Zoning Supervisor Administrator

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When a project starts getting tough, our Zoning Administration team are the go-to folks and the shoulders to lean on to get the job done. And this is your opportunity to lead them!

The Zoning Administration team is a newer team for CPD, and the team’s work program is evolving both in scope and influence. Currently, the team consists of professional planning staff who provide support in the multi-disciplinary review and approval of development projects requiring zoning review.  In many ways, the team acts as “in-house consultants” to provide support, services, and special projects to the development services division on demand.

Some of the day to day opportunities:
Your primary task will be to coach, mentor, and inspire this team of top performers that supports the city’s multi-disciplinary review and approval of development projects requiring zoning review.

You will develop goals, objectives, policies and priorities that foster engagement and personal growth for the Zoning Administration team.

You will champion continuous improvement, including devising new strategies and new opportunities within the team to support the development review and zoning functions across the city.

You will create and implement a comprehensive work program, including but not limited to: business process innovations; pre-application zoning services for customers; text amendments to the zoning code; zoning code interpretations, appeals, and variances; and continuing education and new employee training.

You will develop and implement performance metrics for the Zoning Administration and other permitting teams, including measures for customer satisfaction, staff workload, error-free performance, on-time reviews, etc.

You will act as liaison with the Zoning Administrator, Building Official, other managers/supervisors and the various zoning/building permitting teams, zoning/neighborhood inspectors, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, city attorneys, and long-range city planners.

You will regularly interact and build relations with development services staff and with our customers, including owners, consultants, and developers.


Our ideal candidate has:
Previous supervisory experience within municipal government Zoning/Planning is a huge plus.

Experience that demonstrates a multi-disciplinary approach to community and land use planning and development.

Project management skills and experience are crucial for this team to succeed.

Working knowledge of zoning regulations.

Five to eight years of professional level experience in community, city, regional, or infrastructure planning, zoning, or similar experience.

Excellent written and verbal communications, especially with technical subject matter.
We realize that your time is valuable, so please only apply if you possess at least the following:
Bachelor Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, or a related degree.

Three years of professional level experience in community, city, regional, or transportation/infrastructure planning, development review, or housing and neighborhood revitalization.

Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of application.

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.