Code Enforcement Officer I

City of Reno, NV - City of Reno, NV4.5

There is currently one (1) position available and this will establish a list for future vacancies.

Under direct supervision, inspects alleged violations of minimum housing standards and applicable, nuisance, health and safety codes, ordinances, regulations and requirements.

The Code Enforcement Officer I is the first level in the Code Enforcement series, The Code Enforcement Officer I performs a range of code compliance duties as assigned and is distinguished from the Code Enforcement Officer II in that the latter exercises technical and functional experience in addressing zoning and building ordinances and issue civil citations requiring court case preparation. This position is also distinguished from the Senior Code Enforcement Officer in that the latter exercises technical and functional supervision over lower level maintenance staff.

Bilingual skills are highly desired.

Note: The salary and benefits associated with this position are subject to change at any time.

Examples of Essential Functions
Respond to and investigate alleged violations of minimum housing standards and applicable nuisance, health and safety codes, ordinances, regulations and requirements; interview complainant and witnesses; document activities; collect photographic and other evidence of violations.

Inspect single and multi-family homes, industrial and commercial buildings, and vacant lots and properties to ensure compliance with applicable nuisance, health and safety codes, ordinances and regulations; issue notices of violation as necessary.

Conduct investigations to determine the approved conditional uses of property; research ownership and take action to enforce City codes.

Patrol the City to detect hazardous or unpermitted sign installations.

Advise property owners, contractors, and other responsible parties of code violations and changes needed to conform with standards; conduct follow-up inspections to determine if code deficiencies have been resolved; issue courtesy notices and notices of violation.

Procure, conduct, and document abatements.

Prepare appropriate notes and records to assist Code Enforcement Officers with possible future judicial proceedings; may testify in hearings and court cases.

Explain ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, and codes to citizens, businesses, and other entities.

Perform proactive education and outreach programs to encourage community participation in code enforcement operations and reduce code enforcement violations.

Coordinate activities with federal, state, and local agencies.

Maintain a variety of accurate and detailed databases, logs, records, reports and files regarding inspection activities, code violations and resulting actions; prepare correspondence, documentation, routine reports and weekly status reports as required.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent.

One year of experience working with regulations or related field that would demonstrate the attainment of the knowledge, skills and abilities.

License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector certificate from the International Code Council (ICC) or American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) within one year of employment.

Knowledge of:
General understanding of code enforcement.
Applications of City municipal codes and regulations.
Methods and techniques of field inspections and investigation.
General record keeping.
Basic understanding of research and report preparation.
A basic understanding of administrative and legal proceedings including 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments under the U.S. Constitution.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:
Explain various codes to the public.
Conduct field investigations and determine if codes have been violated.
Advise property owners, contractors, and other responsible parties of code violations and changes needed to conform with standards.
Respond to requests, inquiries and complaints from the general public.
Research and apply federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
Disseminate lesson plans, teaching materials, and goals for community education.
Maintain accurate and detailed logs and records of work performed.
Prepare clear and concise reports.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.
Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work is performed primarily in a field setting with travel from site to site and exposure to an outdoor field environment and all types of weather and temperature conditions; may work irregular hours; exposure to potentially hostile individuals and environments, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, and gases; work at heights or in confined spaces; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting and in a field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; walk on uneven terrain, loose soil, and sloped surfaces; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations; to operate equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Supplemental Information

You may submit your completed application and supplemental questionnaire online at by April 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM PT. If a computer or mobile device is not available to you, suggested locations to complete an online application submittal include: the City of Reno City Hall 2nd floor computer kiosk or 5th floor Civil Service Offices, any locations of Nevada Job Connect or any local library or educational facility.

Note: Please answer the supplemental questions included with this announcement. The questions are not part of the applicant's final grade but will be used as a step in the minimum qualification and job experience screening process.

Written Examination: 100%

Up to the top 60 applicants who pass the advanced qualification screening with at least a score of 70 (pass point criteria for pass/fail) on the questionnaire will be invited to participate in the written exam. The tentative date for the written examination is May 6, 2019.

Note: Applicants must appear in Reno in order to participate in the written test.

Applicants are notified by email of their examination results. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications will also be notified.

If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability and will be requesting an accommodation, that request must be made to the Chief Examiner no later than the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants are responsible for keeping the Reno Civil Service Commission informed of all contact phone, email and mailing changes. Rule XV, Section 2.

In the event of tie scores resulting from an open competitive examination, employees will be provided a rank preference in the following order: employees with established veteran status shall be given the first preference, non-veteran employees second preference and non-employee veterans third preference. A candidate who desires to claim veteran's preference must, at time of application, submit documentation of honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces. This preference will only be administered in the event of tie scores. Documentation must be submitted at time of application.

Appointments to positions in the City's Civil Service system are made on the basis of examination. Scores resulting from a competitive examination are used in determining a person's rank on an eligible register. The current certification rule in effect at the time a request is received by the Civil Service Commission will be used to refer names. The department may hire any of the persons referred. The names of those persons not hired may be considered when the next vacancy occurs, for as long as that register is viable.

As the final step in the selection process, newly hired and newly promoted employees serve a probationary period of fixed duration to show their ability to perform the work.

Questions about the information on this announcement and updates to application information should be directed to Civil Service at (775) 334-2223.

The City of Reno is an equal opportunity employer. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, political affiliation, membership in an employee association, or any other protected class status applicable under federal or state law or City Charter.