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JOB ID #08-0042 

  • SALARY: $47,683 – 56,425
  • CLOSING DATE:  Friday, March 7, 2008
  • EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelors degree in planning, law, geography, land use, public administration or zoning enforcement or a related field and two (2) years experience; or any equivalent combination of training or experience.  Certification as Zoning Enforcement Official by the Connecticut Association and Zoning Enforcement Officials after completing the seminar offered by the Institute of Public Service at the University of Connecticut.  Must be certified within one (l) year of appointment, or, at the earliest date based on scheduling of the IPS certification course.  Must possess a valid motor vehicle license.
  • HOURS OF WORK:  35 hours per week. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs technical work in enforcing local and state regulation regarding zoning and land use matters.  Investigates complaints of zoning violations and administers the Town's zoning regulations.  Serves as designated agent of the Town's Planning and Zoning Commission in all enforcement actions.  Acts as the Town's Inland/Wetlands Officer and Fair Rent Investigator. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Director of Planning & Community Development. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Conducts and is responsible for the review of all private and governmental plans and projects as they may relate to applicable zoning regulations; conducts field inspections as needed to determine compliance with the zoning ordinance; makes contact with the general public to interpret, answer and advise of violations and complaints and pursues them to resolution in conformance with departmental procedures and with an emphasis on public relations; uses constable powers to enforce the zoning ordinance; recommends and writes changes to the zoning ordinance;  prepares reports of violations and complaints;  reviews plot and building plans accompanying applications for building permits for conformance to all zoning and inland wetland regulations, issues zoning permits and advises applicants of violations or deficiencies; conducts monthly inspections of all Special Development Districts to determine continued compliance with Zoning and Town Council imposed conditions; has extensive contact with the public as well as attorneys, engineers, architects, and land surveyors, to interpret, answer and advise on matters related to the zoning ordinance; conducts inspections as required by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals which involves reviewing the minutes for legal accuracy; regular and punctual attendance. 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: Attends meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals and other federal, state or local agencies; performs related work as required. 

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

The work is performed mostly in office settings.  Some outdoor work is required for inspections.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, stand, walk, use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 

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.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.  

Performs highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge.   

The nose level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate to loud in the field. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY: Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal planning and zoning; ability to analyze, interpret and administer the provisions of the zoning ordinance; ability to read, interpret and analyze plans and specifications with respect to zoning requirements; ability to enforce in an equitable manner, the zoning requirements of the Town; ability to read and interpret plot plans, maps, blueprints, drawings and zoning regulations; ability to establish an effective work relationship with the public and associates; ability to express ideas effectively in oral and written form to associates, the general public and appointed boards or commissions; ability to organize materials and present information in legal procedures. 

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position.

Interested applicants apply by March 8, 2008.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov, or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose ONE of the following ways to apply:  

(1) mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082 

(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or 

(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264.  The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F 


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