Land Use/Sanitation Specialist – Sr. Land Use/Sanitation Specialist

Application Deadline: 2022-06-01
Job Type: County
Job Description:

POSITION INFORMATION
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Starting Wage Range:

Specialist: $26.75/hr. – $29.45/hr.
Senior Specialist: $33.20/hr. – $36.57/hr.

Application Review Date: 06/01/2022 – Position Open Until Filled

Please submit Cover Letter & Resume with application

Requirements:

Land Use/Sanitation Specialist

Bachelor’s Degree in soil science, natural resources management, land use planning, geography or closely related field and one (1) year of land use/zoning or sanitary ordinance enforcement related experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
CST Certification and POWTS inspector’s license must be obtained within 1 year from date of hire.

Sr. Land Use/Sanitation Specialist

Bachelor’s Degree in soil science, natural resources management, land use planning, geography or closely related field and four (4) years of land use/zoning and sanitary ordinance enforcement and development experience.
CST Certification and POWTS inspector’s license.
Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy.

Dodge County offers a generous benefits package including:

Paid Time Off (PTO) – available for use after 30 days of employment
10 observed paid holidays
Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
Health Savings Account (HSA) – with employer contributions
Life insurance, Long-term disability and Flex spending
Participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)

POSITION SUMMARY

The purpose of this position includes providing uniform enforcement of building, land use, and private septic system regulations. This includes the issuance and inspection of applicable administrative permits, conditional use permits, and variances; monitoring compliance and investigating alleged violations of the Land Use, Shoreland, Floodplain, Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation, Airport and Sanitation Ordinances; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to the general public.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following duties are typical for this position. However, they are not to be construed as exclusive or all–inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may also be required or assigned.

Not all duties may be assigned to each position. The allocation of duties for this position will be dependent upon the qualification of assigned work.

Administers and enforces the County’s Land Use, Shoreland, Floodplain, Non-metallic Mining, Airport and Sanitation Ordinances, and other independent-related ordinances within municipalities or towns that have adopted the County Ordinances or that are required by State Mandate.
Enters permit information into permit tracking computer software. Reviews permit applications for completion and accuracy.
Educates customers and all stakeholders of code and ordinance requirements.
Provides technical assistance, explains, and interprets codes, ordinances, and regulations for design professionals, contractors, owners, and the general public.
Issues approved permits.
Updates and maintains electronic and paper databases, files, forms, and records.
Conducts enforcement actions; receives reports or complaints of potential violations; inspects alleged violation sites; documents conditions observed; determines if conditions are in compliance with applicable ordinances; issues violation notices as warranted; issues order for correction of violations; verifies accomplishment of ordered corrections; initiates appropriate enforcement action in cases of noncompliance.
Investigates and prepares ordinance violation complaint reports. Performs onsite inspections for the issuance of applicable permits and for compliance inspections with the ordinances.
Performs onsite soil evaluations and reviews soil test verifications for accuracy and compliance with county ordinances and state regulations.
Assists with the administration of the Land Use, Sanitary and other zoning related grant programs, including the assessment for eligibility, application preparation, submittal to the State/Federal Department, and the forwarding of received grant money to the appropriate entities.
Interprets Ordinances for the general public, contractors, real estate agents, attorneys, lenders, appraiser, plumbers, surveyors, engineers, and land developers in written form, orally and through on-site visits.
Analyzes, reviews, and inspects conditional use permit and variance applications for compliance with established conditions.
Other duties as assigned.

Additional Duties assigned to the Sr. Land Use/Sanitation Specialist

Represents the Department at public meetings and Court proceedings.
Prepares or drafts legal documentation to aid in legal counsel during Court proceedings.
Testifies to accuracy, validity of collected information and code interpretation during legal proceedings.
Researches, organizes, and prepares reports and programs based on new case law and newly enacted Federal and State laws.
Recommends new or modified ordinance language to reflect changes in administrative codes.
Drafts Ordinance /Codes to directly reflect Federal and State laws.
Gives presentations regarding ordinance requirements, procedures and information.
Prepares, distributes and presents staff reports for public hearings.
Advises the Land Resources and Parks Committee, and the Board of Adjustment as to legal procedures and obligations as set forth by State Law.
Presents staff reports at public hearings of the Land Resources and Parks Committee and the Board of Adjustment.
Prepares appropriate documents and staff reports for the County Land Resources and Parks Committee, County Board of Adjustment, and applicable municipal and town land use meetings.
Serves on various local and State committees to develop appropriate plans, conduct policy analyses, and identify useable ordinance language for the implementation of goals for the Land Use Ordinances, including the general sanitation regulations for septic systems and wells.
Program and project management and lead or duties as assigned by the Manager.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Land Use/Sanitation Specialist

Bachelor’s Degree in soil science, natural resources management, land use planning, geography or closely related field and one (1) year of land use/zoning or sanitary ordinance enforcement related experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
CST Certification and POWTS inspector’s license must be obtained within 1 year from date of hire.

Sr. Land Use/Sanitation Specialist

Bachelor’s Degree in soil science, natural resources management, land use planning, geography or closely related field and four (4) years of land use/zoning and sanitary ordinance enforcement and development experience.
CST Certification and POWTS inspector’s license.
Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy.
Minimum Requirements:
Ability to read topographic, wetland, floodplain, soils, and zoning maps.
Knowledge of land use ordinances.
Knowledge of the County and Department’s operating requirements, policies, procedures, and practices; and local, State, and Federal regulations related to department programs and operations.
Ability to effectively utilize the principles of strategic and long and short-range planning.
Skill in analyzing complex administrative information and issues, defining problems and evaluating alternatives, and recommending methods, procedures and techniques for resolution of issues.
Ability to research and analyze detailed information and make appropriate recommendations.
Ability to develop department goals and objectives.
Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate projects and programs.
Ability to develop, interpret and implement regulations, policies, procedures, written instructions, general correspondence, and other department specific documents.
Ability to establish and maintain accurate records of assigned activities and operations.
Ability to interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
Skill in organizational and time management to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits requiring minimal direction and supervision.
Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
Knowledge of current office practices and procedures and knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and software.
Knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications consistent for this position.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations required of this position.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in English in both written and verbal form.
Skill in researching and understanding complex written materials.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
Ability to apply sound judgment and discretion in performing duties, resolving problems, and interpreting policies and regulations.
Ability to communicate detailed and often sensitive information effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to handle sensitive interpersonal situations calmly and tactfully.
Ability to maintain professionalism at all times.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with individuals within and outside the organization.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding business-related files, reports, and conversations, within the provisions of open records laws and other applicable State and Federal statutes and regulations.
Ability to work the allocated hours of the position and respond after hours as needed.

PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical and work environment characteristics described in this description 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 or as otherwise required by law. Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee’s supervisor or Human Resources.

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms.
Work has standard vision requirements.
Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
Work performed may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain.
Work is primarily in an office setting, although field work may occur on occasion.
Work may be in adverse weather conditions where variations and extremes in environmental factors such as temperature, odors, noise, wetness, and/or dust, may cause some discomfort and where there is a risk of minor injury.
May require dealing with persons who are hostile or aggressive, posing threatening conditions.

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