City of Carpinteria
  • Carpinteria, CA, USA
  • $19.77 - $27.18
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits

Salary Range: $41,111.29 - $56,529.14

Supplemented with Excellent benefits

Relocation assistance not provided 

Position Purpose:

Perform a variety of non-sworn duties related to securing compliance with City's Municipal Code; issue parking, administrative and infraction citations; perform animal care and control duties. May substitute as Crossing Guard to ensure safe crossing of school children at local schools. Individual are scheduled to work a flexible 10/80 work schedule and may be assigned to work weekends and holiday. May also be called back to work outside normal work schedule on an unscheduled basis to respond to emergency calls.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

 Code Compliance Duties

Patrol parks, including the City beach and bluffs, inform visitors of park rules and regulations relating to parking, alcohol, leash law and dog-related code; issue citations where appropriate.

Respond to public inquiries relating to citations issued; educate the public in regards to the City's Municipal Code.

Enforce business license requirements for vendors and solicitors.

Monitor and report park damage, vandalism and solicitors.

Monitor and perform duties involving trash pickup and refuse-container maintenance in parks and City's public restrooms as needed.

Assist Sheriff Department's Community Resource Officer in establishing Business and Neighborhood

Watch Programs and work with Sheriff's Community Resource Officer in focus on community code compliance.

Assist in the implementation of Department goals and objective and short and long range plans; implement policies and procedures as directed.

Parking Enforcement Duties:

 Patrol all public and time parking areas, including green, red, yellow and white zones, designated handicapped zones and specified "No Parking" areas throughout the City limits of Carpinteria, including parks, City beach and Bluff's area.

Issue citations for vehicles parked in violation of the Carpinteria Municipal Code or in violation of California Vehicle Code and educate the public in regard to the City's Municipal Code; review contested parking citations and follow through with appropriate response.

Review contested Administrative Citations with the Administrative Review Process and prepare written reports.

Appear before a Hearing Officer as required to testify on contested citations.

Tow abandoned vehicles from City stress and lots and complete appropriate forms.

Respond to public regarding vehicle abatement on public and private property and provide information relative to parking laws, and inquiries relating to citations issued. Removal of signs not permitted in right of way (garage sales, etc.).

 Animal Control Duties: 

Enforce and advise the public of animal care and control ordinances in effect, responding to citizen requests for animal control as well as emergency calls from the Sheriff's Department.

Prepare and issue Administrative citations or infractions as they pertain to dog licensing and the Carpinteria leash law.

Issue Notice to Appear in Court on infractions for non-compliance of Carpinteria Municipal Codes; prepare required reports; appear and testify in Court.

Capture and impound lose and/or stray cats, dogs, and/or other small animals and transport, when necessary, to County animal shelter or other facility. 

Transport injure or trapped wildlife to the appropriate facility for care and/or disposal; removal and possible burial of dead animals.

Ensure proper care of animals impounded in the City's kennel, including feeding and exercising of the animals and the maintenance and cleaning of kennel facility.

Investigate and, when required, quarantine animals involved in bite cases, complete forms and follow up with appropriate action.

Preparation of monthly status reports.

Canvass City to ensure dogs are licensed.

Work schedule attendance 

Perform other related duties as required.          



    • High school diploma or its equivalent.
    • Possession of a valid California Driver's license with good driving record.
    • CPR and Red Cross First Aid certification.
    • Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) certification in Penal Code 832.

  Required Knowledge:

  • General knowledge of current California Vehicle Code and local ordinances governing parking restrictions.
  • General knowledge of pertinent and current laws, codes, regulations and statues governing the care besides control of all domestic and wild animals.
  • Basic report writing skills.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • City geography, noting street addresses and building locations.
  • General office and computer equipment.
  • CPR and First aid techniques.

Experience Required:

  • At least one year experience in Animal Control, Humane Officer and/or issuance of parking citations and Code Compliance.


  • Meet the physical requirements of the position as established by the Department, including the ability to patrol parks on foot or riding a mountain bike.
  • Operate a right-hand vehicle with manual transmission in a safe manner, obeying all traffic and safety laws.
  • Learn, understand and interpret pertinent ordinances, policies and procedures and enforce applicable laws, rules and regulations in object and even-handed manner.
  • Perform duties in a prompt and reliable manner; remain claim under stress ful circumstances.
  • Understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
  • Computer literate and ability to learn new programs.
  • Write clear and legible reports; maintain computer program of daily log of activities; maintain data base for dog-license program.
  • Maintain an effective and professional relationship with those contacted in the course of work and provide quality customer service.
  • Recognize potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Follow an established and specified work routine and schedule.
  • Maintain a good attendance record.
  • Able to work weekends.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.

 The Community:

Incorporated in 1965, the City of Carpinteria (pop 14,000+) is an inviting seaside community with an abundance of natural beauty and small town charm. Located in Santa Barbara County adjacent to Highway 101, the City is located 12 miles south of Santa Barbara, CA, 12 miles north of Ventura, CA and 80 miles north of Los Angeles, CA.

Situated between the mountains and the coast, residents and visitors enjoy over 275 days of sunshine a year and average daytime temperature between 68-80 degrees. Carpinteria is an outdoor enthusiast's playground. Rincon Point is recognized as one of the finest surfing spots in the world. Beautiful beaches, a community swimming pool and picturesque parks and trails provide activities for every interest.


CalPERS retirement, medical, dental, life, disability, voluntary vision, and voluntary supplemental life insurance; annual leave bank (vacation and sick hours); 12 paid holidays per year; flexible spending account (FSA); gym membership benefits; and $1,162.00 annual wellness benefits.

Applicants must be able to work weekends and holidays.  Individual maybe called back to work outside normal work hours on an unscheduled basis to respond to emergency calls for animal control.



New applicants are encouraged to submit City Employment application and resume by Monday, August 21, 2017.    It is not necessary for applicants who previously applied for this position to re-submit an application. This recruitment will remain open until filled and may close without prior notice.





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