Kern CountyBakersfield 93301
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Code Compliance Officer

Kern County
Full Time 2700 M St STE 400, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States



  • Written Exam: will be conducted on October 19, 2023
Written Exam (Weight 100%): Will be conducted for the purpose of assessing the applicant's knowledge of applicable codes and ordinances; construction trades; search and seizure laws; computers and related applicable software; and safe work practices. 

The Human Resources Division may solely conduct an appraisal of application materials should there be an insufficient number of candidates to warrant a written exam.

Applicants must attain at least a 70% score on each phase of the exam process.  

Minimum Qualifications / Employment Standards 

High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent


three (3) years of related construction or code compliance experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to obtain the knowledge and skill to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Possession of a valid Class "C" California Driver's License is required upon appointment
  • Obtain a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) PC832 Certification within one (1) year or your employment will be terminated
  • Certification issued by the International Code Council (ICC) in at least on one of the following Certified Code Safety Professional Exam fields: Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector, Zoning Inspector, Commercial Building Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, or certification as a Certified Code Enforcement Officer (CCEO) issued by the California Association of Code Enforcement Officials (CACEO).

One of these certifications must be obtained within one (1) year of appointment or your employment will be terminated. Certifications must be maintained current as required by the governing organizations.

Please ensure applicable materials are attached to your application. If you are unable to attach application materials to your application, you may e-mail a copy to, deliver a copy to the Human Resources Division at 1115 Truxtun Ave. First Floor, Bakersfield, CA 93301, or fax a copy to (661) 868-3928. 

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