Assistant Zoning Officer (Hoboken)

Under direction of a Zoning Officer, examines the working plans of proposed buildings for their compliance with state, county, and local zoning laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations; does related work as required.

NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Examines working plans of proposed structures for compliance with state, county, and local zoning laws in conjunction with the Zoning Officer.
  • Reads and corrects final plans.
  • Consults with architects, owners, and contractors on compliance problems.
  • Conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with zoning regulations and applicable rules, and initiates enforcement actions against violators.
  • May assist in the promulgation of zoning regulations.
  • Prepares and supervises the preparation of needed reports.
  • Directs the establishment and maintenance of needed records and files in conjunction with the Zoning Officer.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years of experience in the preparation and revision of building construction plans and specifications or in the inspection and enforcement of zoning and/or building construction laws and regulations.

Zoning Official certification through Rutgers Center for Government Services is preferred.

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to posses a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

Zoning Official certification through Rutgers Center for Government Services is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of effective means to establish and maintain proper liaison between municipal authorities and private contractors.
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of provisions of local building codes and zoning ordinances.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret local zoning ordinances and other local ordinances that apply to buildings, zoning, and sanitation.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret state and county laws, rules, regulations, and polices applicable to buildings, zoning, and sanitation.
  • Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
  • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The City of Hoboken is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to mkraus@hobokennj.gov

Deadline – 09/15/2021