Zoning Officer

DeKalb County Government
Decatur, Georgia

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Communicates and interprets codes and building requirements with homeowners, design professionals and division employees; reviews, approves and issues building permits for new construction, repairs, alterations and additions to single family and multi-family houses; verifies compliance with Zoning Ordinance; performs calculations of site design and building standards; coordinates permitting activities; verifies address and ownership with departmental database; verifies zoning district with appropriate software; enters all data for repair and alterations; processes payments; reviews survey and site plans to ensure zoning district requirements are met; enters all pertinent data for additions; reviews demolition projects; reviews subdivision plats; and transfers applicant to Land Development for site review.

Reviews and approves home-based business licenses; researches address and approved zoning; and assesses and approves commercial business licenses with a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) and holds licenses requiring a CO.

Reviews, approves, and issues sign permits; examines application packages to ensure compliance with Sign Ordinance; researches previous signs permitted; ensures occupants have applied and received a CO; ensures businesses have an approved CO and business license; and provides information to external and internal clients on the permitting and zoning process.

Job Requirements
Associate’s degree in Business, Public Administration or a related field required; two years of experience in permitting, zoning, and code compliance; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Salary & Benefits
$44,731 – $69,335

How to Apply

Apply online

Until filled