Zoning Technician

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

Come work with us in Buffalo County!

Buffalo County is hiring a full-time Zoning Technician for our Zoning Department located in Alma, WI.

Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to carry out duties as required in the administration and development of the Buffalo County Zoning, Sanitary, Non-Metallic Mining, and other land use ordinances to maintain and enrich the quality of life within Buffalo County. Also, included is the general administration of the uniform numbering system which is essential for emergency services response.

Essential Duties:

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

Assist in the administration and enforcement of Buffalo County’s Zoning, Sanitary, and Non-Metallic Mining Ordinances. Document violations, order corrections, and refer to appropriate authority. Prepare complaint reports and participate in legal actions as needed.
Conduct on-site inspections relating to construction, private on-site wastewater treatment system (POWTS) installations, and other land and structural use for compliance with county and state land use regulations.
Schedule and coordinate public hearings relating to Board of Adjustment. Provide testimony to Board of Adjustment. Assist in developing reports and determinations as needed.
Administer and maintain Buffalo County’s uniform numbering system. Inventory address numbers and assist in developing a mapping layer for the county’s GIS program. Inter-departmental notification as needed.
Administer and maintain the county’s private on-site wastewater treatment system (POWTS) and holding tanks maintenance programs. Prepare annual mailing for POWTS maintenance notification to Buffalo County residents and landowners by establishment and maintenance of a database system with the assistance of the VS-Zoning Clerical Assistant.
Inspect POWTS installations. Review sanitary permit applications for Wisconsin Administrative Code COMM 83 and Buffalo County Sanitary Ordinance compliance, including reconnects. Issue sanitary permits as needed or notify of adverse determinations.
Issue zoning permits in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and provide information on UDC inspection requirements. Record and compile database on zoning permit activities and assure timely notification to departments.
Provide information to the public, private industry, and public agencies on general zoning and sanitary program requirements and land use ordinances. Basic understanding of the following ordinances will be necessary: Flood Plain, Shoreland/Wetland, Sub-division, Apiary, and other land use ordinances.
Supervise and monitor Non-Metallic Mining operations. Provide inspections and reporting according to ordinance. Prepare the annual budget, monitor expenses and revenues, and provide an annual report to the Board of Supervisors.
Assist with the preparation of the Wisconsin Fund Grant application and related program requirements.
Minimum Training, Experience, and Qualifications Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

Graduation from an Accredited College or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Use Planning, Natural Resource Management, Administration, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Environmental Health or other related field.
Familiarity with soil science, geographical information systems, and aerial photography interpretation.
Credentialing from Department of Safety and Professional Services for private on site waste water system (POWTS) inspector or ability to acquire within three (3) months of employment.
Credentialing from Department of Safety and Professional Services for Certified Soil Tester (CST) or ability to acquire within five (5) months of employment.
General Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulation relating to land use issues.
Valid driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle.
Physical Requirements:

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment and machinery with some requiring complex and rapid adjustments, including computer terminal, telephone, fax machine, calculator, photocopier, and TV/VCR.
Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing slightly skilled movements.
Ability to exert very moderate physical effort from sedentary to light work, 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 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 and 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:

This is an exempt salaried position with a range of pay at $21.75-$26.25 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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