Placer Employment Opportunities

Code Enforcement Manager

Recruitment #2023-11835-01


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The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) is accepting applications to fill one Code Enforcement Manager vacancy. This position is responsible for management-level oversight of the Code Enforcement Division of Planning Services and will plan, direct, and administer programmatic, administrative, and operational activities in support of code enforcement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.

The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies as they arise, subject to position-specific requirements.

*This classification is scheduled to receive a general wage increase of 4.0% in June 2024.


Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.


To plan, organize, direct, and administer the activities within the Code Enforcement section of the Community Development Resource Agency; to direct, manage, and supervise the work of Code Enforcement staff; to develop, establish, and implement code enforcement goals, objectives, and performance standards; to coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, agencies, and the public.


Receives direction from the Planning Director of the Planning Services Division and/or higher-level management staff.

Exercises direct supervision over supervisory, technical, and clerical personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 
  • Plan, organize, direct, and administer programmatic, administrative, and operational activities in support of code enforcement goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; establish schedules and methods of code enforcement activities.
  • Monitor and oversee compliance with local and state offices by coordinating regulatory and policy efforts; evaluate and implement best practices; identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures.
  • Direct interagency and intra-agency coordination in support of enforcement functions; partner with other agencies and County departments on disposition of a variety of complaints and code violations.
  • Interpret, evaluate, and enforce complex codes and develop creative solutions to code issues and problems; provide direction and guidance in technical analysis, policy issues, and tactics; establish investigation strategy.
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for assigned personnel and equipment; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Prepare and present information to hearing officers, Commissions, Boards, and community/public organizations. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, other County employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment with controlled temperature conditions. Position may require travel to and from other locations in a variety of outdoor weather conditions.


It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible code enforcement or land use experience, including two (2) years of supervisory responsibility. 

Training: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, code enforcement, criminal justice, land use, urban, regional, or environmental planning, or a related field. 

Note: Relevant, equivalent experience (performing the same or similar job requiring similar knowledge, skills, and abilities) may be substituted for the required education as determined by the Human Resources Department. Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency. 

Required License or Certificate: 
  • May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • Possession of a valid certificate of completion of Penal Code §832 Course in Arrest, Search, and Seizure issued by California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to be obtained within twelve (12) months of employment.


Knowledge of: 
  • Principles and practices of code enforcement and land use designations and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of investigation techniques and methods utilized in code enforcement inspections.
  • Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, codes, and regulations pertaining to building, housing, health and safety, land use, and zoning.
  • Principles and practices of county planning and/or building division operations, especially as related to code enforcement.
  • Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, personnel management, and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of business correspondence and report writing, including English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Principles of budget preparation, administration, and monitoring.
  • Rules of evidence, current laws, court processes, and legal terminology.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and computer equipment.
Ability to: 
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; analyze work papers, reports, and special projects; identify, interpret, and explain technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policies and procedures; understand, recall, interpret, analyze, and explain applicable rules, laws, and regulations; work under time pressure and complete a high volume of tasks with frequent interruptions; focus on a single task for long periods of time.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at a desk or in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently walk, stand, bend, push, pull, and twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; speak, use telephone, write, and use a keyboard to communicate; see and hear with sufficient acuity to perform essential job functions; lift light weight. 
  • Organize, direct, and implement comprehensive activities and programs related to code interpretation and enforcement.
  • Read and understand site plans, blueprints, maps, drawings, specifications, legal descriptions, contract documents, graphs, and building and use permits, as well as applicable local and state laws and regulations.
  • Interpret, apply, and explain complex zoning, building, health and safety, and land use regulations.
  • Supervise, train, assign, review, and evaluate the work of subordinate staff.
  • Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
  • Obtain information through interviews and dialogue; work fairly and courteously with the public.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.


Length of Probation: 
All permanent appointments to this classification shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. 

Bargaining Unit: 

FLSA Status:


Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.


The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.


Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

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