Opening Date: November 25, 2019
Closing Date: Open until 12/13/19
Under administrative direction from the Director of Planning and Code Compliance, plans, directs, and supervises the activities and operations of the Office of Zoning Administrator and Zoning Enforcement function of the County of the County of Greenville. This position reports directly to the Director of Planning and Code Compliance and directly supervises the Deputy Zoning Administrator, Zoning Enforcement Officer and Administrative staff assigned to the Zoning Administrator. Assume full management responsibility for all Zoning services and activities, including maintenance, upkeep and interpretations of the zoning code and map, processing text and map zoning changes; coordinating zoning compliance review with various agencies within and outside the Planning and Code Compliance Division: endorsement of all construction permits issued within the zoned areas of the County; acts as the County’s representative at the Board of Zoning Appeals. Manage the Office of the Zoning Administrator; development and implementation of the goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned area; ensure the components of the Comprehensive Plan are met in the areas assigned to Zoning Administration. Plans, direct, and coordinate the Office of the Zoning Administrator work plan; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review work methods and procedures, meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems; provide a high level of customer service at all times; project and maintain a positive image on behalf of Greenville County when dealing with customers. Represent the Office of Zoning Administrator to other County Departments, elected officials, and with outside agencies; coordinate zoning and compliance activities with those of other departments, outside agencies and organizations. Continually monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Director of Planning and Code Compliance; implement improvements. Prepare the required documentation as required prior to any judicial review courts by the Board of Zoning Appeals for appeals, variances or use by special exception to The Board of Zoning Appeals, or by judicial review courts or the Office of the Zoning Administrator. Develop and manage section budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary. Provide consultation and general information to builders association (developers, contractors etc.) property owners and the general public regarding zoning enforcement processes as well as direct those individuals to the appropriate processes as outlined in the zoning code; facilitate the public education process to neighborhood groups regarding zoning. Review and process zoning applications and construction applications; ensure compliance with appropriate laws, codes, regulations and ordinances as it relates to the zoning code; prepare public hearing notices and staff reports; make presentations to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and County Council members. Be conversant with the County Zoning Ordinance and Land Development regulations and their application in the development of policies, procedures and studies undertaken by Long Range Planning. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in public planning, redevelopment and economic development analysis, administration, enforcement and consultation or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in city, urban and regional planning, architecture, urban design, and economics, public administration or closely related field. Membership in the American Planning Association (APA). A master’s degree in Planning or Public Administration and/or Certified Building Official, Certified Floodplain Manager is highly desirable and may be substituted for one year of experience. AICP certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. Possession of a valid South Carolina Driver’s License, issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Ability to work in a team environment.