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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5249 - Zoning Administration Coordinator

Job Description

GRADE: 311

Under general supervision performs work of considerable difficulty, processing zoning and subdivision plat cases and planning assignments which support the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), Plat Committee, and the County Board; Assists in the coordination and processing of code enforcement cases and performs inspections thereto; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for preparation of zoning cases, plat cases, ordinances, and resolutions and planning information for action by the ZBA, Plat Committee, and County Board. In addition, this position assists other staff in the coordination and preparation of code enforcement cases and makes inspections thereto. Some supervision is exercised over support in the processing of code enforcement cases and applications.  Work is performed under general supervision and is subject to the review of the Building & Zoning Manager; however, an employee in this class exercises considerable independent judgment.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Coordinates cases through the zoning and subdivision process including attendance at public hearings and meetings and preparation of information and draft ordinances and resolutions for review by the ZBA, Development Committee and County Board
• Prepares and coordinates information pertaining to the Zoning and Subdivision ordinances for the public, ZBA, Plat Committee, County officials, and governmental agencies
• Reviews building permits for compliance with the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances
• Coordinates and prepares code enforcement cases and makes inspections thereto
• Develops and applies databases and computer technology (i.e.: Microsoft Office, GIS and CAD)
• Provides follow-up documentation and inspection for ordinance compliance
• Prepares short and long term economic and employment projections relative to the future growth and development of the County and the implications for housing, workforce, land use, and economic development for the public, County officials, and governmental agencies
• Conducts labor/occupational market research for employment planning and training
• Researches, compiles and analyzes statistical data and develop fiscal impact models to measure financial implications of development on taxes, revenues, and expenditures of local governments
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Zoning regulations, planning procedures and subdivision regulations and processes required
• Code enforcement processes and inspections techniques
• PC software and computer technology such as GIS and CAD
• Technical report writing and how to apply to zoning cases
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Interpreting zoning, sub-division, and building requirements
• Analyzing issues to develop conclusions and recommendations
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Coordinating meetings and dealing effectively with others
• Communicate effectively both in written and/or verbal form
• Manage Coordinate projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field and one year experience in zoning administration or planning work; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.