Vehicle Abatement Enforcement Officer

  • Monterey County Sheriff's Department
  • 1414 Natividad Rd., Salinas, CA 93906
Full Time Government

Job Description


$4,920 - $6,721/Monthly


APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON THE MONTEREY COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES WEBSITE                                                                                                                      

FINAL FILING DATE:  Friday, October 4, 2019 by 5:00 PM                                   Exam #19/34P31/09LA

 The Sheriff 's Office is comprised of the Administration, Corrections and Enforcement Operation Bureaus.  The Sheriff’s Office delivers public safety to the residents of Monterey County by providing 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigations, custody services, court security, and law enforcement support.

 The Vehicle Abatement Enforcement Officer investigates, monitors, and enforces compliance as they relate to vehicle abatement.  This position is assigned to the Enforcement Operations Bureau, Community Services Division. 

 The ideal candidate will have the ability to deal with difficult people in hostile situations and able to communicate effectively.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to read, understand, interpret laws, and apply codes and regulations.

 The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies as they arise.


Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

 Working knowledge of: Principles and practices of code enforcement and field safety; California Vehicle Code, State and County Codes and Ordinances regulating public nuisances, zoning, health and fire safety as they relate to vehicle abatement; The organization of local government and concepts of public administration to understand and effectively work through multi-department projects; Investigative methods and techniques and sources of data; Modern office equipment, including computer and applicable software programs sufficient to complete required administrative duties; Safety and fire prevention methods to ensure officer and public safety while mitigating nuisances such as hazardous chemicals.

 Skill and Ability to:

Read, understand, interpret laws, and apply codes and regulations; Effectively interact with suspected violators, including property owners, and understand their unique situations in order to resolve problems; Interact in a calm and professional manner with uncooperative or irate individuals and de-escalate potentially hostile situations; Communicate clearly and effectively with the public for the purpose of gaining cooperation through discussion and persuasion; Maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, members of the public and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis; Produce comprehensive, clear and concise reports, memos, letters, staff reports and studies which are accurately researched, focused on essential information, reflect an appropriate level of analysis, and demonstrate objectivity; Explain policy and procedures to the public and staff.


  •  Patrols all county roads and streets looking for public nuisance items such as abandoned or inoperable vehicles, junk, trash, debris and other items that are in violation of County Code or State laws.
  • Identifies, investigates and enforces code violations that pertain to State and County codes and ordinances relating to the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program.
  • Investigates illegal encampments (homeless camps) on public or private property and removes illegal campers in accordance with the law.


Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:

 Required Conditions of Employment: Possess a valid California Class C Driver’s License, at time of hire, and maintain a satisfactory driving record; Successfully pass and complete a thorough background/suitability process, which includes a polygraph examination or a voice stress analysis; Work in an environment which includes interactions with potentially hostile individuals; Provide a telephone number or means by which employee can be reached; Wear a uniform.

 The physical and sensor requirements for this classification include, but are not limited to: Physical mobility to stand, stoop, kneel, reach, bend, crawl and climb to perform investigative and enforcement functions; Ability to sit and/or walk for approximately 8-hours a day while driving, attending meetings or performing other duties; Manual dexterity to operate motor vehicle as well as to reach, grasp and manipulate, operate small objects, and keyboards; Ability to see well enough to observe code violations from a moving vehicle, read maps, fine print, data on computer screen; Ability to verbally communicate effectively and project your voice that can be heard over loud noises; Ability to hear well enough to distinguish and identify sounds and voices in a noisy environment; Ability to detect potentially hazardous chemicals; Ability to work outdoors, on uneven ground or floor surfaces, under adverse weather conditions, or come into contact with unpleasant and/or potentially hazardous materials.


Law Enforcement

Education Requirements

High School Diploma



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