Code Enforcement Officer II (#RE4002)
$33.33-$40.52 Hourly / $5,777.55-$7,022.65 Monthly / $69,330.61-$84,271.80 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs advanced code enforcement work to ensure compliance with ordinances and state and local codes pertaining to nuisance abatement, substandard housing, dangerous building and zoning violations, building code violations, land use violations, and abandoned vehicles; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the second level in the Code Enforcement Officer series.  An employee in this class has certified, advanced level skills, and has responsibility for investigating code violation complaints and issuing citations as appropriate.  This class can be distinguished from Code Enforcement Officer I by the increased latitude for judgment and the complexity of assignments.  Employees work alone in the field, although work is subject to periodic evaluation through inspection and review of reports by a supervisor.


  • Investigates and/or inspects code violation complaints of new and existing residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural properties and hazardous conditions to ensure compliance with state and municipal laws, codes, and ordinances; locates, notifies, and interviews property owners of violation; takes photographs of violations; performs routine follow-up investigation to ensure compliance and notifies concerned parties of action taken; field checks areas and updates land use.
  • Determines violations and compliance of building and specific land use permits where applicant has been required to implement certain improvements to meet zoning requirements.
  • Coordinates resolution of nuisance abatement problems or concerns with local community members, property owners, and other enforcement agencies.
  • Receives complaints from citizens and other sources regarding abandoned vehicles on public right-of-way or on private property; processes notice of violation and/or order to remove vehicle from property.
  • Notifies vehicle owner and/or owner of property upon which the vehicle is located of the violation; contacts appropriate agency if vehicle is found to be stolen; performs routine follow-up investigation to ensure compliance with notice of violation; affects removal of abandoned vehicles.
  • Receives and investigates complaints and referrals for substandard housing, dangerous buildings, commercial and modular buildings, mobile homes and recreational vehicles for health, safety, and building violations; processes and post notices of violation and/or unsafe to occupy, notice to secure and notice to vacate.    
  • Researches property ownership, building permit history, zoning and parcel history; researches state and municipal laws, codes and ordinances and associated history.
  • Prepares correspondences, reports of investigation and other documentation for court cases; represents the County at court hearings, administrative proceedings, and public meetings.
  • May conduct joint inspections of property with Public Health Services and Environmental Health, state and local fire prevention personnel, and state and local law enforcement agencies and associated task force teams.
  • May assist with education and training of staff on office procedures and field investigations.


Either I

Experience:  One year as a Code Enforcement Officer I in San Joaquin County. 


Education: Completion of 60 semester units from an accredited college or university with major coursework in the social or behavioral sciences or related field.


Experience: One year of public agency code enforcement experience comparable to Code Enforcement Officer I in San Joaquin County.


Substitution: Additional experience enforcing administrative rules and regulations which involved field investigations, responsibility for taking legal enforcement actions, and substantial public contact may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis up to two years. 


Certificate: Possession of a current Certified Code Enforcement Officer Certificate issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officials, OR current certification issued by the International Code Council (ICC) in at least one of the following Certified Code Safety Professional Exam fields: Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector, Zoning Inspector, Commercial Building Inspector or Residential Building Inspector.

Special Requirement: Must possess a valid Penal Code (PC) 832 Arrest, Search & Seizure Certification or equivalent within twelve (12) months of employment.


License:  Possession of a valid California driver’s license.



Principles and practices of code enforcement; methods of conducting public agency code enforcement office and field investigations; methods and techniques used in researching ordinances and history of ordinances, property ownership and zoning.


Interpret regulations, ordinances, codes and administrative procedures and enforce same with impartiality; perform code enforcement field inspections and investigations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with property owners, vehicle owners and the public; handle difficult public contact situation with tact; express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; prepare records and reports.


Mobility-Frequent operation of keyboards, sitting for long periods, driving; occasional standing for long periods, walking, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, climbing ladders/stairs; Lifting-Frequently 5 lbs or less; occasionally 5-30 lbs; Visual-Frequent good overall vision, reading/close up work, and peripheral vision required; Dexterity-Frequent repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Frequent hearing normal speech, hearing on the telephone/radio, talking in person and talking on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Frequent public contact, decision making, concentration and working alone; occasional emergency situations, exposure to trauma/grief, working weekends/nights and overtime/travel; Environmental-Occasional exposure to noise, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, outdoor weather conditions.

San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

CLASS: RE4002; EST: 9/8/1999; REV: 11/10/2021;