NATURE OF WORK
This is specialized technical work in the enforcement of zoning and other land use codes.
Work involves providing zoning information, conducting field inspections for code compliance, issuing citations, referring to zoning maps and plats, researching property legal information and testifying at hearings relating to violations or citations. Upon completion of an initial training period, the employee is required to work with increasing independence with a supervisor available for advice or assistance concerning unusual and difficult problems. Work is reviewed through observation of work activities and for adherence to established policies and procedures.
Answers inquiries from architects, attorneys, real estate personnel, building contractors and the general public regarding land usage, zoning codes and related ordinances.
Performs zoning permit inspections, based on approved plans, to ensure compliance with zoning codes and regulations.
Performs land use and zoning inspections under the codes.
Researches and reviews legal descriptions, plat restrictions and property ownership information.
Conducts field investigations to determine compliance of properties with the codes and issues notices of violation or citations for non-compliance.
Testifies at hearings regarding notices of violation or citations issued to code violators.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Knowledge of the County zoning and land use regulations, rules and procedures.
Knowledge of the legal, administrative, and procedural regulations applicable to the section assigned.
Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
Knowledge of the geography of the county.
Knowledge of land measurement and legal descriptions.
Ability to maintain regulatory records and to prepare and submit reports.
Ability to meet the public and explain zoning and land use codes concisely, tactfully and impartially.
Ability to read and interpret site plans and specifications relating to land use, landscaping and zoning code provisions.
Ability to recognize deviations from code requirements and from established policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain composure under stress.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; experience in the enforcement of zoning and other land use regulations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.
Completion of Level I certification through Florida Association of Code Enforcement.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Code and Zoning Enforcement
Class Spec Estab./Revised: E8/94 R12/94