Senior Zoning Investigator

US Government, N/A - Multiple Departments

See NOTE(S) below for future wage increases and/or additional compensation opportunities.

Senior Zoning Investigator positions supervise and participate in field and office investigations of alleged or documented violations; assign work to Zoning Investigators and assist them with the more difficult cases; interpret and administer San Diego Municipal Codes, the Land Development Code, and the California Building Code; check field conditions and discuss cases with complainants, violators, City Council staff, and other Departments; review reports, notices, and correspondence prepared by subordinates; review cases going to court and through the administrative hearing process and appear as expert witnesses; maintain records and prepare reports; select, train, and rate the work performance of subordinates; represent the City at general meetings, community meetings, and at hearings; confer with and give information to architects, contractors, builders, other City staff, and public agencies, and the general public; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Employees in job classifications represented by Municipal Employees Association (MEA) are scheduled to receive the following general wage increases:

                              5% effective 1/1/24
                              4% effective 7/1/24
                              2% effective 1/1/25
                              5% effective 7/1/25  

  • Eligible benefitted employees originally hired on or after July 10, 2021, will be automatically enrolled in the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS).
  • Senior Zoning Investigator positions may be required to work unusual shifts, nights, and/or weekends for which they may receive additional pay.
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