares hard-copy and electronic case files. Forwards cases to the City and/or the District Attorney's office for review and further action. Testifies in court, as needed, in legal proceedings.
Coordinate activities with other agencies and internal/external departments and provides consultation or assistance as requested. Assists in preparing community promotions and public information related to assigned programs.
Performs related duties as assigned.

License: Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license is required.
Certificate:  Completion of PC 832 is highly desirable prior to appointment and required within 12 months of appointment.
Code Enforcement Officer certificate issued by California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) is highly desirable.

Positions assigned to the Code Enforcement Division are required to complete a background investigation, which includes a non-sworn personnel DOJ and FBI level live scan fingerprinting requirement.
Code/Fire Inspector: A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to the completion of high school and one year of experience interpreting and enforcing laws and regulations with a governmental agency, including research, investigation and preparation of reports for Municipal Code Enforcement or Fire Prevention is required. College course work in Fire or Construction Technology, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field is highly desirable.
Senior Code/Fire Inspector: In addition to the requirements of a Code/Fire Inspector, 18 months of experience equivalent to that of a Code/Fire Inspector with the City of Ventura is required.

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Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is online and you are highly encouraged to apply at If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at

Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in September 2019, date to be determined.