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Compliance Officer I

Company: City of Salem
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:


$22.25 - $26.97 Hourly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Regular (Full-Time)


Community Development Dept

Job Number


Job Summary

Make an impact:
Are you interested in joining a team that directly impacts and improves the health, welfare, safety, and livability of a community? If you enjoy interacting and motivating others through problem solving, then the Compliance Officer I is a career for you. If you are looking for a diverse and challenging customer service career opportunity you have found it!

What you will do:
This position is critical to our Compliance team. The Compliance Officer I requires from start to finish case management with the goal of voluntary compliance with city codes. You will learn to conduct field inspections, investigate complaints of Salem Revised Code violations; research and interpret information using a variety of databases; initiate and following-up through formal enforcement actions, and document your findings for use in possible litigation.

Learn and grow:
We are looking for someone with the desire and drive to learn something new every day, who can maintain composure no matter the situation being faced, and who can work effectively with individuals from different diverse and ethnic backgrounds.

What you will bring:
You will spend each day operating from your computer connected mobile office rather than sitting behind a desk, devoting much of your day speaking to people, creating operating relationships, and spend a good part of your day outside.

Additional information on job responsibilities:

  • Approach and introduce yourself to citizens at their homes or businesses
  • Educate individuals on the City of Salem Revised Codes
  • Write and issue complex enforcement notices
  • Issue infraction and/or criminal citations
  • Represent your case to the Municipal Court or Hearings Officer
  • Document in writing and photographs all activities to support your caseWhat can we offer you for all your hard work?
    • 5% Bilingual incentive for qualifying candidate.
    • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
    • Paid vacation and sick time in accordance with City policies.
    • Competitive pay.
    • Employer-paid PERS contribution of 6%.
    • Opportunity for voluntary pre-tax contributions to a 457b account.
    • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
    • Voluntary long-term care.
    • Employee wellness program.
    • Employee assistance program.
    • Employee health clinic.
    • Position schedule is Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week. May be assigned 5 8's or 4 10's hours shifts. What are the minimum qualifications?
      • Must pass the pre-employment drug test (including marijuana).
      • Must pass the pre-employment background check necessary to obtain CJIS clearance and must be maintained throughout employment.
      • Must have an Oregon Driver's license and meet the City of Salem's driving standards.
      • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and one (1) year experience working with the public in area that relates to enforcement or a closely related field, or regulatory agency such as zoning, building, land use, housing inspections, nuisance abatement, or regulation compliance, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
      • Ability to obtain a Vehicle Appraiser Certificate from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles.
      • Bilingual skills preferred.
        About us:
        The City of Salem is the second largest City in the State of Oregon. Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Salem is the capital city of Oregon with a population over 170,000. Centrally located, Salem is 47 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascade Mountains to the east and an hour from the ocean beaches to the west. Salem is an exceptional community for living and working with exciting new and comfortable well-established neighborhoods and carefully preserved historic buildings.

        A full-service City, Salem has eight primary departments:
        Community Services, Finance, Fire, Enterprise Services, Legal, Police, Public Works, and Urban Development. Several departments also have functional divisions within their department. The City has five labor unions and employs roughly 1,350 talented and dedicated staff members. The Urban Renewal Agency and the Salem Housing Authority are separate municipal corporations. The Agency contracts with the City for services and the Authority is led by the Housing Administrator within the Urban Development department.

        Where can I find out more about the position?
        Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Code Enforcement Officer I or view by clicking here.

        How can I apply?
        The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to, and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

        To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Hiring managers do not have access to view resumes as part of the application review process, please make sure to include how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification in your application.

        Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

        You may subscribe for automatic notification of job openings at the City through the Job Interest Cards - sign up today!

        For more information about employment at the City of Salem, please visit our website at

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