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Zoning Inspector

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Zoning Inspector, Property Maintenance Official, and Floodplain Administrator

Full-Time, Permanent

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary:
Under general supervision of the Village Administrator, the position is responsible for zoning, property maintenance, development and subdivision planning and floodplain administration. Duties include, but are not limited to, addressing public inquiries and concerns; administering floodplain regulations; conducts short- and long-term planning; works with the Village Zoning and Planning commission; administers and enforces zoning, property maintenance, development plans, and floodplain regulations;

Essential Functions:
Zoning Inspector and Property Maintenance Official
o        Manages all appropriate applications, forms, fees, and procedures.

o        Accepts zoning applications and accounts for zoning fees.

o        Conducts zoning and property maintenance inspections.

o        Conducts sidewalk and driveway inspections.

o        Investigates and follows up on complaints.

o        Issues certificates of temporary and final zoning compliance.

o        Conducts zoning and property maintenance violation inspections and follows up on compliance.

o        Liaison with Zoning and Planning Commission; and organizes and attends Zoning and Planning Commission meetings, and Council and Delaware County Regional Planning Commission meetings as needed.

o        Develops Zoning Code, Land Use Plan, Subdivision Code, and Property Maintenance Code revisions.

o        Serves as Village’s alternate representative on Delaware County Regional Planning Commission.

o        Works with developers and landowners regarding annexation, development, and zoning issues.

Floodplain Administration
o        Knowledgeable of federal floodplain administration regulations and floodplain locations within the municipal boundaries.

o        Serve as liaison with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

o         Works with the public on floodplain concerns and adherence to floodplain regulations.

Working Conditions/ Psychomotor Requirements:
o        General office environment.

o        Field inspection work.

o        Occasional evening meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Training :

o        Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study (planning, public administration, AICP, environmental science, etc.).

o       Or, any equivalent combination of experience, training licensure or certification, and/or education

as approved by Council.


o        Ten years’ work experience demonstrating responsibility for zoning and planning and property maintenance.


o        Should possess basic understanding of the operations of various local, county, state, and federal agencies and be competent to serve as a liaison with these as well as the public and other vendors.

o        Must have thorough knowledge of the workings of public sewer and storm water utilities and be competent to manage same.

o        Needs a thorough knowledge of planning, zoning, and development planning concepts and the ability to manage zoning, planning, and property code enforcement.


o        Ability to function independently and be self-directed. Use of independent judgment, discretion and initiative required.

o        Critical thinking and analysis abilities necessary for project direction, development and completion.

o        Must be able to relate well to the general public and work cooperatively and flexibly as a team member in a multi-person, busy office environment.

o        Technical Proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, e-mail, Use of digital camera, personal computer, and peripheral equipment (printers, scanners, copier, fax, etc.) required also.

o         Read and comprehend sophisticated blueprints and plans.

This job description is intended to outline the significant job duties and requirements of this position. This document may not contain all of the duties/tasks currently performed nor anticipated to be performed by this position within the scope of its classification.

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