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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 5247 - Zoning Administration and Enforcement Coordinator

Job Description

GRADE: 312

Under general supervision performs work of considerable difficulty in supervising the Code Enforcement Officers of DuPage County, overseeing the enforcement of the County Zoning Ordinance and Building Codes, ensuring the quality of inspections conducted, processing zoning and subdivision plat cases and planning assignments which support the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), Plat Committee, Regional Planning Commission and the County Board; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for supervising the Code Enforcement Officers for DuPage County, coordinating technical analysis and preparation of zoning cases, plat cases, ordinances, and resolutions and planning information for action by the ZBA, Plat Committee, Regional Planning Commission, and County Board. Supervision is exercised over support in the processing of applications.  Work is performed under general supervision and is subject to the review of the Planning & Zoning Administration Coordinator; 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
• 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
• Assigns, delegates, supervises and inspects the work of subordinate staff engaged in the inspection of the Zoning Ordinance, County Property Maintenance Code, and County Building Codes
• Occasionally accompanies officers on field inspections and makes inspections
• Inspects unusual or complicated violations
• 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:
• Supervisory principles and practices
• Zoning and other County codes and their application for purposes of evaluation
• Zoning process and departmental actions required
• Zoning regulation and zoning ordinances and sub-division regulations
• 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
• Enforcing regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially
• Reading and interpreting plats of survey, legal descriptions, and topographical drawings
• 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 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

• Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field and three years’ 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.