Job Opportunities

City Hall | 16400 Colorado Avenue | Paramount, CA 90723 | (562) 220-2027
M-Th: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. & Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Code Enforcement Officer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:4,008.18- $4,871.97 per month
  • Posted Date:05/23/2019 3:00 PM
  • Deadline to Apply:06/28/2019


SALARY: $4,008.18- $4,871.97 per month. Appointment is generally made at the beginning step. CalPERS Retirement System – 2% @ 62 retirement formula for new members, 2.5% at 55 retirement formula for classic members.

FILING DEADLINE: Friday, June 28, 2019, 11:59 p.m. City application must be completed and submitted through the City Website at

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.  Example combinations include graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent and two (2) years of experience involving municipal enforcement, inspections, or investigation.  College courses in business or public administration, planning, code enforcement or a related field is desirable. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver license and a satisfactory driving record is required.  Possession of the Basic Code Enforcement Officer certification and PC 832 Laws of Arrest and ability to speak Spanish are highly desirable. 

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate will have knowledge of  the principles and methods of enforcing varied municipal codes; applicable laws, ordinances and codes; principles and methods of investigation utilized in code enforcement inspections; the organization and functions of the various agencies involved in planning, zoning, and land use processes; basic terminology used in zoning, including legal descriptions; regulations and requirements for court evidence documentation. Ability to  investigate zoning, code and other complaints in a timely and tactful manner; interpret and explain related federal and state laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations; conduct research and compile data; work effectively in the absence of supervision; use correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; compose correspondence; read and interpret maps, plans, and legal descriptions; deal courteously but firmly, and communicate effectively with individuals contacted in the course of work, including resolving conflicts and problems; maintain accurate records of inspections and code enforcement rules; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

License Required: Possession of a Class C California Driver License and satisfactory driving record required at time of appointment.

GENERAL DUTIES: Under supervision of the Code Enforcement Supervisor, the Code Enforcement Officer will perform duties to include enforcement of applicable codes and ordinances; respond to verbal and written complaints from the public; conduct site inspections of properties; respond in person and on the telephone to complaints from residents and businesses regarding code enforcement violations; prepare staff reports; maintain records of substandard properties; assist with development of visual presentations; work effectively with the public and fellow employees; perform other duties as assigned. Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as assigned.

SELECTION PROCEDURES: Completed job application must be returned by the filing deadline listed above. Application packets will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in the job announcement. Applicants with qualifications and experience that best relate to the position will be invited to participate in the recruitment process. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an invitation to the recruitment process. The selection process will include an oral interview and may include other testing processes designed to predict successful job performance.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City may change the duties of the position at any time. The City reserves the right to change any of the selection procedures or cancel the recruitment entirely.

HOW TO APPLY: Application should be completed and submitted to the City Website at Job information may be obtained from the Human Resources Division at 16400 Colorado Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723. Office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also contact HR at (562) 220-2067.                                                                                                                                                             19-90 JM/QV


The City of Paramount, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orientation in its employment actions, policies, procedures or practices. Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling the Human Resources Division at least three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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