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
Reads and corrects final plans.
Consults with architects, owners, and contractors on compliance
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
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.
Three (3) years of experience in the preparation and revision of
building construction plans and specifications or in the inspection
and enforcement of zoning and/or building construction
laws and regulations.
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
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
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
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
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:
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.