Code Administrator

County of Door | Sturgeon Bay, WI

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Posted Date 4/02/2024
The County of Door is recruiting to fill two (2) full time Code Administrator positions

As a Code Administrator you are responsible for preparing, reviewing, coordinating, and disseminating information regarding land use matters and county ordinances, as well as administering and enforcing those ordinances, including but not limited to:  zoning, floodplain, land division, and airport height limitation.  Work and records kept as well as written and verbal communications must be accurate, clear, and provided in a timely fashion.
As a Code Administrator, you are also responsible for assisting in enforcing all regulations involved in the siting, installation, and inspections of all Private On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) in Door County.  This involves on-site investigations to determine soil suitability for POWTS, inspections of systems at installation, and other sanitary evaluations, plus some associated office-work functions.
In addition, this position is responsible for providing truthful and accurate written and verbal communications.

Hiring Process Timeline:
Round 1 Review: 
Applications received by April 10, 2024, will receive full consideration.  Applicants who are selected to move forward in the hiring process will be contacted via phone or email. Tentative interview date: April 23, 2024.

Round 2 Review: 
Applications received after April 10, 2024, will be reviewed as received to fill any remaining vacancies. Any remaining vacancies are open until filled.

 Don't miss this opportunity - apply to join the Land Use Services team and help make a difference in Door County, today! 
Zoning Essential Job Functions 
  1. Conduct pre-application conferences and assist the public and members of the development community in preparing applications for permits.  Perform pre- and post-application technical review for all permit types.  Determine whether projects comply with ordinance standards, perform on-site inspections, then approve or deny applications.  Establish and maintain accurate records and prepare detailed reports.  Prepare recommendations and reports to the Board of Adjustment, Resource Planning Committee, and Department Head.
  2. Research and disseminate verbally, in writing, and/or in meetings information in response to questions posed by the development community, local government officials, and general public concerning zoning, floodplains, land divisions, airport height limitations, and land use matters.  Also, proactively disseminate new/educational information to same entities regarding same topics.  Provide educational information and technical support to individual municipalities through attendance at community meetings.
  3. Prepare and schedule public hearings before the Resource Planning Committee and Board of Adjustment.  Clerk day and/or evening public hearings (up to 4x/month), providing technical information and taking minutes.  Prepare follow-up reports and ordinances for county board and members of the public.  Attend county board regarding reports and ordinances.
  4. Conduct application-related on-site wetland determinations. 
  5. Maintain surveillance to determine if unauthorized projects have been initiated. Investigate alleged zoning and other violations.  Follow through on violation to a resolution, which may include preparing complaints and evidentiary information for the County Corporation Counsel.  Testify at public hearings and court proceedings as required.
  6. Draft documents such as legal notices, restrictive agreements and zoning complaints, chronology of cases, and memoranda to other departments.
  7. Cooperate with various state, federal, and local agencies.  Maintain files of other agency applications, permits, and other relevant information.   Attend conferences, workshops, or seminars to stay up-to-date on zoning laws, trends, and other information pertinent to ordinance administration.
  8. Assist in review/update and implementation of ordinance changes by developing recommendations regarded needed amendments to zoning regulations, zoning permit fees, application forms, etc.
POWTS Essential Job Functions 
  1. Makes on-site POWTS investigations to determine soil suitability for private waste systems.
  2. Inspect on-site systems at time of installation and, as requested, at time of sale.
  3. Conduct sanitary survey inspections of on-site systems to determine if failing.
  4. Generate paperwork to document all of the above inspections.
  5. Inventory all POWTS in Door County and put all systems in our maintenance program.
  6. Maintain all licenses required to perform duties; attend continuing education classes to retain licenses.
  7. Review plans for POWTS submitted by licensed persons and issue sanitary permits.
  8. Provide the public information regarding installation and maintenance of POWTS in Door County.
  9. Issue citations for violations of County Ordinances and Wisconsin Administrative Code.
General Job Functions
  1. Administer, enforce, and provide information and assistance regarding county land use ordinances and related permits and procedures to members of the public, other governmental units or agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

Required Training and Experience

  1. Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Urban or Regional Planning, a Natural Resource-related field, Geography, Landscape Architecture, or Public Administration. 
  2. Two (2) years or more years of relevant, progressive work experience.
  3. Possess a valid driver’s license.
  4. WI Private On-site Wastewater Treatment System Inspector within six (6) months of employment. 

Preferred Training and Experience

  1. WI Certified Soil Tester within one (1) year of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  1. Knowledge of zoning and land division ordinances, laws, regulations, and processes.
  2. Ability to study, analyze, and compile information on zoning problems and violations and arrive at solutions.
  3. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, construction sketches, aerial photographs, legal descriptions, plats, certified surveys, zoning and floodplain maps.
  4. Ability to read, interpret, apply, and explain provisions of zoning-related ordinances and statutes and apply proper regulations and recognize ordinance improvement needs.
  5. Ability to secure facts through on-site investigations and inspections and maintain accurate records.
  6. Ability to effectively, truthfully, tactfully, and with courtesy communicate with elected officials, members of the development community, and the general public, utilizing both written and verbal skills. Ability to write detailed reports and correspondence and to make public presentations.
  7. Ability to enforce codes and regulations and handle public relations problems firmly.
  8. Ability to calculate a variety of mathematical problems.
  9. General knowledge and use of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and GIS.
  10. Ability to work independently, with little supervision, including prioritizing and scheduling workloads appropriately and ability to manage a multitude of tasks.

Employees hired to work a full time schedule (40 hours per week) are eligible for full time benefits.
 Benefits to promote employee/family wellness (full time status):

  • Health Insurance including prescriptions – 85% of premium paid by the County of Door
  • Wellworks wellness participation – health insurance premium discount
  • Dental Insurance – 100% of premium paid by the County of Door!
  • Vision Insurance
  • Term Life Insurance - offered through WI Dept of Employee Trust Funds (ETF)
  • Income Continuation Insurance – ask about premium holiday!
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Wisconsin Retirement System – required participation in Employee/Employer match
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation plans – (Wisconsin Deferred Comp & Nationwide)
  • County of Door is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) qualifying employer!

Benefits to promote work/life balance (full time status):

  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • Personal Day(s) by position
  • Flexible/Alternative Work Schedule by position
Salary62,608.00 Annual
Government and Public Administration

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