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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3187 - Building/Zoning Manager

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 315

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general direction; performs work of unusual difficulty overseeing the implementation and enforcement of the County's Building, Zoning codes/ordinances and Environmental Services; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is responsible for directing and coordinating various administrative functions related to the County's Building and Zoning Services.  An employee in this class works with independent judgment and discretion in the interpretation, application and enforcement of these services.  Work is performed under direction of the Director of Public Works.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Directs, coordinates and implements regulatory requirements for building permitting involving the DuPage County Building and Zoning codes
• Oversees environmental inspection work assuring compliance with federal, state, county and local ordinances and/or regulations
• Reviews building plans for code compliance and makes revisions as necessary
• Manages the work of staff engaged in inspection and enforcement services
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Prepares and presents reports to various committees
• provides interpretation and direction on technical and administrative problems
• Confers with property owners, construction professionals, committee members and government agencies concerning laws, ordinances and permit matters
• Participates in the revision and updating of fee schedules, codes, and ordinances governing various facets of building construction, and zoning
• Reviews, provides professional opinions, and staff expertise for zoning cases brought to the Zoning Board of Appeals and for Plat cases brought to Plat committee
• Reviews and issues zoning approvals for various real estate development in unincorporated DuPage County
• Provides technical assistance to the Development Committee and County Board
• Produces revisions to the Building and Zoning Ordinances and Codes
• Provides assistance to the Director on budgetary needs of the Building and Zoning Division
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of the Building and Zoning codes/ordinances
• Federal, State, and local environmental laws, regulations and programs relating to permitting of real estate development
• Residential and commercial plan reviews
• Mechanical and structural engineering practices as applied to the construction and inspection of residential, commercial and industrial structures
• Effective administrative management principles
• Management and Leadership principles
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Directing the activities of staff engaged in the management and enforcement of regulatory issues
• Enforcing Federal, State and local regulations relating to these services
• Interpreting and application of County, State, and Federal laws governing County building, zoning and environmental services
• Preparing plans and specifications relating to zoning and building
• Preparing technical reports and operating procedures in connection with plans and ordinances
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Engineering, or a related field, and seven years of professional experience in environmental studies and regulatory compliance, including three years of experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None.