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City Seeks New Code Compliance Officer

Want to help enforce city municipal code and respond to citizens complaints? This is the job for you.

Like to tell people what they can and can't do?

Then this is the job for you.

The City of Imperial Beach is looking for a new Code Compliance Officer to enforce the city's municipal code.

The last Code Compliance Officer David Garcias left the position this summer.

Since a code compliance officer tells residents and businesses what they have to do on their own property, they are often one of the most despised people in local government.

Garcias was described by people as while others call his work a necessary aspect of maintaining standards and safety.

A poll taken by IB Patch asking readers whether they believe code compliance is good for Imperial Beach, 47 percent said "yes" and 53 percent said "no."

Code Compliance Officers must also work with the sheriff's department, planning department and community and respond to residents' complaints.

To quality, you must have at least two years of experience in inspection, law enforcement, public administration or a related field.

Unlike when Garcias had the job, Code Compliance Officer is now a part-time position, comes with a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year and has no benefits. Pay is $20-26 an hour.

Applications must be submitted by Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

To learn more, see the attached PDF or visit the Employment page on the city's website.

John Galt October 23, 2012 at 07:35 PM
The qualifications are written by a civil servant. Building inspectors are frequently failed contractors. Law enforcement; what is that about? Public Admistration; another waste. Hire a retired engineer, or someone with siginficant business experience. We would get a much higher quality person for this.
Ed Sorrels October 23, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Damn, It can't be to hard of a job, Garcia did it for years, and John a code compliance officer is not the same thing as a building inspector, He is out there enforcing the rest of thew municipal code, Hopefully with tact and civility for those he comesa into contact with
Libi Uremovic October 23, 2012 at 09:38 PM
they already hired sandra guevara on 07/31/12 - her title is 'building/code compliance specialist ... "...Applications must be submitted by Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m...." a 5 day notice ? when was this job posted khari
ibcalif October 23, 2012 at 09:39 PM
It will be tough to match the standard of obesity, obnoxiousness and favoritism Garcias set for Imperial Beach.
Libi Uremovic October 23, 2012 at 09:42 PM
'...Garcias was described by people as "heavy-handed," a "bully" and "harasser" ...' people need to understand that garcias wasn't making the rules - he's a line worker...it's the people giving orders... the city manager and ass manger both have to go...bad vibes...aside from all the money they're wasting - the individual and small business is too restricted in ib...
ibcalif October 23, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Garcias took it upon himself to decide which residents needed to comply and which residents got a pass based upon personal connections. The "just following orders" is a defense last used by Nazi prison camp guards.
Erika Lowery October 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Libi, I saw this last week when I was pulling up the agenda for the city council meeting. I always look to see if there are any openings prior to pulling the agenda.
Khari Johnson (Editor) October 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I'm not sure. Not today. At least a few weeks ago.
Libi Uremovic October 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Erika Lowery..."..Libi, I saw this last week when I was pulling up the agenda for the city council meeting. I always look to see if there are any openings prior to pulling the agenda..." you guys see this.... we need someone on the council that's got a natural instinct to dig for information... i don't care who you're 2nd choice is...but please make eriika lowery your 1st choice for city council... we need her finance degree to clean up the city books...

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