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Job Specification

ZONING OFFICER
   
DEFINITION

Under direction, examines the working plans of proposed buildings 
for compliance with state, county, and local zoning laws, ordinances, 
rules, and regulations and conducts field work to ensure compliance 
with zoning regulations; does related work as required.

NOTE:  The definition and examples of work for this title are for 
illustrative purposes only.  A particular position using this title may 
not perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely, 
all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Examines working plans of proposed structures for compliance 
with state, county, and local zoning laws, ordinances, rules, and 
regulations.

Reads and corrects final plans.

Consults with architects, owners, and contractors on compliance 
problems.

Conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with zoning 
regulations and applicable rules, and initiates appropriate 
enforcement actions against violators.

May assist in the promulgation of zoning regulations.

May supervise staff and work activities.  

Prepares and supervises the preparation of reports.

Directs the establishment and maintenance of essential records 
and files.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
manual recording and computerized information systems used by 
the agency, office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

EXPERIENCE:

Three (3) years of experience in the preparation and revision of 
building construction plans and specifications or in the fulltime 
inspection and enforcement of zoning and/or building construction 
laws and regulations.

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in 
New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee 
mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of provisions of the local building code and zoning 
ordinance after a period of training.

Knowledge of the effective means of obtaining and maintaining 
proper liaison between municipal authorities and private contractors.

Ability to analyze and interpret the local zoning ordinance and other 
local ordinances that apply to buildings, and state and county laws, 
rules, regulations, and policies applicable to buildings, zoning, and 
sanitation.

Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports 
containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Ability to achieve compliance with local zoning regulations.

Ability to provide guidance to staff and supervise their work 
performance.  

Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual 
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or 
related units.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English 
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American Sign 
Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms 
of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without 
reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such 
persons may not be eligible.


This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Job
Spec
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VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
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Class
Code
Local
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Note
04338LC N/A03-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

9/8/2016