ATTENTION: To be considered for employment with the City of Boca Raton, applicants must provide at least ten (10) years of continuous employment history, if applicable. In the event the applicant has not been employed for ten (10) continuous years, all time for the ten (10) year period prior to the date of application must be accounted for including periods of school, unemployment and retirement.
Salary: $46,852.41 - $77,633.50 Annually
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs clerical and specialized technical work involving the dissemination of zoning information and application requirements for various building permit and zoning applications. Employees in this class maintain substantial public contact and are also involved in the intake of building permit and zoning related applications to ensure efficient staff processing of these applications and completeness prior to review. Reviews building permit and business tax applications for compliance with land development regulations. Conducts site inspections, collects and analyzes data, and assists zoning staff and professional planners with special projects as requested. Work is performed under regular supervision.
Provides technical information on, and related to, interpretation of the zoning code, land development code, sign code, FEMA flood zones, use, location, and site specific information relating to parcels of land to the general public, contractors, architects, attorneys, business persons, other agencies and other interested parties;
Explains submittal procedures for building permit and zoning related applications;
Accepts and processes fees for submittal of building permit and zoning related applications;
Receives and performs preliminary review of initial building permit and zoning related application submittals and reviews building permit and zoning related applications for completeness;
Answers inquiries regarding pending building permit applications and zoning related applications;
Responds to inquiries (phone, walk-ins and electronic) regarding building permit and zoning related applications and processes and procedures related to building permits;
Enters permit application data in the City's electronic permit review computer program;
Contacts applicants with information regarding permits and business taxes;
Provides daily review of over the counter permits and other permit applications including but not limited to pools, buildings, fences, driveways, patios and signs to determine compliance with the zoning code, land development code, and other applicable codes, or to determine necessity of higher level review;
Reviews certificate of use/business tax applications for compliance with the zoning code, land development code, and other applicable codes;
Researches records, such as zoning maps, plat maps, ordinances, zoning code, legal instruments and other records for site use, density, intensity, parking requirements, property and use restrictions, etc.;
Provides assistance to zoning staff and planners in research, maps and records with reference to zoning;
Performs site inspections to ensure compliance with building permit plans, zoning (development order) approvals, and code requirements;
Assists zoning staff with floodplain management responsibilities;
Composes routine correspondence independently or from supervisor's notes; and,
Performs related duties as assigned.
Provides reports as required;
Does research on an as-needed basis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to obtain knowledge of permit processing procedures and practices;
Ability to obtain general knowledge of the City's Code of Ordinances;
Ability to obtain knowledge of legal descriptions and property identification;
Ability to learn to read property surveys and design plans (i.e. site plans, architectural plans, building plans, engineering plans);
General knowledge of shared office methods and procedures, business English, spelling, and commercial arithmetic and office management;
Ability to perform a considerable volume of detailed record work;
Skills in the operation of personal computer and standard application software, and standard office equipment and machines;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to work in a team environment; and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, inspectors, supervisors, co-workers and the general public.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or GED and three years of customer service experience required, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Associate degree and one (1) year of related experience in a zoning regulation environment preferred
Possession of a valid State of Florida Driver's license, before date of hire, with no more than 6 points within a 3 year period.