ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: County Zoning Coordinator works with the Community and Economic Development Director and is responsible for duties as assigned to ensure the goals of the department are met. Primarily responsible for the administration of planning and zoning within the County including compliance with all pertinent ordinances and mapping. Assists the amendment process relative to adopted ordinances and maps. Provides for the appeals process, including issuance of special permits and variations pursuant to the final determination. Provides customer services by answering citizen questions by e-mail, telephone, or in person with timely information as to County policies and procedures. Handles complex issues that may ultimately be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission and/or the Board of Adjustment. Responds tactfully to citizens’ complaints and maintains accurate records to show how each citizen (customer) was assisted. Ensures that county ordinances are supported to ensure the quality of life, economic development, land usage intent, and environmental preservation by education/awareness and when necessary, enforcement. Coordinates the notification and serving process when necessary. Ensures on-site verificaton and conditional use permits. Informs the Board of Supervisors annually with updates concerning the impact of ordinances in the field and the practical effect of policy. Assists in the support in coordination with the Clerk to Community and Economic Development by ensuring the accuracy of recorded and transcribed minutes for the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings and provides technical expertise that ensures the smooth flow and presentation of such meetings. Assists with GIS and flood-plain mapping by providing technical expertise and products. Provides technical assistance in support of planning, development, and long-term comprehensive plans that forecast community growth and on the impact of county ordinances. The position is also responsible to assist in the overall administration of the Community and Economic Development Department. The assistance includes site investigation, working hand-in-hand with various departments including but not limited to the County Engineer/Secondary Roads, Soil Conservation/NCRS, communities in Woodbury County including the City of Sioux City, State and Federal agencies such as IDNR/FEMA, the IDOT, and the Interstate Justification Report.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: A minimum of Two (2) years’ experience in planning work or a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university. Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain necessary insurance. A completed County application form, a resume and cover letter are required.
Candidate for hire must successfully pass background checks, a physical exam and drug screening prior to employment. Woodbury County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will consider reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.
Applicants for employment should contact the Human Resources Dept., Room 701, of the Woodbury County Court House between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for further information.