Responsible for the enforcement of provisions of the Santa Clara City Zoning Ordinance, Nuisance Ordinance, Storm Water Inspector and other city and state codes; conducts field inspections, writes letters, sends violation notices and coordinates enforcement efforts with the City Attorney. Also ensures order and security within the courtroom.
The Code Enforcement Officer works under the generalsupervision of the Santa Clara City Building/ Zoning Administrator and the Public Services Director. May at times work directly with the City Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
The Code Enforcement Officer performs the following functions:
Enforcement of Zoning Ordinance – Enforces provisions of the Zoning Ordinance by receiving and evaluating complaints, performs site inspections, sends violation notices, and works with the City Attorney as necessary. Also enforces sign provisions and issues sign permits, sends violation notices, and works with the City Attorney on other sign enforcement action as necessary.
Enforcement of Nuisance Ordinance – Receives, reviews, responds, and follows through on nuisance complaints, including weeds, dust, noise, encroachments, storage of personal property, animals, and related problems. Performs site inspections, sends violation notices, and works with the City Attorney as necessary.
Enforcement of Other Codes – Works with City Attorney regarding civil enforcement of other city and state codes.
Provides customer service in a friendly manner and provides public with information related to various City services, fees, hours, etc.
Storm Water inspections on, Residential and Commercial Construction, New Development, Outfalls, Storm Drain system, Detention Basins and Tuachan Wash Detention Basin.
Provide annual state report, MS4 permits and NOI permits.
Update storm water ordinances and LID manual and requirements to comply with state regulations.
Prepare Storm Water Master Plan. (SWMP) Prepare every five years or as required.
Write SWWPP’s for City Projects.
Performs related duties as required (e.g. *officer of the court).
*Officer of the Court: Ensures order and security within the courthouse; unlocks and checks courtroom; enforces courtroom rules of behavior and warns persons not to smoke or disturb court procedure; collects and retains unauthorized firearms from persons entering the courtroom; opens court and informs Judge that court is ready; escorts defendants to and from the courtroom; collects evidence from juries; contacts a variety of court personnel, government workers, and lawyers; takes custody of sentenced or arrested person in the courtroom and transport them to the correctional facility; may announce entrance of the judge.
Prepares reports of daily incidents; effectively communicate with people, by giving information and directions, mediating disputes, and advising of rights and processes; demonstrate communication skills in court and other formal settings; endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views and opinions of people encountered in an antagonistic environment; serve as an agent of the Court in serving warrants, subpoenas, summonses, etc.; process and transport prisoners using handcuffs and other appropriate restrains.
Must be P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certified and must maintain enforcement certification by completing annual training requirements.
Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice. This job description supersedes earlier versions.
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