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Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • $31.61 - $38.41 Hour
  • 5401 Old Redwood Highway Ste 200, Petaluma, CA 94954
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Code Compliance Officer

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest transportation option for travel, offering passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties. SMART’s initial 43 miles of rail corridor includes 10 stations, from the Sonoma County Airport to Downtown San Rafael. Future extensions include: Larkspur, which is scheduled to be completed in 2019; Windsor; Healdsburg; and Cloverdale. The full project will provide 70 miles of passenger rail service, connecting SMART passengers with jobs, education centers, retail hubs and housing along the Sonoma-Marin corridor, and a bicycle-pedestrian pathway.

Under direction of the Chief of Police, Code Compliance Officers, perform specialized inspections and enforcement of ordinances, regulations and laws governing the transit system. Code Compliance Officers hold limited enforcement authority and are responsible for enforcing all ordinances and laws approved by the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Board of Directors.  Considerable judgment is required in meeting emergency situations, enforcing regulations, and in coordination with other personnel, their contractors, and other agencies.  Ordinances are enforced by the issuance of citations and arrests are occasionally necessary.  Code Compliance Officers are required to prepare incident/arrest reports and other forms either written or using a computer. Code Compliance Officers will be required to testify in court when subpoenaed.  Inspectors may work varied shifts. This position is non-sworn and unarmed. 

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by, and minimum requirements required of, employees in the class.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job or responsibilities.  SMART reserves the right to determine and amend job duties and responsibilities.

  • In performing their duties, Code Compliance Officers (CCOs) will be called upon to assist and provide information to patrons and the public and ensure the safety of passengers on platforms and parking lots.
  • Code Compliance Officers are responsible for ensuring compliance with all SMART Ordinances, authorized Penal, Public Utility, Health and Safety and Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Codes, approved by the Board of Directors, for enforcement on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit trains, as well as all SMART properties. 
  • Code Compliance Officers are classified as Public Officers under the law with Powers of Arrest.  The position is non-sworn and unarmed. 
  • Code Compliance Officers have primary responsibility for enforcing the fare ordinance by performing unannounced random inspection of fares on board trains and in fare paid zones.  Other violations enforced include quality of life violations, narcotic and alcohol related offenses. 
  • Violation of any ordinance or authorized code section may result in the issuance of a criminal citation (Notice to Appear) to the violator.  Arrests may also be necessary.  On occasion, Code Complaince Officers may contact a local Sheriff or Police Department’s Record Division to verify a person’s true identity.
  • CCOs monitor the Agency’s parking facilities, issue parking citations, and impound vehicles in violation of SMART Ordinances. 
  • CCOs work closely with all local law enforcement agencies and participate in joint enforcement assignments on the system. 
  • CCOs maintain daily activity logs, write crime, arrest, accident, impound, and sick injury reports.  CCOs respond to court subpoenas and testify in court.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate or GED.
  • Must be bondable with no previous criminal record.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 60 days of employment.

Other Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the California Criminal Justice system is highly desirable.
  • Experience in rail transit safety and security desirable.
  • Qualified candidates must have completed a P.C. 832 arrest and control class within the last three (3) years, or satisfactorily complete and pass such class within the first year of employment as a Code Compliance Inspector. Prior law enforcement experience in California can satisfy this requirement.
  • Salary Range:  $31.61 - $38.41 per hour.
  • FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt.
  • To Apply:
  • EOE

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