Zoning Administrator performs enforcement administration of the Polk County Comprehensive Land Use, Sanitary, Shoreline Zoning, Floodplain, Wetlands, Subdivision, Telecommunication, Small Wind Energy, County Rural Addressing, and any other land use Ordinances as adopted by the Polk County Board of Supervisors. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and state land use mandates of the Lower St. Croix Riverway.
Daily work supervision of non-supervisory employee(s). Two (2) Zoning Technicians and (1) Administrative Assistant. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Zoning Department. Also carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Polk County’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Land Use / Planning (e.g. Natural Resources, Environmental Management, Land Ecology), along with CST (Certified Soil Tester) and POWTS credentials or 2 years in physical science based education (Geography, Land Surveying, etc.) plus 3 to 5 years direct experience with Soil Evaluation and POWTS construction and design, along with the required credentials and a valid driver’s license.
• GIS/Mapping software such as ArcMap, along with basic knowledge of
• survey / engineer practices (levels, elevations)
• Cartography and Photo Interpretation
• Land Surveying, and or Real Estate
• POWTS Maintainer Credential (optional)
• Erosion Control Inspector Credential