Assistant Zoning Administrator

Application Deadline: 2022-11-30
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Come work with us in Buffalo County!

Buffalo County is now accepting applications for the Assistant Zoning Administrator who will lead the Zoning area of the Land Management Department located in Alma, WI.

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to assist in administering and enforcing Buffalo County’s Zoning, Sanitary, Shoreland Zoning, Floodplain Zoning, Sub-division Ordinances and other land use ordinances to enhance and maintain the quality of life in Buffalo County. The Assistant Zoning Administrator provides supervision and direction to assigned staff, works in conjunction with the Land Management Director, County Board Supervisors, committee members, and Zoning Board of Adjustment to meet the responsibilities of their positions.

Essential Duties:

This list of duties is not to be construed as all-inclusive and may be modified as need requires. Special duty assignments will occur.

Assist in administration, implementation, and enforcement of the county’s comprehensive Zoning, Sanitary, Shoreland, Floodplain, Sub-division, and Wind Energy Facility Ordinances as well as other land use ordinances.
Accept and review zoning permit applications to determine their compliance with the provisions of the zoning ordinance and the completeness of the application
Draft resolutions, develop ordinances and amendments for presentation and approval of Board of Supervisors including the scheduling of public hearings and requirements of publication.
Prepare minutes of committee meetings and Board of Adjustment hearings.
Ensure zoning decisions are consistent with applicable case law.
Oversee comprehensive plan creation and implementation.
Provide direction and supervision of staff assigned to department.
Provide information relating to county ordinances to property owners, prospective buyers of real estate, realtors, contractors, municipalities, Certified Soil Testers, and plumbers.
Conduct research, investigate complaints and violations, review plans, and assess compliance with applicable ordinances and land use regulations. Coordinate the enforcement of the zoning ordinances by active cooperation with other agencies.
Review sanitary permit applications for compliance with Wisconsin Administrative Code SPS 383 and Buffalo County Sanitary Ordinance. Issue sanitary permits or notify of adverse determination.
Conduct on-site inspections relating to construction, private on-site wastewater treatment system (POWTS) installations, and other land and structural uses.
Provide assistance and answer questions from the general public and applicants.
Administer the Wisconsin Fund Grant Program for replacement of failing POWTS.
Assist in the development of the annual budget; monitor revenues, expenditures, and progress reports; and assist in preparation and presentation of annual report to Board of Supervisors.
Administer the Uniform Address Number Ordinance. Interdepartmental notification as needed.
Attend professional schools, seminars and or conferences to stay up to date on zoning changes.
Maintain the Zoning Web Page to keep it current.

Minimum Training, Experience, and Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Health, Environmental Law, Land Use Planning, Public Administration or other related field.
Minimum of two (2) years experience of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory duties within zoning administration or land use planning.
Current State of WI Certified Soil Tester and POWTS Certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months from hire.
Advanced knowledge of organization and functions of state and local governments.
Advanced knowledge of preparing and monitoring budgets.
Valid drivers license and access to an insured reliable vehicle.
Knowledge and/or experience with Permit Tracking program
Prior experience in regulation and permitting of nonmetallic mining

Physical Requirements:

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment and tools with some requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing slightly skilled movements.
Ability to exert moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 20 pounds.
Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of shapes, sounds, and objects associated with job related objects, materials, and tasks.
Ability to utilize a variety of data and information such as budget and financial reports, audit reports, Statutes and Administrative Codes, computer software operation manuals, and policy and procedure manuals to complete duties.
Ability to sustain prolonged visual and mental concentration.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing with others.

Environmental Adaptability:

Ability to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as hazardous conditions or exposure to disease may cause discomfort, but pose little risk of injury, and are present only in unusual situations.
Routine activity will result in exposure to extreme heat, cold and other weather conditions in an outdoor environment varying with the seasons.

What benefits Buffalo County can offer you:

-Automatic enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS is among the best funded and managed public pension systems in the country)

-Health Insurance that has a $3,000 individual/$6,000 family deductible and 0% coinsurance after the deductible is met for in-network. The county also funds a Health Reimbursement Account to help offset the costs of this deductible in the amounts of $2,250 individual/$4,500 family annually

-Dental Insurance

-Vision Insurance

-Life Insurance

-Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

-Accident Insurance

-Critical Illness Insurance

-453(b) Savings Plan

-Flex Spending Account

-Paid Time Off with new employees eligible to earn up to 176 hours their first year

-11 Paid Holidays

-Work & Life Balance

Pay Information: $26.30-$32.15 per hour in an annualized salary depending on experience and performance.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information, contact the Buffalo County Administration Office at 608-685-6208. Candidates should apply directly through the posting.

Buffalo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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